Thanks to Hilary for sending us a copy of her memoir to review. This was really beautifully written through present tense & a series of flashbacks covering Hilary’s relationship with Mark.

Mark is a commitment phobe & butt of the family’s jokes due to his lack of proposal to long term girlfriend Hilary, then a New Years Eve proposal joke goes slightly wrong but brings the relationship into perspective.

Their story was very touching & at times emotional, I could really connect with Hilary & feel her frustrations & happiness.

I loved Hilary’s close relationship with her mum, & her mums own relationship with her husband being a kind of mirror of Hilary & Mark’s.

An emotionally charged book that’s well worth losing yourself in!

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Hilary Grossman
14 September 2013

For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him.....

For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice....

For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy....

meet Hilary....

She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship--why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready--and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

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