𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐞 𝐎𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝐁𝐲 𝐄𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐲
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟑𝟔𝟖 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 : 𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞
𝐌𝐲 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
The tale of Poppy and Alex unfolds across past and present summers, weaving together memories of their shared vacation experiences throughout the years. However, everything changed two years ago, when a fateful night altered the course of their friendship. In the present summer, by mere coincidence, Poppy reaches out to Alex, breaking the silence that had enveloped them for two long years. Amidst a midlife crisis, Poppy gathers the courage to take a leap of faith and proposes the idea of embarking on another summer adventure together. They both agree to embark on a journey, their destination serving as a means to rekindle and mend their once unbreakable bond—a journey dedicated to the restoration of their friendship, or so they hope.
Within the span of 12 years, Poppy and Alex have been involved in on-and-off relationships with other individuals, causing unintentional harm as they secretly yearned for each other. This situation raises concerns about fairness towards the people they dated along the way. It becomes evident that there is a discernible pattern: the women Alex dated harboured a dislike for Poppy, while Alex himself failed to find any appeal in the guys Poppy chose to be with. The lack of mutual understanding begs the question of why they both seem oblivious to these dynamics. Despite their long history, the chemistry and sparks that typically accompany such deep connections seem to be absent in their case.
From Instagram to Goodreads, this book has been consistently popping up in my feed for months, capturing my attention time and again. The immense hype surrounding it, coupled with its adorable cover and numerous glowing five-star reviews, led me to anticipate a truly exceptional reading experience. My expectations were high, to say the least. However, much to my disappointment, the book failed to deliver. The characters lacked depth, leaving me with little to admire or connect with, and the plot itself was virtually nonexistent. In fact, I found myself wishing that I had focused solely on the present-day chapters, as the flashbacks failed to contribute significant value to the overall narrative.
Furthermore, the holiday settings depicted in the book proved to be uninteresting and uninspiring to read about. Despite my usual affinity for stories that intertwine past and present timelines, the constant flashbacks in this particular book only served to confuse me rather than enhance my reading experience. Sadly, the execution fell short of what I had hoped for.
I haven't finished the book. It's kind of a boring book.
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