Book Review – The Man I Never Met

Title: The Man I Never Met

Author: Elle Cook

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Romance

Goodreads Rating: 4.11

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Source: ARC

Synopsis:

Two lives are about to be changed by one phone call…

When Davey misdials Hannah’s number, at first they think nothing of it.

After all, Davey lives in Texas and Hannah lives in London.

But when Davey gets a job in London, their paths are sure to cross. As messaging turns to video calling, this feels like the start of something.

Weeks later, Hannah is waiting for Davey at the airport, but he never walks into Arrivals.

When Hannah finds out why, her world is turned on its head. And with their future so uncertain, each must pick up the pieces of their lives.

Will fate intervene once more to bring them together? Or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?

My Review:

I’d like to thank Laura O’Donnell from Cornerstone for sending me a proof of this beautiful book. I had heard amazing things about this book and was very excited to get started. I have to give a special mention to my lovely friend Lisa who first put this book on my radar.

What can I possibly say about this book that will show just how much I loved it? Do you ever finish a book and think my words will simply not be enough? That is me right now!

Hannah and Davey are the unexpected romance that you want to see succeed. From the first accidental phone call to the moment they are due to meet you can see the easiness of their relationship. There were no dramas or second guessing what the other one was thinking and initially no expectations. Perhaps that is why they worked so well?

When Davey didn’t show up I was immediately running through a lot of different theories in my head and whilst my guess was right it did not take away from the story at all. Seeing how both Hannah and Davey navigated their way through these circumstances made for an emotional read at times but I was still willing for them to find their way and realise they were meant to be.

Alongside these two loveable characters we have a whole host of secondary characters that are just brimming with personality. There’s Miranda, the best friend who needs all the gossip and Paul, Miranda’s boyfriend who isn’t afraid to offer his advice but happily rolls his eyes whilst the girls catch up on gossip. Then we have Joan who grades her coffees out of five and never had adult sleep overs on the first date…or does she?

This book was all I hoped it would be and so much more. I can’t say much about the plot without giving away the whole story but it definitely took twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting. I had the smile on my face, the laughs and the tears, and the lump in my throat. It was an emotional roller-coaster and a book I will not forget for a long time.

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