Just Haven't Met You Yet (Paperback)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of This Time Next Year comes a heartwarming and hilarious tale that asks: What if you picked up the wrong suitcase and fell head over heels for its mystery owner?
Hopeless romantic and lifestyle reporter Laura’s business trip to the Channel Islands isn’t off to a great start. After an embarrassing encounter with the most attractive man she’s ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel and realizes she’s grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Her only consolation is its irresistible contents, each of which intrigues her more and more. The owner of this suitcase is clearly Laura’s dream man. Now, all she has to do is find him.
Besides, what are the odds that she’d find The One on the same island where her parents first met and fell in love, especially as she sets out to write an article about their romance? Commissioning surly cab driver Ted to ferry her around seems like her best bet in both tracking down the mystery suitcase owner and retracing her parents’ footsteps. But as Laura’s mystery man proves difficult to find—and as she uncovers family secrets—she may have to reimagine the life, and love, she always thought she wanted.
About the Author
Sophie Cousens worked as a TV producer in London for more than twelve years and now lives on the island of Jersey in the UK, balancing her writing career with working for an arts charity and taking care of her two small children. She is the author of This Time Next Year.
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“A delightfully romantic tale of one woman's search for her happily ever after in the form of the owner of a swapped suitcase.”—PopSugar
"Cousens' last novel This Time Next Year was a New York Times bestseller. Her follow-up has the same sense of humor, wit, and curiosity as her previous one as she introduces us to Laura, who picks up the wrong bag at the airport on a vacation. Perhaps the fact that she has returned to the very place her parents fell in love might bode well for her prospects? As Laura writes about romance, fiction slowly becomes truth in this highly enjoyable, delectable tale." —GoodMorningAmerica.com
"A wonderfully layered story of love and loss…This poignant romantic comedy follows the journey of an English woman discovering there's more to herself and her family history than she knew."—Shelf Awareness
"Hilarious moments, heartfelt charm, dynamic character…this rom-com has it all." —Women's World
“Cousens creates a world full of lovable characters who are all trying their best to be happy despite life’s many obstacles. Although all the characters are dealing with their own hardships, Cousens imbues the entire story with an uplifting sense of hope…The Jersey setting creates a cozy, wind-swept background to the deliciously slow-burn romance. A warm, witty, and absolutely charming seaside holiday that’s perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A well-rounded romance novel for fans of One Day in December and Good Luck with That.” —Shelf Awareness
"Sweet [and] funny…It’s just the story to offer a little romantic escapism during the holiday season."—CNN
“Appealing...Humor and poignancy keep the pages turning. Fans of Sophie Kinsella and Josie Silver will find plenty to enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly
“At times heartbreaking and incredibly hopeful, Cousens’s delightful read is a sweet romance that gives Laura the freedom to grow as a character. Readers of Jill Mansell or Mhairi McFarlane will definitely enjoy." —Library Journal
"For the friend who loves curling up at home, pick up Just Haven’t Met You Yet, a fun meld of drama and romance." —Parents Magazine
"Endearing, sparkling, and hilarious."—Josie Silver, author of One Day in December and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
“Exactly the sort of fun, pacy, beautifully-written romantic story I needed.”—Lorraine Brown, author of Uncoupling
“A perfectly charming escape. I laughed, I teared up, and I smiled my way through. Just Haven't Met You Yet hits all the right notes for a great romantic comedy.”—Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient
"Reading Sophie Cousens is like meeting a new best friend. She makes you laugh, she makes you cry, you feel like you've loved her forever, and you don't want to let her go. Just Haven't Met You Yet--out soon and even better than This Time Next Year."—Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project
“This book is pure, unbridled joy. With a wholly immersive setting and pitch-perfect humor, Just Haven't Met You Yet is sure to leave you smiling long after you've turned the last page."—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk
“Just Haven’t Met You Yet is hilarious and bursting with heart. Laura’s quest for her perfect man will charm and enlighten you. What happens when you don’t give up on magic? This book has the answer.”—Madeleine Henry, author of The Love Proof and Breathe In, Cash Out