Author: Emily Henry
Beach Read is about two writers – January and Augustus. Two complete opposites. January finds a bright side in every situation and her books reflect that – they are hopelessly romantic and filled with happy endings. Gus doesn’t believe in happy endings in books or life – he writes serious literary fiction that contains tragic storylines. After her dad’s death, January’s life turns upside down and she can’t write a happy romance when not believing in love. She has the writer block but she’s running out of time – she has to be done with the bestselling book by the end of the summer. Gus is suffering his own type of writer’s block. They make a bet – they swap genres and the person who gets their book published first – wins it.
Now let’s talk about Gus. Augustus Everett. He’s closed off like a book, not letting anyone in but incredibly sweet once you get to know him. He’s sexy, thoughtful and caring – what else could you want? I fell in love with him over and over again throughout the book.
January. A heartbroken girl with the biggest heart for everyone and everything in the world. The happy world as she knew it was gone – she had to re-evaluate her whole life again. January had to learn how to love and trust another person again.
Every other character of the book was so perfectly well developed too! I loved how for once in a book a best friend was truly that – a partner in crime for better or worse. I also loved Pete and Maggie – both absolutely hilarious and lovely characters.
This is a perfect feel good summer romance about finding love and re-discovering the world from a different point of view. The writing made me connect with the characters so well, I couldn’t put the book down and devoured it in one day. If you are looking for a steamy, well written and easy to read book, this is for you! I would highly advise taking this to the beach with you (I wish I could have).
Only one warning: prepare to be detached from the rest of the world for a day or two while reading this. Yep. That’s how good it is.
Let me know in the comments what you think of the book!