The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper isn’t what I was expecting. Warning, you will need tissues!
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 engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has.
Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie?
When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything…
Ten years. Two people. One epic love story.
The Day We Met is an immensely moving and heart-warming epic love story perfect for fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December and Zoë Folbigg’s The Note.
The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper is published by Ebury in digital and paperback formats.
The Day We Met is narrated by both Steph and Jamie making this story a page turner. I wanted to find out what was happening in each of their lives through the year as well as what would happen when they met up once a year. The way Steph and Jamie waver between seeing each other and ending their connection kept me on tenterhooks.
The story raises interesting questions about morality. Steph and Jamie know what’s right and what’s wrong but when there’s such a strong compulsion, it over-rides logic and reasoning. There are times when I felt uncomfortable (in a good way – it’s great to be pushed out of your comfort zone). I really wanted these two to be together, backing them 100%. I felt every layer of emotion that these two did. Life doesn’t always give us what we want in the way we want though does it …
I loved the arty/music theme of communication that runs through the story. Roxie Cooper has a playlist on Spotify – well worth a listen.
I didn’t expect this story to grab me in the way that it did! I put that down to Steph. I really enjoyed her narrations and felt as if I really got to her know her. Being invested emotionally in this wonderful woman broke my heart into tiny pieces.
The Day We Met is a perfectly paced story about the reality and messiness of love and life. It’s about the choices we make, based on what we know (or think we know) and how those choices determine our future. A compelling and outstanding read. It truly is #OneEpicLoveStory
Roxie Cooper lives in Yarm, a pretty little market town in the North-East. After reading Classics at Newcastle University, she 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, she swapped dancing on a bar, to practising at the Bar, and became a barrister for 7 years. Twitter/Instagram @toodletinkbaby.