🏖 Beach Read 🏖 “falling’s the part that takes your breath away. It’s the part when you can’t believe the person standing in front of you both exists and happened to wander into your path. It’s supposed to make you feel lucky to be alive, exactly when and where you are.” I remember falling in love with love stories in high school reading Nicholas Sparks. Every book that came out for me was an instant buy. Like no other author I knew of, he knew how to make you fall in love and break your heart in less than 400 pages and at the end you still loved him.
His writing to me was beautiful and unforgettable.
@emilyhenrywrites , you just gave me that same feeling.
Beach Read based on the cover is bright and inviting, but like life, this book is also full of hard truths and heart ache.
January just lost her dad, and with that inherited a cabin in Michigan that no one knew anything about… mainly because it’s where he spent his 2nd life with his mistress.
With no money, no drive to write her next romance novel with an upcoming deadline, and the desire to vomit when she thinks about going through the cabin to sell, January is far from OKAY.
One night after trying to sleep and failing due to the incredulously loud music coming from the neighbor, she runs into the dark yet attractive man next door. Oh yeah, he’s also her college rival and popular author in the thriller genre. Gus was unexpected.
Through beautiful banter between enemies to friends, this pair makes a pack to switch their writing styles. Gus must writing a happy ending, while Janie must write a realist one.
Each day passes writing their books, learning about themselves and one another, and doing the much needed research to best understand their new mission. While both of them go through the questions in their mind.
Gus: why can’t anyone stay?
January: If the love I based my life on was a lie, are HEAs real at all?
I laughed (a lot) I swooned (just as much) and I cried (because why not throw another emotion in there)
This book was so much more than a beach read ❤️