E-Book, 384 Pages
By: Emily Henry
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2
“Maybe things can always get better between people who want to do a good job loving each other. Maybe that’s all it takes.”
Lats year I read Henry’s Beach Read and enjoyed it immensely, in fact, it was one of my top 10 books of the year -out of 157- I can’t say that I was anticipating this book like other readers did because I am not the hugest reader of romance. In March, I saw the cover for People We Meet on Vacation by coincidence and noticed it is by the same author for Beach Read and decided to read it as soon as I get the chance. I recently got the chance and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint at all!!
There is something beautiful about Henry’s writing because it grabs your attention from the first page and doesn’t let it go till the last page! The story follows Alex and Poppy who are close friends from many years ago but the last two years kind of made some distance between them. The story is told through flashbacks (12 years ago progressing to two years ago) and the current year in which they decided to go on a vacation one more time to fix things between them.
“Apparently, there’s someone for everyone”
Poppy and Alex were very likable characters and I did care about them both. The thing is the secondary characters don’t have that much time on the pages but I still enjoyed them too and there were all kind of LGBT couples included too. I loved how Poppy achieves her dreams against the standards the community expects from her and I loved Alex because I related to him most of the time and because he is such a pure guy! (Bonus points for Henry for making his fit body well deserved because he has been working for it for years and we see it in his routine to go the gym, not like all romantic books that fetishizes fit bodies without a single work out included.)
I loved the adventures and the tropes that were used, I just think they were so cute together and I was rooting for them all the time. But the vacations they went on and the adventures they had all were fun too. I think it was clean romance without being smutty which was kind of refreshing. Beach Read got my on the verge of crying which made it receive a full 5 stars from me and this was close to that hence my current rating.
“I still have a lot to figure out, but the one thing I know is, wherever you are, that’s where I belong. I’ll never belong anywhere like I belong with you.”
Summary: If I am going to use the language of the book, I have to say that it spoke to me (and it is worth 21K dollars) and I really enjoyed it. The writing was great, I loved the characters and their adventures (Both timelines) and I think Henry has a good place among the romance authors I like! Looking forward to her next book for sure now!