Beach Read by Emily Henry

Published July 23, 2022

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Book info

  • Title Beach Read
  • Author Emily Henry
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Romance

January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she's the lead in a blockbuster movie. Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale. But January and Gus have more in common than you'd think: They're both broke. They've got crippling writer's block. And they need to write bestsellers before summer ends. The result? A bet to swap genres and see who gets published first. The risk? In telling each other's stories, their worlds might be changed entirely...


I was expecting your classic rom-com read here but actually it was a lot more nuanced than that. There was the romance (quite detailed in places!) and there was the comedy (I loved some of the back-and-forths between Gus and January), but there were other layers, the troubled history of our pair, the writer battle between them, and more than anything, how to deal with the fact that your parents are human too. A good read and a satisfying ending.

Rating: 4 / 5

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