Reading: Beach Read

A predictable romance novel about writers block, parents keeping secrets, and small-town living.

Reading History

First Read: November 22, 2021 - November 26, 2021
Reading Counter: 1
Rating: 3 - Okay.

Summary & Thoughts

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

It’s okay. It’s not bad. It’s not good. It’s an entertaining RomCom and I like that they are both authors. But the sex scenes were boring, and I didn’t care about the dad backstory one bit. She could have just inherited a house and moved there to sort through things.I did like that they both put a twist on the ending. He pulled a JG (one of my former classmates) and killed the finally happy couple just when they leave the cult compound to start their life. She gives hope after the sad ending.

January moves to her father’s second house—the one he used with his secret girlfriend. There she meets her college rival / crush Gus. They challenge each other to switch genre, and she writes literary fiction while he tries himself at a RomCom. They go through the typical arguments and gestures, and he proposes a year later.

Kate Hildenbrand

Kate Hildenbrand

Kate Hildenbrand is the writer behind the essays here, author of fiction novels, the creator of the Kate Hildenbrand podcast, and a student of marine ecology. At least, that's her on the surface.