Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Today it is my pleasure to bring you my review of Beach Read by Emily Henry.

TWO WRITERS, ONE HOLIDAY. A ROMCOM WAITING TO HAPPEN…

January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she’s the lead in a blockbuster movie.

Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale.

But January and Gus have more in common than you’d think:

They’re both broke.

They’ve got crippling writer’s block.

And they need to write bestsellers before summer ends.

The result? A bet to swap genres and see who gets published first.

The risk? In telling each other’s stories, their worlds might be changed entirely…

Set over one sizzling summer, Beach Read is a witty love story that will make you laugh a lot, cry a little and fall head over heels. For fans of The Flat Share and If I Never Met You.

January Andrews is a romance writer with writers block. She has always had a romantic view of the world, despite the traumas she had faced with her parents, their love for each other never ceased to amaze or inspire her. A sudden loss made her question everything.

Augustus Everitt is also an author, and a successful one. He also just so happens to be January’s nemesis from college. Ever critical of her work, January can’t help but despise Gus, even if she can’t quite forget that one night…

When January and Gus find themselves living next door to each other, each with their own demons to fight and severe writers block, a flippant writing bet might be just the thing they both need.

Beach Read is not your typical romance novel. January and Gus are both troubled souls who are each trying to make sense of their pasts. The bet becomes a lifeline for them both, as they seek to learn each others chosen genres while spending more and more time together.

Beach Read is full of loss, anger and confusion. But it is also full of love, family and longing. There’s some hot and heavy scenes but also some tender and emotional moments that are beautifully captured by the author. I haven’t read anything by Emily Henry before but Beach Read will certainly not be the last novel of hers that I read.

I am more than happy to recommend this novel – if you want some serious character chemistry with great backstories, then this could well be the book for you!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Purchase Link

Amazon UK

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