Maybe This Time opening line: So this was it then, the countryside.
Cal seems like the perfect man when Mimi first meets him. And he is! He has the perfect dog, the perfect wife and the perfect child. Mimi gets to know all aspects of his life, and he hers. And a perfect friendship blossoms. One that is destined to be just what it is meant to be, eventually.
Maybe This Time
Mimi isn’t looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie – although she can’t help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal’s in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life.
When they meet again four years later, it’s still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi’s busy fixing other people’s relationships.
It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them?
Every now and then you just need to read a good love story. And one that makes you have a cry is also not too bad. This one ticks both the boxes. A great read perfect for when you need a pick-me-up book.