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Happy Place
Happy Place | Emily Henry
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A couple who broke up months ago make a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry. Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in collegethey go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea, lobster and rolls. Except, nowfor reasons theyre still not discussingthey dont. They broke up six months ago. And still havent told their best friends. Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend groups yearly getaway for the last decade. Their annual respite from the world, where for one vibrant, blue week they leave behind their daily lives; have copious amounts of cheese, wine, and seafood; and soak up the salty coastal air with the people who understand them most. Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. Because the cottage is for sale and this is the last week theyll all have together in this place. They cant stand to break their friends hearts, and so theyll play their parts. Harriet will be the driven surgical resident who never starts a fight, and Wyn will be the laid-back charmer who never lets the cracks show. Its a flawless plan (if you look at it from a great distance and through a pair of sunscreen-smeared sunglasses). After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one weekin front of those who know you best?
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rmaclean4
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A delightful romp. It dragged a bit in the middle. 3 🌟

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SarahBookInterrupted
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This is the perfect summer read. It was very light and fun. Harriet and Wyn had great chemistry, which was delightful. I liked how it went back and forth between the past to build the story of not only them but the friendships too. This wasn‘t just a romance but actually a love story of friendship. People being there for each other and the messiness of authentic relationships. It wasn‘t complicated, kinda a coming of age story, figuring out life.

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limada
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I got surprisingly attached to these characters very quickly. I picked this up knowing how much I enjoyed Book Lovers, and then this smacked me in the face with how much better it actually was. I'm off to find Beach Read to see if it holds up. #41-202=

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Twainy
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This was a good audiobook!

You have a couple who met in school & were the perfect couple but they have a secret, they broke up 6 months ago.

Now they are going on a week long yearly vacation with their best friends to a cabin that will be sold after they leave. This will take all of their acting ability to keep it a secret.

They‘re both human. Mistakes happen. This one simple lie will test friendships & the perfect couple.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/4

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#COVERLOVE
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@LitsyEvents
#LitsyEvents

Today‘s Prompt: PINK

Book Cover taken from Walmart‘s website.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait to read this one 💗 2w
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is getting a lot of buzz. Enjoy!! 2w
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2w
SilversReviews @Eggs I haven‘t read it, but everyone seems to be enjoying it. And… I didn‘t have any other pink books.🎀 2w
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Read4life
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 3w
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Lunarstar27
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It was a cute book

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CoffeeNBooks
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Harriet and her friends are getting together for their yearly summer trip to Maine. It's a bittersweet trip this year though, because Sabrina's family is selling the house they usually stay in, so they all want the week to be perfect. When Harriet arrives, she sees that her ex-fiancé Wyn is there as well. But Harriet hasn't gotten around to telling her friends that she and Wyn broke up.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Wednesday morning #coffeeandabook
I stopped by the library yesterday and picked up a bunch of books I'd put on hold- I've been looking forward to reading this one!

JessieKB Enjoy!!!!☕️☕️ 1mo
JenReadsAlot Great book and coffee! 1mo
JessClark78 Army of Dark Chocolate! I‘m drinking that right now. ☕️🖤 (edited) 1mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I devoured this book!!

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Kaylamburson
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This was a much stronger book than Beach Read! I liked the dynamic of the friend group, and I was routing for Wyn and Harriet‘s relationship from the beginning, but it wasn‘t until about halfway through the book I really started caring about the characters. It was a cute read and I appreciated how it touched on depression and how insecurities can pull apart a strong relationship.

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DebinHawaii
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#SpringSkies

I have yet to read a book from this author but these two are in my #TBR & I believe they are both a #2ndChanceRomance 💞

KadaGul If you have the opportunity, I suggest reading Beach Read by Emily Henry before these.#LoveEmilyHenry 3mo
Eggs Well chosen! 3mo
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kissmehardy
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love how this book straddles the line between women's fiction and romance. The friendships are so well drawn and just as vital as Harriet and Wyn's relationship, and I simply want to live in an Emily Henry setting. #reread #contemporaryromance #womensfiction

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Cheshirecat913
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This is a great beach read.
Harriet and her found family (2 college friends and their SOs) take their annual trip to a cottage in Maine for a week of reconnecting and learning how to move on in life. I love the friendships in this and how they can be there for each other as their friendship changes and grows.

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angel1
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5
This was a slow read and just not my favorite by this author. I did love the characters and their relationships though!!
I decided to take a picture of my happy place which is our family farm. One of our mama cows tried to eat my book🤣
Where is your happy place?

Kristy_K Love this picture! 3mo
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TorieStorieS
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I love the feeling when you read a book that‘s seemingly written specifically with you in mind! I picked this one up, & didn‘t put it down until I read the last page! Skipping through past & present, Harriet arrives in ME (an adorable town with a Murder, She Read bookstore!) dreading breaking the news that she‘s no longer engaged to the 6th member of their tightknit group… only to discover her ex already there, forcing them to pretend all is well!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait for this one! 4mo
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s so fun! I just love her books and hope you enjoy this one as much as I did! 🤗 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Perfection 💞💞 4mo
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Marquis784
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A group of old college friends gather together each summer at the cottage of their affluent friend, Sabrina. This year is different because she has to break the news that her father is selling it so it will be their last summer together. There are some secrets that each of the friends has yet to disclose to group. The tension and support mixed with humor makes this a fun read.

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darklydreaming
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Enjoyed this one! So much more than your average beach-read, romance novel.

“I think, sometimes, we are simply afraid to need. We‘re afraid that if we ask too much, if we bare our tenderest wounds and show our ugliest sides, we‘ll find out that we aren‘t lovable. That we can only keep the ones we love around us as long as we cost them nothing, create no burden. That, at least I think, is the plight of the people pleaser.”

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Amor4Libros
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I‘m so glad I gave Emily Henry another chance, this book was wonderful!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kris10H
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Rom-Com with a side of sisterhood. I really liked this - and I'm really becoming an Emily Henry fan. It's definitely full of tropes, but there is also some depth. I'd describe it as the book equivalent of a hug. Comfort reading.

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darklydreaming
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I don‘t remember where I got this mug, but it is one of my favourites! #bookish

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Out of Print! I have library card socks :) 5mo
Ruthiella Fantastic mug! 5mo
darklydreaming @Ruthiella it really is! 5mo
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tylerj4mes
Happy Place | Emily Henry
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wonderful, loved, great summer read

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Gissy
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was also my choice 🩷🩷 5mo
Eggs Perfection 🩷🩷 5mo
Gissy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Connected☺️ 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This one looks fun! It‘s still on my tbr shelf 🩷 should I move it up?! 🏖️

#LuckyinLove
#RomanticGetaway

Bookwormjillk Save it for the summer! 5mo
Cailey_Mac It‘s fun but also kinda heavy just fyi! 5mo
rubyslippersreads Great photo! 5mo
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CSeydel I adore that hat!! 🤩 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cailey_Mac thanks for the warning ❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CSeydel thank you 👒 🩷 5mo
Eggs So pretty 💛🩷 5mo
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TheSpineView
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Here is another book that is a soft pick for me. I have loved other books by this author but this one not so much. The plot was good though slow. Mainly it was the character development that disappointed me. I read a lot of good reviews on this book and so many loved it. But I recall someone saying the author didn't give them a concrete reason to root for the characters. After reading this book I get that. 3 to 3.5 ⭐️

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TheSpineView
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

1️⃣ The usual, just work.
2️⃣ Tagged
3️⃣ Outgoing, bubbly

Want to play? @Branwen @RamsFan1963 @Klou @BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern Thanks for the tag! 6mo
Cupcake12 I still haven‘t read your tagged book. It‘s somewhere on my tbr! (edited) 6mo
TheSpineView @Cupcake12 I have thousands of book in that category. 🙄🤪📚 6mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This was my favorite read from April.

#12booksof2023

Andrew65 The cover has a happy feel. 7mo
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Jas16
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After canceling my plans due to the cold that will not go away I paused my reading plan and pulled this book of my shelves. I could not have chosen a better consolation prize. I love Emily Henry and spending a few hours tonight reading about a couple pretending to still be together for a vacation away with their old friends, filled with great banter, emotional growth, and the HEA my heart needed was exactly what the doctor ordered.

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Melkyl
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When this book was chosen for my book club this month, I was not sure I would enjoy it. It‘s not the kind of book I normally read. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up liking everything about it. I quickly became invested in the characters. I loved stepping into their world to watch them work through this time of their lives. I spent the book rooting for them to succeed.

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hissingpotatoes
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4/5⭐ The author is so good at creating backgrounds and writing emotions that sweep you up in them along with the characters. This book is a moving story not just about romantic love but also found family, friendship, and loving yourself enough to do what makes you happy. #doublespin

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Mehso-so

The first 300 pages of this book felt boring, meandering, and repetitive. I had a hard time believing the characters were “best friends” because they argued and didn‘t communicate. The last 100 pages were emotionally deep, exciting, and really beautiful. The plot showed up and the characters came to life. Such a mixed bag of a book, in my opinion!

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Beachbum
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I did not expect to have the feels reading this one 🥲 I loved this !!! This is about Harriet and Wyn who fell in love slowly, as friends and kept their love a secret. They met while hanging out with their friends ,who never knew they had fallen in love. Then life happens and their group of 6 best friends gets their friendship tested on a last trip to one of their favorite vacation spots. Their last Happy Place. Loved it. #cozyromance#fallreading

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KathyWheeler
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I‘m giving this a low pick because, although I was irritated by it in many places, I did finish it and there were things I liked about it. It wasn‘t just a romance, it was also about women‘s friendships and finding where you belong and the people you belong with. I‘ve always liked books about women‘s friendships, and Happy Place met that need. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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I can‘t believe I still have over two hours left in this book! I can‘t decide who I want to slap more, Harriet or Wyn. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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If Wyn and Harriet would just talk to each other instead of make assumptions about the other person‘s feelings, there‘d be no story here. This is one of my least favorite romance novel tropes. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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Sometimes I find myself enjoying this book, and other times I‘m just annoyed by Harriet and Wyn. Today I was enjoying it because I laughed when Wyn said to Harriet (who reads mostly cozy mysteries) that, “That just means whoever finds the body has a boring job and wears a sweater vest.” I read a good deal of cozy mysteries too. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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Why do romance novels often have characters with ridiculous names? I can live with Wyn, but Parth? I‘m listening to it; at first I thought the narrator was saying “Garth,” then I thought “Hearth.” No — it‘s Parth. A character named Sabrina is nicknamed “Sab” as in “nab.” 🙄 Still not as bad as the characters in Elin Hilderbrand‘s The Matchmaker — Box (at least that‘s a nickname), Dabney, Clendenin and Celerie. #audiowalk

Reggie In It Ends with Us the guys‘ names are Atlas and Ryle. Like can‘t we just settle for Mike and Jake? Lol 9mo
KathyWheeler @Reggie Kyle instead of Ryle would be fine, but Atlas? Seriously? (edited) 9mo
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SnowEcho
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Mehso-so

Mostly a tale about a group of college friends who grow apart due to growing up after the college years and the issues that come with it. Takes place in the present day with flashbacks to the college days upon which friendships were built. Growing apart with time is a very relatable theme of life and the story moves well, mainly centered on the characters themselves and not super plot driven. (Continued in the comments)

SnowEcho That said, there were some repeated sentiments of the main characters and it was maybe longer than it should have been. It probably would have served us well to look at the thought lives of the other characters to give them some development. Still an enjoyable read, I might still have liked Book Lovers more than this, but enjoyed this book more than people we meet on vacation. 9mo
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Mdion1993
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Mehso-so

Despite breaking up five months prior, Harriet and Wyn pretend they are still a couple in order to salvage a week long getaway with close friends.

Summer ✨ Pining ✨ Found Family

For fans of Friends (the show) and every Emily Henry book written

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Ravenpuff
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Panpan

Harriet & Wyn were the perfect couple, until they broke up 6 months ago. Their friends think they‘re still together. They have to keep up their relationship in front of them, but will it become real again between them?
This was the biggest disappointment of 2023 so far. I didn‘t enjoy the romance, plot, or story because it was boring. 3/4 of the way I didn‘t really care how it ended, I just wanted it to be over. I‘m just not a 2nd chance girlie.

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Kimberlone
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I‘ve had varying opinions about Emily Henry‘s rom-coms. I loved Beach Read, but subsequent books have all been light picks. The setting and premise had a lot of potential, but the execution on the central plot device (a couple pretends they haven‘t broken up so as not to complicate their friends‘ elopement) increasingly strained credulity as the book developed. The career decision the FMC makes at the end of the book caused me actual anger.

LeeRHarry I‘m with you in that I loved Beach Read and then others were ok - sounds like I should give this one a try - just to see how I feel by the end. 😏 10mo
Kimberlone @LeeRHarry I feel like I‘ve been in the minority in not loving her books after Beach Read, so good to know I‘m not the only one! Maybe the next one will hit with me, though! 10mo
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lilpumpkin2.0
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September 9, 2023 Woohoo Hooray Hoorah I finished the book. I was so WANTING and DESPERATE to finish the book... cuz it took me awhile to finish. I would say that the theme of book is: Things take time to get over. Sharing emotions with someone you love; especially if you are afraid of getting hurt. Overall, the ending was good. Cleo is pregnant. Wyn and Harriet get married and Harriet is in her "Happy Place"