The Seven Year Slip & Will They or Won’t They

Posted June 27, 2023 by Carole in Reviews / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Seven Year Slip & Will They or Won’t TheyThe Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on June 27, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
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"A gorgeous love story from one of the finest romance writers out there." —Carley Fortune, New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After

A Most Anticipated Book by Entertainment Weekly Harper's Bazaar ∙ PopSugar Real Simple ∙ BookRiot ∙ and more!

An overworked book publicist with a perfectly planned future hits a snag when she falls in love with her temporary roommate…only to discover he lives seven years in the past, in this witty and wise new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics.

Sometimes, the worst day of your life happens, and you have to figure out how to live after it.

So Clementine forms a plan to keep her heart safe: work hard, find someone decent to love, and try to remember to chase the moon. The last one is silly and obviously metaphorical, but her aunt always told her that you needed at least one big dream to keep going. And for the last year, that plan has gone off without a hitch. Mostly. The love part is hard because she doesn’t want to get too close to anyone—she isn’t sure her heart can take it.

And then she finds a strange man standing in the kitchen of her late aunt’s apartment. A man with kind eyes and a Southern drawl and a taste for lemon pies. The kind of man that, before it all, she would’ve fallen head-over-heels for. And she might again.

Except, he exists in the past. Seven years ago, to be exact. And she, quite literally, lives seven years in his future.

Her aunt always said the apartment was a pinch in time, a place where moments blended together like watercolors. And Clementine knows that if she lets her heart fall, she’ll be doomed.

After all, love is never a matter of time—but a matter of timing.

I loved this book so much! I wanted the world to go away while I was reading this novel so that I could completely lose myself in this story. Clementine is incredibly close to her free-spirited aunt and inherits her aunt’s apartment after her death. This isn’t just a normal New York apartment. This apartment sometimes sends you back to a time 7 years earlier which is where she meets Iwan.

I loved Clementine and Iwan and thought that they seemed perfectly matched if they could just get the timing right. I had such a hard time putting this book down and couldn’t wait to see this pair figure out how to find their happily ever after. Watching Clementine and Iwan together was wonderful, almost magical. I thought that the chemistry between them was palpable. I thought that the time slip of the apartment was incredibly well done and added a unique and original element to the story.

I would highly recommend this book to others. I fell in love with the characters in this book and found many moments that melted my heart. I thought that the issue of grief was handled very well. I will definitely be reading more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group.

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Seven Year Slip & Will They or Won’t TheyWill They or Won't They by Ava Wilder
Narrator: Kristen DiMercurio, Jay Aaseng
Published by Dell, Penguin Random House Audio on June 27, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes
Pages: 384
Format: ARC, Audiobook
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Onscreen, they’re in love. Offscreen, they can’t stand each other. From the author of How to Fake It in Hollywood comes “a sexy lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance that smolders then bursts into flames” (Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author of Part of Your World).

“Wilder takes readers behind the scenes of a television shoot in this fun contemporary romance. . . . Fans of Emily Henry and Christina Lauren should check this out.”—Publishers Weekly

Lilah Hunter and Shane McCarthy are madly in love—at least, their characters are. As the stars of the hit paranormal TV show Intangible, Lilah and Shane spent years pining for each other onscreen . . . until Lilah ditched the show at the end of season five in hopes of becoming a movie star. With no such luck, she’s back to film the much-hyped ninth and final season, in which Lilah and Shane’s characters will get together at last.

But coming back means facing one of the biggest reasons she left: Shane. Ever since their secret behind-the-scenes fling imploded at the end of season one, the two of them have despised each other.

Now reunited on set for the first time in years—with the world’s eyes on them and their post-show careers on the line—they’ll have to grit their teeth and play nice. But under pressure to give Intangible’s fans the happy ending they’ve been waiting for, Lilah and Shane are forced to get closer than ever. And if they’re not careful, they might just get blindsided by one final twist: a real-life happy ending of their own.

I really enjoyed this book! Lilah and Shane were great characters and I couldn’t wait to see them find their way back to each other. Lilah and Shane are the stars of a long-running television show that has a healthy, and devoted, fan base. Lilah left the show for several years for another opportunity but is back for the 9th and final season. Too bad she does not get along with Shane…at all. They did have a thing when the show was new but that has been over for a long time.

I really liked both Lilah and Shane. It seems like they were really good together when they first met and I had a feeling that they would be even better now if they could just get past their issues. I loved seeing this pair open up and start to realize that they had a connection even after all those years. Being in the spotlight was a huge obstacle for them since every move they made would be made public very quickly. I really enjoyed seeing this pair work towards a future together.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that the narrators did a fantastic job with the story. I felt like the bulk of the story was handled by the female narrator but I did think that their voices complimented each other’s nicely. I liked the fact that they were both able to add just the right amount of emotion to their reading. I do believe that their performance added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book to others. I really liked the fact that the characters were actors in a popular show and thought that it added an interesting element to the story. I really liked the characters and felt like they belonged with each other. I do hope to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a review copy of this book from Dell and Penguin Random House Audio.

12 responses to “The Seven Year Slip & Will They or Won’t They

  1. I love that twist on the romance with the time slip in the first book. And, the reunion romance in your second book sounds great, too.

  2. I feel like I see The Seven Year Slip everywhere – and the expectations are high. So glad to see this was such a hit for you! Lilah and Shane sound like easy characters to pull for.

  3. Yay for such a positive review of The Seven Year Slip. I’ve got that one on my TBR list and am even more excited to read it now. 😀

  4. My loan for Poston’s book just came through, so I have nothing to say at this point, but I loved the Wilder book. I adored the idea that they weren’t ready for each other, but now they were and they were finding their way back to each other.