Tuesday 21 June 2022

Book Review | Book Lovers by Emily Henry | prettylittlewriter

'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.'
This is probably one of the best rom-com novels I've read to date. Henry has perfected that comfortable and cosy vibe with one of the best book boyfriends that will now be the standard for me with every book boyfriend going forward (Charlie is THE best!).

I haven't read any of Emily's previous novels, but as this has been hyped up so much recently, I picked this one up first and I was not disappointed in any aspect, at all. 

I love the fact that its all about Nora hating the stereotypical trope of girl/guy goes to small town, saves a business and falls in love and doesn't believe it happens in real life, and then, although in a slightly different way, this is exactly what Book Lovers is about.

Nora's character was so likeable, I loved how much she loved her sister Libby, and she would do absolutely anything to make sure she has her happiness, even at the cost of her own! Watching her fall in love with Charlie as the chapters went on was so heart-warming, sweet and filled me with pure happiness. 

Quite often within romance novels, there is some form of miscommunication that throws the romance off and splits the characters apart, but we don't have that here. Both characters are completely honest with each other throughout, with some slight omissions from each other occasionally, but it all still flows comfortably and most importantly, they show each other so much respect. 

If you like a romance novel, you NEED to read this! I really hope someone picks this up and makes it into a movie (I could definitely see it done by Hallmark!).

5/5 stars

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