People We Meet on Vacation

People We Meet on Vacation

Thank you Berkley Publishing for the gifted book! {partner}

Genre: Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Pub Date: 5.11.21
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5

“This is what I want for the rest of my life. To see new places. To meet new people. To try new things. I don’t feel lost or out of place here.. I’m anchored only to this moment.”

I don’t know about y’all but, this girl hasn’t been on a vacation in almost TWO years. So, reading a book about a globe-trotting-magazine-writer was just what I needed… to make me want to travel even more than I already do.

Beach Read by Emily Henry was hands down one of my favorite books of 2020 and People We Meet on Vacation is my favorite friends to lovers story. It was perfect!

✌🏼 Dual Timeline – vacations counting down to when Poppy and Alex stopped talking. ⁣

🥰 Fun to “watch” as they fell in love⁣

✈️ So many fun vacations (favorite? New Orleans)⁣

🔥 The steamy moments were perfect!⁣

Henry’s way of writing this story kept my attention. As the author regaled us with what Alex and Poppy were currently doing, Henry also snuck in chapters featuring the vacations that the couple took over the last 10 years. Beginning with their very first adventure and showing the progression of how Poppy got her start and, also, how Alex and Poppy’s friendship fizzled out.

I loved watching how each character fell in love with the other. It wasn’t just one major moment but an accumulation of moments over time and, like so many romances, it didn’t happen for both characters at the same time. It was the tried and true, ‘will they? won’t they?’ that keeps the romance reader hooked.

Again, I haven’t had a vacation in almost two years and I feel that ache to travel in my bones. I love my house but I need to see other parts of the world. While Poppy and Alex did travel to several epic destinations, none was quite as fun to follow as their trip to New Orleans.

My only complaint is that I think some sections could’ve been cut. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book but some parts were just a little too much for me. But, honestly? That’s my only complaint!

To end on a high note. Because this is a romance, I don’t feel as if I’m giving anything away when I say that the steamy moments between Poppy and Alex were perfect. Although I could’ve had a few more… Henry has a way of drawing the reader into the build-up between the fictional couple and making it feel real so that when the two finally come together… fireworks!

If you’re looking for the perfect summer read then this is the book for you! Make sure to grab yourself a copy when it’s published or make it your Book of the Month add-on.

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