Published by Berkley on May 3, 2022
FINAL DECISION: Just okay for me. I didn’t really connect with the characters, and while I liked the overall situation, I quickly got tired of the sister’s story as she was one-dimensional. I know a lot of people like this book, but it was pretty boring for me.
THE STORY: Nora Stephens is a literary agent. She keeps running into Charlie Lastra, an editor. Their first meeting was certainly not a fairy tale, but when both end up in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, they keep running into one another. While neither expects this to be a romance novel, there is something happening between the two.
OPINION: The book is well written from a technical standpoint but it just didn’t interest me. I felt the whole thing was blah, although there were points where I kept thinking, I should like this book more. But I just didn’t. I didn’t find the story compelling at all. There wasn’t much momentum to the story, and thus, it was a hard book for me to get myself to finish.
I didn’t find Nora’s story that interesting, we don’t get into Charlie’s head to be connected with him, and I found Nora’s sister Libby annoying. I acknowledge that this book is really popular, but I guess I’m just not the audience for this one.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is one of the hot beach read books of the summer of 2022.
CONNECTED BOOKS: BOOK LOVERS is a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 2 stars.