Romance Book Club: Book Lovers by Emily Henry


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Our Romance Book Club is a monthly book club focused on contemporary, historical, and LGBTQ+ adult romances. Romance is a genre that gets a bad rep, and we want to help change that. There's so much fun writing happening in Romance today, and we think everyone deserves to see themselves in a steamy romcom novel.

A literary agent who has always done everything by the book must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

Nora Stephens has read the books and seen the movies, and she is not that type of heroine. In fact, she’s the other one. The leading man’s cold girlfriend back in the city who he must break free of to pursue his true happiness with a sweet baker or florist…or Christmas tree farmer.
The only people Nora is a heroine for are her author clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her little sister, Libby, who she practically raised. Nora loves her more than anything in the world, and so when Libby asks her to escape the city for a few weeks to get them both out of their ruts, she agrees.
But Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, is far from the idyllic vacation spot Libby had in mind for their small-town romance bucket list adventure. Especially when, instead of a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, the man Nora keeps bumping into is Charlie Lastra, a bookish, hardheaded, arrogant editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met dozens of times and it’s never been cute.
As time passes, though, Nora begins to realize she might have more in common with Charlie—beyond a passion for books—than she’d thought. Nora just wants to do what she’s always done and make the right decisions—about her love life, her job, her sister. What if the right decision for Nora is taking a page out of an entirely different book?

"[Book Lovers] is multilayered and the characters' familial challenges are complex. By both playing to and overtly subverting romance tropes and archetypes like the high-powered big city woman who neglects her family and the life-affirming power of small-town life, this novel delivers an insightful comedic meditation on love, family and going your own way."—NPR

“If Emily Henry makes herself laugh at the character's dialogue in her own books, it's understandable. She is a master at witty repartee….It's a safe bet that viewers would enjoy seeing Henry's characters come to life on screen."—Associated Press

Book Lovers is a rom-com lover's dream of a book. It is razor-sharp and modern, featuring a fierce heroine who does not apologize for her ambition and heartfelt discussions of grief. Readers know that Emily Henry never fails to deliver great banter and a romance to swoon over but this may just be her best yet. A breath of fresh air.” 
Taylor Jenkins ReidNew York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising

“I would follow Emily Henry anywhere. A small town, a literary enterprise, a bookstore to rescue, and sex in moonlit streams? Yes, please! Book Lovers is sexy, funny, and smart. Another perfectly satisfying read from the unstoppable Emily Henry.” 
Emma StraubNew York Times bestselling author of All Adults Here

"Emily Henry's books are a gift, the perfect balance between steamy and sweet. The prose is effortless, the characters charming. The only downside is reaching the end." 
V.E. SchwabNew York Times bestselling author The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

"Charming, earnest, and clever, Book Lovers is Schitt's Creek for book nerds. A total delight for anyone who's ever secretly rooted for the career girl in a Hallmark movie. Nobody does it quite like Emily Henry.”  
Casey McQuistonNew York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop

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ISBN: 9780593334836
Availability: Available - We'll have it for you ASAP!
Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Event date: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401