Flip Side
James Bailey

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Narrated By: Jonathan Bailey

Duration: 7 hours and 18 minutes

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It's New Year's Eve and Josh has a high-flying proposal planned.

An exclusive pod on the London Eye, with champagne, truffles and the ring.

It's perfect.

Until she says no.

And they have to spend the next 29 excruciating minutes alone together.

By the time Josh is back on the ground, his whole life is up in the air.

He's managed to lose his girlfriend, his job and his flat.

Realising he can't trust his own judgement, Josh puts his faith in fate.

From now on he will make every choice by flipping a coin.

It's reckless and scary, but Josh has tried the right way and look where he ended up.

And what if the girl of his dreams is just one flip of a coin away?

© James Bailey 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Humorous fiction, Contemporary romance, Modern and contemporary fiction, Romance: wholesome, Narrative theme: Love and relationships

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James Bailey's debut novel takes the usual rom com formula and turns it on its head . . . refreshing, funny and heartwarming, we could not get enough of this

Heat, Read of the Week

Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!

Giovanna Fletcher

The Flip Side is utterly charming, funny and very relatable!

Josie Silver, bestselling author of <i>One Day in December</i>

A wonderful, feel-good gem of a book

The Sun

A funny, sparky read that feels fresh and modern . . . this book is fab

Sophie Cousens, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>This Time Next Year</i>

Really sweet, warm hearted story with some very funny moments . . . Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a lovely way to start the new year

Carrie Hope Fletcher

The ultimate rom-com . . . a much needed, feel-good read during a time of uncertainty


This is the book you need right now if you're looking for an uplifting, funny read . . . You will find yourself laughing out loud

Woman & Home, 'December's Book Club'

Thoroughly enjoying ... perfect to kick off your 2021 reading year

Owen Nicholls, author of <i>Love, Unscripted</i>

Bailey's lovely debut is the very funny tale of the hapless Josh who, after his marriage proposal goes very wrong, decides to make all future decisions by simply flipping a coin

iNews, '75 of the best new books for autumn'

It's amazing, it's joyous. It's like finding yourself in the middle of the warmest, funniest, most amazing romantic comedy you've ever come across. Everyone is going to fall in love with it. James Bailey is definitely a writer to watch

Miranda Dickinson, bestselling author of <i>Searching for a Silver Lining</i>

The Flip Side was a fresh, funny and feel-good read, that had me giggling from the start

Anna Bell, author of <i>We Just Clicked</i>

Hilarious and romantic . . . had me giggling from the very first page

Living North

A very entertaining read ... a romp of a novel across Europe


Loved every moment of this refreshing, hilarious and joyous read

Books and Lovely Things

An uplifting, funny read . . . you'll be gleefully awaiting the next laugh-out-loud moment


Touted as the biggest laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to brighten up our cold dark nights, and boy does it deliver

Sunday Post

We can easily see The Flip Side being turned into a movie