A year ago, Evan and Sarah shared one incredible night. Then Evan’s music - the thing that brought them together - suddenly tore them apart.
Since then, Evan’s not been able to forget about her. And try as she might, Sarah can’t seem to get over him either.
With time running out, Evan’s got one last chance to convince her that the two of them were meant to be. But is one night enough for Sarah to make a decision about the rest of her life - even if it was the best night of her life? And if she doesn’t believe in love at first sight, how can Evan persuade her that what they had will last?
From the bestselling author of A Day at the Office, What Might Have Been is Matt Dunn’s new romantic comedy about two people in love. Though one of them needs a little convincing….
©2014 Matt Dunn (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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I read a Day At The Office a little while ago and found it very enjoyable. I therefore bought this book with high hopes. My initial problem was the narratior who read this very slowly and with peculiar pauses which made me think he had just said something profound and thought provoking. As this was clearly not the case I set playback at 1.25. This actually sounded normal so at least I was able to carry on.
As the tale unfolded I realised this was nowhere near as good as Matt Dunn's previous book. For a start the main characters have a spectacularly ordinary first encounter. She is an American in London and he is British. Their dialogue seems to consist of commentary about how British and American people speak differently. Please can't they just get over it? Oh and of course she hates the British weather (and we all know New York is a heavenly temperate paradise). After this heady cultural exchange he goes away to America and she gets engaged to a man who she clearly didn't like from the outset. He comes back convinced he is in love with her although it is not clear why, as she seems to have all the charisma of an over boiled cabbage.
After two hours I gave up and skipped to the end.
"Not my cup of anything"
Began well, but storyline was weak and went on too long. Outcome was in no doubt. One liners not very funny. Narrator did a good job.
A good premise for a transatlantic love story, however after a good long while, it started to get tedious! Everything about it begun to be repetitious: the conversations between Sarah and her best friend; the conversations between Evan and his male friends; the non conversations between Sarah and Evan… and the incidental irrelevant statements made by David…
I think that this novel could have been about 6 chapters shorter. Especially as the finale was a brief 5 minutes in length and almost anticlimactic!
The narration was commendable, so very easy listening. It caused me to listen to this way into the night in one sitting. But merely out of curiosity, rather than anticipation.
"Unputdownable engrossing read"
Unputdownable engrossing read. Loved the characters. Story unfolded effortlessly with one reveal after the other. Dramatic twists and turns. London backdrop clearly depicted. A fantastic read. 5 stars.
"Good performance, circular story."
Story was circular and was stretched out, but the guy reading it made captivated me.
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