Wednesday 10 November 2021

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ Just Haven't Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens


Delighted to be part of this blog tour today

Random House
11 November 2021

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book
and to Rachel for the invitation to the blog tour

Tell me the story of how you two met...

Laura has built a career out of finding epic true-life stories for her column on love and relationships. When she picks up the wrong suitcase at the airport, Laura wonders if this could be her very own meet-cute moment.

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?

πŸ“– My thoughts..

Even though journalist Laura has built a career sharing real life love stories, for an online lifestyle magazine, she has yet to discover her own Mr Right. That she hasn't met the right person is the focus for much of Laura's thoughts but so far she has been unsuccessful in love. Using her own parent's story as the basis for a magazine assignment, Laura heads to the Channel Islands where she hopes that learning more about the way her parents met may help in her own personal search for love and happiness.

Laura's sojourn on the island of Jersey gets off to a difficult start when she inadvertently grabs the wrong suitcase, only to find that every item in the suitcase is something that Laura can relate to and therein lies the tale - is there a possibility that in searching for the owner of the suitcase Laura may find what she has been searching for for so long?

This imaginative story is wonderfully described and the beautiful island of Jersey comes alive in the descriptions of the place, and its people. The story is beautifully written , it makes you smile in the all the funny parts, and yet, there is also a poignancy to the story which I won't spoil by explaining but which adds a very different dimension to the story. The characterisation is excellent, I loved Ted, Gerry and Sandy, they added such delightful detail. However, it is Laura, with her quirky personality, who really shines  and who makes the story her own. I especially enjoyed how Laura's character progressed over the course of the novel and as we get further into her personal search, so she starts to learn more about herself and what she wants in the future.

Just Haven't Met You Yet is delightful rom-com which touches on both comedy, and heartbreak, and does so with a lovely infusion of will they, won't they romance.

About the Author

Sophie Cousens is a writer of romantic fiction based in Jersey, where Just Haven’t Met You Yet is set. Her previous novel published by Arrow, This Time Next Year, has reached huge success in the UK, having sold 150,000 copies across all formats in just six months. This Time Next Year has also achieved huge success in the US as a New York Times bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club pick.

Sophie previously worked in TV in London for over twelve years, producing The Graham Norton Show, Big Brother and Ant and Dec. Sophie has also previously published an eBook only romantic comedy novel How To Get Ahead In Television which was shortlisted for the 2015 Romantic Novelist Association Awards. She relocated from London to Jersey and balances her writing career with working for an arts charity, taking care of her two small children and enjoying small island life.

Twitter @SophieCous #JustHaventMetYouYet


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