Corinne is a 27-year-old who has returned to Chicago after losing her best friend to cancer. Devastated by grief and stuck in a rut, a vulnerable Corrine is at a crossroads in her life – she is milling along without any particular direction in life, temping at various jobs.
Her love life is similar – she has no time to look for love. However, Corrine’s life is thrown into disarray when a mysterious app called Met appears on her mobile phone – one which promises her true love, a chance to find her soul mate through four missed opportunities from her past.
The situation becomes further complicated when Corinne meets someone - independent from the mysterious app’s recommendations - who she likes and feels attracted to. Should Corrine live in the present and follow her heart or return to her past, trusting the advice from the app, to revisit a missed opportunity and discover the supposed one?
Corinne was a very empathetic character and the plot was well constructed. The author dealt with some very relatable issues such as grief, sexuality, love, romance, family and the journey to self-discovery but in a realistic way as not all the characters in the novel get their happy ending, reflecting the vicissitudes of life. The narrative was easy to follow and the story was peppered with an array of comedic, romantic and fun moments.
This off-the-wall story was a compelling read about loss and trying to find your place in the world, about following your destiny and the importance of second chances. It definitely lends itself to a sequel. (LP)