I'm writing book #4 in first-person point of view (POV). This is new to me, as I've written my other books in 3rd person (he/she vs I/me). It isn't an easy switch, at least not for me. So, I decided to do a bit of reading in first person to start getting the hang of it. That led me to Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Thank you to Patty Warren for the suggestion).
It was a fun story - a romantic comedy turned a bit on its head - and I thoroughly enjoyed the main characters Nora and Charlie. I need to warn readers that the romance is a bit spicy (I don't know enough about the pepper ratings but I believe this would be a three out of five - see here for a good explanation).
The gist of the story is that Nora is a literary agent who is "all in" for her job. She's been jilted a multitude of times, always losing her man to a romance trope - city guy goes to small town for work, finds cute local girl, quits job and moves to small town leaving Nora behind. She's become jaded, to say the least. Charlie is an "all in" editor who seems to be all ego and no manners. It's a romance, so obviously, the two meet, hate one another instantly, and then fall in love. This time, though, it is Nora who has left the city and meets the man. Will she leave NYC and follow the trope?
Henry does a great job with first person. (By the way, so does Karen C Whalen!) And the story was fun. If you enjoy contemporary romance, this is definitely a good one. It is funny and poignant. Give it a try!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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