I received an advance readers copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
An author (and former believer) of happy endings spends the summer next door to her college rival (and crush) who writes literary fiction.
Happy book birthday to Emily Henry’s Beach Read!
The first word that comes to mind after reading this book is “lovely.” Just lovely. What a lovely story. January is one of the most honest and personable modern day heroines I’ve read about lately. I hurt when she hurts, she falls in love too easily just like I do, and she struggles to forgive–same here.
And then there’s Gus…oh sweet, pessimistic, and broody Gus! These two together are adorable–from writing each other notes and sharing them via their windows to educating one another on their personal writing styles, I couldn’t get enough. You really feel the lightness of their banter in your heart and then the sudden weight when it shifts to more serious conversation in the pit of your stomach.
Overall, a lovely enemies-to-lovers romance about two writers who discover one another and themselves by exploring how the other writes stories.
If you like your beach read starring enemies-to-lovers and don’t mind some emotional stirring, consider this for your to-read list!