📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS 📖
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.
I got this book for my birthday and was looking forward to reading it as it has been so popular on Bookstagram. It was a good book, but something was missing for me.
The writing was good and had a lot of different elements to it. I enjoyed the sister relationship as well as the romantic relationship. I thought that gave it something extra.
The chapters were long and you got a good chunk of the story before you moved on. Sometimes the chapters were split which made them longer. For me they could have been shorter and more to the point, but you do feel like you know all there is to know about the main characters and their settings by the end!
The characters were excellent. I loved the main character and appreciated that her past shaped who she was and it was that experience that made her act the way that she did. I really felt that we got to know her inside out by the end of the book.
Lastly the settings. I loved the contrast between New York and a village in North Carolina and I also liked how the story ended. I was however a bit confused by the epilogue and didn’t really see how it fitted with the story.
Overall a good book, but with something missing for me. Having said that it hasn’t put me off reading Emily Henry’s other two books and I couldn’t give this book less than 4 stars so it’s not all doom and gloom!
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