London, 31st December 1999
At a party to toast the new millennium, Hanna meets Richard. He is a gorgeous, wealthy New Yorker. She is a self-assured, beautiful Londoner with no interest in clean-cut American men. They are from different worlds and have nothing in common... except for their instant - and mutual - attraction to one another.
As the clocks chime midnight it is a new year and the beginning of a wonderful romance.
New York, 12th May 2012
Hanna, the girl who broke Richard's heart, walks into his Wall Street office - and back into his life - to reveal an explosive secret.
He was sure they were meant to be together forever, but she broke his heart so completely the last time, can he find a way to let her mend the pieces?
In a way this was a short book, in another way a long book. We got to follow them for 20 years! To be fair, those last 5 years were a sort of epilogue so that we truly knew they are happy even after many year.
And if you cry spoilers now, really! This is a romance. Of course they live happily ever after. Duh.
These two are idiots. Hannah and Richard meet when they are young. So yes I could see why it just never happened then. He is at uni, she is going. They live on different continents. They turn into good friends.
Later they do have that chance, but oh they are still idiots! They deserve a hit over the head. They are meant to be. And yes I get why they break up...it's in the blurb, it is not a spoiler. But still *hits them over the head*
So we get a few chapters or a chapter for the years going by. He is living his life, she hers. And then then. Oh, still idiots! *hits them over the head*
But yes of course they will finally get that they are meant to be together. They both know it, it just that they are both so stubborn.
As for the epilogue that goes on and on, well I sort of get that now too. Maybe they author really wanted to show us that this time, this time they wont break up. Not after 2 years, not after 7 ;) Cos I would not have put it past them. Idiots as they were.
But I do wish that we would have lived more in the moments, instead of watching year after year go by.
A romance where the timing is always wrong.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 4th 2016 by Corvus (first published February 10th 2014)