About the Book
An aspiring screenwriter has a chance encounter with an actor who could be the man of her dreams. Over the next ten years, she’ll write the story . . . but will he end up being the star?
February 4, 2003, promises to be a typical day for Olivia Ross—a greeting card writer whose passion project is a screenplay of her own. But after she and a handsome actor have a magical meet-cute in a coffee shop, they make a spontaneous pact: in ten years, after they’ve found the success they’re just sure they’re going to achieve, they’ll return to the coffeehouse to partner up and make a film together. The only problem? Olivia neglected to get the stranger’s name. But she doesn’t forget his face—or the date.
For the next ten years, every February 4 is marked with coincidences and ironies for Olivia. As men come and go and return to her life, she continues to write, but still wonders about the guy from the coffee shop—the nameless actor she’s almost certain has turned out to be Hamish MacDougal, now a famous A-lister and Hollywood leading man.
But a lot can happen in ten years, and while waiting for the curtain to rise on her fate, the true story of Olivia’s life is being written—and if she’s not careful, she’ll completely miss the real-life romantic comedy playing out right before her eyes.
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In My Opinion
Plot Twist has shot its way to the top of my favorite Bethany Turner books. It contains Turner’s humor, heart, and pop culture references but takes it to the next level with a chance meeting with an actor and a timeline that spans ten years (sprinkle a little bit of nostalgia into the mix here, too).
And a character can grow a lot in ten years, but also have a number of setbacks along the way. Olivia experiences both. One of the best things about this book was the friendship of Oliva and Fiona. The two of these ladies know each other well and truly care, even in the messy times.
My other favorite thing? The will-they-or-wont-they romance that spans the years. There’s something about a love the perseveres and persists through the ups and downs (in both people’s lives) finally coming to fruition. And Turner illustrates this so well in Plot Twist, I couldn’t help but fall a little in love with Liam myself.
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