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Beach Read – Book Review

Book Title: Beach Read
Author: Emily Henry
Genre: General Fiction, Romance
Target Audience: Adult
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Format: Kindle

I did what any reasonable adult woman would do when confronted with her college rival turned next-door neighbour. I dove behind the nearest bookshelf.

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Why I chose this?

I requested this from NetGalley based on the synopsis. It’s not often I’d choose to read a Romance book at the moment since my college days were all about Romance novels but this one kinda spoke to me.

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What it’s about

Beach Read

He doesn’t believe in happy endings.
She’s lost her faith that they exist.
But could they find one together?

January is a hopeless romantic who likes narrating her life as if she’s the heroine in a blockbuster movie.

Augustus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale.

January and Augustus are not going to get on.

But they actually have more in common than you’d think:

They’re both broke.
They’ve got crippling writer’s block.
They need to write bestsellers before the end of the summer.

The result? A bet to see who can get their book published first.

The catch? They have to swap genres.

The risk? In telling each other’s stories, their worlds might be changed entirely…

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First Impressions

Not much of a first impression as far as the cover goes but it does give you an idea that it’s about periods. Kind of hoping that when I open it, it tells me that we will rebel at dawn.

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What I Thought

First off thank you so much Netgalley for allowing me to read this fantastic book.

I really struggled to put this down. I don’t often go for Romance books but this one took me to a place I’ve not been for a while and it made me feel and fuzzy inside.

The characters are engaging and fun and I really wouldn’t mind being friends with January and help her out of the rut she has found herself in, through no fault of her own. I really felt we could be friends after this particular quote “I did what any reasonable adult woman would do when confronted with her college rival turned next-door neighbour. I dove behind the nearest bookshelf.”

Gus on the other hand was not someone I was rooting for at first but I soon came around to his grumpy ways after a bit of background on him.

For someone who hasn’t looked at the Women’s Fiction section for a while, this was a nice wander down that road again and I’d certainly recommend it.

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Star Rating

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