Beach Read

Beach Read Details

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They're polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

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Title:Beach Read
Edition Language:English
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    Beach Read Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    OH MYYYYY GOODNESSSSSS! Finally literature gods heard my prayers that I’ve been requesting to read a fantastic romance that I’ve been craving for so long! I need something heart wrenching, shaking...

  • Emily May

    I did what any reasonable adult woman would do when confronted with her college rival turned next-door neighbor. I dove behind the nearest bookshelf. I really needed this book. I didn't realize how...

  • chai ?

    therapy: expensive reading this romance between an author with writer's block and her gravedigger-turned-best-selling-novelist college rival/unfortunate crush/next-door neighbor, and fill the void tha...

  • jessica

    i need new letters to create new words because love is too small to encompass everything i am feeling about this book.i have always enjoyed EHs diverse writing, but i think she has really come into he...

  • Emily

    I wrote this book because I wanted to do something fun but I still ended up making myself cry, so what's new?...

  • Melissa

    “I’ve never met someone who is so perfectly my favorite person.” I picked up Beach Read on a whim, looking for a fun distraction to while away the day and found a couple my heart won’t soon...

  • Claudia Ramrez

    This was a fun read, but just that. At least for me. I read the synopsis and I was so excited, it sounded like a romance I NEEDED to read. I mean, the main characters are both authors that write total...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Easily my favorite book of the year so far. I just finished it and I already want to do a re-read to spend some more time with January and Gus. MY HEART. This book was equal parts swooney and grumbley...

  • emma

    banter so good it pulled me out of my reading slump---------rereading out of jealousy for everyone who gets to read this for the first time---------Everybody knows I love Emily Henry.Like, it’s prob...

  • Val ?? Shameless Non-Snowflake ??

    Don't let the cover and blurb fool you...This ain't stereotypical chick-lit. And before anyone gets their feathers all ruffled at my use of the term "chick-lit"....calm down. I actually picked this ou...