ARC Review: The Man I Never Met

The Man I Never Met by Elle Cook
Pub Date: 22 November 2022 from Random House/Ballantine

A wrong number leads to love in this delightful story by Elle Cook. It’s full of all the swoony romance you could ever want, with a healthy dose of pining and heartbreak. The characters of Hannah and Davey are well-drawn and you will instantly become attached to them and want only good things for them for the rest of their lives. But we can’t have a romance without a setback of some sort, and this one is a doozy. Some may want to check content warnings before proceeding. The story starts out as lighthearted but takes a bit of a darker and more serious turn part-way through. 

I will say that this book made me want to throw my Kindle across the room in frustration a couple of times, and more than once I found myself yelling, “Can someone please get on a plane?!” But in a good way, if that makes sense? That level of frustration was a sign of how invested I was in this book and these characters. Bravo.

Thank you to NetGalley and to Random House/Ballantine for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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