“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen Hoover
An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙ Parade ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ Book Bub ∙ SheReads ∙ Medium ∙ The Washington Post ∙ and more!
One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming...
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nora, the heroine of this adorable and fun rom-com, knows all the tropes of the romance genre. After all, she’s a literary agent. While on vacation from the city in a quaint North Carolina town, Nora runs into her archenemy, Charlie Lastra, the editor who rudely trashed her client’s new book. Nora’s aware that, according to the rules of a romance novel, their hate should turn to love—and the crazy part is that it does. We love how Emily Henry puts a self-aware twist on the romance genre. And narrator Julia Whelan perfectly captures Henry’s witty banter and will-they-or-won’t-they tension. If there’s room in your heart for an inventive love story, Book Lovers is for you.
For the Nesta girlies!
Can I just say I love the recent trend of the female mc just being them - perfectly imperfect. I found another character who I can relate to and understand with whole heart.
I felt like the second half of the story was a bit dragged out, but I still loved it. Just know you’re going to have to buckle down and keep reading when you think you’re getting to the good stuff.
I am not ready to let go of these characters yet. I need more. Love this book. I almost at didn’t read the last page because I didn’t want it to end. 😉
Loved Book Lovers
This book was such a joy to read. It was a rom-com, but also filled with so many other beautiful relationships between siblings, parents, community……this book held my interest throughout and made me smile from beginning to end.