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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.
What was it all about
Book Lovers by Emily Henry was the best, most fun, romcom I had read this year.
Attraction sizzled between two unlikely people who were similar in their ways of being. One for an agent and the other, an editor. They lived in books 24/7
And sparks flew between them.
How it made me feel
The book made me laugh out loud with the banter than the protagonists, Nora and Charlie, shared.
The love between Nora and her sister, Libby, had my heart wrapped in warmth.
The writing. The lines. The words. Each was soaked in zest. That captured my interest right from the get-go.
The development of the characters was carefully thought out. They would appeal to every bibliophile in this world.
The town the entire plot was set in had character and was quite different from the sweet small-town vibe other books had.
The relationship between Nora and Libby and the memories of their dead mother made my heart met. I too shed a tear or two.
After a point, the banter got to be too much and kinda repetitive.
The town which had a ghost town vibe suddenly in the end became the cutesy everyone-loves-everyone atmosphere. Libby renovated one bookshop and the entire town got the cute vibe where kids could find ice cream and great food. Which was so not what I was told in the beginning. I was told barring one place that opened over the weekend, the rest would give them diarrhea.
Oh, I still thought this was a great book that made me so happy. I definitely recommend it.
Having a giveaway of this book right for the month of June and July. Join in when I post the link.
Publication Date:May 2022
I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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