Just Haven’t Met You Yet follows journalist Laura Le Quesne as she researches her parents love story while searching for her own happily ever after. The research is being for Love Life magazine which Laura works for a “how did you meet” columnist. The magazine is struggling and needs a story that will pop. Laura believes her parents love story will do just that and maybe finally get her the love she has been searching for.
Laura’s parents love story has been built up so strongly in her mind. For the article she travels to Channel Island where he parents first met. She is anxious to see all the locations where they spent time together and fell in love. Prior to boarding, she bumps into the most handsome man she’s ever met and she spends the flight hoping that she will run into him again. Especially since the man whom she is sitting next to is so arrogant and driving her crazy! When she gets off the plane all she wants to do is get her luggage, catch a cab, and go to her hotel room. She gets into an argument with her cab driver as she is still annoyed with the guy on the plane. After she gets to the hotel room, she realizes that her has the wrong luggage but the owner of this luggage could be her soul mate based on what is inside of it. Thus begins the search for the perfect man…
Laura experiences alot of growth throughout this story. Some of the things that the reader (and Laura) believe to be true as not exactly what they appear. It is both uplifting and heartbreaking and forces Laura out of her comfort zone. Alot of this has to do with her changing relationship with the cab driver, Ted. After their initial encounter, they find themselves continuing to cross paths and Ted agrees to be Laura’s tour guide. He helps her find all the places that were important to her parents as well as searching for this mystery man. Ted has a very dry sense of humor and provides an unexpected balance for Laura.
Of course Laura is a little blinded to what is actually happening with her and Ted because she is so focused on finding the suitcase man. She has built up this while big kablamo moment for her love life that she thinks will be just like what happened with her parents. Even though the only idea of her parents has come from second hand information as both are deceased. She has built up all these expectations and unfortunately has to have let downs before she is fully ready to live her life.
The setting of the Channel Islands sounded so beautiful. I really enjoyed the connection of the water to the characters and the community. There is alot of visualization of change and overcoming adversity throughout the story and the Channel Islands provide the perfect backdrop. It is really nicely written without feeling too mellow dramatic. Ot was the perfect post summer early fall kind of read.
Just Haven’t Met You Yet will not only have Michael Bubles song stuck in your head but the characters and the setting as well. This is a coming of age story mixed with a touch of romantic comedy. There is a charm and a message about second chances that will keep you on your toes as you read. If you enjoy a story that is filled with heart, this could be one for you.
Rating: 4 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**