Cover Reveal for My BEST FRIENDS Debut, “Just The Way You Are”


So this probably won’t be the most professional cover reveal you’ve ever seen but quite frankly I don’t care because it’s not every day you can tell people that your best friend has a novel being published! “Just The Way You Are” is the debut novel by Lynsey James and today is super exciting because her, Carina UK and a bunch of bloggers get to reveal the beautiful cover!

I only met Lynsey around the end of 2013, through Twitter when we both had an interest in dogs. We started chatting more and more and by April last year, it was pretty obvious that we’d developed an extremely close friendship. I am so incredibly proud of her in getting a book deal, especially with Carina UK as they are such a fantastic publishers. She puts her heart and soul into her writing and it’s amazing to see her dream finally coming true! Anyway, onto the cover!

Today… We have the cover to her debut, “Just The Way You Are”, which is out this SUMMER. And it is a corker. I adore everything about the cover, Carina have done a fantastic job. So, drum roll please…


Blurb: Dear Ava,               
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?
Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.
Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.
It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.
Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

I can’t believe I’m looking at an actual cover with her actual name on it! I think it’s absolutely beautiful – what do you think?


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20 thoughts on “Cover Reveal for My BEST FRIENDS Debut, “Just The Way You Are”

  1. Congratulations to your friend Lynsey! Such a beautiful cover & the blurb sounds absolutely amazing! I would love this in my book collection…added to my wishlist 🙂

    Aww I feel so happy for her ♡ well done lovely 🙂 xx

  2. Wow guys, Jenny’s told me about all these comments and, after reading them, I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to you all. As an author, seeing all this lovely feedback for my cover is just incredible. I hope you guys all enjoy reading Just the Way You Are as much as I enjoyed writing it and I can’t wait to hear what you all think. Roll on May 8th!

  3. It’s a gorgeous cover! I noticed Twitter was all a-buzz the day the cover was revealed and that even Lynsey’s mom tweeted out a blurb. I thought that was so awesome and cute!
    It’s such a dreamy and whimsical cover – I love that style so it would definitely get noticed by me in a bookstore. Congrats to your friend (and it’s pretty cool you know her).
    The premise of the novel is right up my alley, too. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  4. I love it! I like the doodle style on the sides of the book, since that’s exactly what I use to “draw” when I was bored at school 🙂 I like the dark background, which contrast perfectly with the letters. Its simple, yet cute – a perfect cover.

  5. It’s not my normal genre, so I’m not the best judge, but if it was it’d really catch my eye. Plus the blurb sounds WAY more original and intriguing than your usual romantic fiction! Huge congratulations, Lynsey, I hope it does brilliantly. And for the genre, you’re with the best imprint! Who knows…maybe I’ll even give it a bash!

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