Book Reviews Books

If I Never Met You : Book Review

If I Never Met You Book ReviewIf I Never Met You Book Review

Rating: 4/5
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Genre: Romance, Chilck-lit
Pages: 418

I was longing (read feeling tormented) for a good rom-com. But I knew no book in this world would feed my addiction as the ones that I’ve already read did.

It wasn’t the first time that I had come across If I Never Met You, but the trope appeared cliché, and more than that, I just couldn’t ever come to put my faith in this book for reasons unsaid. But this time, after much consideration, I bought this book. And the reason I bought this is not because I decided to give it a chance but to get free shipping on this other item. (Hence, this free shipping concept is working well for Amazon)

If I Never Met You: Book Review

Do you know that feeling when a person or a situation over-delivers and surprises you? This book is precisely that. The description on the back cover is underselling and under-promising what the book is. I am a hopeless romantic in reel life (exactly, reel not real), and this book was to my heart what probiotics are to gut.

The best thing about this book is its characters. They feel real, worldly, and believable. Moreover, the journey of the characters through the book has been paid attention to really well. This book is a quintessential example of characters leading the story instead of the other way round. Laurie, the protagonist, has been portrayed well, and her thoughts and relationships with her family and friends are well-rounded and pleasant. Her character has depth and understanding that makes her easily relatable and likable.

The book is not just simply about meet-cute, running into each other, and romantic moments. There is much maturity and thoughtfulness in how the plot moves forward, and the characters evolve. (This book makes me want to know about the author esp. her life experiences.) The book gives a lot of insight into the dynamics of relationships and an understanding of how to navigate them. This is a book one would read more than once as it is so much more than a mere plot. To top it all, I loved the ending. It was beautiful, sensible, and a perfect closure to a rom-com.

Laurie and Jamie are, without a doubt, one of my fav reel-life couples of all time. They fall in love in the most natural and delightful kind of way. The understanding and chemistry between them were bouncing out of the book. They just complemented each other in the best possible ways.

To be honest, this book didn’t give me any laugh-out-loud moments. But the general feel while reading the book was upbeat. I could sense that innate fun element and wit in the story.

One thing though, the people/characters/books references throughout the book went over my head (except for Harry Potter ones). I know that for a fact that Laurie is super cool and witty, but I wanted to get her jokes/remarks. Either the references were too British or old-ish (or I am not as cool as I think I am), but I just didn’t get any.

Did you like If I never Met You book review? If you did, please like, share and subscribe. Are you planning to read If I never Met You, if you haven’t read it yet? Do let me know how you found the book  once you are done reading.

Happy Reading. Chao!

To meet other interesting books listed genre wise, check out the Book Shelf.


  1. You’re so awesome! I don’t believe I have read a single thing like that before. So great to find someone with some original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  2. Thank you for the auspicious writeup It in fact was a amusement account it Look advanced to far added agreeable from you However how can we communicate

  3. I just could not depart your web site prior to suggesting that I really loved the usual info an individual supply in your visitors Is gonna be back regularly to check up on new posts

  4. Hi there to all, for the reason that I am genuinely keen of reading this website’s post to be updated on a regular basis. It carries pleasant stuff.

  5. Thank you for your sharing. I am worried that I lack creative ideas. It is your article that makes me full of hope. Thank you. But, I have a question, can you help me?

  6. My brother suggested I might like this website He was totally right This post actually made my day You cannt imagine just how much time I had spent for this information Thanks

  7. obviously like your website but you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to inform the reality on the other hand Ill certainly come back again

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: