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Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry


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 one men date before finding their happy-ever-after. To prevent another dating dud, Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her city desk for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls.

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.


Book Lovers is the ideal summer read and just perfect for sitting in the sun with a G&T. It’s lighthearted and fun and has many of the popular romance tropes we have come to love, however the author does switch it up a little bit and puts her own spin on the small town romance trope. Nora is a city girl who hates the countryside, a workaholic who is only interested in focusing on her career. She takes a rejuvenating and bonding trip to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, with her sister and whilst there Libby has compiled a fun check list of things to do, including wearing a flannel shirt, dating a local and skinny dipping. The setting isn’t your usually glamorous location, the town is a little run down and in need of a facelift and the book shop is the only place with Wi-Fi. Sunshine Falls is the last place Nora wants to be and the complete opposite of all the home comforts she’s used to.

The romance is superbly done, the sexual tension between Nora and Charlie is palpable and I loved the way the author brought this across with sometimes nothing more than a secretive look or accidental touch. Their relationship isn’t rushed and builds up slowly over time with some excellent conversation and witty banter and my heart exploded every time they interacted. I couldn’t get enough of them together.

The storyline has depth and some serious issued are addressed such as loss and grief. There is an underlying emotional storyline and after her mother’s death Nora was completely dedicated to looking after her sister, to the point of missing some amazing career opportunities to look after her. Nora is quite a deep and complex character but has a wonderful lighter side and her internal monologue and thought processes are hilarious. This novel has a strong sense of family on the sides of both protagonists.

I enjoyed the wit and humour, the writing is brilliant and there are many quotable sentences and one-liners. I definitely need to re-read this book in case there are any I missed! Book Lovers is a funny and emotional read with a lovely cast of characters and, of course, who can resist a book about books. I’ve read and enjoyed all Emily Henry’s books and this one was no exception.

Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication Date (UK): 12 May 2022
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 384
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to the publisher for the gifted advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

  1. Great review! I loved it too, although I’m sensitive to that amount of F-bombs. But the pacing and characters were great. Nora and Charlie’s texts were so funny!

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