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Book Lovers by Emily Henry - Review

I was looking forward to the book as I really wanted to read a nice chick-lit, the summary and the premise hooked me right away. The book began nicely, with several relatable points, but as I turned the pages, around page 50, things took a nosedive. The story seemed to stall, stuck in endless chatter that didn't really add much. I like conversations that move things along, or tell me more about the characters, but here, it felt like we were going in circles.

Yet, just when I was about to lose hope, romance swooped in to save the day (or probably, read?). It wasn't as hot as Bridgerton, but it had its moments, around 20 per cent if compared to Bridgerton. There's something sweet about small-town love, two opposites pushed together by circumstance, and the romance brewing; but even that started to feel a bit repetitive after a while. The same old problem of too much talk that didn't lead anywhere new crept back in. I admit, I skipped a few pages just to get to the point.

They say women write men well, and I'd have to agree with this book. The lead guy is so intriguing, I wished he'd jump out of the pages and into real life. But alas! fantasies cannot become reality. 

And then, just as I started enjoying the book again, the story hit another rough patch. The thing is, I don't mind slowing down to build characters, but this felt like going over the same ground again and again. It could've been summed up in a sentence, but instead, we got two pages of it. Talk about bad editing.

By the end, I was eager to wrap the book up. It felt like the story could've ended beautifully several times, but it kept dragging on one more chapter. When the end is obvious, and the story's just dragging, those extra chapters feel like forever. That's probably why I skipped the last 10 pages and called it a day.

Overall, I'd give Book Lovers by Emily Henry a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars. It had its moments of brilliance and interesting characters, but it also had too much unnecessary talk that dragged things down. Still, if you're in the mood for a sweet romance with a small-town vibe, it might be worth a read.

Check the book out on Amazon: https://amzn.to/4bbqJlF

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