I am so excited to write my review on People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. I am a big romcom fan and this book read exactly like one. I have read books that have wanted to read as a romcom and failed in this venture. Other books try too hard to be tie in pop culture references and corny lines and it literally makes me cringe, while this story pulled them off flawlessly. I had openly laughed at this book a few times (in embarrassing public places) and sincerely enjoyed it. This story follows Poppy Wright through her summer vacations with her best friend Alex. Poppy is an eccentric, outgoing, travel writer with a popular Instagram. Alex is a strait laced, vanilla, all-American khaki wearer. These two come together under unlikely circumstances in college when Poppy needed a ride home from college and it happens Alex was from the same town. They had drastically different home lives and high school experiences. They were the most unlikely of friends and yet they shared a bond that no one could understand. Every summer they take a trip somewhere new for Poppy’s Instagram, meeting new people and find new adventures. They go in and out of relationships, through jobs, and life. Until one trip changes their friendship forever and they don’t speak for two years. Poppy has her dream job, apartment, and life, but now that she has it all she’s still feels unfulfilled, and she is determined to find out why. When she realizes the last time, she was truly happy, Alex was inter life. I honestly sat there thinking these two are idiots just be together! Their chemistry is undeniable, and the time jumps make you want them together that much more. I am so happy I picked this book up and it has satisfied my need for a good romcom book. This is a great read for your summer vacation!
Top Quotes – “I’m on vacation. Vacations always end. It’s the very fact that it’s finite that makes traveling special. You could move to any one of those destinations you loved in small doses, and it wouldn’t be the spellbinding, life-altering seven days you spend there as a guest, letting a place into your heart fully, letting it change you.”
“There aren’t words vast or specific enough to capture the ecstasy and the ache and love and fear I feel just looking at him now.”