Friday, July 22, 2016
Book Review: Just Haven’t Met You Yet
‘Percy James has everything a girl could want: a comfy flat, a steady relationship and a truly lovely group of friends. Then she is approached by Eros Tech. Eros is 'the future of love' - an agency that brings together soulmates using phone data. Percy has been identified as a match for one of Eros's super wealthy clients. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend . . . but what if this is *destiny*? Would you - could you - pass up a chance to meet your one true love?’ (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon UK.)
Just Haven't Met You Yet is Cate’s first novel under her own name, having previously worked as a ghost-writer. With a catchy and recognisable title, an appealing cover, and an intriguing premise this is a book that would definitely capture my attention even if I wasn’t reviewing it. To state it will appeal to fans of Paige Toon and Lucy Diamond too on the cover..well, I’m sold!
This is a novel which I really enjoyed; it was fresh, modern and intriguing. It covers situations I’ve not read in any other books in the genre yet also manages to have very much a traditional chick-lit feel to it at the same time.
Percy is a very likable and relatable character. When we meet her she in theory is in a solid relationship with Adam, yet we soon realise for Percy it’s not necessarily ‘the’ relationship for her. With EROS being the catalyst to a chain of events and meeting new people Percy soon finds herself in some really tricky and funny situations; some she could never have imagined her being in when we first meet her. I found it surprising at times and couldn’t predict where it was going to go and I loved the collection of characters. The writing is effortless and engaging, a pleasure to read.
My only slight qualm was regarding ‘SoulDate’ Eros Technologies matchmaking system. It’s obviously fiction and there’s no need to go into a vast amount of detail about how this would work in theory, I just thought there could have been a little more detail about this than there actually was to make it sound more credible at particular points. But I just accepted it, to be honest, so as not to spoil the reading experience for myself.
A very enjoyable read and definitely an author whose work I will keep an eye out for in future!
Thanks to Quercus for the book in exchange for an honest review.