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Beach Read

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION AND BOOK LOVERS!

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.
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400 pages

Average rating: 7.59

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xssiram
May 19, 2024
10/10 stars
i know this was a love story and i was completely entranced with january and gus — but the underlying story about her father and his affair truly was something juicy. i think the death of a parent and how to deal with it is truly one of my most thought about things in life. like, i’m not joking i think about this almost religiously. i have never been one to care about death and yet i finally am affected by it all. i think about not knowing them. ...read more
Anonymous
May 17, 2024
8/10 stars
Just like with Ali Hazelwood, I know what I'm getting with an Emily Henry book. A light-hearted rom/com that leaves me with a smile on my face and feeling good. I enjoy that her books make me feel like I can believe in love, especially this one.
D. Roden
Apr 28, 2024
10/10 stars
Emily Henry is a master at rom-coms.
Anonymous
Apr 20, 2024
8/10 stars
лучше, чем YA книги этой авторки, тут по крайней мере есть сюжет. но блин, очень сложно понять масштаб драмы героини, которая в почти 30 лет узнает, что папа изменял маме. boo freaking hoo
Payton Garland
Apr 05, 2024
June’s bookclub read was 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. The Well-Read Ladies decided that June was time to a lighter read, unfortunately the cover on this book is a little deceiving. The cartoonish cover and light-hearted blurb belied two main characters that had...read more

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