Length: 384 pages
First Published: 2021
On a trip to the Channel Islands to write about her parents’ epic romance, Laura accidentally switches suitcases with a stranger and falls for its unseen owner based on the items in his case. With the help of a surly cab driver, she tries to find the mysterious owner while researching her parents’ epic love story and comes to realize that real life isn’t nearly as perfect as she imagined.
A cute romantic comedy, Just Haven’t Met You Yet endears with a quirky protagonist stumbling through love in an idyllic setting. The novel hits the right tone with Laura’s epiphany that a great story doesn’t make a great love, yet I didn’t connect with the story, feeling the plot was over-the-top. Also, I would not recommend the audiobook as the narrator mumbled through all of the cab driver’s lines, making the story extremely hard to follow.
A heartwarming and hilarious tale that asks: what if you pick up the wrong suitcase in an airport, only to fall head over heels for its unseen owner?
Laura’s business trip to the Channel Islands isn’t exactly off to a great start. After unceremoniously dumping everything in her bag in front of the most attractive man she’s ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel only to realize she’s grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Her only consolation? The irresistibly appealing contents of the case: a copy of her favorite book; piano music; and a rugged, heavy knit fisherman sweater only a Ryan Gosling lookalike could pull off. The owner of this suitcase is Laura’s dream man–she’s sure of it. Now, all she has to do is find him.
The mix-up seems written in the stars. After all, what are the odds that she’d find The One on the same remote island where her mom and dad had first fallen in love, especially as she sets out to write an article about their epic 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. And if beneath Ted’s gruffness lies a wit that makes their cab rides strangely entertaining, so much the better. But as Laura’s long-lost luggage soulmate proves difficult to find–and as she realizes that the love story she’s held on a pedestal all her life might not have been that perfect–she’ll have to rethink her whole outlook on love to discover what she really wants.