The Flip Side - James Bailey | Spoiler Free Book Review

- This post contains a Netgalley arc - 

I am so excited to be on the blog tour today for James Bailey's, The Flip Side! You already know by now how much I love a rom-com and when I heard that this was being compared to The Flat Share (one of my favourite books of 2019), I couldn't wait to read it. Blurb

''It's love . . . what's the worst thing that could happen?

When Josh proposes in a pod on the London Eye at New Years' Eve, he thinks it's perfect.

Until she says no.

And they have to spend the next 29 excruciating minutes alone together.

His life is falling apart.

Realising he can't trust his own judgment, Josh decides from now on he will make every decision through the flip of a coin.

Maybe the coin will change his life forever.

Maybe it will help him find the girl of his dreams . . .''

My Review

I completely understand why this is getting compared to The Flatshare as it definitely had a similar vibe to it which I am always here for! I adored the writing style in this book, it was so easy to read which I know isn't easy to write. I flew through the book and read it completely within a few hours. This is pitched as a rom-com and it definitely is that but the romance for me wasn't the forefront of the book. One of the things I really liked about this book and that drew me in from the first couple of chapters is that it's all from our main males perspective which is rare in rom-coms. 

There were so many things I loved about this book but I want to keep it all spoiler-free for you. But I will say, I loved the bunny rabbit! There is one very awkward yet hilarious first date and each coin flip brings a decision and many funny and witty moments. I loved the journey we follow our characters on. Josh's friend group bring a lot to the story and I wouldn't mind more books about this group.

The journey Josh goes on, over a period of a year, to find the girl of his dreams isn't easy but it was very enjoyable to read and follow along with and I have to say, the ending was perfection. And at a few points in the book, I didn't actually know how it was going to end. 

This book is an extremely impressive debut and I can't wait to read whatever James writes next! 

The Flip Side ebook is available now and the paperback will be released at the end of November! You can get your own copy - HERE



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