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Summary

What if Mr Right was right in front of you all along? 

Escape with the laugh out loud brand-new romantic comedy from the Sunday Times best-selling author!

When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were. Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life. Including one number she thought she’d erased for good - the man who broke her heart. Is this her second chance at one big love? 

Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing....

©2020 Lindsey Kelk (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Swoops you up and fills your heart with such joy." (Giovanna Fletcher, best-selling author of Some Kind of Wonderful and Eve of Man)

"It might be the funniest and most relatable of ALL BOOKS EVER." (Lucy Vine, best-selling author of Hot Mess)

"I loved it." (Mhairi McFarlane, best-selling author of If I Never Met You)

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good read

a new author for me and I enjoyed it very much will look forward to more

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Kelk is a legend

Love all of her books, very talented woman.
Beautiful love story ❤ well done Kelk

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Holiday read art best

I didn't warm to the characters at all. Too many clichés and the plot was very predictable. I only read it for my book club. Won't be reading any more from this author.

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Lacklustre and daft

Kelk is a really talented and hilarious writer but I feel like she was 'phoning it in' with this. Whilst it was quite cosy and escapist, and at times funny, *way* more of it was just unconvincing and daft. I'm not saying books have to always be completely true to life but I just didn't buy a lot of the details at all. Whose parents are quite so calm if you walk in on them playing kinky games in the lounge? In general, I have no idea what on EARTH was going on with the parent plot line at all, I just don't understand. The main character's dad appears to be a sexist old fashioned twit who by his own account seems lukewarm about his wife, and despite the fact he appears to have been absent bringing up their daughters and cost the mum character a brilliant career, mum has fallen madly in love with him again?! Also, he designs bathrooms for a living but can't even seem to build a watertight shed in his garden. It just didn't feel very convincing in the way it was presented.

There were also far too many silly details like a book floating away in a flood from the shed that was barely leaking five minutes ago - it all made the story feel less warmhearted and more dodgy slapstick. On the whole, it just didn't really ever feel like it got going, especially compared to Kelk's best books, or the other talented writers in this genre. I feel the storylines could have been explored a bit more, to the point where I was sort of rewriting the book in my head as it was unfolding! One minute Sumi is busy, then suddenly without explanation she's free - to suit the plot. Just a bit lazy. And there was very little chemistry between the main character and John the barman - one of the least convincing love plots I've ever seen. I think this is because the narrator was, although pithy and charismatic, a bit of a stock character and there wasn't much to get to know. Just a bit...uninspired! By far, the ballsy best friend character Sumi was the best bit of this book!

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Fun, funny and easy to listen to

Fun, funny and easy to listen to - probably a bit predictable but still an enjoyable one to listen to.

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Not your typical romance

Not your typical romance with the typical, actually non existent dilemmas. Lovely set of secondary characters, funny and I really loved the narrator!

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Nice story

I like that the story flows so easily and the performance of the reader is amazing. The story is quite nice though simple, but the characters were genuine enough to lift the story to another level. I’d recommend it, so give a try!