The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me

The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me

3.6 (1,278 ratings by Goodreads)
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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?
A brilliantly funny, feel-good story of first love, second chances and everything inbetween, perfect for fans of romantic comedies like Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 260g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552170712
  • 9780552170710
  • 163,479

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"Brilliantly written and laugh-out-loud funny!" * Paige Toon * "What a gorgeously funny book! I loved Alex and Holly, and you will too" * Lucy Diamond * "The Best Rom-Com That's Happened To Me This Year!" * Ali McNamara * "A Richard Curtis rom-com of a novel" * Glamour * "Sharp, honest and very, very funny. I absolutely loved it" * Kirsty Greenwood *
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About Laura Tait

Laura and Jimmy became mates while studying journalism at Sheffield University, so sitting in pubs talking about life and love is something they've been doing for the last ten years. Now they're writing books together they just take their laptops and write it all down, but little else has changed. Jimmy still tells Laura off for always being late, and Laura can still drink Jimmy under the table.

Their friendship survives because Laura makes tea exactly how Jimmy likes it (he once took a picture of his perfect brew on Laura's phone so she can colour match it for strength) and because Jimmy noted Laura's weakness for custard creams and stocks up accordingly.

Laura Tait is a writer for Shortlist and Stylist magazines and Jimmy Rice is a freelance journalist. Both live in London.

Follow them on Twitter at @LauraAndJimmy.
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"Brilliantly written and laugh-out-loud funny!"
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Rating details

1,278 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 19% (249)
4 35% (453)
3 33% (426)
2 10% (122)
1 2% (28)
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