Book Lovers

Book Lovers

Summer Reading ☀️ Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for the gifted copy of Book Lovers {partner}

Genre: Romance
Trope: Enemies to Lovers? Office?
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 5.3.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Synopsis:

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

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.”

Review:

“That’s life. You’re always making decisions, taking paths that lead you away from the rest before you could see where they ended. Maybe that’s why we s a species love stories so much. All those chances for do-overs, opportunities to live the lives we’ll never have.”

Well, folks, I do believe I have my favorite romance of 2022. Emily Henry has always written books that appeal to book lovers, but this one? This story is extra special and holds a place in my heart. I may have cried the last 25% of the book because it was simply… perfect. Nora is the main character that I have been waiting for, and I want to read Book Lovers again and again.

I loved how Henry gave her characters flaws at the beginning of the story — I was annoyed and thinking, “whyyyy are you doing this, Emily Henry?”. But, alas, she knew what she was doing and when the character flaws were explained, it made sense, and I was left feeling like I probably shouldn’t judge a character by their flaws 🙈

Then there’s Charlie, and isn’t he just the most lovable grump I’ve read? I’ve seen comparisons between Charlie & Roy (from Ted Lasso), and I must say, it fits, and I love every bit. The banter between him and Nora was sweet and natural — even when it was occurring through text messages.

👍🏼 Relatable
📖 Book inside a book
🔥 One sexy library scene
😍 Charlie
🙌🏼 Nora
📝 Beautiful quotes to remember
🤩 Definite re-read

Every page of Book Lovers was a delight, and I can’t wait to read the next book that Emily Henry writes. In the meantime, I’ll just be over here re-reading Book Lovers. But, seriously, add this witty, heartfelt, and satisfying book to your reading list today.

What book are you most excited to read this summer?


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