2021 · romance

Book Review: This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Title: This Time Next Year

Author: Sophie Cousens


In this warm-hearted love story for fans of One Day in December, a man and woman who were born at the same hospital on New Year’s Day meet on their thirtieth birthday and discover the many times their paths almost crossed before.

Down-to-earth baker Minnie Cooper knows two things with great certainty: that her New Year’s birthday has always been unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Minnie and Quinn were born at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day thirty years before, and not only did he edge her out by mere minutes to win the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990, but he stole the name she was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it’s no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before.

When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The handsome, charming business owner truly seems to have it all–including the perfect girlfriend. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each frustrating interaction somehow seems to leave them both hoping for more?


Rating: 5 out of 5.

I am in love with this book! It’s interesting, funny and very adorable. There’s something about that British humor that just makes book 10 times better!

This is a book about two New Years babies: Quinn, the first baby born in the 1990, who is a lucky baby since he’s been born. On the other hand, Minnie has been unlucky her whole life, especially on her birthday. When these two meet, they realize just how different their fates were. Still they can’t seem to stay away from each other.

This was such a unique romance. It was very light and fun but definitely different than anything else I’ve read. I absolutely loved both Minnie and Quinn, they were such amazing character and not one bit boring.

I found myself laughing out loud so many times. C’mon, the main character is called Minnie Cooper (like the car!). Big props to this author. I literally devoured this book.

The romance part was also very unique. I love how honest they were to each other and that the main point in this was a HEALTHY relationship, and until they achieved the healthy part, the relationship was off points.

In conclusion, this was such a quick but very memorable romance and I will definitely be looking into other books by this author!

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