Top positive review
A SOLID PLOT AND CHARACTERS EQUALS A GOOD READ
Reviewed in Australia on 17 March 2021
Emily Henry is a new author for me and I was impressed with her natural, witty and insightful style. The elements she brought to the book balanced it well – contemporary issues, dysfunctionality, humour, romance and much more. The feel mixes light and heavy together and revolves around navigating yourself though life - finding happiness, dealing with negative feelings, forgiveness etc. I also liked Emily’s realistic, yet passionate approach to sex.
Being a nonfiction book, there’s a fair amount of serendipity involved in the plot, but an acceptable amount for the sake of entertainment, imo. The characters (main and secondary) are well-developed and the plot takes you intimately through their experiences, using the female character, January’s perspective to take you there. I really liked ‘Beach Read' and will definitely look for more of Emily’s books, but I'm unsure what significance the title has to the scenario.