REVIEW: BOOK LOVERS, BY EMILY HENRY

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.
 
 
curl up and read thoughts

The banter between the characters in Book Lovers was enough to capture my interest from the beginning. Picturing the setting also kept me intrigued, as I have often read about southern states, but never actually visited.

I enjoyed the sister connection, as well as Nora’s interactions with Charlie as they work on a project together.

I laughed, smiled, and kept reading throughout.

As we zoom in on the relationship as it develops between Charlie and Nora, while also following the ongoing connection between Nora and Libby, we anticipate that there will be many choices to make along the way. Things we cannot realize until it all concludes…unless we read the last page first. A 4.5 star read.
 
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