Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel.
Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
November 9! WOOOOOWWWWW! What a beautiful, beautiful book. I read it in one sitting and it blew me away! This just became one of the best contemporary novel ever written. I ran out of words to describe how beautiful this story is. Maybe Someday has always been my favorite CoHo book but I think now it comes close second to this. Don’t get me wrong, all her books are absolutely on point! This is spoiler-free by the way. I wouldn’t take away the feels when you finally read the book by spoiling things here.
This book started off when Fallon had dinner with her dad which happens to be the 2nd year anniversary of the fire that almost cost her life which unfortunately left almost half of her body with scars, scars that made her lost self-confidence, drag her self-esteem down to the lowest level and the fire that took her acting career away. She always blames her dad for what happened in the fire and they never have had a good relationship ever since. And that’s the first November 9th in the story, the day she met Ben in a very interesting way. Here’s where you dive right into the story, hit the ground and prepare for a roller-coaster ride until the very end.
This book is unique, funny, full of angst and really beautiful. It will make you realize that timing sucks most of the time and sometimes we’re so consumed with our emotions that we forgot about the important things around us. There’s a point in this book that made me so angry and I thought I could never forgive that person if it happened to me but the characters will bring you to a ride that will make you understand him/her and eventually forgive. Maybe what matters is not how great the damage is but how far a person is willing to take in order to repair the damage. I laugh, swooned, cried and fell in love.
At one point you’ll think “there’s the plot twist!” and you’d realized that there’s still a lot of pages remaining and then you keep on reading. Situations got worst from people dying to one of them dating someone else and a lot more. But holy sh*t did the blurb not over- exaggerate when it says that there’s an ultimate plot twist, that I didn’t saw coming. There goes the unexpected, shocker of a plot twist and it will just rip your heart to pieces! The entire second part of the book had me crying like a baby and you can just imagine me having a high fever and a runny nose, made the situation a lot worse. But I tell you, it was totally worth it. It’s amazing how these two characters can make you believe of how madly they are in-love with each other when they only spent a matter of hours in a single day each year. It makes you giddy and anxious while anticipating the next November 9th when they reconnect. I was particularly awed with the way their relationship was set up so unequivocally that even in the wake of putting in a whole year separated with actually no contact, they could pick up like they’d never been away from each other. You’ll definitely doubt if you’ll root for this two to be together or it would just be better for them and everyone if they’ll just go on separate ways and that’s what makes the ending very satisfying. This couldn’t end in any other way.
You should read this book and it could be your next favorite thing. Here are some of the beautiful quotes from the book:
“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”
“I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”