[[ Read ]] ➯ Beach Read Author Emily Henry – Rnibspothesigns.co.uk

Beach Read A Romance Writer Who No Longer Believes In Love And A Literary Writer Stuck In A Rut Engage In A Summer Long Challenge That May Just Upend Everything They Believe About Happily Ever AftersAugustus Everett Is An Acclaimed Author Of Literary Fiction January Andrews Writes Bestselling Romance When She Pens A Happily Ever After, He Kills Off His Entire CastThey Re Polar OppositesIn Fact, The Only Thing They Have In Common Is That For The Next Three Months, They Re Living In Neighboring Beach Houses, Broke, And Bogged Down With Writer S BlockUntil, One Hazy Evening, One Thing Leads To Another And They Strike A Deal Designed To Force Them Out Of Their Creative Ruts Augustus Will Spend The Summer Writing Something Happy, And January Will Pen The Next Great American Novel She Ll Take Him On Field Trips Worthy Of Any Rom Com Montage, And He Ll Take Her To Interview Surviving Members Of A Backwoods Death Cult Obviously Everyone Will Finish A Book And No One Will Fall In Love Really


10 thoughts on “Beach Read

  1. says:

    therapy expensive adding romance books to your TBR to fill the void that is the lack of your love life free


  2. says:

    OH MYYYYY GOODNESSSSSS Finally literature gods heard my prayers that I ve been requesting to read a fantastic romance that I ve been craving for so long I need something heart wrenching, shaking me to the core, help me feel everything at the same time happiness, angst, joy, forgiveness, enjoyment, resentment, hurting Yes, I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH I want to scream it Oh, thankfully I already did I have to add that This is not beach read This is GLUED READ You don t want to end it and you don t want to stop reading it so you carry your book at everywhere as if it s one of your internal organs I expected to read something chic lit, soft, sweet story but instead of that, I got an amazing fiction, a remarkable romance juggles between so many things at the same time from friendship, regrets, cancer, betrayal, dysfunctional families and their secrets, enemies to friends and friends to lovers, rivalry between the authors The things I loved mostly Sarcastic but so smart, entertaining, unique dialogues between January and Gus The soul crushing, tear jerker, heart shattering, intense father and daughter relationship Captivating the story telling from the beginning I couldn t put down this book I actually devour the pages maybe I accidentally licked my kindle but its screen looks dustless and I m the grossest person right now , I couldn t stop reading January and Gus growing attraction, their struggles to open up and their scares not to get hurt, their stupid and childish actions towards each other Yes I had some many awww and sighing moments My husband thought I was secretly ordering cases of French wines because I smiled so much and I got appointment from the surgeon because it glued to my face and I m looking like worse version of Joker right now I cannot stop A witty plot Two writers were nemesis from college now neighboring beach houses They both have their deadlines for their books but they re suffering from writer s big bold scary blog Did it ever happen to me Nope, after drinking, words pour out from my mind like torrent but next day editing them when you are sober is the most painful experience Gus thinks that HEA doesn t exist but he can push himself to write about it and January could also write some high rated, complex fiction instead of swoony romances So they bet and replace their places but for inspiration to do that they have to spend time together by experiencing the shiny and dark sides of the life That means January will take him to carnival, romantic beach and field trips to watch the sunset as Gus takes him to hike at the graveyard or arrange an interview with a grieving woman who lost her death cult member sister See, it was impossible not to get interested and hooked from the beginning Characterization January and Gus seems like polar opposites One pessimist who had problematic childhood with his abusive father and one optimist Pollyanna who loves to see from the brighter side even though her childhood was affected by her mother s big C hanging over her head like the Sword of Damocles They are suffering from loneliness and their wrong choices about their love lives Actually they have so much in common and don t forget THE SIZZLING CHEMISTRY and UNDENIABLY GROWING ATTRACTION LAST PARTS OF THE BOOK Oh boy Please prepare your napkins, paper towels, anything to dry your non stop dripping tears I m not giving spoiler but Ms Henry is an emotional torturer knows exactly how to sing to our hearts, how to break into pieces and magically gathers each pieces and heals you with soul brushing, poignant words She is a heart whisperer She knows how to melt your heart OVERALL This is not only one of my favorite books of this year but it is also gonna be my all time favorite romance books I m so happy my great written romantic fiction craving is over Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sharing this year s one of the best books ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review And Emily Henry, thank you for reaching my heart with your effective, soul touching, talented work.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  3. says:

    I did what any reasonable adult woman would do when confronted with her college rival turned next door neighbor I dove behind the nearest bookshelf. I really needed this book I didn t realize how much I needed it until I was giggling along with all the awkwardness and banter and feeling like I d been taken away from the dark, dreariness of this lockdown It s exactly what it seems to be a very cute, sweet romance.Beach Read is a warm, summery story about a romance writer January Andrews and a vair vair serious literary writer Augustus Everett who have been long time writing rivals ever since they attended college together They find themselves in neighboring beach houses for the summer, each trying to write their next novel whilst doling out perfect comebacks to each other What could possibly happen As they get to know each other a little better, they decide to strike a deal Augustus will write a happily ever after and January will turn her talents to the serious world of literary fiction Whoever sells their manuscript first, wins.I really enjoyed the dynamic between January and Gus It s not quite love hate because the author stops short of really making them tear into each other, but there s a lot of tension created by their competitive history The banter is funny a little snarky at times, but good natured Emily Henry has also perfected that blend of broody and sweet with Gus it turns out Romance love interests can be both darkly mysterious and not assholes Who da thought The story is told entirely from January s POV, which I personally like I prefer single perspective romance novels because I think a good portion of the tension comes from not knowing what s going on inside the other person s head.I will say that I might have been critical of some aspects of this if I was in a different mindset right now While I expected the novel to be cute and a little cheesy, it is a bit cheesy and sentimental than I usually prefer I would have been happier without things like this I don t need snowflakes He kissed me As long as there s January I also expected it to be a little saucy, lol There s sex scenes, for sure, but they re cute and kinda dorky rather than tense and exciting I know that a lot of people prefer that I just thought the whole competing authors dynamic was pretty hot and would have liked to see that played upon a bit And I loved the jokey banter I just sorta wanted them to stop the jokey banter DURING sex.But, fuck it This was such a heartwarming feel good book I had a good time, that s all I can say.Facebook Instagram


  4. says:

    Easily my favorite book of the year so far I just finished it and I already want to do a re read to spend some time with January and Gus MY HEART This book was equal parts swooney and grumbley while also being SO self aware and I loved every little bit of it Plus, the banter in this was chef s kiss PERFECTION 10 10 do recommend TW suicide, death of a parent, adultery, cancer


  5. says:

    Don t let the cover and blurb fool youThis ain t stereotypical chick lit And before anyone gets their feathers all ruffled at my use of the term chick lit.calm down I actually picked this out as one of my Book of the Month picks this April because I thought it was chick lit And, if you have read my reviews or followed me for any length of time, this would surprise you as I have traditionally NEVER been drawn to those kinds of books Nothing against them, they just never interested me But alas, as I have mentioned in some reviews over the last couple years, my tastes have changed a lot lately and I am reading all kinds of genres I never used to be interested in Personal growth Maybe The fact that I am quickly approaching middle aged Perhaps But I digress The blurb on this really interested me I thought it was going to be light and exactly what I needed to forget the world for a few hours And it was But it was also so much than that The two main characters here January and Gus were both going through some shit that felt real and nuanced There was a depth to them that was tangible And the setting while seemingly plucked straight out of a Nicholas Sparks book never felt contrived or cliche The romance and so many other elements in the book usually considered trope y in chick lit or women s fiction was written with a tongue in cheek hilarity that on one hand called itself out, and on the other, served to undercut any sense of the cliche I was really impressed with Emily Henry s writing and style I enjoyed her ability to flirt with the fourth wall and turn certain things on their head in a manner that made you laugh at it, but also seriously consider it at the same time I also really enjoyed all the discussions on writing and the literary popular culture jokes and references sprinkled throughout the story In short, I loved every moment of this book and will definitely be reading from this author in the future.


  6. says:

    I wrote this book because I wanted to do something fun but I still ended up making myself cry, so what s new


  7. says:

    Everybody knows I love Emily Henry.Like, it s probably gotten to the point that people who don t know anything about me or read my reviews know that Probably the people who do all they can to avoid my crossing their digital path and I imagine these people MUST exist, just judging by the number of John Green fans I ve angered know it too.It s just that true.I love her and I shout it from the rooftops on the reg.I was very, very, veryveryvery excited to hear she was doing a rom com, way outside her usual genre of Young Adult Magical Realism About Funny Brave Prickly Young Women Who Have Magic Or Are Magic Or Are Uniquely Capable Of Seeing Magic, And Their Funny Fun Unique Bands Of Friends My favorite genre In fact I think I commented a concerning all caps something or other on her Instagram announcement to convey the sheer breadth of my excitement, an event which I m sure was mildly to severely frightening and yet she handled with grace and poise.With each passing day I grow convinced I am a concerning presence on the outskirts of Emily Henry s online life.But I digress.As I write this, my Goodreads review of this book contains five updates Yes I am currently writing my review, and yet I have already written five small reviews Again Excitement.This book was NICE It is not my favorite Emily Henry book a very tall order , but it does act as the first step in the execution of one of my most hoped for dreams An Emily Henry book in every genre Which in turn is a step toward the pinnacle of my wishes That all books be written by Emily Henry.A step in the right direction.This is often Rom than Com There s a lot of Character Development and Relationship Arcs and Changing Life Paths here It is overall a serious book than that crazy cute cover would imply.Which is the perfect real life execution of one of the themes of this book Literature is no less literature y for being written by women, or for being written for women, or for ending happily.Books are books and books are good.Especially if they re written by Emily Henry.Bottom line


  8. says:

    I ve never met someone who is so perfectly my favorite person I picked up Beach Read on a whim, looking for a fun distraction to while away the day and found a couple my heart won t soon forget Deeply moving and perfectly paced, Beach Read is a love story riddled with infectiously snarky banter hiding behind a somewhat ironic title This emotionally adept read was everything I didn t know I needed at this very moment.Utilizing her engaging and clever wordplay, Emily Henry brings readers into the lives of two very different writers There s January Andrews, a once optimist romance writer, battling her own heart while slogging through a bout of writer s block And then there s Augustus Gus Everett, a twice published literary author, all broody and mysterious, fighting creative demons of his own A mix of crappy circumstances and serendipity find January in a lake house for the summer and next door neighbors to her college rival, Gus While there are some lust filled memories for her to conjure from college, January knows behind that sexy, evil grin of his grumpy Gus has never taken her writing seriously In an attempt to banish the writer s block, and prove they can write in each other s respective genres, a challenge ensues And it s not your typical love hate battle It s a tit for tat, sarcastic tease fest that made me laugh, brought me to tears, and ramped up the pitter patter of this optimist heart of mine.Henry is masterful in her unraveling of both characters, really getting down to the crux of who January and Gus are, and importantly why Proving assumptions can be the inhibitor of joy And while this story is told entirely from January s perspective, a heady mix of her goading, slipped secrets, and admissions from the man himself provide a glimpse into the soul of lovable Gus His heartfelt musings to January are everything Before that Relatable, raw, and at times even a little awkward, January and Gus together managed to chip off a chunk of my heart to call their own Witty exchanges paint the pages and provide the perfect counterbalance to the hurt in their apprehensive hearts Yet, it s the undeniable connection they share, and the palpable tension clouding every nook and cranny around Gus and January that makes for such an unforgettable read.The title seems a bit ironic, given Beach Read has substance or depth than it suggests Considering the author s level of biting humor throughout the novel and her exploration of the stereotypes swirling around the romance and women s fiction genre, I assume this was purposeful And very well played If you pick up one love story this year, make it Gus and January s Thank you, thank you, thank you to Berkley Publishing for access to an advanced copy via NetGalley A book I m labeling best of the best and purchasing for my collection of greats Here s to hoping I can track down a signed copy


  9. says:

    5 stars Beach Read was my first Emily Henry book and I was blown away Don t let the cover fool you, this isn t some light and fun chick lit story It s a beautiful romance that has a lot of depth and emotion and I couldn t have loved it January and Gus are both published authors in neighboring beach homes January just got to her late father s beach house and has a lot of questions Her recent life events have put her in a bit of a funk when it comes to writing the romance she normally writes Gus writes serious literary fiction and they decide to switch genres as a bet to see who can write and sell a book first To do this, they end up spending a lot of time together and go on adventures to help each other out I loved the friendship January and Gus developed Watching it change and grow was one of my favorite parts of this book I loved how these two could be open and honest with each other and they challenged each other in the best ways I was too much of a romantic for anything to stay casual, and even if we were totally incompatible, I was already in deeper with Gus than a purely physical attraction And it seemed like neither of us could stop pushing the boundaries Beach Read is witty, swoony, and hella romantic It has a grumpy hero which I love and I seriously couldn t get enough of January and Gus together Their dates left me with the biggest smile on my face and their chemistry and back and forth was the best These characters and their story were complex And it captivated me from the start and never let go They were both realistic and smart and relatable I haven t had a ton of five star reads in 2020, but the ones I have had have been epic This had the perfect banter, a slow burn romance, and gave me so many feels I mean, really what could I ask for it was the perfect kind of romance for a reader like me and I highly recommend it When I watch you sleep, he said shakily, I feel overwhelmed that you exist


  10. says:

    My first by the author and I really enjoyed it I thought it would be of a rom com, but it is women s fiction with a romance The way things played out was entertaining and I was cheering for a HEA ending Did it happen Loved the characters, January and Gus, who are both authors and in a bit of a writing slump It was interesting to read about how authors feel when writing and struggling to get a book completed I felt their chemistry and liked the way they were both flawed characters and little on the cautious side The beach town setting was perfect This made for a great change of pace for me and kept me invested to see how these two would fare Thanks Berkley for my review copy OUT on May 19, 2020


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