Author: Owen Nicholls

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Ballentine

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Book Description: Up-and-coming musician Tom thinks he met the love of his life one night a year ago, but thanks to a made-up girlfriend, he’s pretty sure he’s never going to see her again. If it weren’t for the painkillers the doctor had given him for his dislocated shoulder, he could’ve explained what really happened. But now the moment for explanations has gone, so he just keeps writing songs about her in the wild hope that she’ll hear one on the radio and understand.

Jess thinks she met a cheating liar one night a year ago, but much to her chagrin, she can’t seem to stop thinking about him. When she finally decides to take it upon herself to tell Tom’s girlfriend what happened that night, she finds out that the truth isn’t quite what she thought it was. But by then it’s too late—she’s headed to the other side of the world to launch her comedy career.

As the years go by, Tom and Jess are never far from each other’s thoughts. But every time it seems that there might be a way for them to move forward, something else conspires to keep them apart. In life and in love, timing is everything—but will Tom and Jess ever manage to get it right?

Rating: 4 Stars

Review: I have had this ARC for quite a while and even started it a couple of times, but it never felt like the right time for me to read this. Well today was the day I finally committed to reading this and I am so glad I did.

Jess is an aspiring comedian when she meets Tom a musician at a festival that they are performing in. They immediately hit it off, but when lies and misunderstandings happen, it ultimately ruins their chance at a relationship.

They spend the next years crossing paths, but never find the “perfect timing” to be together, whether they are in other relationships or are working on themselves personally.

This was such a cute love story, but had a lot of depth to their characters. Each of them dealing with their own pasts that continually make them second guess their careers and their feelings for each other.

This was simply delightful. If you are just hearing about this book for the first time, then I highly recommend this, and if you overlooked it, give it a chance.

Thank you NetGalley and Ballentine for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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