Beach Read

Beach Read

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.

Title:Beach Read
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984806734
Format Type:

    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...

  • Kat

    ohhhh my,,,this was a goddamn delight :) i know, i’m surprised too, another romance book that i loved? unheard of. tbh, i can’t even really explain my change of heart. maybe the turbulence of the ...

  • 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...

  • Emily

    Edited to add: You can read about my next book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...I wrote this book because I wanted to do something fun but I still ended up making myself cry, so what's ne...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Re-read 10/14/20: nothing compares 2 (jan)u(ary + gus)Original read 3/25/20: 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 w...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • emma

    this full review is now POSTED on my blog, and no i'm not entering a stage of emily henry withdrawal! what! who said that!here it is! https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...---------rereading out of ...