Feel uplifted with this hilariously romantic story about a second chance at love
'Charming, funny and very relatable!' JOSIE SILVER
'Made me laugh out loud, cry my heart out and put a big grin on my face' 5***** Reader Review
'Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!' GIOVANNA FLETCHER
It's love . . . what could go wrong?
When Josh proposes in a pod on the London Eye at New Years' Eve, he thinks it's perfect.
Until she says no.
And they have to spend the next 29 excruciating minutes alone together.
Realising he can't trust his own judgment, Josh decides from now on he will make every decision through the flip of a coin.
Maybe the coin will change his life forever.
Maybe it will find him find the girl of his dreams . . .
Hilarious, feel-good and uplifting. A romantic comedy perfect for anyone who has ever failed at love.
'A funny, sparky read that feels fresh and modern . . . this book is fab' SOPHIE COUSENS
'Really sweet, warm hearted story with some very funny moments . . . Thoroughly enjoyed it' CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
'Refreshing, funny and heart-warming . . . we could not get enough of this' HEAT, Read of the Week
'It's like finding yourself in the middle of the warmest, funniest, most amazing romantic comedy you've ever comes across. Everyone is going to fall in love with it' MIRANDA DICKINSON
'Lovely, very funny' i newspaper, best new books for the autumn
Fans of The Flatshare, Don't You Forget About Me and Richard Curtis will LOVE this.
READERS RATE THE FLIP SIDE 5 STARS!
'I devoured this book in a few hours and couldn't put it down . . . a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming romantic comedy that will leave you pondering whether you could ever leave fate up to the flip of a coin' *****
'It's always a good sign when a story has me laughing out loud from the first few chapters!' *****
'It was fantastic! A perfect summer read!!' *****
'A lovely story for modern times with lovely characters throughout' *****
'A hilarious book that I enjoyed reading from beginning to end. There wasn't a dull moment' *****
'A lovely, laugh out loud romcom ... I read The Flip Side in two sittings, and didn't want it to end' *****
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Down on his luck and recently out of a relationship, Josh spontaneously elects a new method to get his life back on track. After a failed proposal proves the final straw, he goes for a 50/50 flip of a coin to settle all of his indecisions. Sharp-witted dialogue makes for an irresistible read with hearty, laugh-out-loud moments as all manner of unpredictable events unfold. The characters are sharply drawn and help to pace events—weighing in at pub quiz sit-downs, say, and Bailey manages to centre the collective male perspective within a romantic comedy. Something that’s all-to-rare. Hapless Josh picks up his fortunes but eventually must come to terms with his own feelings of inadequacy to progress and properly find his groove. This is an entertaining story that reminds of the magic in leaving things to fate.
Bailey's gimmicky but entertaining debut follows the misadventures of a 28-year-old who proves aimless in both life and love. Josh abruptly finds himself homeless and single after his live-in girlfriend of four years turns down his proposal. Near-broke and thoroughly discouraged by life, Josh moves from London to his parents' house in Cadbury and decides to entrust his fate to the flip of a coin: for the next year, every decision he makes will be determined by heads or tails. While subjecting himself to the fickleness of random luck, he suffers through several embarrassing attempts to get his romantic life back on track before happening upon the woman of his dreams. He spends a glorious few hours with her in London's National Gallery, only to lose her in the crowd before he can get her name. With few clues to go on, Josh spends the remainder of the book searching for the woman he knows only as Sunflower Girl, all the while hoping he'll finally get lucky. Josh's meet-cute with his love interest doesn't occur until a third of the way in, and their reunion happens much later, leaving little room for the romance to develop. The result is breezy reading that won't linger long in readers' minds. \n
PRETTY GOOD FOR A FELLA
It was a surprisingly enjoyable & easy too read rom-com book. I wasn’t expecting much because it is written by a man, but I’m so very, very happy to be proven wrong.