Happy Place

I had been saving this book for vacation! Even though I am not a big romance person, I will always read whatever Emily Henry writes, and I think this one is my favorite of hers! Henry has such a knack for writing non-cheesy romance novels with complex, relatable characters you can’t help falling in love with. This one had a new trope: a couple who is broken up pretends to still be together for the sake of their friends. Harriet (Harry to her friends) has an enviably close group of friends from college. Every summer, they spend a week up at their friend Sabrina’s house in Maine, but this is the last year as Sabrina’s father is selling the house. The six friends (all coupled off) retreat to the house, determined to have one last great trip together. But things are amiss… some friendships feel more strained, and Harry and her fiancĂ© Wyn broke up five months ago, but are pretending to be together for the sake of their friends. I found myself feeling really frustrated and sad for a lot of the book because you see that Harry and Wyn are clearly so perfect together but are getting in their own way. Alternating between their younger years and present day, we see them fall in love, drift apart, and begrudgingly reunite for the trip. But will they find their way back to each other? You have to read it to find out. I LOVED this book!

Author: Emily Henry