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Happy Place

By Emily Henry
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Publisher Description


“The beach-read master hooks us again."—People

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by BuzzFeed ∙ Paste Magazine ∙ Elle Southern Living ∙ SheReads Culturess ∙ Medium ∙ Her Campus Readers Digest ∙ Zibby Mag and more!

A couple who broke up months ago 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 college—they go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea, lobster and rolls. Except, now—for reasons they’re still not discussing—they don’t.
They broke up five months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends.
Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade. Their annual respite from the world, where for one vibrant, blissful 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 they’ll all have together in this place. They can’t stand to break their friends’ hearts, and so they’ll 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. It’s 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 week…in front of those who know you best?

3150 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This is my first solely romance book and I was skeptical going in. However, this book was so much fun to go through. The ups and downs of relationships and friendships, the dynamic between parents and children that shape them into the adults they are, the tension 🫣, just everything. I will say, some parts did drag for me. Again, new to romance here. Overall, great book, great ending, might actually try another Emily Henry book 🤔”
Reviewed in:Hot Girls Read
Characters change and growDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenBeautiful settingComing of ageFeel goodHeartbreakingRomanticThought-provoking
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Okay I absolutely loved this book 😭 I was sobbing by the end! I was rooting for them so badly and genuinely did not know if they were going to end up together in the end! It was such a beautiful book ❤️ it doesn't get 5 stars because I just hate the miscommunication trope so bad and they should have been better at communicating after 8 years!! But other than that ... AMAZING!!!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFunny writingFast-pacedBeautiful settingHeartbreakingRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Absolutely loved it. Emily Henry took my heart, broke it and put it back together piece by piece. I truly enjoyed it more than I anticipated. I had a moment where I felt a chapter was dragging a bit but I kept on going and I’m glad I did. The location seems like the dreamiest place to visit and I truly felt connected to the main characters and their friend group. There was growth in every relationship and it’s really well written. Easy 5 star read for me.”
Reviewed in:Hot Girls Read
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveBeautiful settingFeel goodHeartbreakingRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Happy Place by Emily Hennry, has really lived up to the expectations and hype that I hear from everyone😍. I felt so moved in so many different chapters, and diverse set of emotions (happy, excited, worried, in awe, scared, and sad). ALL OF IT. This is the first book to make me cry! Wyn and Harriet’s journey was really moving and we get glimpse of their past to learn to love them even more!!! Even their friend group has it’s own development through the book🥹🫶! One bed, He falls first, fake dates!”
Reviewed in:Hot Girls Read
Characters change and growDescriptive writingTwistyUnpredictableImmersive settingHeartbreakingRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Loved this so much!! Wanted to paste my review from other sites but won’t let me. This book made me so emotional and was really relatable to my life right now.”
Reviewed in:Literal Besties
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFast-pacedBeautiful settingComing of ageThought-provoking

About Emily Henry

Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers, People We Meet on Vacation, and Beach Read. She studied creative writing at Hope College, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @emilyhenrywrites.

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