Beach Read was my April 2020 Book of the Month selection and I’m so incredibly happy I picked it! Check out my review below to find out why I loved it.
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Review & Thoughts
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Beach Read contains an interesting perspective on writers and the stories they tell, in regards to their different perspectives on life and love. A romance writer finds herself not being able to write her next great novel due to a recent discovery in her personal life that changes her belief in love. How can you write about love when you’re not sure you still believe in it?
There was a scene about mid-way through the novel that made me cry. I love the stories that people have to share, especially when they’re being honest and authentic. Everyone has characteristics that make them unique and that’s what I find most interesting.
In a Nutshell: I really enjoyed the story from the writing and plot to the character development: the messy-rawness of their lives and love was spot on for me. This was a wonderful mix of literary fiction, romance, and humor, exactly what I want out of a book I’ve chosen for entertainment. Super happy I picked this as my Book of the Month selection in April.
Heat level warning: medium; contains detailed sex scene but one that warms your heart
One of my favorite quotes:
Falling’s the part that takes your breath away. It’s the part when you can’t believe the person standing in front of you both exists and happened to wander into your path. It’s supposed to make you feel lucky to be alive, exactly when and where you are.
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My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Details From the Book Jacket
Published: May 19, 2020 by Berkley
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.
Books by Emily Henry