“Book Lovers” caught my eye mostly for the title, I admit. I’ve read some of Emily Henry’s books before so I knew what to expect: a PG-rated romance with slightly deep characters where everything works out in the end. And that’s what this is. A nice little beach read (although for me, sadly no beach). To start, I liked the premise. The main character, Nora, is a book agent from NYC who compares her own life to that of the novels she works with. She knows she’s not the typical heroine and therefore, thinks she’ll never find love. After all, she’s the uptight, more abrasive big-city best friend who exists solely as the foil to the softer, more sensitive female lead. Nora has read this story before: the female lead only finds love when she leaves the city, meets a hot country man, gets married, has kids, and lives happily ever after. So when Nora’s sister Libby (who is the softer, more sensitive one) wants to spend a month in a small North Carolina town, Nora figures it might be her chance to finally meet Mr. Right. Never mind she doesn’t really want to leave NYC, doesn’t want to give up her job, and doesn’t want kids... And of course there IS an attractive man in this small town, although (go figure), he’s visiting from NYC, doesn’t want to leave the city either, doesn’t want a woman who would give up her job, and doesn’t want kids. Just like Nora! So it all just goes to show you don’t have to fit the mold to find love after all *sigh* Like I said, I knew what I was getting into when I chose this author. I liked the book for a fun, easy read. If you’re looking for a book without having to put too much thought into it, this is a good one.
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