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Summary

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One month. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming....

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.

Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating best sellers. And he's Nora's work nemesis.

Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she's the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That's why Nora's sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month's holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It's a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into...Charlie.

She's no heroine. He's no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?

Set over one sizzling August, Book Lovers is the new chemistry-filled 'rivals to lovers' rom-com from New York Times number one best seller Emily Henry.

©2022 Emily Henry (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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A perfect Summer read

Really enjoyed this book and loved Nora, Libby and Charlie. The narration was excellent and really added to it. Made me laugh and cry. Definitely recommend.

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Not a fan!

Really not a fan of these books. They’re so super chiche and predictable! May be good for a teen ?!

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Repetitive

I found the first couple of chapters interesting, but then became bored. Could not take to the characters or romantic scenes - found them to be cringy.

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I went with this book based on the reviews saying it was predictably ‘enemies become lovers’ but that the story was really good and it was done in a different way. Well, not really! Super predictable with some funny moment but overall quite cringey. The sexy scenes were so awful to listen to and I had to skip past how many times they say each other’s names and what they want to do to each other. Likewise the over dramatic moments of Nora and her sister got a bit ridiculous. Wouldn’t waste a credit on this if you’re looking for something ‘different’.

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Great Light Listen

For those who want a light enjoyable read, this book is for you. If it would have made me cry or at least skip a beat, I would have given 5 stars.

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a safe and cosy romance with books

really enjoyed that there are not any horrible relationships or major bully style banter/games in this story just complicated lives and love :) set in comfortable countryside and busy cityside (partly) it's for a bit of everything I wanted. also really appreciate that there is representation of both motherhood and non motherhood! unusual in a romance where happy endings abound with tiny feet and rarely consider life without- happily this had both! enjoyable and mildly tear jerking but nothing aimed to really 'wound' the reader. also a nice change from recent reads where I'm convinced authors want to poke their characters and readers with emotional harpoons till nowt left! not here, read on with safety!

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Couldn’t stop listening

I have never devoured a book as quickly as this. Absolutely loved it !
I’ve been on Audible for years and never yet left a review but this was funny, sad, words can’t describe! Thank you
Great author and perfect narration

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A perfect Holiday book

This was exactly what I needed. Beach, wine and the Book lovers in my hands…

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A brilliant book!

My first Emily Henry book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Julie Whelan is the queen of audiobook narration.
I may have just found my first book boyfriend in Charlie!
Listen to this and enjoy the escapism of a well thoughtout contemporary romance fiction title.

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Very predictable

I know romance novels tend to be predictable but this one made it a bit boring. Its an easy listen but you dont really feel for any of the characters as they are not that likeable