You and Me on Vacation
Author: Emily Henry
Pages: 368 pages
Genre: New Adult Romance
Published: 8th July 2021
Rating: 5 Stars
TEN SUMMER TRIPS
THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE
12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again.
11 SUMMERS AGO: They’re forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.
10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
Poppy holds his hand the whole way.
7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.
2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.
THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.
You and Me on Vacation is a love story for fans of When Harry Met Sally and One Day. Get ready to travel the world, snort with laughter and – most of all – lose your heart to Poppy and Alex.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin General UK for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
After finishing, and loving Beach Read, I knew I just had to read You and Me on Vacation. I went in with high expectations and was not disappointed. I loved this book. It was the perfect summer read and I did not want to put it down.
‘Sometimes it feels like I didn’t even exist before that. Like you invented me.’
Poppy and Alex were best friends that met in their first year of university. It was not until they carpooled home together that their friendship really begun. This book follows the present timeline of Poppy and Alex reuniting to go on one last holiday to save their friendship, whilst having flashback chapters of previous years. Every summer since they first met, Poppy and Alex have gone on vacation together, up until two years prior when they stopped talking to each other. I was desperate to find out the reason behind this so did not put this book down.
‘You’re home to me, Alex. And I think I’m that for you too.’
There was so much tension between these two main characters, who were obviously made for each other. I think the comparison with One Day is perfect as they keep seeming to miss one another, or not realise their feelings for each other until the very last moment. There were so many cute scenes and I could not get enough of their relationship. It made me reconsider whether enemies to lovers is my favourite trope, or whether it’s friends to lovers! This has honestly been one of my favourite romance books this year, and it may even take the top spot. It is a definite reread, and I cannot recommend enough! I don’t think my review can do this book justice, as I can’t seem to find the words to say how much I loved it!
Have you read this book? If so, did you love it?