The Day We Met By Roxie Cooper
‘The Day We Met’ is the latest book by Roxie Cooper.
Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has. Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie? When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything.
For me this book was a difficult story, not only was it heartbreaking, but I found myself morally conflicted about it as well.
The story is seen in alternative chapters through the eyes of Stephanie and Jamie, who meet and fall in love, even though they are both with other people. The couple then meet once a year, to catch up and with these meet ups, emotions become stronger and the couple fall more in love, even though they can’t be together.
This book troubled me, I can read about murders and I feel nothing but when I read about infidelity, I become uncomfortable and I really found that with this book. As much as I loved both Jamie and Stephanie and I wanted them to get their happy ever afters, ultimately people had to be hurt and families had to be broken up for this to happen.
Aside from this, I liked both characters and my heart went out to them, not being able to be together and how precious those short moments they have and just how much joy they can bring.
As well, as the torment of their illicit relationship, both characters have their own issues, Stephanie has never properly got over the death of her mother and finds her marriage hard work, whilst Jamie has never fulfilled his dreams of becoming an artist and feels that he’s let his wife down, living in her shadow.
A turbulent and heartbreaking story that will have you crying and laughing throughout, ‘The Day We Met’ is an emotional rollercoaster.
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