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The Man I Never Met
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The Man I Never Met
A Novel
by Elle Cook
“I love a good will-they-or-won’t-they romance, and this one turned out to be unexpectedly deep, tackling really important issues that impact so many.”—New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin on the TODAY show
 
Is it possible to love someone you've never met? A young woman finds out in this sweeping love story that begins with a chance wrong number dial. . . .
When Hannah picks up a call from an unknown number, she thinks nothing of it—it’s just an easygoing American named Davey who misdialed her while calling into a job interview. And when Hannah wishes him luck after clearing up the confusion, she never actually expects to hear from him again.
Then she gets a text saying he got the job and he’ll be moving to London, and she can’t help but smile. Soon their texts become phone calls that turn into video calls, and their friendship becomes a relationship they can’t wait to start in earnest once Davey lands in London in a month’s time.
But when Hannah goes to meet him at the airport, Davey isn’t there—and the reason why changes both of their lives in an instant. With their future together suddenly so uncertain, they don’t know what to do but try to move on from each other. 
Though their chance at love seems lost forever, neither is never far from the other’s thoughts. Will fate intervene once more to bring the two together, or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?
“I love a good will-they-or-won’t-they romance, and this one turned out to be unexpectedly deep, tackling really important issues that impact so many.”—New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin on the TODAY show
 
Is it possible to love someone you've never met? A young woman finds out in this sweeping love story that begins with a chance wrong number dial. . . .
When Hannah picks up a call from an unknown number, she thinks nothing of it—it’s just an easygoing American named Davey who misdialed her while calling into a job interview. And when Hannah wishes him luck after clearing up the confusion, she never actually expects to hear from him again.
Then she gets a text saying he got the job and he’ll be moving to London, and she can’t help but smile. Soon their texts become phone calls that turn into video calls, and their friendship becomes a relationship they can’t wait to start in earnest once Davey lands in London in a month’s time.
But when Hannah goes to meet him at the airport, Davey isn’t there—and the reason why changes both of their lives in an instant. With their future together suddenly so uncertain, they don’t know what to do but try to move on from each other. 
Though their chance at love seems lost forever, neither is never far from the other’s thoughts. Will fate intervene once more to bring the two together, or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?
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  • Elle Cook worked as a journalist and in PR before becoming a full-time novelist. She is the author of three historical novels under her real name, Lorna Cook. The Man I Never Met is her U.S. debut.
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    October 1, 2022

    After writing historical fiction under the name of Lorna Cook (The Dressmaker's Secret), the British author turns to romance with her latest novel. Hannah's life takes an unexpected turn when she receives a wrong number call from Davey, an American who intended to call the London architecture firm where he hopes to work. The wrong number leads to flirty banter, which leads to video calls and eventually video dates and plans to meet when Davey moves to London. It all comes so easily, but on Davey's moving date, he's nowhere to be found. Their next call leaves Hannah reeling and their unconventional relationship on hold. They face additional challenges and eventually move forward in new relationships, although neither can entirely forget the other. Romantics will read with hearts in throats to see if the star-crossed couple is fated after all. VERDICT Full of highly effective yearning, this heart-wrenching and bittersweet story of love out-of-reach will have special appeal to fans of angst-filled romance and could also draw in fans of relationship fiction focused on bigger issues of illness and self-actualization.--Meagan Day

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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