Happy Place - Emily Henry

Happy Place

Author: Emily Henry


  • Publication Date: 2023-04-25
  • Category: Romantic Comedy
4 Score: 4
(From 1,647 Ratings)

Summary

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“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?

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  • MUST READ

    5
    By msmickelle
    This book filled me with so much joy. Wyn and Harriett were a match made in heaven. The story of friendship brought tears to my eyes. Would recommend and read again!
  • End

    3
    By Murphy105
    Boo to a moderately happy ending.
  • Happy Place

    2
    By Anne Mead
    Too sappy! These people are not real.
  • TW/ so many drugs in this book

    2
    By kris117
    This is a drug book masquerading as a rom com. How can you root for the main characters when they are constantly doing drugs? Very unrealistic for a med student. Someone should check on the author and see if she needs an intervention or more inspiration. I know she lives in Ohio and it is boring, but it isn’t that bad.
  • People and places to love!

    5
    By RonnieGail
    Loved this quick read. Henry makes the people and places so real you fall in love again and again.
  • Summer read

    4
    By TRclose
    It’s a book that can be put down and picked up . Enjoy the nice days by the pool and read, or go to lunch,and read at nite. It tells you about all the characters in the book you are able to relate to one of them or all of them , also very easy to picture the places I your mind. A good book that lets your mind escape
  • Never cried so much to such a happy book!

    5
    By Ceylovell
    I’ve never had a book touch me in the way this did. The way the author writes, the emotion, the relationships, it’s all so beautiful. 100% recommend. Will always come back to this one.
  • Absolutely Incredible

    5
    By eannmartin
    My therapist will certainly be hearing about this one
  • Really?

    2
    By 4488662
    Sadly a pathetic story of obsession but aren’t all romcoms? Thankfully the main character dropped out of her residency. She would have made an awful surgeon!
  • Great book, but too long

    4
    By priab3
    I really liked this author and I enjoyed this book a lot. However, I felt like there was so much focus and time dedicated to the main relationship (especially in the flashbacks) so I wasn’t as invested in the friendships which was the most compelling part for me. If she cut that out and made it 15% shorter it would have been better.

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