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I’ve been a fan of Emily Henry’s writing for several years now and her first adult novel, Beach Read, did not disappoint! The story sucked me in from page one and I flew through this book!
I loved the bet that January and Gus made, to see who could write a book in each other’s genre and sell it first. I loved how they did things each week to help each other out with the different genres. And I loved the romance.
The title Beach Read makes it sound like this book will be all cute and fluffy. And while it is cute, it does deal with some heavy topics like death, infidelity, divorce, and cults (because of the book Gus is writing)
Despite the heavier setting, this book had me grinning from ear to ear. I personally love books about writers, as I am one myself, and I just loved this story.
There is some steam (Idk how to rate steamy scenes since I never have before) but it’s easy to skim over or skip if that’s more you’re style (which is what I tend to do ?♀️)
All in all I had a really fun time reading Beach Read and I’d definitely recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Also, a lot of people have said they cried a lot while reading this one, but I didn’t (and I always cry when I read books) so idk why I didn’t this time around ??♀️
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About Beach Read
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.