Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry


Release date: May 3, 2022

Publisher: Berkley Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.


Ok I think I found my new favorite Emily Henry book! I mean, all of her books have been five star reads for me so you can’t go wrong but this one was extra special for me. Maybe it was the grief element, maybe it was the sister bond between Libby and Nora or maybe it was just Charlie. Actually now that I think about it I’m sure the fact that there were so many different elements that I loved is what made this one such a winner. Here’s a few more things I adored! You get the classic NYC vibes but also the cozy small town vibes when the sisters stay in Sunshine Falls making the setting amazon. Then you get two leads who work in Publishing making then just as much of a book nerd as I am, which SIGH. There’s also Charlie and Nora’s incredible chemistry and fantastic banter, both of them are so dry and witty I couldn’t get enough of their exchanges. I really can’t say enough good things about this one, it was just such a delight from start to finish and a must for romance fans.

Overall rating: 5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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