'The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me' - Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice

This isn't a relatively new book and it came out about a year ago but when it comes to books i'm extremely versatile and I like...

This isn't a relatively new book and it came out about a year ago but when it comes to books i'm extremely versatile and I like to plan what i'm reading around genres and not the age of the book, especially when the majority of books I buy come from charity shops or Amazon. Recently I have been reading quite a few thrillers and dramas such as Gone Girl, The Girl On The Train, Her and I have just purchased two more thrillers which I knew I wanted to read so I thought to split them up I would read two more romantic novels. One was 'The First Phone Call From Heaven' by Mitch Albom and then the second book I picked out was 'The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me' by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice. 

Everything about 'The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me' screams romantic and totally cheesy with the stereo-typical romantic comedy ending - and I could not have been more excited to read this book. It is totally my type of book and if I had the choice this would be made into a film immediately.

The story goes:

Everyone remembers their first love. 

Holly certainly remembers Alex. But she decided ten years ago that love wasn't about mix tapes and seizing the moment - though she's not exactly sure it's about secret dates with your boss, either.

But what if the feelings never really went away?

Alex wants to make every moment of his new job count. It's a fresh start in a big city, and he's almost certain that moving to London has nothing to do with Holly. Almost.

How do you know if it was meant to be... or never meant to happen at all?


Now let's not kid ourselves, even just reading the plot we ALL know what happens. They are both living their lives separately, they meet again, all the feelings come back to them, they act as if nothing is going on and deny their love, break up with their other halves, announce their love to each other, fall in love, live happily ever after.

If you didn't know that was going to happen then this book isn't for you and you need to go watch Notting Hill, The Holiday or some other romantic comedy. 

This book is such an easy read and I would recommend it to anyone, especially people who are just starting out in reading and want something light hearted and with a happy ending. However, if you do not like romance DO NOT go anywhere near this book. You will be sick on it.

All together I would definitely give this book a strong 7.8 out of 10 for romance and stereo-typical happy endings. Bravo Tait and Rice.



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