Read-Alikes for ‘Happy Place’ by Emily Henry | LibraryReads

Happy Place by Emily Henry is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Happy Place by Emily Henry (Berkley; LJ starred review) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Harriet is supposed to be in her happy place—she should be enjoying the annual trip to Maine with her beloved college friends. Instead, she’s in a funk after her fiancé Wyn broke up with her with no explanation. He’s an integral part of the friend group and the trip, so Harriet and Wyn decide to keep their news secret in order to not upset their friends. The vacation home they always stay at is for sale, so this may be their last summer there together, and the pressure is on to have one last perfect trip. Harriet and Wyn agree that to get through this vacation, they need to pretend the breakup never happened, and afterward they can go their separate ways. But their enduring love for each other keeps finding its way to the surface. Via alternating flashback and present-day chapters, readers get the full buildup of Wyn and Harriet’s love story over years, making their relationship one to root for. VERDICT This sexy and profoundly romantic novel will satisfy fans of best-selling Henry’s (Book Lovers) thrilling trademark mix of witty banter and intensely emotional storylines.—Migdalia Jimenez

The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest (Berkley; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the February 2023 LibraryReads list

"Lily Greene needs a date for her sister’s wedding but doesn’t want her family’s “help” to find one. She ends up asking her hot neighbor Nick for help instead, but complications ensue when she realizes he’s N.R. Strickland—the fantasy author who ghosted her. The lead characters who see the best in each other and help each other grow make for a satisfying second-chance romance. For fans of The Love Wager by Lynn Painter."—Midge Loery, Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa (Avon; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the April 2022 LibraryReads list

“After Solange stops Dean’s wedding of convenience, they start a mutually beneficial fake relationship: Dean can make partner at his law firm and Solange can get her meddlesome family off her case. With heart, laughs, and characters you’ll fall in love with, this follow up to The Worst Best Man is perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Talia Hibbert.”—Jillian Hayes, Queens Public Library, Jamaica, NY

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams (Berkley)

Appeared on the November 2019 LibraryReads list

"Thea gave up everything when she became Gavin's wife, and has been faking more than just her happiness. When the marriage is headed for divorce, Gavin's friends bring him into their secret book club to help him win his wife back. For readers who like romance with a little humor, and fans of Curtis Sittenfeld and Jennifer Crusie."—Melissa McNeill, Montgomery County Memorial Library System, Conroe, TX

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