#bookreview Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Synopsis:

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.

Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he’s Nora’s work nemesis.

Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she’s the one men date before finding their happy-ever-after. To prevent another dating dud, Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her city desk for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls.

It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into…Charlie.

She’s no heroine. He’s no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?

My reading experience:

I wholeheartedly purchased this book for a light romp of a read, and it didn’t disappoint.

Meet Nora and Charlie who both work in publishing. Nora a literary agent, Charlie an editor. So begins the push pull, toing and froing of their attraction. Things come to fruition in a small town replete with all the usual charms and some not so usual, using encounters with the cliche tropes of rom coms in a satirical way. A bit too heavy on the back story baggage (this book would’ve been more enjoyable if a hundred pages were slashed) and there’s cringey book sex to boot, but the characters are 3D anxiety and flaw ridden like real human beings and credible at that. Although the sisterly tension is a bit awkward and unremarkable, the editing scenes are dynamic and satisfyingly plausible. Overall this is a great read, a little bit “Stars Hollow” and quite frankly, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Grab your pot of tea and get stuck in.

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