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“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen HooverAn insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙ Parade ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ Book Bub ∙ SheReads ∙ Medium ∙ The Washington Post ∙ and more!One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming... Nora Stephens' life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby. Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.
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"I wanted SO bad to like this book. I loved PWMOV but didn’t like Beach Read so much so I knew it was a 50/50 chance going in. I feel like there was more to do with Nora’s sister and her mom than there was to do with Charlie. A lot of repetition. It started off strong and funny then just went downhill. Took me almost a week to read which never happens, I just wasn’t excited to continue reading it. Almost DNF’d it but I pushed through and wasn’t a big fan overall. "
"I loved this book! I was smiling, and laughing while reading 90% of it. Smart dialogue, relatable, and characters you want to be friends with. Although, as someone from PEI, I do feel the need to say that the Potato Museum, while not for everyone, has the best seaweed pie I have ever had (which is not pie, and tastes nothing like you would expect seaweed too)."