The Near Miss

Lily Joseph

Nick and Wren are meant to be. But Nick and Wren have never met. And now, fate is about to change everything. Could true love be just a catastrophe away?

Local reporter Wren just wants a quiet life with no surprises. Sure, her boyfriend, Alex, is a bit vain and controlling, and maybe their relationship isn’t as exciting as it used to be. But excitement is overrated… right?

Handyman Nick is keen to keep his head down too while dealing with a devastating breakup. All he wants is for his business to be a success, to see his daughter and get on with things.

But while restoring an old bookshop, Nick accidentally drops a sheet of glass from a window, missing Wren by a hair before shattering at her feet. Then, from electrocution-by-kettle to tipping bookcases, near misses, mix-ups and mishaps, fate won’t leave them alone. Not until they meet.

When Wren heads to Italy on what should have been a trip for two, she has no idea that Nick is there too. And when a totally coincidental, nearly fatal meet-cute finally throws them together in the magical Blue Grotto in Capri, sparks fly.

But Nick and Wren soon find out their lives are even more entwined than they could ever imagine. Will their love survive, or will it be another near miss?

The Near Miss is a totally perfect, completely addictive feel-good romantic comedy of chance encounters and second chances that will have fans of Beth O’Leary, Mhairi McFarlane and Abby Jimenez hooked from start to finish.

Readers love The Near Miss:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THIS BOOK!… Lily Joseph hit it out of the parka treasure to read! I fell in love with all of the characters… was hilarious, fun, and quirkySuch a good book!’ Goodreads reviewer

Wow! I caught myself holding my breath more than onceunforgettablebeautiful and movinga perfect ending. I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer

I loved this book, the characters, all of it!… made me so happy… I was hooked… I found myself nearly cheering with excitement… shedding a few tears.’ Goodreads reviewer

Heart-warmingI was obsessedyou’ll be hookedtugs at the heartstringsdelightfulthe perfect escape.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A feel-good rom-com which I absolutely loved… this book had everything… absolutely devoured it… so lovable… had me giggling and kicking my feet… an absolute delight.’ Goodreads reviewer

What a gorgeous feel-good story!… starts off with a bang – almost literally – and doesn’t stop from there… the perfect book to pick up when you want something light, fun, and feel-good… perfect for reading on the beach on holiday.’ @hyperunfocus