You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry #20BooksofSummer22 (1/20) #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry today. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. This is also my first book review for the 20 Books of Summer challenge. First things let’s take a look at the description for the book…

TWO FRIENDS
TEN TRIPS
THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE

12 YEARS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again.

11 YEARS 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 YEARS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
Poppy holds his hand the whole way.

7 YEARS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.

2 YEARS AGO: It all goes wrong.

THIS YEAR: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.

MY REVIEW

Well, this story completely wrapped me up in the Alex and Poppy’s lives. This book allowed me to experience the characters as they are in the present but also seeing how the past played its part in the here and now. Although I will admit it did take me a couple of chapters to get a feel for the switching of past to present. The reader is aware that something happened to upset Poppy and Alex’s friendship. So there is also a general mystery over what occurred, which of course had me intrigued.

Most of all though I loved the interactions between this pair especially the early vacations they spent together. Then as the book progressed I felt their connection even more. I’m not going to go into too much detail regarding the plot but I loved the fun and almost carefree feel that was on on the surface of this story. Then as I looked a little further and read on, both the characters and the story actually had a lot more depth. The characters had insecurities and issues that swirled around them. This all came together to give the story a much more rounded feel than what I was first expecting.

The pacing of the story was really good and it didn’t take me long at all to finish this book. I was rooting for the characters hoping they could get their happy ever after. Even though personality wise they were different they somehow worked as friends and maybe even something more. If the delicious sparks that fly between them were any proof.

You and Me on Vacation really is like a warm hug in a book. There is a definite Harry Met Sally vibe but Emily Henry put her own spin on it and made it her own!

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