Book Review: Beach Read By Emily Henry


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 afters.

Augustus 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 cast.

They’re polar opposites.

In 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 block.

Until, 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.


Severely disappointed. I won’t crap on your favourite book. Everyone likes different things at different times. I knew going into this that this wasn’t the typical romance novel I enjoy.
It is fun and light at times however when the main character uses her imagination as her real-life story half the time right from the beginning it is very off-putting as you weren’t sure which parts are real or not. Was there even a Jacques for example walking into the first few chapters.

2-star rating as it is ok at times and just that. She rambles so much. The cover is too pretty but the book just felt like a headache for myself personally.

2/5 Stars

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