Yes! This was just the book that I needed in my life. Believe all the hype. This book is clever, witty, emotional, romantic, and a book lover’s delight. There was just so much to love about it.
Nora Stephens is a literary agent who works hard for her clients. She’s career-minded, hardworking, a true lover of books, and a big fan of her younger sister Libby. Nora may have success in her professional life, but romantically, she’s been dumped too many times by men who have left her for a sweet, small-town woman, in other words, the complete opposite of Nora.
When Libby convinces Nora to leave her beloved New York City and take a month-long trip with her to a small community in North Carolina, Nora agrees. She would do just about anything to make her sister happy. Libby has even made a list of things for them to do, to crack Nora out of her shell. Bring on the romance tropes!
While Libby wanted Nora to meet a local and, maybe fall in love, Nora just kept running into Charlie Lastra, the ambitious, standoffish, brooding editor from New York City. Oh, they were already familiar with each other, but their previous encounters never went too smoothly or screamed of anything resembling a romantic connection.
I loved, loved, loved the chemistry and banter between Nora and Charlie. It was exceptional! They were two peas in a pod when it came to ambition and their love of books, and they could spar against each other like it was their calling.
This was a wonderful slow-burning romance. As someone who wants the anticipation in novels, this one gave me everything that I was looking for. It never felt rushed, the author took her time to make it just right.
I loved how Emily Henry entwined popular romance tropes with her own story. This was just such a clever story.
I could go on and on and continue to gush about Book Lovers, but I won’t put anyone through that. Do yourself a favor and read this novel. It was just such a well-rounded reading experience. It was filled with everything that a book lover craves.