Published on March 10, 2022
Reviewed by Nicole Zimmermann
January Andrews writes best-selling romances while her college rival Augustus Everett is trying to write the next great “serious” novel. When January finds herself living next to him for a summer on Lake Michigan, they go head to head in the ultimate writer’s challenge: Augustus will write a romance and January will write the next Great American Novel. January’s quest to cure her writer’s block and her empty bank account just got a lot more interesting.
Emily Henry writes notoriously devourable books that include charming and multi-dimensional characters; this book is no exception. The reader watches a beautiful friendship grow between Augustus and January as they both heal from recent and past tragedies. I also enjoyed an insider view into the process of writing a book! This is the perfect book to bring for a long weekend or to get out of a reading slump.
Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Favorite Excerpt: “Bad things don’t dig down through your life until the pit’s so deep that nothing will ever be big enough to make you happy again. No matter how much shit, there will always be wildflowers”.