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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241995341
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

Book Lovers

A hilarious enemies-to-lovers rom-com from the author of Beach Read and You and Me on Vacation

Set over one sizzling August, BOOK LOVERS is the new chemistry-filled 'rivals to lovers' romcom from New York Times #1 bestseller Emily Henry

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 bestsellers. 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?

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241995341
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Emily Henry

Emily Henry is the author of the butterfly-inducing romantic comedies Beach Read and You & Me on Vacation, both of which were New York Times bestsellers. She studied creative writing at Hope College and now lives and writes in the American Midwest. She has featured in Prima, Elle, Woman & Home, The Independent (among others) and Jodi Picoult calls her 'my newest automatic-buy author.' Book Lovers is her third novel.

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Praise for Book Lovers

If sexual tension is your catnip, you'll adore this book

Sally Thorne, author of 'The Hating Game' on BEACH READ

Reader, I swooned

Josie Silver, author of bestselling One Day in December on BEACH READ

Emily Henry is my newest automatic-buy author


Book Lovers is a rom-com lover's dream of a book. It is razor-sharp and modern, featuring a fierce heroine who does not apologize for her ambition and heartfelt discussions of grief. Readers know that Emily Henry never fails to deliver great banter and a romance to swoon over but this may just be her best yet. A breath of fresh air

Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising

You KNOW I love a book-and a writer-when I bust out my trusty ballpoint and absolutely maul the pages...and that's exactly what I just did to the divine Emily Henry. I could not devour Book Lovers fast enough. Emily Henry is pure delight. I'm utterly enchanted by her wry, self-aware sense of humour, the relish that she brings to every cleverly crafted sentence, and her irrepressible love for love

Katherine Center, New York Times bestselling author of Things You Save in a Fire and How to Walk Away

I would follow Emily Henry anywhere. A small town, a literary enterprise, a bookstore to rescue, and sex in moonlit streams? Yes, please! Book Lovers is sexy, funny, and smart. Another perfectly satisfying read from the unstoppable Emily Henry

Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of All Adults Here

Charming, earnest, and clever, Book Lovers is Schitt's Creek for book nerds. A total delight for anyone who's ever secretly rooted for the career girl in a Hallmark movie. Nobody does it quite like Emily Henry

Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop

Emily Henry's books are a gift, the perfect balance between steamy and sweet. The prose is effortless, the characters charming. The only downside is reaching the end

V.E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author The Invisible Life of Addie LaRu

A LOL enemies-to-lovers rom-com that is calling out to be read on a beach


A classic slice of enemies-to-lovers fun

Waterstones Newsletter

A rom-com set in the book world - can't wait to read this!

Good Housekeeping

When I read an Emily Henry novel I always feel a particularly undignified kind of jealousy, because I wish I'd written it. Book Lovers is no different: I loved every page, every line. It's so smart, so funny and so sexy. Nora and Charlie have sizzling chemistry - they even make discussing a contract hot. Readers are going to fall head over heels for these two

Beth O'Leary, author of The Roadtrip

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