Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The People We Meet on Vacation

 

Author: Emily Henry

Publisher: Berkeley Books

Year: 2021

There were two reasons why I bought this book:
๐Ÿ–Bookstagram made me.
๐Ÿ– I wanted to update the books at our beach house  and realized there weren’t any romance books on the shelf. 

I’m not a romance reader, but I caved and read this one. It’s a friends to lovers story about two friends who take a trip somewhere every summer. The friends are complete opposites. Poppy is all bright colors, big city, and live out loud. Alex is khakis and button down shirts, small town living, and a bit shy. 

Poppy and Alex are fun and likable characters. Their vacation destinations sounded fabulous. I thought it took way to long for them to realize they were in love with each other and admit it. I got bored waiting for them to admit that they really loved each other. Maybe I’m just too impatient, but I thought the book could have been about 50 pages shorter without taking anything away from the overall narrative. Sweet characters, great vacation locations, a nice romance,  but just a tad too long and slow in places for me. I think I’m better off sticking with thrillers ans d mysteries.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I hope a guest or two will pick it up off shelf at our rental sometime and enjoy it. I’m looking forward to discussing this with with the @thereadingteapot and @rjs.readingnook this weekend. Can’t wait to hear their thoughts! 

What’s last book you read or bought because bookstagram made you do it? 

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