Beach Read

Beach Read

by Emily Henry (Author)

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.

Beach Read: A Novel by Emily Henry

In Emily Henry's delightful romantic comedy, Beach Read, two authors are forced to work together to write a romance novel despite their very different approaches to love and relationships.

January Andrews is a successful romance novelist who believes in love at first sight. Augustus Everett is a literary novelist who thinks love is a fairy tale. When their publishers force them to collaborate on a romance novel, they clash at first. But as they spend more time together, they start to see each other in a new light. January learns that there's more to Augustus than his brooding exterior, and Augustus discovers that January's belief in love isn't as superficial as he thought. As they work on their novel, they find themselves falling in love with each other.

Beach Read is a funny, charming, and heartwarming story about two people who learn to open their hearts to love. It's a perfect read for fans of romantic comedies and anyone who loves a good love story.

About the Author

Emily Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including Beach Read, People We Meet on Vacation, and Book Lovers. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two children.


19 May 2020