We Met in December

Rosie Curtis

fiction contemporary romance
hopeful lighthearted fast-paced

400 pages | first published 2019

Following a year in the life of a twenty-something British woman who falls hard for her London flat mate, this clever, fun, and unforgettable romantic comedy is the perfect feel-good holiday read.

Two people. One house. A year that changes everything.  

Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It’s December, and she’s taking a room in a crumbling, but grand, Notting Hill house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night, Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. They don’t kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together.

But when Jess returns from a two-week Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else—beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams…and the woman of his.

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lighthearted 92%
hopeful 39%
relaxing 25%
funny 21%
adventurous 10%
emotional 10%


medium 50%
slow 28%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | Yes: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 13%

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