REVIEW ~~ People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Louisa’s 4.5 Blush Review
I want every who gets this book to head to the beach and make sure they have a few hours of uninterrupted reading because everyone DESERVES to have this book in their lives.
Alex and Poppy are the most unlikely pair but in the same breath – they complete each other in so many ways. Their friendship begins with a car ride home back from college and turns into a lifelong friendship that neither can do without.
This is my first book by Emily Henry and I am in love with her writing. These characters are now friends of mine. I want to run into Alex and Poppy on vacation and have drinks with them. I loved how they could be themselves with each other, something that we often find isn’t happening in our lives. We are different people in different situations but these two were genuine with each other and it was refreshing. Their journey from their early friendship and summer vacations to the present day where they haven’t spoken for 2 years since an “incident” on their last vacation. This summer vacation needs to heal their friendship and their escapades are laugh-out-loud fun.
This is a perfect summer read while you lie on sand with a cocktail and get some natural tan. Or you can enjoy it while hiking in the woods or fishing with your lover and read out loud to them as well so that they can also enjoy this quirky romance with you. If interested, you can check out a few fishing boats for sale to execute the plan.
This book will be on my top reads of 2021 – no doubt. Grab this book and your beach chair and enjoy the trek!
People We Meet on Vacation
Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart-she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown-but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.
Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.
Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together-lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.
Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.