Book Lovers by Emily Henry | Very Bookish

Hey everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend, this heatwave was a kicker. I never thought it would be like this in the UK, too many cold showers this week.

So I read this book in June and I am finally writing up a review of this book. I have also read Beach Read and waiting for my order of You, Me and Vacation soon. I have found a new favourite Author in Emily Henry and let me tell you why.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.

Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he’s Nora’s work nemesis.

Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she’s the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That’s why Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into…Charlie.

She’s no heroine. He’s no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?

Published: May 2022

Publishers: Penguin

Pages: 377

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thoughts

This book fell into the trap of a Hallmark movie, if you have ever seen one of those types of movies, it has the vibe of small town romances but also a romance that has two people who didn’t have the best first meet but understand how family is very important to them.

Nora comes off as a hard working, passionate literary agent but has always struggled to find someone to settle with. Every man she has been with has managed to find someone and she basically becomes the woman the lead man leaves for the small town girl. But I love Nora’s life and it is a life that suits her, working in the literary buisness and helping her clients, so for her sister to take a trip away from the city and the children, it was so typically fun to read. The relationship between Nora and Libby was absolutely funny but also had a significance as to understanding how close they are to each other.

Nora and Charlie was a relationship that I wanted, they both could see that there was something but at the same time they were thinking consciously as to other important things that could effectively make the couple break-up and I loved how they knew the ending was coming but it was still heartbreaking to see it. Charlie had such a powerful mood to be at the right point in Nora’s life to lift her up through her problems, but also show and share honest truth about the writing world.

Not only were Nora and Libby were staying in a small town, doing a bucket list, this book had sooo many vibes of Gilmore Girls. They had town meetings, a restaurant called Poppa Squat’s (just read it and find out why) and events happening in the twon square for the town locals. I just adored this book from front to back, the writing was soo well done, the characters lift off the page so easily and not only that this book had many bookish references that I couldn’t stop highlighting the entire book.

Sometimes, even when you start with the last page and you know everything, a book finds a way to surprise you

page 267

This book really got me back into reading, I have been struggaling picking up any physical books since April, so it was really nice to cosy up in bed reading this book and annotating this book.

I hope you have a great week,

Happy Reading xx

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