by: Emily Henry
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.
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓 (probably too generous)
I was kind of dreading this book when I figured out it was written by the same author as People We Meet on Vacation. That book was soooo cheesy. This one started out sarcastic and funny – right up my alley…Until….it got cheesy, formulaic and predictable. Oh well- it had potential. A good beach read if you are into Hallmark movies.
Holly says: 🤓🤓3/4
Nah – I don’t really recommend this one – a semi-entertaining rom-com. This is the same author who wrote People We Meet on Vacation – didn’t like that one, so no surprise that I didn’t really care for this one either. Maybe if you are in the mood for a quick, simple, feel good, mindless read?? Maybe…