13 Books Like People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

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With nearly a million reviews on Goodreads and the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance, Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation is undoubtedly a fan-favorite. If you are among the thousands of readers that have fallen in love with Poppy and Alex’s swoon-worthy journey, you might be looking for books like People We Meet on Vacation

From the summery romance of Carley Fortune’s Every Summer After to the second chance at love in Christina Lauren’s Love and Other Words, this curated list has a variety of books similar to People We Meet on Vacation. So get ready for a fun time!

And why limit yourself People We Meet on Vacation read-alikes? There is also Happy Place, Book Lovers and Beach Read to check out.

Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman

When Chani Horowitz gets the chance of a lifetime to write a profile on charismatic movie star and her celebrity crush, Gabe Parker, neither of them could have predicted what followed. Now, nearly a decade later, following a brutal divorce, Chani is contacted by Gabe’s team to do a second interview. And this time, it will be much different. 

Elissa Sussman’s Funny You Should Ask has all the elements of the second chance romance fans of People We Meet on Vacation crave. Pick up this must-have addition to your bookshelf!

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Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Persephone Fraser had hoped to never return to Barry’s Bay, the small idyllic town she had left ten years ago after making a huge mistake in her life. But when an urgent call forces her back home, old ghosts from her past come back to haunt her, including Sam Florek–her former, first love.

Carley Fortune’s stunning debut novel Every Summer After takes readers on an unforgettable journey of first love against an enchanting summer backdrop. This New York Times bestseller is the perfect companion for a leisurely summer day, sure to delight fans of Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation.

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Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Ten years after a long separation, Macy Sorensen and Elliot Petropoulos reunite in a chance meeting at a cafe. Once childhood friends, they are now almost strangers, struggling to understand where it all went wrong. 

Christina Lauren’s Love and Other Words is a stunningly-crafted story of forgiveness, friendship, and love. Like People We Meet on Vacation, it’s an unforgettable friends-to-lovers romance that will undoubtedly capture your attention.

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The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

What happens when you end up on a roadtrip with your ex and everything that could go wrong goes wrong? Find out in The Road Trip, a humorous love story from Beth O’Leary, the author of the bestseller The Flatshare

Fans looking for similar books to Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation will want to check out this humorous yet emotional page-turner. Trust me when I say it’s a trip you’ll never forget.

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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Lately, Maelyn Jones has been going through a tough time. She’s stuck in a job that’s going nowhere, her living situation isn’t ideal, and she’s found herself in a romantic mess.

The only thing she’s been looking forward to is her yearly holiday trip to her family’s cabin in Utah, where they’ve been going for as long as she can remember, along with two other families. Unfortunately, her happiness is short-lived when she discovers that her parents’ friends are selling the cabin.

Things couldn’t possibly get any worse. Right?

In a Holidaze is the perfect holiday romance for fans of People We Meet on Vacation. Not only is it a New York Times bestseller, it is also a favorite of Emily Henry’s. So take Emily Henry’s word for it and get your hands on this sweet and sexy romance now!

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It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Piper Bellinger, wild-child and tabloid sensation, has done it again — ending up behind bars. Her stepfather steps in and sends her to the idyllic seaside town of Westport to reconnect with her roots and find her purpose.

It’s here that she meets Brendan, a gruff fisherman who despises her frivolous lifestyle. But as their days in Westport pass, Piper’s “party girl” veil slowly begins to peel away, revealing the woman beneath.

It Happened One Summer follows a grumpy fisherman, a bubbly socialite, and a slow-burning love story. Perfect for fans of People We Meet on Vacation, get ready for a hilarious romantic comedy filled with heart.

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The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams 

Bree Camden is hopelessly stuck in the friend-zone with her long-time best friend and NFL legend Nathan Donelson. But that’s only the beginning of her troubles. 

After a car accident ruined her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Bree opened a dance studio. However, with the ever-rising rent, Bree finds herself strapped for cash. That is until Nathan steps in, much to Bree’s dismay. 

Things go from bad to worse when she unwittingly spills her long-buried feelings for Nathan to a TMZ reporter. What could possibly happen next? 

For Emily Henry fans who love the fake-dating and friends-to-lovers tropes, Sarah Adams’ The Cheat Sheet is a must-have book. This TikTok sensation is sure to keep you turning the pages until the end.

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Maestro by Auden Dar

Aurelia Ramirez Preston met her best friend and her first great love while auditioning for LaGuardia Arts high school: Chadwick David, prodigal violinist and grandson of a world-renowned maestro. 

He was her first love and her greatest heartbreak.

This is their story.

Auden Dar’s Maestro is a tumultuous, unforgettable romance brimming with emotion and relationship hurdles. If you’re a fan of the friends-to-lovers trope and books like People We Meet on Vacation, you’ll find all of that and more in this story of Aurelia and Chad.

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Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

When Fox Thornton, the carefree king crab fisherman of Westport, meets Hannah Bellinger, his defenses are quickly shattered. Despite his notorious reputation as the town flirt, Hannah has no interest in adding to his collection of conquests and is adamant about remaining friends. As the days go by however, her interest in Fox deepens and she finds herself rethinking their relationship. 

Fans of Emily Henry’s heartfelt stories will love Hook, Line and Sinker, a fun and romantic friends-to-lovers tale of life in a small coastal town. If you’re in need of another romantic read like People We Meet on Vacation, this page-turner is the perfect addition to your list.

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A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn

Discover Meghan Quinn’s A Long Time Coming, a captivating romance bursting with humor and heat. For fans of the friends-to-lovers trope from People We Meet on Vacation, this is a must-read.

From the moment Breaker Cane and Ophelia Fairweather meet at a college Secret Scrabble Society meeting, they form a strong connection. After a decade of growing friendship and a Maid of Honor invitation, there are more feelings than either expected. As Breaker’s life is thrown into chaos, his unanticipated feelings for Ophelia spark a rollercoaster of emotions.

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The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

When Charlie Winshaw, former CTO of a tech company, is offered the chance to star in a reality dating show, he knows he must do anything to get his life back on track – even if it means becoming the Prince Charming of Ever After! But as the sweet yet awkward tech mogul freezes up in front of the cameras and struggles to hold conversations with the girls, it’s up to Dev Deshpande, employee and hopeless romantic, to make sure Charlie gets his own happy ending.

The Charm Offensive is an MM romance for fans of Emily Henry that will tug at your heart-strings and make you think. Perfectly combining sweet, swoon-worthy moments with thought-provoking discussions around sexuality and mental health, this book will keep you turning the pages.

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You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

With just months until the wedding, Naomi Westfield has a major problem: she can’t stand her fiancé! From the costly wedding dress disaster to an icy future mother-in-law, Naomi has reached her breaking point. Despite her strong yearning to call off the ceremony, she has a cunning plan to send her groom packing—a prank so outrageous that he won’t be able to take it. It’s a battle of wits, and Naomi is determined not to lose.

Unleash the laughter with Sarah Hogle’s debut standalone novel, You Deserve Each Other! This outrageously funny enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, featuring witty dialogue and a sassy heroine, deservedly earns a spot on the list of must-read books like People We Meet on Vacation.

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Take a romantic getaway with Olive Torres and Ethan Thomas as they are dragged on a non-refundable Hawaii honeymoon. 

After a rocky start, Olive, the bride’s twin, and Ethan, the groom’s brother, have no plans on becoming buddy-buddy, least of all going on a trip together. But after the entire wedding party falls ill from food poisoning, the newlyweds insist they go on their honeymoon trip together.   Despite their hopes to avoid one another, they quickly realize the impossibility of that plan after unwittingly entering a fake marriage. 

For an enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, The Unhoneymooners is the perfect choice for readers looking for books like People We Meet on Vacation. Join Olive and Ethan on their chaotic, yet often charming and witty journey.

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