2021 · Blog Tour · Book review

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens @sophieCous @centurybooksuk

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens was released in paperback on 11th November by Penguin Random House imprint Century and I’m over the moon to be sharing my review as part of the tour. Huge thanks to Rachel Kennedy for the invitation.

Tell me the story of how you two met…
Laura has built a career out of interviewing people about their epic real life love stories.
When she picks up the wrong suitcase at the airport, Laura wonders if this could be the start of something that’s written in the stars.
From piano sheet-music to a battered copy of her favourite book, Laura finds in the bag evidence of everything she could hope for in a partner.
If Laura’s job has taught her anything it’s that when it comes to love, you can’t let opportunity pass you by. Now Laura is determined to track down the owner of the suitcase, and her own happy ending.
But what if fate has other ideas?

My thoughts

I had been a major reading slump before I started Just Haven’t Met You Yet, I’d picked up so many books and just couldn’t get into them so I was very apprehensive when starting this, I really didn’t need to worry because I was fully swept up from page one and totally devoured this wonderful book. It’s the most perfect book to cure a book hangover.

Our main protagonist Laura is a romantic, she believes in fate and serendipity. Her parents had the most romantic love story and she works for a an online magazine called Love Life and writes for the popular column How Did You Meet, interviewing the most romantic loved up couples who have met under strange and crazy circumstances. She’s so wrapped up in believing fate will bring her the man of her dreams that when she is sent on a work trip and picks up the wrong suitcase, she seriously believes that fate has intervened and the owner of the suitcase is the one.

I really liked Laura, she’s such a great character even if her ideas about love are a bit, well, too much. She’s been brought up that way though so you can sort of understand her thinking and beliefs in love. She has so much love to give and desperately wants to be loved in return and it just makes her such an adorable character.

This book had me actually snorting with laughter, some of the situations Laura managed to get herself into had me in stitches and also cringing badly, I was actually biting my knuckles at one point.

The setting is perfect and I absolutely loved the island community. I’ve never been to Jersey but I really want to go now.

This book is filled with wonderful characters and I just loved getting to know them all. I adored the authors way of writing and how as a reader I felt like I was there with them and desperately wanted them to be happy, especially Laura.

Just Haven’t Met You Yet is such a feel good book, it made me smile and feel happy but underneath there’s a lesson to be learnt. It gave me lots to think about, in a good way I must add.

I’m so happy to have read this wonderful story and I’ll definitely be telling others how blooming good it is.

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