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By Emily Henry

  • Release Date: 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
Score: 4.5
From 3,211 Ratings


“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen Hoover

An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙ ParadeMarie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ Book Bub ∙ SheReads ∙ Medium ∙ The Washington Post ∙ and more!

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming...

Nora Stephens' life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.


  • Finally I know the other side of the small town trope

    By what_it_izzz33
    Loved this book and it’s take on the typical small town tropes. Nora is exactly who and what she wants to be where she wants to be it and is wonderfully unapologetic about it. Charlie is just my fav.
  • So Good!

    By Michellereed8
    Just an overall great read.
  • Absolutely stunning

    By Iamrachelgenevieve
    A beautiful story that explores convoluted family dynamics and the importance of not only going through one’s emotions but truly taking the time to feel said emotions. I don’t have any words other then yes to all of it. Well done Emily Henry!
  • More than just a romance…

    By SDoveBarnard
    This book really snuck up on me. I think I was expecting more of a straight up romance, but it was so much more. The way the different relationships unfold made for a very compelling read. There were moments I laughed out loud, and others where I cried. I rarely do that with books, especially not with books that seem so lighthearted, at least at first glance.
  • Really good!

    By avidread111
    First book I have read by this author. Really enjoyed it. I laughed out loud and cried too. As a book lover , I could relate - “of course you don’t have a life …. There’s always something too good to read.” Exactly!
  • A+ Whit!

    By everynameistaken123456789
    This book made me laugh out loud at parts. My favorite of Emily’s!!
  • Sexy and Fun

    Loved the book! A light hearted fun romance novel with a sense of big city meaning
  • Amazing book

    By Hgsawryinbss1245
    Really enjoyed the witty humor in this book!!
  • Loved it!

    By m.kline
    The author has a great sense of humor and I could not put this book down.
  • lost for words

    By malorie 😊
    This book ….. when I first started the book I didn’t know if I was going to like it. I soon realized that I was going to fall in love with this book. Normally when I read a book I’m exited to be finished so that I can read a new book, this was not the case with this book. I have never been in a book slump or not been able to read but that book can put you in a bad book slump. CHARLIE LASTRA is one of my favorite book guys he is amazing. Nora amazing. Libby…. Every time I read Libby’s name it reminded me of Lilly bloom and in a way Lilly and Libby are similar so I always just imagined her as lily and it kinda hurt. BUT OTHER THAN THAT THIS BOOK IS MY TOP 3.