About the Book:
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 woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That’s why Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. 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?
Published by Penguin Books Australia
Released May 2022
‘Maybe love shouldn’t be built on a foundation of compromises, but maybe it can’t exist without them either.’
I don’t read a lot of romance. There are a few authors of this genre whose books I love – Josie Silver, Paige Toon – but generally speaking, I don’t seek romance books out. I was feeling like something different though after a run of heavy reads and I liked the title of this one, plus, you’d have to be living under a rock to have not noticed how popular Emily Henry has become. She’s all over Instagram and her books are everywhere. A book about people who love books…totally my thing. And now I am adding Emily Henry to that (very short) list of authors who write the sort of romance books I enjoy.
This one had all the feels. The conversation banter between the characters was brilliant and sparked right off the page. I really liked the main character, Nora, and felt quite protective of her as the book progressed. While it is a romance, it’s also a story about sisters and family, grief, and the many ways we try to control our own lives as a means of coping with past trauma. I loved this novel and have already pre-ordered her 2023 release. I’m keen to slot her previous ones into my lunch time reading routine as well. Highly recommended!
Book 20 in my 22 in 2022 challenge.