Perfect Timing is an emotional rollercoaster of romance and heart-breaking comedy and it is out today in beautiful paperback courtesy of Headline.

Exploring fate, love and what happens when the two won’t fall in line, Owen Nicholls presents his latest charming novel Perfect Timing. With all the ups and downs of a classic love story, readers won’t know whether to laugh or cry as they get to know Tom and Jess, the stage-crossed lovers of this story. Fans and authors of rom-com fiction are already sharing the love for this title:

‘Smart, funny and moving – a modern-day love story with an old-fashioned warmth.’  Debbie Johnson

‘It was sad, funny, irritating (in a good way), and sweet all rolled into one. Heartbreakingly hopeful and raw. The perfect mix of Love, Actually and Just Like You.’ Katherine Slee

‘Thought-provoking yet tender, witty and warm, and with characters you’ll care about and be rooting for until the end, Perfect Timing is a romantic rollercoaster of a novel. I loved it.’ Matt Dunn

‘Nicholls writes with warmth and humor…an angst-filled love story about the value of growth and understanding.’ Kirkus Reviews

Owen’s debut novel was called ‘an unmissable read’ by Women’s Weekly and this latest release is guaranteed to receive the same praise. So, if romance is on your mind this summer, why not pick up your copy today. Here’s a taste to get you in the mood…


For Jess and Tom, timing is everything.

For her, it’s the moment she delivers the perfect punchline. For him, it’s the heartbeat in the music he makes with his band.

And from the night they meet, sharing the same stage at the Edinburgh Festival, their attraction is undeniable. At first, it seems their timing is as perfect in the wings as it is in front of a crowd.

But as Jess and Tom’s careers take off, the moment for true connection is always just out of reach. With fate pushing them together, only to pull them apart, will the timing ever be right?

After all, when it comes to love, the timing has to be perfect. . . Doesn’t it?


Congratulations Owen, this is the summer love story we have all been waiting for!