One Day In December
By Josie Silver
Published: October 2018
Source: Advance review copy
Do you believe in love at first sight? Laurie is sure she’s just experienced this as she’s on the bus and as she looks out of the window locks eyes with a cute guy. Time seems to stand still but before they can both react the bus continues on its route and she’s left thinking about the mystery man.
Every day and week when she’s out she is seeking his face in the crowd. Her best friend and roommate, Sarah, even joins in on the quest to find the mystery man but no luck. One year later though she meets him finally. Jack is just as wonderful in person as she expected him to be but there’s a big catch, he’s just been introduced as her Sarah’s boyfriend.
She won’t act on any feelings and she certainly won’t tell Sarah. Besides it seems like Jack doesn’t seem to remember her or recognize her from that day at the bus stop. It’s just that it’s going to be so hard to put aside her feelings for him when her best friend is constantly getting them all three together.
Years pass, there are marriages, moves and new jobs but through it all, Jack is the constant in Laurie’s life. Does she move on with her life or does she keep thinking of what if?
I really enjoyed this book even though I thought all the misunderstandings and complications could have been avoided if Laurie had just been upfront with her best friend but then there would have been no book right? I think what made this so readable was that it reminded me of several rom coms which I’ve loved and I could totally see this being turned into a movie. Looking forward to the next Josie Silver book.