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I devoured this book so fast! I haven’t read any romantic comedy novels written from a male perspective and it was really refreshing. I loved every part of the plot, the dialogue and the characters and never felt like I knew what was what coming next or how it would develop. I loved the humour and natural asides throughout the book and the main character is really relatable. It was uplifting, funny, honest and a tiny bit escapist. I loved reading the descriptions of London and Bristol and Munich and Paris etc. I hope it becomes a film!
Josh has set the perfect NYE proposal in a private pod on the London Eye. What could go wrong... the answer being No! After the rejection Josh’s life starts to spiral downwards and he decides he can’t make his own decision and leaves it up to a flip of a coin. What could go wrong letting heads or tails decide your life?
I’ve been wanting to read this for a while since seeing this on Instagram and via blogs. However I was slightly disappointed, the story started so well and was quite funny with different dating disasters and I loved it being a male character as the lead. However it dragged towards the last 1/3 of the book and I can’t say I wanted to finish it as it was Predictable and a bit unrealistic 🙈
I really enjoyed this book. Romantic comedies aren’t normally amongst my pick of books, but this one was so full of humour and laugh out loud incidents, I was pleasantly surprised. I particularly liked how most of the chapters had a wry or surprising ending, making me want to read one more chapter before I put it down.
I loved the detailed descriptions of the various city locations that Josh lives in and travels to, and these changes of location added to the pace of the story and my desire to find out if Josh's coin would turn his year from a disaster to a success. All in all, a great read.
Really enjoyed this romcom refreshingly written from a male standpoint. Good storyline, well paced with enough twists to keep you guessing. Satisfyingly romantic but also very funny. It’s rare for me to laugh out loud so much reading a novel. I loved the little descriptive details that you can identify with which really brought the book to life. This is an engaging book, an excellent summer read (or indeed winter too!). More from this author please!
I can't say enough about how fantastic this book was, I can completely see it as a rom-com film in time. I loved the characters and the settings, the author has perfectly captured the highs and lows of dating and really just being alive etc... in the modern world and I did struggle to put it down. The descriptions of the characters and locations are that detailed and on point that either I feel as though I'm there, or the characters enthusiasm and excitement becomes my own...I'm not a big art person for example but this book has made me want to be so that I can go and see a certain famous painting described throughout the book. A lot of research and heart has gone into this, the author should be very proud, I definitely can't wait to hear of more books from him.
This book for me was quite disappointing in that it really lacked any resemblence to reality. It did have the "feel good factor" that many romantic comedies have but there was just too many silly situations with people who seemed like caricatures. It was not a book I felt any real engagement with and perhaps it should be marketed toward those of early teenage years who may appreciate the style of writing. Not the worst I've read by far, but certainly lacking depth.
The main character felt like Mr Bean meets High Grant and a bit too weak and hapless for my liking. Storyline was amusing and provided some lighthearted escapism during lockdown however. Overall, it was ok but not a must read book. Additionally, it felt a little rushed towards the end, to the point I had to look back to see if I'd missed a chapter or two. It really didn't provide enough substance for me and I hurried to the end just to get it finished.
I enjoyed reading this - it covered a range of emotions and situations with sensitivity where appropriate and with humour where appropriate. I liked the way the family characters and friends were drawn - they felt real. It was good to read about romance from a male perspective for a change. Hopefully, the story will be continued in another book.
I have read a lot of romantic comedies, and after a certain point they have all blurred into one. It has been so refreshing to read one from a different perspective, and particularly one as funny and farcical as The Flip Side.
The main character, Josh, gets himself into ridiculous and relatable situations which kept me smiling even in a lockdown. I’ve missed hearing about people’s dating disasters, and Josh’s are definitely disastrous! With the plot hopping from one lovely city to the next (London, Munich, Paris), it was a lovely bit of escapism that I would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a few days tucked up with a book.
This book made me laugh out loud a lot, as it was just my sense of humour and just what I needed to lift my spirits. It is well written and I enjoyed the story, but it didn’t make 5 stars for me as the romance was not very predominant. I am an Austin, Bronte sort of romantic and like the will they won’t they angst, and although this was attempted I wasn’t feeling it and I was actually rooting for his long term female friend, rather than sunflower girl. Nevertheless, it is well worth it for the laughs alone.