Otty has just landed her dream job.
She’s about to join the writing team of one of the most respected showrunners in TV. And then the night before her first day, she’s evicted from her flat.
Joe has been working with Russell for years. He’s the best writer on his team, but lately something has been off. He’s trying to get his mojo back, but when his flatmate moves out without warning he has other things to worry about.
Otty moving into Joe’s house seems like the perfect solution to both their problems, but neither is prepared for what happens next. Paired together in the writing room, their obvious chemistry sparks from the page and they are the writing duo to beat. But their relationship off the page is an entirely different story, and neither of them can figure out why.
And suddenly the question isn’t, will they, or won’t they? It’s why won’t they?
An epic and modern love story for our times, we will all see ourselves reflected in Otty and Joe. We are our own biggest barriers and this novel explores what happens when we get out of our own way. And it is glorious.
Wow. A gorgeous story with so much content – and I LOVED it!
Ottilie Perry is about to begin her new job as a writer with one of the most sought after company when she is turfed out of her flat. Joe Wright has worked for the same firm for years, but has lost his get-up-and go recently. When his flatmate does a moonlight flit, it is just about the final straw. Otty moving in solves both their problems – or does it? Thrown together as writing partners, living together it’s inevitable there will be sparks flying at some point – but will it be friendly fire?
Every so often, I begin reading a story and just sink into it; this is one of those. I knew within the first half dozen pages that this was made for me and I happily soaked up everything which followed. Otty and Joe are great characters, beautifully created and they come alive on the page. All the secondary characters fit perfectly and the ensuing tale is completely wonderful. Very believable, lots of ups and downs and having writing scripts as the theme was brilliant (or, in colloquial terms, pure dead brilliant). I will be looking to see who the writers are on every programme and film I enjoy from now on! A fabulous piece of writing by Miranda Dickinson which kept me hooked to the very end. Awesome! No less than five sparkling stars will do, and the very highest of recommendations to all those who enjoy a romantic read with a darn good story!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 431 pages
- Publisher: HQ
- Publication Date: 25 August 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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- W. H. Smith
Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. Born in Wolverhampton, in The Black Country, West Midlands, she grew up in Kingswinford and dreamed of one day writing a book that would reach the heady heights of Kingswinford Library… Her first novel, Fairytale of New York (2009) was discovered on Authonomy.com – HarperCollins’ site for unpublished authors. Within three weeks of its release, Fairytale of New York had entered the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers List, where it remained for five weeks – making it the world’s first crowd-sourced bestseller. The novel was also shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010 at the Pure Passion Awards.
Miranda is a six-times Sunday Times Bestseller, with Fairytale of New York, Welcome to My World, It Started With a Kiss, When I Fall in Love, Take a Look at Me Now, I’ll Take New York, A Parcel for Anna Browne and Searching for a Silver Lining. Her Christmas novella, Christmas in St Ives, is a festive treat and also a prequel to her ninth novel, Somewhere Beyond the Sea. She is an international bestseller in four countries and her books have been translated into fifteen languages. To date, she has sold one million books worldwide. The Day We Meet Again is her tenth novel and publishes on 5th September 2019.
Miranda is the founder of WriteFoxy – resources, vlogs and inspiration writing days for writers of all ages and abilities. Her popular vlogs feature her own publishing journey for each new novel, together with advice for authors and lots and lots of hats!
Miranda lives in Dudley with her husband, Bob and daughter, Flo. She is also a singer-songwriter and recently released her first solo album, About Time.