The Man I Never Met by Elle Cook

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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. . . .


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In this captivating love story, the question of whether it’s possible to love someone you’ve never met is explored through the story of Hannah and Davey.

It all begins with a chance wrong number dial that brings the two together.  When Hannah’s phone rings from an unknown number, she assumes it’s just another wrong number.  Little does she know, it’s the start of an unexpected friendship with an easygoing American named Davey.  He had accidentally misdialed her while trying to call into a job interview.  After Hannah helps clear up the confusion, she wishes him luck and thinks nothing of it. 

But fate has a different plan.

Davey texts her back to let her know he got the job and will be moving to London.  As they continue to text, their friendship grows stronger and soon turns into romantic phone calls and video chats.  They can’t wait to finally meet in person when Davey arrives in London in a month.

Fate has other plans.

When Hannah arrives at the airport to meet Davey, he’s nowhere to be found.  This turn of events sends both of their lives into turmoil, with the future of their relationship suddenly uncertain.

Despite the challenges they face, Hannah and Davey can’t help but hold onto the love they’ve developed for each other, even as they try to move on.  The question remains: will they be given another chance to be together, or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?

This sweeping love story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, exploring the intricacies of love and the impact of chance events on our lives.  Readers will be drawn into the emotional journey of Hannah and Davey, rooting for their love to find a way to triumph in the end.

The opening pages of this book are utterly delightful and filled with romantic whimsy.  Watching Hannah and Davey fall in love over digital communication channels, including texts, emails, and phone calls, is a true pleasure.  Despite their differences, they discover many shared interests, and their playful banter is endlessly entertaining.  Their connection feels like destiny.

However, the book’s middle section takes a stark turn, plunging the reader into a tumultuous emotional journey.  Despite the obstacles that threaten to keep Davey and Hannah apart, their affection for each other remains steadfast.  The author masterfully crafts a heartrending tale that never loses sight of the potential for love to conquer all.  The result is an emotional roller coaster that left me feeling a wide range of emotions, from joy and laughter to sadness and tears, all while being consistently surprised by the twists and turns of the story.

“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


The BookWalker The Man I Never Met by Lorna Cook



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 Her novel, The Forgotten Village sold over 150,000 copies and was a Kindle Number 1 bestseller for over two weeks. The Man I Never Met is her U.S. debut. 

Visit Elle/Lorna’s website here.

This book has it all—laughter, tears, inspiration, warmth, and sparkle. I shall be thinking about Davey and Hannah for a long time. Tracy Rees, author of Amy Snow

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