Review: People We Meet On Vacation - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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

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.

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?

Book Type:

Contemporary Romance

Buy Now:

Connect with Emily Henry:

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

People We Meet On Vacation
By Emily Henry

Review: People We Meet On Vacation

Two best friends and travel partners have one final chance to fall in love, in Emily Henry’s must-read friends-to-lovers romance.

Poppy and Alex couldn’t be more different.  She’s spirited, colorful and lives to get away from the bustle of New York City (which she also loves). He loves his khakis, living in Ohio, and a quiet night at home. But ever since they met in college, they’re inseparable. They’ve traveled the world together—10 summer trips—with memories to last a lifetime.

But everything changed during their last trip to Croatia two years prior, and they haven’t spoken since.

Meanwhile, Poppy arguably has everything one could desire, but feels unhappy, stuck in an undefinable rut. The last time she truly felt happy, was with Alex. So, on a courageous whim, she entices Alex with one final vacation together, to face what tore them apart and see, once if for all, if the fissure can be mended.

But their week together is rife with challenges from the very beginning—their biggest challenge being the truth they’ve always secretly known. Could two friends, who live in different cities, who want very different things in life, find their way to each other? Or will it ruin everything they’ve built together?

Poppy and Alex’s story brims with charm and humor and is yet grounded by an emotional depth that strikes just the right notes. Through chapters that alternate between then and now, we fall in love with this odd couple, who have unknowingly fallen in love with each other despite their differences, despite those they’ve dated over the years.

There is an intangible effervescence to Henry’s books, making them feel fresh and singular in a genre that can sometimes feel stale or repetitive. Her expertly crafted dialogue really makes her stories come to life, shedding the truths of who her characters are, what they feel deeply. Plus, her banter is whip-smart and laugh-out-loud funny. The result is a warm, feel-good, slow-burn Summer romance I wished would last forever.

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Instagram

SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG