About the Book
Quinn and Minnie are born on New Year’s Eve, in the same hospital, one minute apart.
Their lives may begin together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different.
Thirty years later they find themselves together again in the same place, at the same time.
What if fate is trying to bring them together?
Maybe it’s time to take a chance on love…
Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton are love twins. Except they don’t know each other, yet!
Minnie Cooper is the unfortunate, unlucky one who is been named so right from the moment she was born by her mom. She’s raised up without self-assurance from her parents thus ending up with a self-sabotaging attitude which ruins everything for her.
Quinn on the other hand has had a tough childhood despite being born to rich parents. His father was never there and his mother suffers from anxiety issues, needing his attention at all times. This has sabotaged almost all of his past relationships for him. And Quinn ends up with commitment issues because of his insecurity and fear of hurting someone close.
These two characters have so much in common including their DOB and many other likes and dislikes. Fate has kept them apart for 30 years, but now that they have finally met, will they overcome all their personal issues to find their soul mate in each other?
The story is narrated with timelines going back and forth, letting us learn more about Minnie and Quinn’s childhood and their struggles against life. This style might be a bit confusing for the readers and also prone to redundancy after 80% into the book. Although, the story is a delight to read, and the ending is totally worth the wait. Themes of anxiety, PTSD, loneliness, phobia are dealt mildly among the characters.
Minnie’s friends are great characters. Leila her BFF is one hell of a tough woman who loves Minnie to the core, and her co-workers Bev, Fleur and Alan are all sweet and humorous in their own ways. Personally, I loved all the other characters more than Minnie and Quinn. If Sophie decides to write a romcom featuring Fleur’s love story, I am not saying no to it!
Overall, This Time Next Year is a pleasant, fast-paced, uplifting romantic comedy to binge read with coffee and cuddles. My sincere thanks to Arrow and Penguin Random UK for having me on the official blog tour and Rachel Kennedy for sending me the gorgeous paperback.
Meet the Author
Sophie Cousens worked in TV in London for over twelve years, producing The Graham Norton Show, Big Brother and Ant and Dec. She now lives in Jersey and balances her writing career with working for an arts charity and taking care of her two small children. This Time Next Year is her first novel.