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Book Lovers by Emily Henry – ARC Review




My Rating ~ Five Stars


RELEASE DATE:  12 May 2022

Format: Paperback

Pages: 377

Publisher: Penguin Books






One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…

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?





Thank you so much to Pennguin Books for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review!


Nora seems to have it all together. Nicknamed: The Shark, she is a cut throat literary agent known for her workaholic behaviour and ability to Get Stuff Done. In reality, she’s juggling so much because she is determined always protect her sister, Libby, and make sure she never has to go through life the way they did as kids, ever again. When Libby begs her to take a trip with her to a tiny town, a town her author client used as the setting for her bestselling novel, Nora doesn’t want to go. But, she’ll do anything for her sister, so she does. Her regret starts to set in once she sees the checklist Libby has made of all the ‘small town romance tropes’ she wants them to fulfil over the next month, then intensified even further when she realizes the cold editor she avoids at work is right here in the same small town.

Book Lovers was so cute and so much fun! I’m always nervous about reading anything that could be a cutesy romance book – romances HAVE to be rom-com and HAVE to include the comedy part in large doses to keep me interested. This book rose to the occasion spectacularly 👏  It also focused on some hard hitting topics and the ways our personalities and coping mechanisms can develop from our experiences, but while maintaining a vibe that had me grinning for most of the book. I was living for the e-mail banter between Nora and Charlie! Kinda disappointed no-one’s ever sent ME Bigfoot erotica now. 😄 

This was my first Emily Henry book, so I’ll be off to check out some more! 





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