Book Review: “People We Meet on Vacation”

Title: People We Meet on Vacation

Author: Emily Henry

Book of the Month April 2021

Summary:

Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. 

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.

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?

My thoughts: Loved, loved, loved this book! Back in February in the doldrums of winter I somehow decided to join Book of the Month Club (like the 300 books I already have on my shelf weren’t good enough) 🙂 I needed more. When I joined, I promised myself “ok I will only get the one per month, nothing else added on”. Well that thought lasted for February when I got one book. March comes along and I decide I will add just one add on. Enter April – I added 2 add ons and the original so 3 books. That escalated quickly – but I’m so glad it did as it brought me to this wonderful book and author that I never ever would have picked up.

I didn’t really know what to expect, I figured another cute romance – ok what can I lose. It was that and more. It was just a fun, well-written rom com with witty banter between the two main characters that was laugh out loud funny at times.

The main characters were quirky and loveable in their own rights . . . the premise of the storyline really fun.

Overall, a wonderful story of friendship, differences, changes, and the definition of true love!

If you are heading out on vacation this summer grab this book and the author’s Beach Read (review coming soon) and you are all set for some fabulous reading by the pool, the beach, the mountains, . . . wherever you are headed!

And remember,

Books Are Life,

Heather

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