Thank you to Penguin Putnam Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
If you’re in the mood for a thoughtful contemporary romance, you’ll love 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵. This is my first book by Sophie Cousens and I throughly enjoyed it! Part 𝘉𝘪𝘨 meets 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘯 (two favorite movies of mine), this story perfectly captures all the messy emotions of life in your 20’s.
I LOVE books with time travel elements such as Emma Straub’s 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘛𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸. When they are done well, these types of stories are so satisfying! Lucy is a young woman who wishes she had a better job, a better apartment, better luck at relationships…until one rainy evening when she stumbles into a tiny shop with a wishing machine. Suddenly, it’s 16 years into her future.
Everything Lucy had hoped for seems to have come true in her future life. She has a handsome, loving husband, two children, a beautiful home and a successful career in television production. The problem? She can’t remember any memories of her current life.
I loved how Lucy didn’t try to hide her scary and very confusing predicament from her husband or her young son. Her family and friends all try their best to help her remember the details of her present life. But even though Lucy begins to develop a loving connection with her husband Sam and with her children, she realizes this version of her life might not be the right path for her.
I couldn’t put this book down and I loved how the conclusion was not at all what I expected. This is a very touching and funny book that teaches us that everything happens for a reason. Don’t wish your life away and enjoy the present!
About the Book:
By the New York Times bestselling author of Just Haven’t Met You Yet, a downtrodden twenty-six-year-old wakes up to the life she’s always wanted, but is it really a dream come true?
At twenty-six, Lucy Young is tired. Tired of fetching coffees for senior TV producers, tired of going on disastrous dates, and definitely tired of living in a damp flat share with flatmates who never buy toilet roll. She could quit her job for a better living, but she’s not ready to give up on her dreams. Not just yet. After another diabolical date lands her in a sudden storm and no money for bus fare, Lucy finds herself seeking shelter in a tiny shop, where she stumbles upon a curious wishing machine. Pushing her last coin into the slot, Lucy closes her eyes and wishes with everything she’s got: Please, let me skip to the good part of my life.
When she wakes the next morning to a handsome man, a ring on her finger, a high-powered job, and storybook perfect little boy and baby girl, Lucy can’t believe this is real–especially when she looks in the mirror, and staring back is her own forty-something face. Has she really skipped ahead to the future she’s always wanted, or has she simply forgotten a huge chunk of her life? And as Lucy begins to embrace this new life and new relationships, she’ll have to ask herself: Can she go back, and if so, does she want to?
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