So, I want to preface this post by saying that I never thought that I would be a fan of romance novels. When I thought of romance novels, I would think of middle-aged women reading steamy paperback books with a medieval knight on the front cover (not that there is anything wrong with this — it just isn’t me). This is not the case with Beach Read.
As I read Beach Read, I thought, is this what modern day romance novels are like? Why haven’t I given them a shot before? I always thought that if I’m reading a book, I should spend my time reading something heavy and important. But I love movies that are romantic comedies and romantic dramas, so it only seems fitting that I couldn’t put Beach Read down, which is like a chick flick in book form.
I got hooked to the story, and I flew through it a lot faster than I’ve read any other book in years. Maybe I just like the escape of a lighthearted story, and you know what? The main character helped me to realize that (she’s a romance writer herself). Overall, Beach Read was well written, it never got boring and kept on moving, and I ended up growing attached to the main characters January Andrews and Augustus Everett. It’s also set in beautiful northern Michigan — a place that feels like home, and that I often yearn for. I’ve desperately been wishing we could go back to visit, but we haven’t been able to since the coronavirus showed up. In a way, this novel made me feel as if I was able to make a trip there this summer.
I got Beach Read through Book of the Month, by the way. BOTM is cool! You get a new book every month. Subscribing to BOTM did encourage me to read more because I knew that my next book was coming up, but it just got to the point where I couldn’t keep up! But for avid readers, you’d love it.
Overall, I loved this book and would definitely recommend it!