ARC Review | People We Meet on Vacation

54985743Pages: 364

Goodreads Rating: 4.09 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 11th 2021

Publisher: Berkley Romance


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Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

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?

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

My Review: 

Review also posted on Goodreads

Thank you Penguin Random House International and Berkley Romance for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review

Friendship always has a strong foundation on romance novels. Stories like this makes you want to cheer the protagonist and scream “FINALLY!”. Emily Henry once again did an amazing job making her readers fall in love.Poppy and Alex proved it.

Poppy Wright and Alex Nilsen are best friends for more than a decade.Two individuals who are polar opposites yet shared a tight knit friendship. They travel and explore together every summer but not once hooked up. However, there’s a fallout between them. Two years later, they’re once reunited for a one last travel and hopefully this summer they’ll reconcile or perhaps confess each other’s true feelings. The question is, who’s going to make a first move?

Their romance is adorable and cute. I was rooting for them. The feelings they had for each other is mutual, both are so afraid they might ruin their friendship. The slowburn romance here is well done and there are times I become impatient because I just want them together. There’s a song by a Filipino band that reminds me of their journey and just hit it on repeat. (Please listen to Pagtingin by Ben & Ben, I swear. It’s perfect for them. It has an English translation so feel free to watch –>…)

I can’t wait for Emily Henry’s novels. They are just so good and cozy. Of course swoon-worthy.


5 thoughts on “ARC Review | People We Meet on Vacation

  1. I didn’t even think of picking this one up until your review. The only book of hers I’ve read was Beach Read and I have feelings about how that one was marketed, so I’ve avoided her others. I might just have to change that for this book! Great review!

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