The Flip Side

The Flip Side

'Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!' Giovanna Fletcher



'Charming, funny and very relatable!' JOSIE SILVER
'Made me laugh out loud, cry my heart out and put a big grin on my face' 5***** Reader Review
'Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!' GIOVANNA FLETCHER

It's love . . . what could go wrong?

When Josh proposes in a pod on the London Eye at New Years' Eve, he thinks it's perfect.

Until she says no.

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

Realising he can't trust his own judgment, Josh decides from now on he will make every decision through the flip of a coin.

Maybe the coin will change his life forever.

Maybe it will find him find the girl of his dreams . . .

Hilarious, feel-good and uplifting. Fans of The Flatshare, Don't You Forget About Me and Richard Curtis will LOVE this. A romantic comedy perfect for anyone who has ever failed at love.

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

'Really sweet, warm hearted story with some very funny moments . . . Thoroughly enjoyed it' CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER

'Refreshing, funny and heart-warming . . . we could not get enough of this' HEAT, Read of the Week

'It's like finding yourself in the middle of the warmest, funniest, most amazing romantic comedy you've ever comes across. Everyone is going to fall in love with it'

'Lovely, very funny' i newspaper, best new books for the autumn

'I devoured this book in a few hours and couldn't put it down . . . a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming romantic comedy that will leave you pondering whether you could ever leave fate up to the flip of a coin' *****

'It's always a good sign when a story has me laughing out loud from the first few chapters!' *****

'It was fantastic! A perfect summer read!!' *****

'A lovely story for modern times with lovely characters throughout' *****

'A hilarious book that I enjoyed reading from beginning to end. There wasn't a dull moment' *****

'A lovely, laugh out loud romcom ... I read The Flip Side in two sittings, and didn't want it to end' *****


  • 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

About the author

James Bailey

James Bailey was born in Bristol, and currently lives and works in his home city. A graduate of King's College London, James has previously carried the Olympic Torch, made a speech at the House of Commons, and worked as a red-carpet reporter. The Way Back To You is his second novel. His debut, The Flip Side, has been published in eleven languages and optioned for TV. Find out more about James on, or on Instagram @JamesBaileyWrites.
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