If you tell me there is a book out where the setting is book related (i.e., publishers, library etc) I will go straight for it. So, when I heard about Book Lovers I couldn’t resist.
This time we travel to America to Nora Stephens, a cut throat literary agent who doesn’t have much luck in her relationships. But, her sister, Libby is a very different personality and after becoming pregnant with her second child, decides that she needs a vacation with Nora for a month before the baby arrives. The place she chooses? The small town which Nora Stephens’ clients book is set. This is your typical small-town America with plaid shirts, small grocery stores and of course everyone knows everyone’s business. So, imagine her shock when she bumps into none other than Charlie, an agent who once turned down said author’s book and dismissed the small-town location.
This is your typical, fun, laugh out loud summer read and I loved every minute of it. Nora Stephens reminds me of Cameron Diaz’s character in the film, The Holiday, as they both don’t cry, they are both cutthroat and they both end up going on vacation where sparks fly.
This book is very much a don’t judge a book by its cover, as both main characters, Nora and Charlie are not who we think they are at the start.
One of my favourite aspects of this book was the prologue, it set the book up perfectly and was a big nod to all of us book lovers with references to various tropes and setting the scene for the story ahead.
When we first meet Charlie, he comes across as a brash, meticulous New York-an who also appears to be a bit of an elitist when it comes to his literary choices. However, as the story progresses, we see Charlie’s true personality slowly revealed as he lets his guard down brick by brick. This truly is a tale of not sticking to first impressions, because if you are having a bad day and meet someone for the first time, or have had some bad news, your first impression will not be the best, and won’t necessarily be an accurate portrayal of your personality. To me, it is a story about the importance of getting to know someone before you judge them too heavily and the consequences of judging someone straight away.
If you were a fan of The Hating Game or The Holiday, you will love this fun, hilarious summer read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- The Hating Game meets The Holiday with more humour and more references to make our bookish hearts swoon. If you are a bookworm or just want a fun summer read, you need to pick this up.
Much love ❤️