You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry | Book Review

You and Me on Vacation

Alt Title: People We Meet on Vacation

Author: Emily Henry

ISBN: 9780241992234

Pages: 368

Genre & Tags: Contemporary, Romance, Vacation, Beach Read, Feel-Good, Friends to Lovers

Release Date: May 11th (July 8th) 2021

You and Me on Vacation Emily Henry

I received a digital ARC of this book for free with the understanding that I would provide an honest review though I was under no obligation to do so. All opinions are my own.

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Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart–she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown–but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together–lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

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You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry

Opening Sentence

On vacation, you can be anyone you want. Like a good book or an incredible outfit, being on vacation transports you into another version of yourself.

Emily Henry, You and Me on Vacation

My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review: I adored this friends to lovers contemporary romance. It gave me all the warm fuzzies without ever crossing the line into cheesy. Poppy and Alex’s relationship is explored and expanded in a way that feels more realistic than most other friends to lovers stories I’ve read. They truly were friends and lived their lives without one of them secretly pining for the other until their relationship grew into something more. They definitely always loved one another but it was an enduring love that was such a joy to read.

And if you can’t tell by the cover and title, this will be a wonderful book to read over the summer.

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15 thoughts on “You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry | Book Review

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  2. I am so excited to read this book! I actually just bought it, and I can’t wait- I also love friends to lovers so that should be fun! Also, I nominated you for the Aesthete Blogger Award if you have time to participate. You have a wonderful blog, and you are such a lovely blogger ❤️

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