A joyous friends to lovers romance which will have you smiling throughout!
You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry
Published 8th July by Viking Books
TEN SUMMER TRIPS
THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE
12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again.
11 SUMMERS AGO: They’re forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.
10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
Poppy holds his hand the whole way.
7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.
2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.
THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.
This is your classic friends to lovers romance but despite it being predictable it didn’t matter as Poppy and Alex were what made this book what it was.
Poppy and Alex are such fantastic characters and were written so well. They felt so real and there friendship was so authentic with the jokes made, banter they had along the way and the arguments.
As the story begins you soon come to realise that they are no longer best friends due to something happening two years ago. From here the story flips between the current summer and past vacations where you begin to piece together the events that led up to the fateful vacation where everything went wrong.
Each of the vacations the reader gets transported back to were so much fun to read about. These two characters could not be anymore different with their beliefs and likes and dislikes – but you know immediately that despite all this they are perfect for each other and want nothing more than for them to realise this.
At the end the author does mention that the book is based on the film ‘When Harry Met Sally’ which I’ll admit I’ve never seen but if it’s similar to this story then I definitely need to give it a watch!
Overall this was such a wonderful story that had me with a permanent smile on my face throughout. Brilliantly written with genuine lovable characters that will sweep you off your feet – a definite re-read!