The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson
Publication date: September 5th, 2019
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
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The brand-new novel from The Sunday Times bestselling author, Miranda Dickinson.
‘We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be . . .’
Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together.
But is life ever as simple as that?
This is a story of what-ifs and maybes – and how one decision can change your life forever…
– My Thoughts –
It’s not a case of disliking the book but more like a case of I couldn’t finish it. Let me explain…
The Day We Meet Again is about Phoebe and Sam who meet at St. Pancras Station due to sheer luck. Phoebe has plans to travel to Paris and Sam has plans to go to Scotland; since they’re both stranded, Phoebe suggests they sit down for a coffee and a few lines later, they fall in love.
I don’t believe nor like insta-love and honestly, I didn’t expect it when I was reading so I was shocked, to say the least. When we get to Sam’s POV(Point of View), I got the idea that it was more instant attraction and I was okay(for a moment).
“We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be . . .”
Anyway, Sam and Phoebe depart with the promise that they meet at the same place again in a year and see if they still want to see each other. From that part on, we get to read through Phoebe and Sam’s lives through their povs. The question is will they meet ever again or not?
My first problem was the insta-love trope and perhaps the pace of the book, the plot of the book…I quickly lost interest in the plot and started to skim through the stars and finally, at a point, I had to stop.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book but if you like stories that’ll remind you of the movie Before Sunrise then go for it. I had high hopes for it after reading the synopsis but I just couldn’t connect with the story or the characters.
Thanks to the publisher for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Also, thanks to HQ for including me on this blog tour! I apologise for not posting my review on 26th. To readers, please make sure to visit the other bloggers on this tour!
Thank you for reading! What are some of your most favourite and least favourite romance tropes? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!