Saturday, January 7, 2023

Just Haven't Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens

From the New York Times bestselling author of This Time Next Year comes a heartwarming and hilarious tale that asks: What if you pick up the wrong suitcase in an airport, only to fall head over heels for its unseen owner?

Laura's business trip to the Channel Islands isn't exactly off to a great start. After unceremoniously dumping everything in her bag in front of the most attractive man she's ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel only to realize she's grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Her only consolation? The irresistibly appealing contents of the case: a copy of her favorite book; piano music; and a rugged, heavy knit fisherman sweater only a Ryan Gosling lookalike could pull off. The owner of this suitcase is Laura's dream man--she's sure of it. Now, all she has to do is find him.

The mix-up seems written in the stars. After all, what are the odds that she'd find The One on the same remote island where her mom and dad had first fallen in love, especially as she sets out to write an article about their epic 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. And if beneath Ted's gruffness lies a wit that makes their cab rides strangely entertaining, so much the better. But as Laura's long-lost luggage soulmate proves difficult to find--and as she realizes that the love story she's held on a pedestal all her life might not have been that perfect--she'll have to rethink her whole outlook on love to discover what she really wants. 

Paperback, 371 pages
Published November 9th 2021 
by G.P. Putnam's Sons
3.5/5 stars

I finished reading this book way back in September, and just realised I have never posted my review. Back when it was released, there was a big buzz on Instagram and me being me I grabbed a copy and waited for the buzz to die down before digging in.

Laura has a job that shares stories, love stories of couples and how they met, it is romanticized and entertaining. She still hasn’t met Mr. Right, but what follows as she takes a business trip to the Channel Islands sets in motion something that would make an interesting episode on her show.

This was a fun read. It was comical at times, a little cringe worthy at other times, maybe a tad predictable, but it was still a fun read with a gorgeous setting, and some interesting characters. What starts off as a luggage mixup at the airport causes Laura to assumes this is her soulmate and that destiny is taking place. She begins fantasying and convincing herself that this is her guy.

Just Haven’t Met You Yet was a fun read, I did both read and audiobook listen. It was an emotional journey for Laura, though at times, it slowed down, there was nice banter, which is always great in a rom/com, there were secrets of the past brought to light which made Laura's journey of self-discovery more poignant.

All in all and fun and entertaining read.

This book was part of my 2022 reading off my shelf challenge

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