Published by GP Putnam's Sons on November 9, 2021
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About Just Haven’t Met You Yet
jUST HAVEN’T MET YOU YET by Sophie Cousens is a heartwarming and humorous story about finding family, following your heart, and realizing that perfection isn’t always what you really need.
Laura writes for an aspirational and trendy lifestyle site. She focuses on stories about how couples met because her own parents’ meetcute is such a driving force in her life. Laura decides to go back to the place where her parents met. She wants to recreate photos of them. And maybe even meet some of her father’s family. He died when she was young and she’s never met them.
Laura arrives in Jersey and discovers that she’s taken the wrong suitcase. But when she opens it, it seems to belong to her perfect man. The clothes, the hobbies, his well-worn copy of her favorite book, all make him seem perfect. She knows she has to find him. And wouldn’t having her own meetcute in the very place her parents met and fell in love make the perfect story?
But her Hot Suitcase Man proves elusive. And what about the taxi driver she’s hired to help her find all of the spots her parents went to? The one who calls her Lady Muck with that sexy sparkle in his eyes? And what if what she’s been told about her parents isn’t exactly the truth…
My thoughts about Just Haven’t Met You Yet
This gave me Bridget Jones vibes in the best way. A successful woman always getting into scrapes or madcap situations, looking for Mr. Right.
This had such a lovely sense of place with descriptions of the sea and beaches. The food sounded so delicious. Laura was relatable with how confident she was one moment only to be overcome with doubt the next. I love how kind most of the characters are to each other. Very smalltown everyone knows everything about you but cares about and for you.
This is a quick, charming, heartwarming read with some incredibly tender moments and some truly laugh-out-loud ones. The Instagram live at the fete with Laura wearing a beekeeper’s headgear to cover up the stains on her dress from trying to pet a cow had me in giggles.
Thank you GP Putnam for the ARC.