Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Just Haven't Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens Blog Tour

 I'm just going to start this post by saying I love Sophie Cousens.

Her debut novel This Time Next Year was in my top three reads of 2020 (if you haven't read it yet then I must insist that you make time for it ASAP).

And now she's back with her next book, Just Haven't Met You Yet, which is releasing in ebook first and I'm beyond excited to be a part of the blog tour, to share with you just how much I love this story too, I feel like I'm cheating on her first book with this one.

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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.

I was lucky enough to read this story quite early on via Netgalley. I can neither confirm or deny any squealing that may have happened when the email landed in my inbox.

So it has been hard waiting to share this post with you all because I'll be honest, I've been recommending this novel to so many people already. If you haven't got the hint already, this is a book that I think you NEED to read.

I was expecting good things, and what I got from this book was great things indeed, I wasn't disappointed in the slightest.

All the feels is what you get in this novel.

Our leading lady is a journalist for ‘Love Life’ magazine, Miss Laura La Quesne writes the popular ‘How did you meet?’ column, but in doing so she is seeking some sort of life altering love to walk into her life, you know the kind we see in the movies.

Slightly unrealistic expectations but I guess you've got to aim high right.

Her own love story begins when she least expects it. Her rather dominant boss Suki decides to send her to Jersey (Channel Isles) or all places. This is so Laura can write the greatest love story of all time, her parents. Her father Alex, who has sadly passed away, was a Jersey resident. 

The question is will she get her meet cute and discover her soulmate or will her ideas of romance be flipped on their head? 

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?

This is a story that called to all the emotions in me. I was smiling, I was laughing but I was also sad and sympathetic towards the characters too.

It isn't simply a love story, it is a tale of self discovery, Laura isn't just finding love, she's uncovering herself, not just what society has moulded her to think she should want.

This is the definition of a 'meet cute'.

Think Bridget Jones.

I guess you'd say it's more like a classic rom-com in its delivery but unique and refreshing in the way it makes you feel as you read it. 

JUST HAVEN’T MET YOU YET tells the story of hopeless romantic Laura who is on the look out for ‘the one’, but keeps looking in all the wrong places. 

The more I read, the more I became invested in Laura and her journey. I saw a lot of personal growth from her as a character the further the story progressed. Made it all the more poignant in my opinion.

A sweet and comedic romance with heart all held together by a cast of quirky, likeable characters.

There is literally nothing but erratic yet inspiring love bursting from the pages of this story. From the love of family, the tenderness of friendship and the adoration of memories made. Sophie has a beautiful way of making it all truly resonate in the heart of the reader.

What I observed as I read was a real sense of hope and determination. A belief that love is there for the taking, we just need to be patient because as Laura finds out, it can be discovered when we least expect it.

If you can't tell from the rest of this post, I cannot recommend this book enough!

Please do join the rest of the blog tour for more insights, reviews and excerpts to wet your appetite:

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