Book Review #525
Title: You And Me On Vacation
Author: Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin UK
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Source: Netgalley UK
Publication Date: July 8, 2021
Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart–she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown–but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.
Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.
Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together–lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.
Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?
You and Me on Vacation is such a heart fluttering story and will hit you right in the feels of two best friends from college who make it their tradition to go on vacations every summer. This book is honestly such a fun, emotional and the kind of read that will make you believe in love as well as finding the one who will always make you feel like home.
I absolutely couldn’t stop reading this book. The best friends to lovers is always one of my favourite tropes but this story takes it to a whole other level. Their relationship is easy and they always make sure to be true. They love each other unconditionally and it is absolutely heartwarming. This is exactly the kind of romance that is seriously to die for and I’m sure you can agree with me too.
The story goes back from the past and then to the present. So, it will make you feel suspense to figure out what actually happened to the two of them that made their friendship grow apart. You will then have no choice but to continue reading through all the mushy and soft moments between the main characters, Alex and Poppy.
This isn’t just a book about romance but it was also about seeking for more to life and reaching out for help when you feel like drowning in one’s own struggles and fear. It was also about finally finding home in the one you love most while spending time during vacations that some sounds dreamy and while some sounds a bit dreadful but it doesn’t really matter. Especially if you have the best company right by your side.
I really enjoyed reading this book so much and I would seriously recommend you to read this book if you’re looking to pick up a romance book filled with different vacation destinations around the world along with important life lessons.