Chick lit

Beach Read by Emily Henry

This was a book that I requested due to great online hype in the reading/blogging world and I must say it did live up to my expectations.

I have read another book with this premise. The only difference between the two was the fact that in the other case, the man was well removed from the publishing industry.
The story begins with our leading lady providing us with an inkling into the reasons behind her writing block. She is also sort of homeless and is living under a roof she has no wish to be. She runs into her neighbour pretty early on and only later realises that there is more to him than what she saw. The crux of the plot is when each decides to write in the other’s favoured genre. It begins with deprecating remarks about the other’s chosen medium of narration but evolves over time. It has a solid build, and although I felt like they fell into a rhythm far too quickly even if their history mildly justified it.
The backstory which is initially provided to us in bits and pieces (the family situation) seemed pretty obvious, even as it was written interestingly.
The writing was smooth and fluid, and I almost read the entire book in one sitting. I would highly recommend it to those who read this genre (and impossibly also not have already heard of it)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based only on my own reading experience.

The other book that had a similar story: Blow: A Love Story by Tracy Ewens

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