Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Sophie Cousens

When the publisher reached out to see if I wanted to read Just Haven’t Met You Yet, I jumped at the opportunity. I read This Time Next Year last year and fell in love.

Laura likes her job, even if her boss can be impossible. It’s quirky, and she get’s to share love stories with the world. If only she had her own love story to share. But the problem is Laura has impossible standards that no man could hope to achieve. She runs too easily. When Laura travels for work, she falls into her own meet-cute. Can she finally have a story of her own for her viewers?

While the romance is more lukewarm than hot, this book ticks many boxes for the reader. I loved the characters. Laura and Ted, Gerry, Laura’s friends Vanya and Dee, are all fantastically written. If you’re on the “I can’t stand Suki” train, I’m riding right there beside you. I don’t like these kinds of manipulative tactics, and Cousens wrote her personality well. Jersey is richly descriptive, and if there wasn’t a pandemic, I might be on the next flight out there. I laughed out loud a lot reading this. Laura’s inner monologue is so funny, as is the banter she has with those around her. Overall, this is a fun read that makes you feel warm and happy while reading. Thank you, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, for sending this along!

Just Haven’t Met You Yet is available for preorder on Amazon, Bookshop, and B&N, it releases November 9th.

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About the Book:

Hopeless romantic and lifestyle reporter Laura’s business trip to the Channel Islands isn’t off to a great start. After an embarrassing encounter with the most attractive man she’s ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel and realizes she’s grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Her only consolation is its irresistible contents, each of which intrigues her more and more. The owner of this suitcase is clearly Laura’s dream man. Now, all she has to do is find him.
 
Besides, what are the odds that she’d find The One on the same island where her parents first met and fell in love, especially as she sets out to write an article about their romance? Commissioning surly cab driver Ted to ferry her around seems like her best bet in both tracking down the mystery suitcase owner and retracing her parents’ footsteps. But as Laura’s mystery man proves difficult to find—and as she uncovers family secrets—she may have to reimagine the life, and love, she always thought she wanted.

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