“If I had to pick one person to be in my corner, it’d be you. Every time.”
One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…
Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.
Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he’s Nora’s work nemesis.
Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she’s the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That’s why Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into…Charlie.
She’s no heroine. He’s no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?
This book follows the story of Nora Stephens, a literary agent, and Charlie Lastra, a book editor that has a talent for editing future best sellers. They met one time in New York and the mutual dislike is palpable.
Nora, who is a workaholic for a valid reason, is dragged to a small town by her pregnant sister Libby. Funny how Nora mentions the famous trope “city girl meets and falls in love with a small town man” but she ends up constantly bumping into Charlie.
This book is so well written and the banter between the two is amazing and so well accomplished. I loved how the author picked up some of the famous tropes like “workaholic woman doesn’t want children” or “city woman leaves everything behind because she falls in love with a small town man” and turned them into something funny and not villainized at all.
Also, what made me pick up this book (apart from the hype around this story) was the fact this is a book about people who love books read by people that, like me, are also book lovers. Love these kinds of stories!
Needless to say I really enjoyed this book and I’m more than ready to read more stories by Emily Henry!
– The flirty banter between the two characters
– The river scene
– The relationship between the sisters
– BigFoot erotica conversations
“A good bookstore,” Charlie says, “is like an airport where you don’t have to take your shoes off.”
“I’ll take you home whenever you want,” he says. “But if you want to stay, and you wake up screaming, it’s okay. I’ll make sure you’re okay. And if you want to stay, and then change your mind, I don’t mind driving you back at four a.m.”
“His golden-brown eyes slowly rise. “If it isn’t the woman who ‘isn’t stalking me’.” I grind out, “If it isn’t the man who ‘didn’t try to ravish me in the middle of a hurricane’.”
“There isn’t for women either. There’s just tall women,” he says, “and the men too insecure to date them.”
“Why is my mother texting me about how hot you are?”
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