There are some people you can’t imagine life without.
What, at the end of it all, is really important?
Liv and her friends can’t imagine a life different from now: freedom, lifelong friendships, and dreams that are still within their reach.
Then, Liv dies.
For those left behind – Mia, Fraser, Anna, Norm and Melody – everything stops. Their lives and dreams are frozen in time.
In the years that follow, they decide to meet on Liv’s birthday to raise a toast and celebrate her life, even though none of them are living their own – not really. Time marches inexorably on, and yet without Liv, the lynchpin of the group, they are all flailing. Mia and Fraser are quietly falling apart because of the secret they share and, as truths are unearthed and their friendships are tested to the limit, they have to ask themselves – is it time to get on with the business of actually living?
Praise for How We Met
‘Katy Regan is a brilliant writer and this tale is another belter.’ – The Sun
‘A warm and touching account of loss and life.’ **** – Daily Express
‘Beautifully written, this tale absolutely fizzes with energy, has totally believable characters, convincing dialogue and is funny, moving and memorable.’ – Sunday Mirror
‘Veering from uproarious humour to tissue-clutching sadness, Katy Regan’s third novel tackles love, loss and sherry-fuelled scrabble games.’ – Marie Claire
‘A brilliantly honest exploration of how people come to terms with the loss of a loved one… Floods. Of. Tears.’ 9/10 – Now magazine
‘Nicely done’ – Star magazine
‘We defy you not to draw up your own “before I’m 30” list afterwards.’ – ASOS magazine
'Realistic, poignant and life affirming, a thoroughly enjoyable read.' Katie Fforde
'I loved this gorgeous, big-hearted book – it's heartbreaking, hilarious and ultimately life-affirming…A wonderful read… How Wet Met is bursting with joy, love and friendship' Fiona Gibson
'How We Met' is a beautifully written emotional, vibrant and joyful book that will stay with you long after you've read the final page.' Rowan Coleman
About the author
Katy Regan worked at 19 magazine for two years before joining Marie Claire in 2002. In 2004, at the height of her career as the office roving reporter singleton, she fell accidentally pregnant by her best mate (who just remained a friend). Seeing the creative possibilities in this unconventional situation, her editor commissioned her to write a column, And then there were three… which proved so successful it ran for two years and inspired readers to write in to Katy with their life story. She has now taken her loyal following to her blog: The State She's In on the Marie Claire website. She lives in Little Berkhamsted and shares care of her son Fergus with his dad