Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Rating: 4 out of 5.

First and foremost, I’d like to say this:

This book is most certainly not a beach read.

This novel is a “I-will-tear-your-heart-out-with-my-subtle-darkness-and-charming-humour” kind of read. It is intriguing and mellow, definitely not the light read I was expecting, but rather gloomy in some parts and poignant in others, nonetheless, it definitely harboured my attention.

I couldn’t stop reading. I was fully immersed in January’s story and her journey through life. The banter in this book reminded me much of To Have and to Hoax as this too was charming and witty, but Beach Read had the tendency of treading through darker themes and more thoroughly explored the possibility of “love” and what this concept meant to the characters individually.

I found myself highly amused by the banter between the characters, they felt very real and fleshed out, and I loved seeing how they changed throughout the story. And even when faced with many challenges, they still found the time to make the others’ life insufferable, truly romantic.

In conclusion, the cover and blurb may suggest a light, beach read, but this is far from that. It is a moving tale about a woman’s journey navigating what she once assumed was her “perfect” life. It’s raw, amusing, and shall bury you in a rollercoaster ride of emotions and musings, it is enjoyable and worth a read.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own.

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2 thoughts on “Beach Read by Emily Henry

  1. I’m honestly so intrigued by this book! At first I assumed it was a beach read, until I started seeing warnings like yours that this dealt with a lot of darker issues. And yet, I keep hearing fantastic things! I think I’m going to be picking this one up when I’m in the mood for something a little dark with some humor and banter to balance things out!

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    • Same here! It definitely handles some dark topics but the relationship between the characters is adorable, and the humour is on point. I definitely reccomend it, and I hope you enjoy it when you decide to pick it up 💛

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