A Review On Beach Read By Emily Henry

There was something remarkable as I read Beach Read that I would never have thought I would experience when reading a contemporary romance. This book made me feel giddy and made me smile widely and truly proved that the five star rating I’m giving it is well deserved.

January Andrews is a romance author while Augustus “Gus” Everett is a literary fiction author and their connection

Book: Beach Read by Emily Henry
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: May 19, 2020
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: 16+, Romance, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: June 27, 2020 to June 27, 2020


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.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

There was something remarkable as I read Beach Read that I would never have thought I would experience when reading a contemporary romance. This book made me feel giddy and made me smile widely and truly proved that the five star rating I’m giving it is well deserved.

January Andrews is a romance author while Augustus “Gus” Everett is a literary fiction author and their connection throughout the whole book was amazing. They are both broken and trying to heal in their own ways and when January arrives at her father’s beach house to write her book and power through the writer’s block that she is going through, she discovers that her neighbor in the adjacent beach house is her college rival, Gus.

Gus believes that January only writes happily ever afters and January believes he only writes in sad, depressing fiction so they decide to strike a deal on who can write the best novel of the opposites specialty for the entirety of their summer at the beach house. They each take turns once a week bringing each other to show them different aspects of their own writing, January brings Gus on cheesy romantic dates while Gus brings January on trips to interview cult survivors. 

Not only do these small weekly trips bring them closer, but January discovers that their small college rivalry was really a meaningless rivalry and that there was something deeper behind said rivalry. I fell in love with January and Gus and they way the had cute moments throughout writing their manuscripts in the beach house and how they slowly became comfortable with each other. They communicated with each other well and when one or the other was feeling down or being closed off toward the other, they lifted each other up.

I loved the way that it mad me smile, laugh, tear up, and just feel so happy to read this. I loved the way that January wasn’t a typical heroine all shy and continuously blushing but fought back on sarcastic comments and jokes toward Gus. Their banter was adorable to read and their dialogue was sarcastic, smart, and adorable and it was so clear how they connected even though they were enemies at first.

I’m so glad that I got to pick this up and enjoy this book because it made me feel comfortable and happy as I  read this book and I thoroughly enjoyed this book and gave it five well deserved stars. The hype around this book is true and I would recommend anyone to get this book!

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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