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Happy Place

By Emily Henry

Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college. Except, now—for reasons they’re still not discussing—they don’t.

They broke up six months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends.

Which is how they find themselves sharing the largest bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade.


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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my review

Somehow every Emily Henry book comes at the perfect time in life. 

This one was no different!

I really enjoyed Happy Place. It was an emotional, thought provoking book that left you feeling like everything would be okay in the end even if you don't have a set path in mind. 

Watching Harriet and Wyn not only fall back in love but encourage and comfort each other when needed was a fun twist on second chance romance. 

The fake dating aspect added all the tension it needed to and made the moments between just Harriet and Wyn just as exciting as the moments between the friends. 

I loved the friend group aspect of this book. It felt very different from what Emily Henry usually does so it was super fun to see a group of different personalities, quirks, and journeys in life. 

I'm usually not a huge fan of books that jump between timelines but this one was so enjoyable. It added a lot to the story being able to see how Harriet and Wyn met, fell in love, and ultimately fell apart. 

Harriet was a refreshing character to see. Someone who very much does not have their stuff together even though she tries to act like she does. She is someone a lot of people can relate to, stuck in a job they aren't passionate about, lost in life, and desperate to find their purpose and passion. 

Quotes from the book

"In every universe, it's you for me.

Even if it's not me for you."

- Emily Henry, Happy Place

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