Thursday 18 August 2022

Book Review | The Man I Never Met by Elle Cook | prettylittlewriter

‘Two lives are about to be changed by one phone call...
When Davey misdials Hannah's number, at first they think nothing of it.
After all, Davey lives in Texas and Hannah lives in London.
But when Davey gets a job in London, their paths are sure to cross. As messaging turns to video calling, this feels like the start of something.
Weeks later, Hannah is waiting for Davey at the airport, but he never walks into Arrivals.
When Hannah finds out why, her world is turned on its head. And with their future so uncertain, each must pick up the pieces of their lives.

Will fate intervene once more to bring them together? Or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?’

This is such a unique romantic story that I absolutely loved throughout, and I was so invested in Davey and Hannah’s relationship from the start!


The main antagonistic storyline within this novel is quite a hard-hitting topic, and if you struggle with reading novels that surround life or death medical issues, then this may not be the book for you.

When things started to get in the way of Hannah and Davey’s romance, I was aching for things to hurry the hell up and let them be together; they were just so perfect for one another!


Hannah’s character was very relatable, I found parts of myself within her, which helped me empathise with her and the struggles she was going through throughout the book. Davey is the perfect book boyfriend, someone who you wish was a real person (or that men could at least learn from in real life!!) and I was really heartbroken for him when his life was turned upside down.

I also loved the side characters, Miranda, Paul and Joan specifically, were great additions and made me feel all warm and fuzzy that Hannah had such amazing friends and family around her.

I liked George at the beginning of the novel, when he and Hannah first started out, but then he soon starts to show his true colours (not caring about the things Hannah loves, judging her friends, judging her on what she eats!!).


The only thing I did not enjoy about this novel was the ending. It felt rushed and I really wanted a bigger and more in-depth resolution for Hannah and Davey, they'd certainly earned it!


Without saying anything else that may risk spoilers, I would definitely recommend this to any romcom lovers & I look forward to reading more books from Elle! 


4/5 stars

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