Emily Henry É 6 reviewSome eople write enemies to lovers romance some eople write friends to lovers romanceemily henry said why not BOTHnobody is doing it like her romanceemily henry said why not BOTHnobody is doing it like her do i have to bribe to get my hands on this booki am willing to offer anything and by anything i mean A Large Amount of Cookies andor My Undying Love and Devotion 35 rounded upThis is a sort of Harry met Sally but substituting when Poppy met Alex Poppy Wright and Alex Nilsen have been friends for a while and take vacations together Poppy works for a travel magazine and Alex is a teacher in their home town in Ohio The story is told in varying holiday timelines from
Twelve Years To Nowyears ago to now Beach Read I eagerly anticipated this one However although I like it it doesn t resonate as much as the revious book The characters are very different to each other with Poppy coming across strongly She is very likeable you feel her tipsy turvy emotions throughout the book which feels authentic real and relatable Their relationship comes across well with all the accompanying ups and downs of a genuine friendship they re flawed as eople are I really like the remise which is heartwarming in that it s about finding your emotional and actual home The dialogue is good I like the banter between them and there is good use of humour Since we are Covid home bound one of the best aspects is holidaying vicariously with Poppy and Alex and them walking along the Golden Gate Bridge brought back some wonderful holiday memories for which I m really grateful I like the ending it feels right and we get there eventually However this is a slow burner friends to lovers situation and it takes a while to immerse yourself in Although you can visualise Poppy very easily it s a less clear icture with Alex who isn t as well developed Is it just me or is he a tiny bit on the dull side The estrangement between their friendship which is sort of dangled in front of you in a tantalising way is a bit of a let down and doesn t feel like much of a big deal The zipping backwards and forwards in time gets a bit wearing and I just wanted to get in with the Now Overall although I didn t connect as well as to Beach Read it s still an enjoyable book which takes you out of yourself and transports you to some lovely laces for a while With thanks to NetGalley and Penguin General UK for the arc for an honest review This is the friends to lovers to enemies to friendsmaybe lovers uality content that my heart needs I ll be osting my review closer to release day but for now all I m gonna say is best friends to lovers the superior trope witty banter there s only one bed opposites attract slow burn lots of yearning and ining TENSION FOR DAYSI miss them already Poppy and Alex Alex and Poppy They have nothing in common She s a wild child he wears khakis She has insatiable wanderlust he refers to stay home with a book Full review to come e arc kindly sent to me by Berkley in exchange for an honest review Release Date 11 May 2021 Read my review of Beach Read by Emily Henry I think I want to give million hugs to author right now I fell so hard for her latest book Beach Read which is still my favorite romance book of last year I thought nothing she may write could be better than this lyrical dreamy feel good tear jerker love story But after reading this freaking heartbreaking amazing book I m taking all back this book is the best thing I ve read for so long And I can honestly say this is is going to be not this year s best romance read for me but it also will take its space at my all time favorite and at least three times must read list It s freaking good It is unbelievably amazing mash up of When Harry Met Sally Love Rosie One Day with combinations of 90 s best Meg Ryan romcoms vibes The couple s first meeting and their road trip is truly inspired by When Harry Met Sally as the author mentioned at the end of the book but their 12 hilarious inspirational adventurous exciting trips and the way of storytelling makes you gather the clues to find the missing matches to complete the uzzle to understand their 12 years long friendship zone relationship is outstandingly smart Poppy and Alex were so so real so owerful so genuine I feel like I have been knowing them for a long time They re olar opposites wanting different things from life As Poppy hates Linfield and khakis those two things are Alex s favorite things As Poppy is vivid energetic hyperactive adventurer risk taker Alex is serene Times of Bede picky boo. With one week to win back the best friend she might just be in love with a travel writerlans the trip of a lifetime in this sparkling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Beach ReadPoppy and Alex Alex and Poppy They have nothing in common She's a wild child; he wears khakis She has insatiable wanderlust; he refers to stay home with a book And somehow ever since a fateful car share home from. Kish calm controlling Poppy never wants to settle down desiring to experience different things from the life as Alex sticks to his routine living at the same neighborhood dreaming of being a happy family man But could wanting to different things from life stop them to yearn for each other Two years ago something happened in their Croatia trip Now Poppy misses her friend like crazy she s not happy with her life and she cannot concentrate on her job She decides to dodge a bullet asking her best Friend For One Last Trip for one last trip Palm Springs to fix their relationship What could go wrong when you re having an adventurous holiday with your favorite ersonRightI don t want to give any spoilers but I can only
Say One Thing There S A Partone thing There s a art the last third Poppy gives a Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje powerful and bold speech at the bar the speech made me cried for at least three hours My husband finally lost control andut duct tapes to my mouth to make me shut up I think I m also suffering from dried eye syndrome I may have dropped at least five gallons of tears and I think I m out of tears for a long time But that emotional speech and entire book made my entire year I LOVED IT SO MUCH I LOVED IT SO MUCH I LOVED IT SO MUCH I LOVED IT SO MUCH I LOVED IT SO MUCHOkay I m stopping right now I m giving five gazillion stars to this amazing book and I m specifically giving the last third entire galaxy I m million times thankful to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sharing this fantastic reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest opinions image error Y all I m gonna need a minute Hold on secNope not yetAlmooooost thereOkay I m ready to talk about this book nowAs a rofessional writer and editor sometimes I come across someone in The Craft whose work I read and just go Holy shit I ll never write as well as this as long as I live or as hard as I try Emily Henry s just one of those eople for me I m in awe of the way she Davids Sling puts sentences together and can make them simultaneously hilarious and meaningful I love how she builds her stories so slowly and intentionally I can t believe how much she makes me love reading about writers asrotagonists since I usually despise characters in my own rofession People We Meet on Vacation is not just a masterclass in the friends to lovers trope it s also an exuisite meditation on late 20searly 30s uncertainty and angst when you feel like you should have everything together and yet even the most basic arts of adulthood feel absolutely exhausting and futile I loved seeing Poppy and Alex s slow descent from awkward strangers to best friends to Learner Strategies in Language Learning people hopelessly and recklesslyining for one another at the cost of their own hearts and the hearts of those around them I eually sobbed at Poppy s eventual realizations about not just her love life but her Dangerously Placed professional andersonal lives too I already know that I m going to re read this book again in 2021 it s just a matter of whenI m well on my way to Emily Henry standom and People We Meet on Vacation is definitely going on The Shelf Content warning Discussion of Just Destiny parental death discussions ofrevious bullying it s on Netgalley i m scared Have you ever read a book that makes you wish you could unread it forget everything and read it again for the first time My book hangover from this one is going to kill me I m so sad it s over I loved it SO much I want to listen to the audiobook and find a signed copy and watch every Zoom appearance the author goes on to talk about the book because it made my heart soooooooo ridiculously happyThe story is told in Poppy s POV and it bounces from Paradise Run present day to flashbacks of her yearly summer vacations with her best friend Alex starting twelve years ago Each flashback brings you closer toresent day building the friendship in a delicious almost maddening slow burn opposites attract friends to lovers romance I wasn t even 13rd of the way through and I already wanted to smash their faces together like KISS YOU FOOLS YOU RE MADE FOR EACH OTHER GAAAAHHHHHLet s talk about the main character Poppy I love her I love her in a I could keep reading books about you for the rest of your fictional life kind of way There could be a series that just follows Poppy as she grows old and I d buy every single one and save them in my memory shoebox She s got this sharp unapologetic wit to her that s the erfect juxtaposition to the reserved almost demur Alex Don t get me wrong Alex is hilarious in his own right matching her tit for tat But it s a College many years ago they are the very best of friends For most of the year they live far apart she's in New York City and he's in their small hometown but every summer for a decade they have taken one glorious week of vacation togetherUntil two years ago when they ruined everything They haven't spoken sincePoppy has everything she should want but she's stuck in a rut When someone asks when she was last truly. .
Umor that he withholds only for his back and forth With Poppy So You Really Do Feel Like You Re Poppy so you really do feel like you re the true naked as Poppy would say Alex in her company They have this unmistakable uniue chemistry and their dialogue is FIRE Honestly this book had some of the best dialogue I ve read in a looooong time I was cracking up at some of the stuff these two said and thoughtThe angst is just chef s kiss And also one bed One friggin bed Witty banter sexual tension one bed all my favorite things in the same book Emily Henry must keep writing We
MUST PROTECT HER AT ALL COSTSprotect her at all costs she can keep giving us new books This was Absolutely My Favorite Read my favorite read the year and robably one of my favorite books of all time This is a long drawn out friends to lovers rom com from Emily Henry featuring Poppy and Alex both from the small town of Linfield in Ohio who meet for the first time at the University of Chicago initially not taking to each other at all Poppy and Alex are Help Me, Jacques Cousteau polar opposites when it comes toersonalities with Poppy the outgoing extrovert and Alex the reserved introvert The two find themselves becoming friends despite their different backgrounds a friendship cemented each year with their annual vacation together to a variety of locations only to find their feelings for each other changing but is it worth the risk to their friendship In a emotional roller coaster of a story that goes back and forth in time Thank you NetGalley and the Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review I believe in Emily Henry supremacy Alex and Poppy are best friends who couldn t be different and regardless of where they are in their lives each summer has cemented time together with their annual summer trip or at least it had because after an incident on one said trip Poppy and Alex haven t spoken in two years When Poppy attempts to consider the last time in her life she was truly happy all she can think of is the time she spent with Alex androposes a trip to remind Alex and herself how good their friendship is a trip which is The Book of Mordred plagued withlenty of Vacation mishaps and reliving of Vacations Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide past allowing them to realise what it is they really mean to each otherThis book is wonderful Beach Read was one of my favourite reads of 2020 and I couldn t wait to get my hands on this one Also feel blessed to be reading this in January because it s currently summer this is a book to be reading by the beach and in the sun Emily Henry has such an amazing sense of humour I don t know if it s just that it s exactly what I find funny or that it s written super well and effortlessly but I always end up laughing out loud I truly believe she mas mastered the art of the rom com This book is theerfect blend of romance and witty banter with just the right amount of emotional depth This book is written so incredibly well The writing itself had me Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert pausing after reading certainassages as I was left thinking how incredibly written it was The structure of this was very uniue flashing between vacations Hidden Boundaries past andresent to convey a holistic view of how Poppy and Alex came to be who they are and where they re at in their relationship And the characters are conceived so well not just Poppy and Alex who are both so different but eually complex and fleshed out but all the side characters that are met along the way are so uniuely well developed Poppy and Alex could not be different which is largely their obstacle to face but their differences aren t a detriment to their relationship but rather a marker of the lengths they go to rove their love to one another which looks different in each other eyes The story itself depicts a lot of travelling which is certainly something to be missed in 2021 and resents it as not necessarily the intricacies of new Gods Callgirl places but about the notion of that experiencing something new brings us neweople and new connections This book is about not wanting to be alone and how you do not always have to travel far and wide to find the Forever I'm Yours people you connect with How even when you feel like you don t belong anywhere there areeople in life who are such innate arts of ourselves that even if we ve overlooked it they re apart of where we belong rather than a articular lace This book takes you on Poppy and Alex s surprisingly emotional ride which spans twelve years and a whole lot of love It s both a deliciously fun time with a lot of depth that has you thinking about it a while after I adored everything about this book. Happy she knows without a doubt it was on that ill fated final trip with Alex And so she decides to convince her best friend to take one vacation together lay everything on the table make it all right Miraculously he agreesNow she has a week to fix everything If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood uietly in the middle of their seemingly erfect relationship What could Renoir possibly go wro.