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January 2, 2023

The Man I Never Met by Elle Cook ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Is it possible to love someone you've never met? A young woman finds out in this sweeping will-they-or-won't-they love story that begins with a chance wrong number dial. . . .

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book cover of romantic comedy The Man I Never Met  by Elle Cook
November 2022; Dell; 978-0593500859
audio, ebook, print (336 pages); romantic comedy

I thought that The Man I Never Met would be a nice light romance to read during the Christmas rush but found out quickly that there was much more to it than romance.  It's a look at a charming couple who has never met but begins to fall in love.

Hannah lives in London and is living a life that is pretty carefree.  She works hard but she plays just as hard.  She dates a lot but has never found the happily ever after that her best friend has just found.  Still, she's not really looking for anything too permanent.  One day she answers a phone call from America.  It turns out to be a wrong number but she and Davey have a short conversation about his plans to move from Texas to a new job in London.  He gets in touch with her later to tell her that he got the job.  Soon they are calling and texting and doing video calls.  They both become very important to each other and seem to be creating a strong relationship.  She promises to show him around London when he arrives.  She goes to the airport to pick him up and waits for several hours but he never arrives and doesn't contact her.  When they do talk, he tells her that he wants to end their relationship and doesn't want to speak with her in the future.  She had a lot invested in this relationship and is devastated when he calls it quits.  However, she soon finds herself involved with a personal trainer in a relationship that looks like it may lead to marriage...but she can't get Davey off her mind and out of her heart.  Will fate intervene once more to bring the two together, or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met? 

This book was sweet and heartbreaking with a main character that made me laugh at times and made me shake my head at other times.  It's definitely a good read and I highly recommend it.

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Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.  

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