Lily and Josh in the story are so very much like all of us. Some of us have very realistic ideals and values and know exactly where life should take us and are able to do that, others do not and are very influenced by other people.
When Lily met Josh....that is how I like to think of this book.
Lily is working at a cafe and she is comfortable there. She loves her co-workers but she really wants to be a chef. Josh is a photographer who has never put down roots anywhere, which makes him the polar opposite of Lily, who has lived in Castle Cove her whole life. Both of them have mothers who want them to do different jobs to what they actually do, both mothers are actually quite unlikeable characters.
These two meet up when they have a minor collision - Lily's Micra vs. Josh's Porsche. As you do :). There are a few parts of this book which seem to be standard chick lit, but this story never strays into overly sentimental territory, which is wonderful. I really like the story between these two people and I love how Josh encourages Lily to be the best version of herself. We all need a Josh in our lives, I think!
All in all, this is a lovely read, very relaxing and positive. Set in the run-up to Christmas but not overly Christmassy either, if that makes sense.