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Paperback. Publisher: Hodder Paperback Alexandras best novel yet is sure to be The One to turn this already-bestselling author into a household name How do you know hes The One Are you getting butterflies just thinking about him Have you dreamt of marrying him Do. you just know When Lucy meets Nate in Venice. she knows instantly hes The One. And. caught up in the whirlwindPaperback. Publisher: Hodder Paperback Alexandras best novel yet is sure to be The One to turn this already-bestselling author into a household name How do you know hes The One Are you getting butterflies just thinking about him Have you dreamt of marrying him Do. you just know When Lucy meets Nate in Venice. she knows instantly hes The One. And. caught up in the whirlwind of first love. they kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset. Which according to legend will tie them together forever. But ten years later. they ve completely lost contact. That is. until Lucy moves to New York and the legend brings them back together. Again. And again. And again. But what if Nate isnt The One How is she going to get rid of him Because forever could be a very long time ... A funny. magical romantic comedy about how finding The One doesnt always have to mean happily ever after....

Title : You're The One That I Don't Want
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ISBN : 9780340954133
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 387 Pages
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You're The One That I Don't Want Reviews

  • Norah Una Sumner
    2018-12-24 11:26

    3.5 starsThis is probably my least favourite book by my queen Alex Potter but it was still fun nevertheless! I love Potter's magical realism and humor. The story was definitely interesting and funny, but the characters were a bit too manic and clumsy for my taste. Alexandra's more recent books are much better when it comes to this element. Yes, the story is predictable but I enjoyed reading it. I loved the supporting characters and their unique lives as well. Overall, a fun quick read for relaxing your brain and losing yourself in the "Bookland" for a few hours!

  • Inge
    2019-01-16 14:35

    3.5 starsDo you know the legend of the Bridge of Sighs?They have a legend in Venice. Kiss your true love underneath the Bridge of Sighs, at sunset, with the church bells ringing, and you will be together forever. Nothing will ever be able to keep you apart. How does that sound?To 18-year-old Lucy, that sounds like music to her ears. She’s madly in love with Nathaniel, and he with her. So they decide to do it. They kiss under the bridge, and decide to be together forever.10 years later, Nathaniel’s unhappily married to someone else, and Lucy is single. Then the two meet again. After a very happy reunion, they decide to give it another shot, only to find out that 10 years is a very long time and the both of them have changed a lot – especially Nathaniel. So what do you do when the One is an obnoxious ass and you never want to see him again? What if, despite all your efforts to remove him from your life, the universe is hellbent on keeping you together?Is there a legend to get rid of the One?You're the One that I Don't Want definitely has its funny bits. There is a touch of magic, a clumsy protagonist, and anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Basically everything you need if you're looking for nothing more than a light read, and if you're willing to suspend belief for a moment. Because the plot is also rather predictable and convenient. Having said that, it's still worth a try. I think this was my first Alexandra Potter, and it made me go for more.

  • Goddess Of Blah
    2019-01-04 17:16

    DUMB. DUMB. DUMB. SO DUMB IT HURTS.Ultra chick lit, utterly predictable, clichéd, far-fetched and pathetic with zero dimensional characters. I had to read this book due to a review week exercise. I loathed it. Lucy is an airhead. I don't mind reading a book with a bimbo for a heroine if they have interesting idiosyncrasies or are funny or have that special something which makes them unique. But Lucy is incredibly clichéd and boring. She's a struggling artist who doesn't understand what "mergers or acquisitions" means... perhaps an English dictionary ought to be on her shopping list. (view spoiler)[Nate - the guy she doesn't want is a typical clichéd "baddie" guy. Rich, mean, and blond who hasn't aged well. I couldn't blame him for treating her like an idiot because she is an utter idiot. Adam the hero was so boring that its difficult to even realise he's there. He just drifted in and out the book with no personality. (hide spoiler)]JUST SHUT UP. YOU'RE STUPID.The plot was pathetic, the characters were worse and if your thinking of getting this book - JUST DON'T. Her other books are betterNO MORE PLEASE! YOU DUMB.***SNORE**** BORING *****["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Vanessa Wester
    2018-12-23 19:37

    I am the kind of reader that has moods... I read anything and everything, but I definitely read different types of books depending on what I "need" to read (if that makes sense). Well, at the moment I need to read chick lit... And this one was superb!Ever since I watched the movie "Only you" years ago I have loved all the fate or destiny stuff... "When Harry Met Sally" being another classic... And "Sleepless in Seattle" another great.This story was all those combined... The power of fate, with a supernatural twist! The main character, Lucy, is a creative "airhead" and yet she is the kind of person I know I would be best friends with. She is funny, impulsive, and driven by her hormones... At times. And she hangs on to the hope that her lost love was "the one" until she realises he really wasn't... What happens next is hilarious and I found myself in stitches with many of the scenarios constructed by Alexandra Potter.This (for me anyway) is pure chick lit... Escapism at its best.If you are in the mood for romantic, feel good, laugh out loud drama... This is the book for you. Enjoy - I certainly did...

  • Fani *loves angst*
    2019-01-19 13:30

    3.5 starsSweet, humorous, easy to read but got a little boring at some point before it picked up again. I enjoyed reading it, but did not love it.

  • EeeJay
    2019-01-02 15:31

    Some funny bits don't make up for the predictable plot. What I'd like to know is how these characters always manage to snag TWO guys at the same time when it's hard enough to grab one????

  • Beverly C.
    2019-01-10 14:33

    First things first, this book may contain spoilers oh and...I gave this book 4/5 stars because I was wondering whether or not I should give it 5 stars, but then after having a war with myself, I decided to stick with 4 stars. Fair enough right? I just want to start my review with, well, a few quotes that I love from this book : If only men were like New York taxi-cabs and had a light that they can switch on when they're interested and off when they're not available. Then you'd know exactly where you were and you wouldn't have to worry about getting it wrong and being horribly embarrassed.- Lucy A break-up is one thing, but heartbreak is another.- Robyn Forget men, I want to marry my MacBook. It’s dependable, reliable and you can even go shopping with it.- LucyThis book is amazing, it is definitely a page turner, that's for sure! The characters are awesome, I love Artsy. Yes, quite a shocker isn't it? I bet you thought I would love the main character, Lucy, but no, I like her, but I don't love her. Artsy hands down for me. He's unique, and it's sad that he didn't play that much of a big role in the story, I mean, I know this sounds crazy, but, am I the only one that fantasize about Lucy and Artsy? If he wasn't gay, then well, yeah, I could totally see them as a couple, but I'm glad she ended up with Adam. They suit each other I guess. And I'm satisfied with the ending, and the changes of the characters, like Kate for example. I do not regret reading this book, it was definitely fun and memorable, that's for sure. So yeah, give this book a shot! Especially if you love romantic comedy novels that are surely realistic. And trust me, this book is no stultifier! And the vocabulary used in this book isn't highly complicated that makes you bored and confused at the usage of the words, it's totally readable, you know what I mean? XDAnyway, it has been a pleasure reading this book, and I just want to say thank you for reading this review, and I hope you give this book a chance! <3((The gif above is by no intention to offend anyone. Seriously.))

  • Cassandra
    2018-12-26 15:25

    Amüsanter Roman um einen Liebeszauber.

  • Eatonlm
    2019-01-03 16:22

    This sounded like a great concept. At times it was even cute. In execution it requires a complete re-write. The main character, Lucy's feelings are portrayed to us redundantly. I wouldn't be surprised if the exact wording was verbatim to the first time we were introduced to her feelings or her messy habits, or one of the other million things that made her completely unlikable. Who would want to be stuck with this girl forever? I'd be doing my best to get rid of her too. The ending was predictable. The writing wasn't great.The characters were not likable.The situations presented were impractical. All in all I would highly recommend skipping this book.

  • Shxrxn
    2019-01-12 14:32

    See, we can never be apart now. Wherever you go, I go.- Nathaniel'If you want to be together, you can always be together.'- NathanielI'd say the chances of marrying him are less than zero. But that's OK. I'm perfectly fine with it. That's just the way things are, and that's cool.- LucyOK, I confess. I Googled him once. Maybe twice. Oh, all right, so I've lost count over the years. But so what? Who hasn't gone home and Googled a man they're in love with? Hang on - did I just say the L word?- Lucy Everyone dreams of finding their soulmate. It's a universal quest. All over the world millions of people are looking for their true love, their amore their ame soeur, that one special person with whom they will spend the rest of their life. And I'm no different. Except it doesn't happen for everyone. Some people spend their whole life looking and never find that person. It's the luck of the draw.- LucyIf, by some miracle, you're lucky enough to meet the One, whatever you do, don't let them go. Because you don't get another shot at it.- LucySoulmates aren't like buses; there's not going to be another one along in a minute. That's why they're called 'the One'.- LucyConsequently, my dreams of being an artist ended up just that. Dreams.- LucyWell, recently I've had this feeling. As if there's something missing. As if I'm waiting for my life to begin. Waiting for something to happen.- LucyWhen it comes to love, I just have to put my faith and trust in the power of the universe.- RobynBig bags might look fashionable, but in reality you just end up carrying around a load of junk.- LucyNow I know what people mean when they talk about electricity between two people. It's as if someone has just plugged me straight into the mains. I feel alive. As if I spent the first nineteen years of my life asleep and it was only when I met Nate that I finally woke up.- LucyWhy did he just pop into my head? What's he got to do with anything?- LucyA break-up is one thing, but heartbreak is another.- RobynIf only men were like New York taxi-cabs and had a light that they can switch on when they're interested and off when they're not available. Then you'd know exactly where you were and you wouldn't have to worry about getting it wrong and being horribly embarrassed.- LucyFate likes to portray itself as a genial character, a helpful soul, a guardian angel who will be there for you to lean on when the going gets tough. Don't know what to do? Leave it up to Fate to decide. Life in a mess? Let Fate sort it out - he knows best. Single and heartbroken? Fate's got something wonderful in store for you.- LucyForget men, I want to marry my MacBook. It’s dependable, reliable and you can even go shopping with it.- LucyToo many people miss out on real love because they're too busy waiting for the ONE to show up- Lucy

  • Limau Nipis
    2019-01-17 19:45

    Refreshing indeed. The heroine, Lucy is independent - even though she has some issues about finding her 'The One' back. And she is so lovable (compared to some other chick lit authors who made their heroine a shopaholic and seems never grows up!). Lucy is Lucy, with her quirky characters and had a wonderful housemate in the name of Robyn.And Kate, her sister is not a bitch. I like the sister relationship. Kate is workaholic but has a wonderful husband, who is totally brother in law material to Lucy. Kate never cracks up, but she love Lucy to bits.Lucy, apparently, has been harboring her secret love to Nate for ten years. Love lost and found. And it turns out that Nate is actually not 'The One' (who wants to date a guy with pineapple prints on his boxer?). Everything seems bad luck after she breaks up with Nate.. yowww! So after trying to flirt with Adam, even the universe says she should be with Nate who is totally a jerk.Nice to read on how Lucy tries to break the spell :). And I find Alexandra Potter's writings wonderful.

  • Amanda
    2018-12-30 16:29

    This book is the definition of "eh." It's not terrible, but there is nothing particularly redeeming about it. I kept reading because of a potentially interesting plot - a couple bind themselves together for eternity, according to legend, and then discover they don't so much want to be together. But the characters are stereotyped stock - a clumsy, ditzy, gave-up-on-her-dreams narrator (I'm deliberately not saying "heroine"); a New Age roommate; a high-achieving, workaholic sister. Characterization is not a highlight. There is a dominant focus on finding "the One" and soulmate which was too much for me. One further complaint: her American characters kept offering up British slang. I shouldn't be surprised, since they all sounded the same, but still - that's lazy writing. Bottom line: an uninspired jaunt into what could have been a reasonably novel plot. I'd like to see what Sophie Kinsella could do.Note: Goodreads seems to think this has to be the kindle edition, but it was a paper book. It seems it was also published as "You're the One I Don't Want"

  • Anna
    2019-01-12 18:43

    Every now and then I make myself read a book from outside of my 'reading bubble'. Every now and then I find something surprising and wonderful. This book is not one of these.A romantic comedy with a touch of magic? I was half sold, considering that it was a no risk library book. Hey, some reviewers even called it magic realism! (baby you have no idea what that is. But I digress). A romantic love guaranteed to last for life thanks to a magical spell in Venice. So the young lovers drift apart... meet again 10 years down the road and bang! love good as new. I read and read with less and less enthusiasm... stereotypical characters, predictable plot, and then comes a scene that is supposed to be funny and sure, yep, it is... for about half a page. Only the scene goes on, and on, and on... like John Galt's speech. So I gave up. That was about 1/3 into the book. Don't know how it ends and I don't care.

  • Mikha ϟ
    2019-01-19 13:41

    The plot reminds me a lot of the movie, When in Rome(2010) which really isnt a good movie but it was really funny and i laughed out loud a lot so that makes up for it.Anyway, both the plot from this book and that movie takes place in Italy, In Venice and in Rome(obviously). It portrays the different beliefs and legends of the italians about love and destiny. :) I dont know if it actually works from real life. :)That would be spooky.

  • Faith
    2019-01-15 13:25

    This was such a cliched rom-com. I wanted to finish it before I returned it to the library. Lucy, the proagonist, fulfills all the cliches of this genre and manages to be flat and immature in the process. If you're looking for a contemporary romance to read, there are better ones out there.

  • Leah
    2019-01-04 16:23

    When Lucy meets Nate in Venice aged 18, she believes that he’s The One and that they’re destined to be together forever. When Lucy and Nate learn of the Bridge of the Sighs and the legend behind it – that everyone who kisses underneath the bridge, at sunset, are destined to be together forever – they go ahead and do as the legend says. Ten years later, Lucy has moved to New York and she and Nate have lost contact until the Legend brings them back together again. Lucy thinks they’re fated to be together and everything’s fine for a while, until the both realise they’ve changed and their relationship goes sour. The Legend, however, keeps bringing them back to each other again, and again, and again. Is Nate ‘The One’ for Lucy and if not, just how is she going to get rid of him?I’m quite a fan of Alexandra Potter, the way she manages to blend magic with love-able characters makes for a perfect story. It’s true that some of the magical aspects leave me a little bewildered and let down (particularly concerning Who’s That Girl?), but nevertheless I still enjoy her books because they’re always quick and enjoyable reads. I particularly loved the sound of her newest book when I read about it on Amazon a while back so when I received a copy in the post, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I had a few books to get through before hand and I knew it wasn’t going to be released until August but I finally managed to find the time to read it – thanks to an electricity cut!Unlike most chick lit, which seems to start to blend into one another should you read too many in a row, Alexandra Potter’s books are a little bit different due to her magical aspects that have been present in her last four books. The only other chick lit author to insert a bit of magic into her stories is Cecelia Ahern but Alexandra and Cecelia’s writing styles differ wildly so there’s no cross-over or same-ness. The only problem I’ve had thus far with Alexandra’s book is the inability for the magical aspects to fully stick and I’ve found the explanations a bit twee so I was hoping You’re The One That I Don’t Want would fully restore my faith in Alexandra’s magical aspects.You’re The One That I Don’t Want opens with a prologue set in Venice, when Lucy and Nate first meet, and just before they fulfil the Legend of the Bridge of Sighs. It pulls you right into the story before heading into present day New York where Lucy works for an art gallery. It takes a few pages for Lucy and Nate to be brought back together and they quickly fall back into the relationship they left off 10 years ago. They both soon realise that they’ve changed dramatically since their holiday in Venice and they’re soon fed up with each other and the relationship quickly goes wrong. That’s where the fun starts; as Lucy and Nate try to get away from each other for good, but they keep ending up in the same place, at the same time, driving them both insane. It soon turns into some sort of game as they try to avoid each as best they can and they fail dramatically, with some hilarious consequences.Lucy, like most of Alexandra’s characters, was a warm and likeable leading lady. She seemed more real than most fictional characters, too, and she’s definitely someone you’d want as a friend. Her clumsiness, instead of being annoying, was endearing and I laughed out loud at the juicer incident. I also quite liked Nate, he and Lucy seemed so sweet together both at the beginning in Venice and when they rekindled their romance at the beginning of the book, but it soon became clear Nate had changed in the 10 year break and he didn’t seem as nice and as his and Lucy’s relationship gets worse, it’s clear to see that both of them were clinging onto a fantasy from 10 years ago. One of my favourite characters, though, was Adam, someone Lucy meets when he crashes her art gallery’s party. He and Lucy seemed so alike and he was a fantastic character. Another favourite character was Robyn, Lucy’s friend and room-mate, she was hilarious and I loved her hippy-ish, bohemian ways. I must also mention Magda, Lucy’s boss, who I loved. Finally we have Lucy’s sister Kate and her husband Jeff. They have their own little sub-plot and although Kate is a bit of an ice-queen when we first meet her, it was nice to see her thaw a little.You’re The One That I Don’t Want is written in a very easy, chatty style, which works so so well, particularly since the book is told entirely from Lucy’s point of view. It must be such a difficult writing style to pull off but Alexandra appears to do it with apparent ease. The book was a bit slow in some parts, and predictable in others, but it was a fun way to spend my Sunday afternoon. I enjoyed the ways in which Lucy and Nate tried to get away from each other, and I liked how everyone else pitched in to try and help Lucy in her quest. But what really made the book for me was the fact the magical aspect made a lot of sense. I have no idea if the Bridge of Sighs legend actually exists, and I don’t want to Google it for fear of disappointment, but I liked the legend itself, probably because it was such a romantic kind of legend (not that it turned out that way for Lucy). I definitely recommend the book, it’s the perfect way to whittle away a day or so!

  • Sarah Dane
    2019-01-01 11:43

    What a nice story, it makes you wonder and reflect after reading. However, I can't imagine the characters since they're not described in details.Catching lines“That life can change in the blink of any eye. All you have is right now. So don’t ever put off telling someone how you feel about them, don’t assume that they know, because they might not and it might be too late.”“The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”“And yet you can spend a lifetime with someone and still be a stranger to them, but on the flipside you can meet someone briefly who can see inside your soul. Can you measure love by time? By anything? Or is it something inexplicable that has no rhyme or reason, no scientific explanation. Something that just happens. Like magic.”“Soulmates are like buses; there’s not going to be another one along in a minute. that’s why they’re called “the ONE”.”"See, we can never be apart now. Wherever you go, I go.- Nathaniel'If you want to be together, you can always be together.'- NathanielI'd say the chances of marrying him are less than zero. But that's OK. I'm perfectly fine with it. That's just the way things are, and that's cool.- LucyOK, I confess. I Googled him once. Maybe twice. Oh, all right, so I've lost count over the years. But so what? Who hasn't gone home and Googled a man they're in love with? Hang on - did I just say the L word?- Lucy Everyone dreams of finding their soulmate. It's a universal quest. All over the world millions of people are looking for their true love, their amore their ame soeur, that one special person with whom they will spend the rest of their life. And I'm no different. Except it doesn't happen for everyone. Some people spend their whole life looking and never find that person. It's the luck of the draw.- LucyIf, by some miracle, you're lucky enough to meet the One, whatever you do, don't let them go. Because you don't get another shot at it.- LucySoulmates aren't like buses; there's not going to be another one along in a minute. That's why they're called 'the One'.- LucyConsequently, my dreams of being an artist ended up just that. Dreams.- LucyWell, recently I've had this feeling. As if there's something missing. As if I'm waiting for my life to begin. Waiting for something to happen.- LucyWhen it comes to love, I just have to put my faith and trust in the power of the universe.- RobynBig bags might look fashionable, but in reality you just end up carrying around a load of junk.- LucyNow I know what people mean when they talk about electricity between two people. It's as if someone has just plugged me straight into the mains. I feel alive. As if I spent the first nineteen years of my life asleep and it was only when I met Nate that I finally woke up.- LucyWhy did he just pop into my head? What's he got to do with anything?- LucyA break-up is one thing, but heartbreak is another.- RobynIf only men were like New York taxi-cabs and had a light that they can switch on when they're interested and off when they're not available. Then you'd know exactly where you were and you wouldn't have to worry about getting it wrong and being horribly embarrassed.- LucyFate likes to portray itself as a genial character, a helpful soul, a guardian angel who will be there for you to lean on when the going gets tough. Don't know what to do? Leave it up to Fate to decide. Life in a mess? Let Fate sort it out - he knows best. Single and heartbroken? Fate's got something wonderful in store for you.- LucyForget men, I want to marry my MacBook. It’s dependable, reliable and you can even go shopping with it.- LucyToo many people miss out on real love because they're too busy waiting for the ONE to show up- Lucy"

  • Sarah
    2019-01-15 19:25

    Blago rečeno užas. Ja sam otvorena za te malo laganije knjige kada hoću da se opustim ali da li se neko šalio samnom ova knjiga nema nikakv smisao, nema poentu nema čak ni opuštajućih komičnih scena. Bukvalno sam pola preskočila i pročitala kraj. Razočarenje.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------This is a disaster. Like for real, where is the point, i know i know "be careful what you whish for" and all tha jazz. But it's just not good. It's poorly written, you don't have point or any funny moment at all. I skip half of this book. I'm so open fo "Bridget Jones" type of books just for change you know and i was like "I heard that Alexandra Potter has that type of books so let's go whit this one" but no like no i did not like this book at all.

  • Melody
    2018-12-28 16:29

    When 18-year-old British girl Lucy Hemmingway met American boy Nathaniel Kennedy when they were in Venice, Italy, it was as if they were being hit by Cupid's arrow. Perhaps they are young, or perhaps they got carried away by the romantic atmosphere that they kissed under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset with the church bells ringing. And according to the legend, any couple who did that will be tied to each other for eternity. However ten years later, they had went on separate ways and Lucy is now working in an art gallery in New York since her paintings have gotten her to nowhere in London, despite that she still has a passion for them. Just when she thought she had forgotten about Nate, she stumbled upon him and she brushed off their encounter as merely a coincidence. But it seems more like fate when they start to bump into each other, again and again until Lucy began to wonder if the legend is indeed true.Lucy decided to give their relationship another chance, since Nate is separated with his wife, Beth and perhaps she thinks he is indeed The One after all this time. But as the time goes by, Lucy did not think their relationship is as wonderful as they were back in Venice, and to complicate things, Lucy thinks she has fallen in love with another man called Adam. Perhaps it is cursed by the legend, but Lucy finds it is hard to not bump into Nate wherever she goes, and vice versa. It is certainly hard to explain when things simply turned out to be that way, no matter how much they hated it. I have not read a romantic comedy for a while, so this is one reason why I find this book so enjoyable and refreshing besides the fact that I had read one of Alexandra Potter's earlier releases and loving it. Alexandra Potter has a way with the plots and that is not all, she also makes her characters seem likeable. You would have thought my favourite characters are Lucy and Nate don't you, after all they are the protagonists but I have to say it is actually Lucy's employer, Magda and Lucy's friend, Robyn who have made this story so much more interesting and entertaining. Their dialogues are witty most of the times and it is always interesting to hear their side of their stories, from topics such as the laws of attraction in the universe (that's Robyn talking) right down to matchmaking and making meatballs (and that's Magda). While I find Robyn's opinion of believing in stars and fate to be romantic, I think one shouldn't take those too seriously and to be more open and observant to the people surrounding you because your true love might be hidden out there.All in all, I had fun reading this book! So who did Lucy end up with? I wish I can tell you the answer but as you already know, I won't so you will have to read it and find out yourself.

  • Carina Gironella
    2019-01-09 12:16

    This book is not like any other books I’ve read. It’s about a lady (Lucy Hemmingway) who believed in soulmates, destiny, kismet, fate, all those stuff about love. At first read, you might think it’s just a typical love story and will have a predicable ending then another thought hits you that maybe it’s not…While other books focused on finding the ONE, Lucy Hemmingway, the protagonist, only wanted to get rid of him. Lucy and Nate met at Venice during summer in their teen-years. The usual couple in their tweeny-teen years and in a place such like Venice, you couldn’t just blame them to fall deeply in love with each other. Then a man approached them and told them about a legend -”Legend of the Bridge of Sighs”. Then the magic begins…Have you ever tried reading a book and just had to stop and think of what you just read? Well, this book can give you that. Here are some of the lines that got my attention:“That life can change in the blink of any eye. All you have is right now. So don’t ever put off telling someone how you feel about them, don’t assume that they know, because they might not and it might be too late.”“The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”“And yet you can spend a lifetime with someone and still be a stranger to them, but on the flipside you can meet someone briefly who can see inside your soul. Can you measure love by time? By anything? Or is it something inexplicable that has no rhyme or reason, no scientific explanation. Something that just happens. Like magic.”“Soulmates are like buses; there’s not going to be another one along in a minute. that’s why they’re called “the ONE”.”The only negative thing I noticed was the characters weren’t physically described that you can actually picture them. Do you get what I want to say here? I hope you do. But the characters had their own time in the light. Every character was important and had a secret of their own which makes the book a good one for me. I like to stop and think of what will happen next, the type that will keep you reading until the last page.

  • Tina Bahat
    2018-12-28 13:16

    "A ipak možete provesti čitav životni vijek s nekim i još uvijek mu biti stranac, ali isto tako možete nakratko sresti nekoga tko vas vidi u dušu. Može li se ljubav mjeriti vremenom? Bilo čime? Ili je to nešto neobjašnivo što nema razumnog, znanstvenog objašnjenja? Nešto što se jednostavno dogodi. Poput čarolije."

  • Kat
    2019-01-05 15:35

    Una chica de Inglaterra. Un chico de Estados Unidos. Se conocen en Venecia, se enamoran, viven una hermosa y apasionada historia de amor, y entonces escuchan de una leyenda, la del Puente de los Suspiros, si se besan bajo ese puente estarán juntos por toda la eternidad. Para siempre. Pero entonces llega el final del verano y los dos deben volver a sus hogares, un año pasa en el cual su relación se mantiene mediante cartas y llamadas, hasta que un día él llama y le dice que rompen y que se va a casa con otra mujer.Años después la misma chica viaja a NY por trabajo, y aun no ha podido olvidarse de él, tendrá que hacer algo para hacerlo porque.. para siempre es muchísimo tiempo, ¿no?Opinión:LO AMÉ. LO AMÉ. LO AMÉ.El destino, los para siempre, las leyendas románticas, TODO FUE TAN PERFECTO. Osea lo ame. La protagonista es divertida, la narración es muy muy entretenida.El libro es muy divertido, y es preciosisimo. Realmente adoré la trama y como se desarrollo todo, me encanto, mucho. Los personajes son todos muy peculiares, donde en algunos son muy maduros, otros son unos románticos empedernidos y creen en que el Destino esta escrito.Me reí mucho con las cosas que tiene que pasar la protagonista para encontrar al amor de su vida. Y cuando entendí porque el libro se llamaba así, lo adoré aun mas.ES MUY MUY RECOMENDADO. Es entretenido, romántico, aunque también hay un par de lagrimas. Me encantaría leer algo mas de Alexandra, realmente adoré el libro.

  • Kelly
    2019-01-17 18:17

    So... I started this book with a frown. This normally isn't my kind of read, but I do love sappy love stories. So when my friend got it for me, I was happy nevertheless. I, indeed, expected one of those sappy love stories that make you swoon, but I was fairly disappointed.Lucy and Nathaniel met in Venice at the age of 18 and 20. Madly in love with each other they kissed under the Bridge of Sighs. Only after they got seperated (since Lucy lived in England and Nate in America) Nathan got married to another and broke Lucy's heart. Now, ten years later, they meet again and it's like love at second sight. But only not everything goes as planned. Nate seems to have changed a lot and how come everything he does irritates her? That surely wasn't supposed to happen to soulmates? And what's up with her sudden infatuation with Adam? And is it really magic keeping her and Nate together? I love and hate this book at the same time. It wasn't what I suspected it would be. No sappy love story here, I'm afraid. Sure, there is a love story, just not the one I would have wanted. I cannot tell you too much, because I don't wish to spoil you all, but I guess I didn't like the outcome of the story. Anyways. Besides the plot ending the book was well written (although it's a British author) and I did enjoy it.

  • Mad Katniss
    2018-12-26 11:17

    I hate Lucy when she's with Nate. But I love her when she's with Adam. The thing is, in the part where she realized that she does not love Nate anymore is that part where she started a new love with Adam. They clicked when they are together. She is happy and acts like her real self when she is with him. From this part on, it's like watching a chick flick movie. The feel good one that would make you smile and would make you think that, hey true love can be possible and though it is hardwork, true love is worth the sacrifices and the hard times. Though there are a lot of predictable scenes, I love the idea how Lucy moved on from being a 'silly girl' who's a sucker for legends and fairytale-like love. I recommend this book to those who are suckers for finding their One True Love. Lucy was in hunt for the One. But the thing is, she found it when she least expected it.

  • Daisy
    2019-01-19 19:29

    I really liked the concept of this book: what if you can't get away from someone who's obviously not the one after all? And Lucy is a really likeable main character, which is so important. I thought Nate was awful and underwent a complete transformation from the time he spent in Venice with Lucy to when se sees him again in New York, it's hard to believe they were the same person. I thoughts some parts were a bit predictable, but nevertheless, this was an enjoyable read.

  • Marblezzie
    2019-01-17 19:38

    The prologue of the story was quite catching. I got really excited in the beginning it was obviously a budding romance between two teenagers who were destined to be together for a lifetime. But as I read into the story, I did find it for the most part really tedious. Although it made an about-face at the end when it was too funny to put down because of the constant bickering between Lucy and Nate.

  • Ivy
    2019-01-18 12:45

    A friend of mine borrowed this book to me saying it was awesome and that she loved it a lot and so I decided to give it a go and wow do I love it! This is the first novel I read by Alexandra Potter. Definitely not the last. Bought my own copies of Be careful what you wish for and do you come here often? Amazing author.

  • Dhini
    2019-01-17 17:24

    I liked it.But I could not say that I loved it..And it is not that funny so I could say that it is a romantic comedy..there is a little humor, a little sarcasm, affection and love story although I did not get the chemistry.But I loved the characters..I loved the way Alexandra Potter descibed it.It is plainly written.Alexandra Potter is a great writer but maybe not the best storyteller.

  • Janeen
    2018-12-26 19:20

    Very Cute story and funny! I started to feel bad for both of them, they really wanted out. I did wish that the Author told a little bit more about what happened to Daniel when they were on the bridge. Did he leave? Was he angry when she was kissing Adam? Did he get Beth back? Hints why it got a four and not a five. Other than that, I thought it was a nice twist on a classic type of story.

  • Su
    2018-12-22 13:36

    I'm happy with this book. It was hilarious and by reading the prologue, I thought of the ending quite differently. There were the moments I had to laugh out loud while reading. I would recommend this to a friend who wants a good laugh and enjoys chick-lits like I do.