Funny, sad and honest, if you're excited about David Nicholls' Us, this is the book for you. ‘So much more than a love story, more of a life story.’ Five years ago at university they had been seven friends that laughed hard and loved harder. Nicky and Miles were the couple that were always meant to be… Leigha and Adam, not so much… So when Adam and Harriet grew close during endless days in the library, they did the one thing that changed everything – they kept a secret. And when it came out, it all fell apart. When the day comes for bridesmaids to be chosen and best men to fulfil drunken promises, Nicky and Miles’ wedding isn’t just a wedding, it’s a reunion – loaded with past hurts, past regrets, past loves… The Best Thing I Never Had is in turns funny and sad, but always honest, about friendship in all its forms and the practicality of second chances. If you fell in love with Mhairi McFarlane’s You Had Me at Hello and David Nicholls’ One Day, then this stunning debut book is for you.