This book is high on my book blogger list titled, Books Begging To Be Turned Into Films.
The Day We Met is one of those unforgettable books where you pray it’s turned into a film soon…because you desperately want to go to the cinema with your girlfriends, watch it on the big screen and then go back home and over wine and nibbles have deep conversations about what happens.
This book will mess with your head. This story is about an affair. What Roxie Cooper does so well is that she makes you want to stop what is happening because the two people having the affair have complicated lives with other people, but secretly you can’t help thinking how good Stephanie and Jamie would be together. As you carry on reading the book you become lost in what is right and what is wrong. If you love moral quandaries then this book is right up your street.
Oh my goodness, it took me months to recover from this book.
Here’s the blurb:
Stephanie and Jamie are meant to be. The problem is they’re both with other people…
Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being married to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has.
Jamie’s married to his childhood sweetheart and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. He’s happy with Helen. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie?
When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006, it sparks a tumultuous relationship which spans over a decade. The day they meet changes everything…
Ten years, two people and one epic love story that asks what happens when you meet your soulmate after you’re already engaged to someone else?
Here’s my review:
It has been described as ‘an epic will-they-won’t-they love story with a twist,‘ and I totally agree.
I alternated between trying to keep a lid on my simmering emotions (very intense in places) and bouts of heartache while reading this book. At times I felt like Roxie Cooper was playing with my emotions.
It is a frustrating story (in a really good way). The characters are either engaged or married when they meet, and then go on to have children with their partners over the next ten years. There is a lot at stake for both Stephanie and Jaime and what makes things hard is that Roxie Cooper makes us like their spouses.
I loved the two distinct voices in Steph and Jamie and this really worked. I also loved their flaws and imperfections. They were relatable and I think is why the book was so captivating.
This book is Roxie Cooper at her best. It is a compelling and unforgettable story.
The ending…well…all I will say is that reading the ending of this book is an experience!
Please can someone turn this into a film?
My friends and I would definitely go watch this at the cinema.
3 Things I like About This Author:
- After reading Classics at Newcastle University, Roxie realised she needed a break from studying Latin, Ancient Greek and all that serious stuff, so naturally, she became a dancer in a nightclub (à la Coyote Ugly) for a few years before going to live in Australia.
- When she returned, Roxie swapped dancing on a bar, to practising at the Bar, and became a barrister for 7 years.
- She’s added a really cool Spotify list with this book.