You thinking about it a while after I adored everything about *this book it s on Netgalley i m scared some people write enemies to lovers romance some people write friends to *book it s on Netgalley i m scared some people write enemies to lovers romance some people write friends to romanceemily henry said why not BOTHnobody is doing it like her who 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 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 book Beach Read which is still my favorite romance book of last I thought nothing she may write could be better than this
lyrical dreamy feel good tear jerker love story But after reading dreamy feel good tear jerker love story But after reading 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 ear 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 The Keys To The House, Tree, And Person you gather the clues to find the missing matches to complete the puzzle to understand their 12ears long friendship zone relationship is outstandingly smart Poppy and Alex were so so real so powerful so genuine I feel like I have been knowing them for a long time They re polar 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 picky bookish 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 Unjust Deserts yearn for each other Twoears 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 to Palm Springs to fix their relationship What could go wrong when George V. Higgins you re having an adventurous holiday withour favorite personRightI don t want to give any spoilers but I can only say one thing There s a part at the last third Poppy gives a powerful and bold speech at the bar the speech made me cried for at least three hours My husband finally lost control and put 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 ear 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 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 polar opposites when it comes to personalities with Poppy the outgoing extrovert and Alex the reserved introvert The two find themselves becoming friends despite their different backgrounds a friendship cemented each ear 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 the pair have not communicated for two ears when something obviously big happened between them Poppy and Alex go on one last vacation will they finally come together This was an engaging read told from Poppy s perspective although occasionally uneven the conversations between Poppy and Alex being a particular highlight and one which I can see appealing to many readers Many thanks to Penguin UK for an ARC This is the friends to lovers to enemies to friendsmaybe lovers uality content that my heart need. 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 perfect relationship What could possibly go wro. ,
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review Y all I m gonna need a minute Hold onY all I m gonna need a minute Hold on not etAlmooooost thereOkay I m ready to talk about this book nowAs a professional 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 people for me I m in awe of the way she 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 as protagonists since I usually despise characters in my own profession 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 Daddy Daughter Incest 2 Series Bundle you feel likeou should have everything together and et even the most basic parts of adulthood feel absolutely exhausting and futile I loved seeing Poppy and Alex s slow descent from awkward strangers to best friends to people hopelessly and recklessly pining 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 professional and personal 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 parental death discussions of previous bullying Thank ou NetGalley and the 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 This Many Miles From Desire 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 and proposes a trip to remind Alex and herself how good their friendship is a trip which is plagued with plenty of Vacation mishaps and reliving of Vacations 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 the perfect 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 pausing after reading certain passages as I was left thinking how incredibly written it was The structure of this was very uniue flashing between vacations past and present 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 prove 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 presents it as not necessarily the intricacies of new places but about the notion of that experiencing something new brings us new people and new connections This book is about not wanting to be alone and howou do not always have to travel far and wide to find the people ou connect with How even when ou feel like Sermons Not Spoken you don t belong anywhere there are people in life who are such innate parts of ourselves that even if we ve overlooked it they re apart of where we belong rather than a particular place This book takesou on Poppy and Alex s surprisingly emotional ride which spans twelve Julia years and a whole lot of love It s both a deliciously fun time with a lot of depth that has. College manyears ago they are the very best of friends For most of the Dancing with Fireflies (Chapel Springs, 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 twoears 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. I ll be posting my review closer to release
day but for now all I m gonna say is best friends to lovers the superior trope witty banterbut for now all I m gonna say is best friends to lovers the superior trope witty banter s only one bed opposites attract slow burn lots of earning and pining 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 prefers to stay home with a book Full review to come e arc kindly sent To Me By Berkley me by Berkley exchange for an honest review Release Date 11 May 2021 Read my review of Beach Read by Emily Henry Have ou ever read a book that makes The Modern Art Invasion you wishou 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 Signedto listen to the audiobook and find a signed 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 present day to flashbacks of her The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, yearly summer vacations with her best friend Alex starting twelveears ago Each flashback brings ou closer to present 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 ou for the rest of Neverland (Adventures in Neverland, 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 perfect 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 humor that he withholds only for his back and forth with Poppy soou really do feel like Invisible Darkness you re getting 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 costs so she can keep giving us new books This was absolutely my favorite read of theear and probably one of my favorite books of all time 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 ears ago to now Having loved Beach Read I eagerly anticipated this one However although I like it it doesn t resonate as much as the previous book The characters are very different to each other with Poppy coming across strongly She is very likeable ou 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 people are I really like the premise which is heartwarming in that it s about finding The Space Race 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 immerseourself in Although The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces you can visualise Poppy very easily it s a less clear picture 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 ofou 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 Yalnız Tatil (Genconun Yalan Dünyası you out ofourself and transports ou to some lovely places for a while With thanks to Net. With one week to win back the best friend she might just be in love with a travel writer plans 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 prefers to stay home with a book And somehow ever since a fateful car share home from. .