Book Review: The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper


Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has.

Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie?

When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything…

Ten years. Two people. One epic love story.

first sentence

I am not a superstitious person.

my opinion

I was super excited when Penguin Books UK asked me if I want a copy of The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper. The storyline sounded great and you all know how much I love a good love story.

I started reading the book in February and put it aside after a few pages. For some reason it didn’t really catch my interest which looking back now, I don’t understand.

So, after a long break, I picked it up again just a few days ago and finished it in almost one sitting. While getting deeper into the story I was unable to put it aside. It fulfills all expectations I have for a romance novel and the unexpected ending caught me completely off guard. Wow. Never finish this book while being around lots of people.

The Day We Met is so beautiful, intense, happy and sad. It is about love, friendship, family, overcoming difficult times and accepting yourself the way you are.

Our two main characters Steph and Jamie meet at Heathfield House in 2006, where Jamie is teaching an art class. Steph has already decided to leave the class but runs into Jamie who can convince her to stay. From the beginning on they have this very special connection. They click and are just good for each other.

Stephanie tries to get away from her dark past and wants to get back on track. She is married to Matt which feels right to her but she has never been completely happy except that one weekend every year. The weekend she gets to see Jamie.

Jamie is married as well, to his childhood sweetheart Helen. He is always convinced that Helen is the right woman for him but for some reason he can’t get Stephanie out of his mind.

I still can’t get over about how real this book felt. The storyline was so realistic and both of the narrators seemed so real as well. Of course, they love each other but both of them are smart and responsible enough to know that a relationship wouldn’t work out without hurting everyone around them. So, they decide to stay friends and nothing more. Is it going to work? Well, I am not going to go deeper into that but you can imagine.

I loved that the chapters weren’t too long and even though the story was told from two different perspectives (Steph’s and Jamie’s) I didn’t mind it at all. In fact, I loved getting to look into both of their heads.

Like I said before, the ending caught me completely off guard. I never expected it. Over time I developed a really fond love for both of them. I wanted to squeeze them and tell them that everything was going to be fine. Oh, I still wish that for them.


The Day We Met would make such a perfect summer read. It includes everything you could ask for. Lots of love, lots of family and lots of real life. I loved it so much and wish I could read it all over again. So, definitely go pick it up. And maybe stop at the drug store and get some tissues. You will need them, I promise.

my rating: 5/5 ★


Find all the details about The Day We Met on Goodreads and Amazon.

Picture Cover: Amazon ; Synopsis: Goodreads


*Thank you Penguin Books UK for sending me a copy.


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