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For fans of Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, and Sophie Kinsella, here is a Pride and Prejudice for the modern era: Londoners Kim and Harry can’t see eye to eye…until the life of the person they both love most hangs in the balance.

Kim and Harry are total opposites who happen to have the same favorite people in the world: Kim’s older sister, Eva, and her young son, Otis. Kim has never seen what her free-spirited big sister sees in a stuck-up banker like Harry and has spent her childhood trying to keep him out (must he always drive the most ostentatious cars and insist on charming everyone he meets?), while Harry’s favorite occupation is provoking Kim.

Both Harry and Kim are too stuck in their prejudices to care about what’s really going on beneath the surface of each other’s lives. They’ll never understand each other—until the worst of all tragedy strikes. Faced with the possibilities of losing the person they both love most, long-buried secrets come to a head in ways that will change both Harry and Kim forever.

As in her “hilarious, poignant, and profound” (Daily Mail) novel For Once in My Life, Marianne Kavanagh tackles the bonds of family, friendship, and love through sophisticated storytelling. Don’t Get Me Wrong is a witty and heartwarming book that will charm readers everywhere.

About The Author

Photograph by Marzena Pogorzaly

Marianne Kavanagh is a former deputy editor of Marie Claire and has contributed to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Guardian, My Daily, Easy Living, and Red. She lives in London. Visit her online at, or follow her on Twitter @MarianneKav.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (August 25, 2015)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476755373

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Raves and Reviews

Surprising and fresh…[with] the intelligence and wit of a Richard Curtis romantic comedy. Kavanagh creates a story of family bonds and romantic misunderstandings that manages to be both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

– Kirkus

A witty and heartwarming book that will charm readers everywhere.

– Steph and Chris's Book Review

DON'T GET ME WRONG is the best kind of love story - unconventional, touching and heartfelt. Kavanagh weaves the world of sisters, family and unexpected romance together with an expert hand.

– Karin Tanabe, author of The Price of Inheritance

A great choice for readers of Hester Browne, Harriet Evans, or Jojo Moyes.

– Booklist

FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE is an utterly charming novel that fans of ONE DAY will devour. Warm and witty, it belongs in every beach bag of the summer.

– Sarah Pekkanen, author of These Girls and The Best of Us

Fantastic...hilarious, poignant and profound by turns...clever and stylish.

– The Daily Mail

"Quirky, witty, and fun . . . . I would place Marianne Kavanagh in a similar category as authors Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella."

– Librarian Laura's Great Reads

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