I’m not really one for instalove, but when it’s done right—well that’s another story.
I love British humor—Silver’s got a great voice and wit.
I’d constitute this as NA—it’s right after they graduate college.
So is most of this book going to be looking for Bus Boy? Or when exactly are they going to meet?
ITS BEEN A YEAR ALREADY? We’re only 20 pages in.
Wait, this guy Sarah is dating—it’s going to be Bus Boy right? Because of the Christmas movie foreshadowing where Laurie was like, “I’m not going to be that friend that falls in love with their friend’s partner and then confesses and causes problems”
Or maybe, is David going to be Bus Boy? No—Sarah would have come home and been excited about him if she thought he was.
Ah so Bus Boy has a name now—Jack.
Of course—poor Laurie and Sarah and Jack.
Is this book really going to be pinning the entire time? I just turned the book over so I could type this and on the back in the summary it says 10 years. I have ten years of pinning and Sarah is in the middle of this? Fucking hell. The shades of Pemberly are polluted.
It’s hard to hate both Laurie and Jack since they both really care about Sarah and are doing all they can to make sure there is nothing romantic between themselves. Furthermore, Jack actually has romantic feelings towards Sarah and I was nervous how this “10 year book” was going to play out but it’s going OK. Though there is a lot of pinning.
Okay but their moment at the top of the Ferris wheel was so adorable; but then I feel like a losing betrayer because I really like Sarah.
Okay—6 months later and I feel like they’re really being friends. They’re proper friends now.
WAIT STOP CHARACTERS WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW STOP—THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE ALCOHOL
Gossh, okay Jack stopped her from kissing him thank goodness
NO STOP YOU TWO WERE SO CLOSE AND WHY ARE YOU STILL BEING CLOSE NOW?
I really like both Laurie and Jack, but I REALLY hate them for kissing. I mean to be fair they were basically emotionally cheating… but idk… maybe it’s just because how they were feeling that it made it cheating and less of what it’s about.
Is going away for a year an international thing? I don’t know if I know of any Americans who do that…
But I really love Oscar. He’s charming and considerate and so perfect for Laurie. They’re precious together and seem like two pieces that just fit together so well.
Why is Oscar calling Laurie, Laurel?
Oh well I guess we’re about to find out… that can’t be good…
Hmm… maybe not?
Melding friend groups is so hard. Oscar certainly seems like he’s trying hard for Sarah and Jack. But I sense some kind of trouble brewing between Sarah and Oscar. It’s the look they exchange.
I really love Oscar and Laurie. He’s so sweet to her and she genuinely seems happier than before she left for Thailand.
Jack is really shaping up to be an asshole. 4 guesses as to what it is: Laurie. Has. A. Man.
That’s always what I fear. That when my partner is late it’s really because they’ve been in a horrible accident and they’re lying in a ditch somewhere… good thing this is a rom-com and I know Jack survives.
Poor Sarah. She didn’t ask for any of this.
Wow. How have both Sarah and Laurie put up with him? I know he’s in a rough place but seriously…
Hmm…. Oscar is suggesting a new city for Jack… maybe he is bothered that Jack is being an inconsolable asshat to Laurie, or he has noticed Jack’s subtle feelings towards Laurie…
I love Laurie and Oscar so much together. And I seriously though Oscar’s mom was going to more of a character.
Maybe it’s just me, but Sarah is taking the news that Laurie and Jack knew each other a lot more… dramatically than I expected. Maybe it’s just because we’re reading Laurie and Jack’s perspective that I don’t see her POV as well…
I’m so sad that Sarah wasn’t at her wedding. I know she’ll come to regret it, but I’m just so sad for her and Laurie right now.
There are truly moments with Laurie and Oscar that I can just feel the love oozing out of them and it’s perfect and heartwarming and I’m a bit sad because I know they’ll break up eventually.
I feel like Laurie spends a lot of her time reassuring both her and Oscar…
I had to look up where Brussels is lol. Half a week is quite a bit of time to be a way every week...
Wow Cressida is a bitch—acting as the victim when Laurie obviously spilled it on accident. And then Oscar, immediately believing Cressida and not assuming it was an accident?
I really feel for Laurie.
Time unfortunately just keeps so many people apart. I think the way Laurie says it sums up Oscar very well; he’s a good person, but he expects everyone to be okay with what he wants.
I really love Oscar and Laurie together; I think they’re both such caring people. But it’s clear neither of them are their number one. And in hindsight, I’m sure they’ll see that.
They’re such little time left in the book, with every page turn there’s less and less time we see of Laurie and Jack together and I’m like… the end of the book is getting rather close and they still aren’t together and this better not be one of those, “Oh we’re content not being together and moving on with our lives” books—I’ve had those and they do not go over well in my head.
I kind of wonder how Oscar is taking it. With these things it always seems like one side is suffering more than the other…
Laurie is alone on Christmas, that just sounds so sad.
Is she going to call in on the talk show that Jack runs and … tell her and Jack’s story?
YESSSS SHE CALLED IN ON JACK’S TALK SHOW
They’re a hashtag now omg, but Christmas is the perfect time for all the mushy stuff; I love it.
7/10—So I really liked this book, and I think because of the writing I knew I would enjoy it. I was kind of concerned that a 10 year book in 375 pages was going to be too long, but I underestimated 1.) the execution and 2.) the power of tracking. I really like non-American writing; it has a certain humor most American writing doesn’t achieve. I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, it just felt like everything was trying to be crammed in at the end and let me tell you, I’m TIRED OF IT. I am happy Laurie and Jack are finally together because it’s like FINALLY we’ve been waiting so dang long. But also I’m kind of bitter because it’s like we never got to see them together. We just got to see that they are together. And I see that as a personal attack on my happiness. Anyway, it’s good, but I wish it was longer.