Since its hardback publication, the novel has gone from strength to strength. Most recently, Owen was featured in Empire Magazine and received a stunning review from the Canadian Globe and Mail (“a bittersweet, searching comedy with strong echoes of Nick Hornby’s 1990s classic High Fidelity”). The novel has also been featured in Buzzfeed‘s “20 Books to Read in 2020“.“, was a top pick romance for February by Goodreads, was selected by Amazon US as one of the Best Romantic Books for February, and was featured by Betches as one of “
The novel follows Nick and Ellie…
It’s 2012 and Nick loves Ellie. He loves her easily as much as he loves his job as a projectionist. So when she tells him she doesn’t feel the same as when they first met, his world collapses.
The fallout from Ellie’s declaration causes Nick to reminisce about their first meeting, but his memories are as rose-tinted as the Hollywood love stories he idolises. He’s haunted by their shared jokes, her wry smile and how perfectly everything fell into place that one night.
Four years later, however, Nick is struggling to understand why Ellie is gone and why he can’t seem to do anything about it. He checks his phone for messages from her, drafts texts to send and finds solace watching old Hal Ashby films.
But what did she really mean when she said her feelings have changed? Could their love ever be the same as it was that perfect first night in 2008?
Nick is about to find out that perhaps real love is better than reel love.
The novel has had reams of brilliant reviews since hardback publication…
“Super cute and a complete delight for film lovers (and lovers of love)” Holly Bourne, author of How Do You Like Me Now and Pretending
“Sometimes a book comes along and it feels dusted with magic – Love, Unscripted is one of those books. Nostalgic, tender and achingly cool, it has the same understated beauty as a John Cusack movie. A love letter to the silver screen and to all of the iconic romantic comedies – it’s book treasure, my new favourite.” Josie Silver, author of One Day in December
“High Fidelity for the multiplex generation. Owen Nicholls makes it look easy but it’s a smart and funny book, laced with wisdom. A lovely, warm, engaging read.” Richard Lumsden, author of The Six Loves of Billy Binns
Owen Nicholls is a screenwriter with a Masters in Scriptwriting from the UEA and he lives in Norfolk with his wife and children.