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?
This book was super cute. It had love. it had romance. It had friendship. It had family. It had travel – lots or traveling around the world. What else can you ask for?
It was honestly really hard for me to put down. I easily could’ve read it one sitting but I do most of my reading before bed and for some reason my hubby has this hang-up about the light being on while he’s trying to sleep! Which is why most of books are on my Kindle. This book happens to be a beautiful hardback copy from Book of the Month though. So I waited in suspense each day… until I reached the incredible ending.
The story does take place over a 10 year period and it skips back and forth from the current time to different years in the past. So be aware – if you’re not a fan of this kind of book then I’d do a pass. Cuz the whole book is written this way.
Emily Henry also wrote Beach Reach which I also enjoyed (although not as much as this one). With writing like this she is on my watch list now.
Some things to be aware of:
- There was some sex – not a lot and it definitely was not graphic
- There was a homosexual wedding but it was a side story and I didn’t feel like anything was being pushed on the reader
Overall all I LOVED the book. Such a great book to come out during the summer. Especially this summer when we are itching to leave our houses and go some where.
Have you read it? I’d love to find out what you thought of it?