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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Grey

Beach Read, Emily Henry

Story Blurb

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They’re polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

My Thoughts/Opinion

Why Oh Why did I wait this long to get on the Emily Henry bandwagon?? This don't know why but I did NOT expect the depth of emotion and characterization in this book. I am flabbergasted to say the least. January and Augustus both have a lot of baggage and a past together. And the vulnerability of each of them to fight for their future almost had me in tears. So so so so good. I can't wait to read all of her books!!

Favorite Quote:

“When I watch you sleep," he said shakily, "I feel overwhelmed that you exist.”

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