The Queen of Rom-Com has struck again!
This is perhaps the zaniest book to date by Bethany Turner. It had me laughing all the time as the decades of February fourths rolled by. Such an interesting concept to live one day a year in the life of Olivia Ross. The story is about true friendship with Fiona, a childhood pal and constant roommate, and the loves and almost loves of their lives.
Full of quirky pop-culture references and just plain cute scenes, this is among my favorites by Ms. Turner. It is carefree but at the same time looks deep into motives for friendship and romance.
* I borrowed this ebook from Prime Reading. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a clean read
An aspiring screenwriter has a chance encounter with an actor who could be the man of her dreams. Over the next ten years, she’ll write the story . . . but will he end up being the star?
February 4, 2003, promises to be a typical day for Olivia Ross—a greeting card writer whose passion project is a screenplay of her own. But after she and a handsome actor have a magical meet-cute in a coffee shop, they make a spontaneous pact: in ten years, after they’ve found the success they’re just sure they’re going to achieve, they’ll return to the coffeehouse to partner up and make a film together. The only problem? Olivia neglected to get the stranger’s name. But she doesn’t forget his face—or the date.
For the next ten years, every February 4 is marked with coincidences and ironies for Olivia. As men come and go and return to her life, she continues to write, but still wonders about the guy from the coffee shop—the nameless actor she’s almost certain has turned out to be Hamish MacDougal, now a famous A-lister and Hollywood leading man.
But a lot can happen in ten years, and while waiting for the curtain to rise on her fate, the true story of Olivia’s life is being written—and if she’s not careful, she’ll completely miss the real-life romantic comedy playing out right before her eyes.