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Summary

The book that started it all!

A vintage '90s romcom from number one best-selling author Shari Low.

1999. 

Carly Cooper is 30, single and after coming close to saying ‘I do’ to six different men, she’s wondering if she accidentally said ‘goodbye' to Mr Right. 

But there is a problem.

Her ex-boyfriends are scattered all over the world, and Carly lives in 1999: an era before Facebook, Google, smartphones, 4G and Broadband, when it was impossible to track people down with a few clicks of a mouse.

On a mission to discover if she walked away from her 'happy ever after', Carly quits her job, her flat, her whole life and sets off on a quest to track down all the men she has ever loved.

Her Mr Right is out there, but can she find him?

And what if he’s moved on from the ex-girlfriend who said goodbye?

©2020 Shari Low (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Excellent performance, shallow story.

Do people like this main character really exist? An ultra light read firmly in the fantastical realm of romance. Starts out fun but the lead comes across shallower and somewhat more repetitive by the chapter.

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Love this story

I love the plot of this book, the idea of revisiting past loves to find the one incase you missed it the first time around. The narration was amazing she gave life and individuality to each and every character and made you care and be invested in each of them finding there HEA. I myself found it hard to pick and stick with one love interest to root for, I thinkI found myself rooting for them all at some point through my journey with this book. Although about half way through this book I figured out who Carly would end up with it didn’t take away from the experience of listening to this book. My only criticism is that the ending felt rushed.

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I felt the ending was rushed, Carly comes back for her brothers wedding and in the next moment she had found the one. I felt it would have been better if we had got past the wedding and Carly got back to trying to sort her life back out when she ran in to him ( maybe literally and he had to stop her falling and save her as he has so man times) it jus made me feel like she was settling which made me feel bad for him. There was no massive epiphany that moment of realisation that he was the one she needed all along. But that’s just my personal preference and either way Defo worth the read/listen

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couldn't get into it to start with..... but!

Much more enjoyable than I imagined. Carly is such a dummy though. but then I remembered the mstakes I have made in my life lol!

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Hilarious Chick Lit

Well, can you imagine having a set of different relationships all of which were almost at the marrying stage and then with one drama after another the relationships end and some in dramatic ways. Then, deciding to revisit the ex boyfriends just in case one of them was Mr Right. That’s what Carly Cooper decides to do. Some are in different countries and with the help of credit cards off she goes. Some sad but hilarious antics along her journey to Mr Right. What she discovers is that the person she eventually ends up with was not how she pictured it in her head. A great enjoyable read.

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Funny, lighthearted drama, loved every bit of Carley Coopers adventure. Easy listen.
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Lovely trip down memory lane

If wondered if you could remember what life was like before, Facebook, Google, mobile phones....

Shari takes us on a trip down memory lane with this laugh out loud rom com "What If" 


There was times I had to stop myself shouting "just Google it" 🤣🤣 


Cooper (Carly) wonder's what she'd already met the love her life, so decides to search the globe in search of her past loves, with surprising twists. 

Helen Mcalpine did an amazing job, the voices we're all completely different, considering she's Scottish, her English accents were fantastic 👏


I really enjoyed a trip down memory lane, remembering lots of things that Shari cleverly included in this fantastic novel xxxx

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Brilliant

Shari you have done it again .. i laughed . cried .. brilliant story didn't want it to end . Brilliantly narrated by Helen McAlpine...Love her voice ... Lockdown Favourite that's for sure ..

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  • 06-06-22

Excellent Narration. Expected More from Story

It took me weeks to finish this book. I found the beginning to be very slow but picked up in the last 3-4 chapters. I enjoyed the characters but thought the story drug on for no apparent reason and the ending was lack luster. The narration was on point making up for the story. If you want something to accompany you on mundane tasks pick this listen.

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  • 23-04-22

really good

I love it. I could not go to sleep I just wanted to see what was next. this author is funny and captivating. I will definitely be reading more of her books.