Miranda Dickinson has returned our bookshelves with her latest book called,’Our Story’.
Otty has just landed her dream job. She’s about to join the writing team of one of the most respected showrunners in TV. And then the night before her first day, she’s evicted from her flat.Joe has been working with Russell for years. He’s the best writer on his team, but lately something has been off. He’s trying to get his mojo back, but when his flatmate moves out without warning he has other things to worry about. Otty moving into Joe’s house seems like the perfect solution to both their problems, but neither is prepared for what happens next. Paired together in the writing room, their obvious chemistry sparks from the page and they are the writing duo to beat. But their relationship off the page is an entirely different story, and neither of them can figure out why. And suddenly the question isn’t, will they, or won’t they? It’s why won’t they?
The story is seen through alternating chapters between Otty and Joe who as flat mates as well as colleagues and this give interesting insights into the pairs thoughts, perspectives and experiences.
Otty has always dreamt of being a script writer even though her father thinks it’s a bit of pipe dream and even when she lands the dream role of working with one of her dream writers, she can’t believe her luck! An established writer, Joe is hoping that he will achieve success with this new television series and lives up to the hype of his previous show. Paired with his new flat mate and Otty he’s under immense pressure to succeed but is distracted by Otty and her enthusiasm.
The pair of them have a great dynamic in both professional and friendly sense but are attracted to each other but they don’t want to blur the lines and ruin a great relationship. I loved the interactions between the pair of them, their shared passion television shows and great writing, but the underlying chemistry between them made for sizzling reading.
I loved both characters, Otty was a joy with her bubbly and sweet personality and is determined to succeed and leave her past life behind. Whereas Joe was quiet and brooding, but Otty really brings him out of his shell and the pair of them at their happiest when writing.
Beautifully written with characters that are both enchanting and relatable, ‘Our Story’ was a joy to read and is a modern day love story that warms the cockles of your heart.
You can buy ‘Our Story’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.