|People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry|
in order to be fair, one needs to share reviews for books they did not love as well as reviews for books they loved.
Although I will forever rave about Emily Henry's previous book, Beach Read- it was amazing! I cannot tell you that I loved or even liked People We Meet on Vocation. I think the book has a great premise and it was written well, but it just didn't feel like a romance book to me. And the slow burn was so slow I got bored... It reads more like women lit and that is just not my thing although I know it is a favorite subgenre for many.
I also thought that once some romance finally happened it didn't work. These two main characters are best friends, true best friends. They feel more like siblings than lovers. The chemistry was there but not in a romantic way. So again, more women lit than romance. This could have been a great story between two friends of the opposite sex that have fantastic holidays together but had a fall out and needed to find the path to each other again. As a romance it just doesn't work.
All that being said, each to their own. Slow burn may not be my thing but if you like it than this book might just work for you.
Happy Reading Sunnies!
Here is the blurb for yah:
Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.
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?