Beach Read (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Two young writers connect over their shared writer’s block and looming publishing deadlines in this fun and comedic literary romance. Augustus Everett writes dark literary fiction, while his long-time rival January Andrews typically finishes each book with a happily-ever-after. When circumstance positions them as next door neighbors for a summer, their genres can’t help but mix!  Beach Read is a light and steamy escape for a long weekend.

— Noelle

June 2020 Indie Next List


“What do you get when you cross a disillusioned romance author with a Hemingway wannabe? A compulsively readable book where you kind of hope for your train to be delayed so you can spend a few more minutes with January and Gus. These two, saddled with writer’s block, make a pact to write the other’s genre. Literary snobbery is (rightfully) called out, and the two begin to navigate a friendship outside of writing as they explore the other’s process. Reader, I loved it.”
— Audrey Huang, Belmont Books, Belmont, MA

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling."--Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game

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.

About the Author


Emily Henry writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593336120
ISBN-10: 0593336127
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English

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