Book Review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

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One snowy December day in London, Laurie finds herself locking eyes with a man waiting at the bus stop.

She never believed in love at first sight, but this must be what it feels like.

But she’s in a crowded bus, and there’s no way for her to just come up to him and ask for his number.

The weird thing is the man is looking back at her, too. The expression on his face tells her that he feels the same electric connection.

And then Laurie’s bus drives away.

What follows is a whole year of scouring the streets, pubs, coffee shops, and bus stops of London for Laurie’s mysterious man.

Her search comes to an abrupt end when her best friend in the whole wide world, Sarah, introduces him to her one day as her new boyfriend, Jack O’Mara.

I’m actually pretty happy that I did not give up on this book. The first few chapters were ugh, too cutesy and cheesy for my taste. The tone of writing was also that.

But as the story unravels, things also dramatically change in Laurie, Sarah, and Jack’s lives. It takes a more interesting, more serious, and more adult turn.

Fans of a good romance with a serendipitous theme will totally adore this book. It will warm your heart, make you sigh, giggle, blush, and smile, and even blink back a few tears.

I appreciate that the characters are also very likable. There are no real bad guys here, even if you hate their actions. They make the realest choices and decisions, even when they find themselves in the most impossible situations.

As expected, the ending is big and cheesy but still swoon-worthy. I think you will cheer out loud and giggle at the cheesiness of it all, too.

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