While on a work assignment to Jersey, romance journalist Laura tries to find out more about her parents’ love story nearly 30 years ago. But everything is thrown off when Laura talks to her father’s side of the family and realises it wasn’t all that rosy. It doesn’t help that she grabbed the wrong suitcase at the airport and has come across the items she thinks her perfect man would have, like her father’s favourite book, the cosiest sweater and sheet music for her favourite song. From that moment on, Laura is on a mission to find out how her parents really got together and what happened afterwards, while also trying to meet the man whose suitcase she has, and exchange it for her own, while also having a meet-cute.
I loved every second of reading this book. I was hooked from the start. The characters are so well written, incredibly well-described and realistic and it made me want to be friends with some of them, such as Dee especially. It’s such a fun premise, and the descriptions of Jersey truly made me want to get on the next flight over. This is definitely a feel-good novel because it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, despite the fact that the themes covered are actually quite deep and emotional. I think this book is really important because it helps put the right perspective in your mind as you’re reading it, like how the key thing in life is to do what makes you happy and to surround yourself with people who make you feel like the truest version of you.
This review has been made possible thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK, Cornerstone for providing me with an Advance Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Just Haven’t Met You Yet will be published on November 11th. Support your local bookshop and purchase in store or through Bookshop.org