Funny Story by Emily Henry

April 23rd, 2024 Kimberly Review 12 Comments

23rd Apr

Funny Story by Emily Henry is a delightful romance about a librarian who moves cross-country with her fiancé, only to be dumped when he declares his love for his best friend Petra. Travel to beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan as Daphne finds herself stranded and sharing a two-bedroom apartment with Miles. Did I mention he’s Petra’s ex?

Funny Story by Emily Henry
Funny Story
by Emily Henry
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it…right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra.

Which is how Daphne begins her new story: Stranded in beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan, without friends or family but with a dream job as a children’s librarian (that barely pays the bills), and proposing to be roommates with the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra’s ex, Miles Nowak.

Scruffy and chaotic—with a penchant for taking solace in the sounds of heart break love ballads —Miles is exactly the opposite of practical, buttoned up Daphne, whose coworkers know so little about her they have a running bet that she’s either FBI or in witness protection. The roommates mainly avoid one another, until one day, while drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan. If said plan also involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together, well, who could blame them?

But it’s all just for show, of course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex…right?

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A children’s librarian, stranded in a small-town and living with her ex-fiancé’s new girlfriend’s ex. Yes, please. I loved the premise and was absolutely delighted by the tale that unfolds.

Miles and Daphne are adorable and I loved watching their relationship grow from two wounded strangers navigating a painful breakup to finding something more. Henry did a wonderful job of introducing us to not only Miles and Daphne, but to the charming people and places of Waning Bay.

While this is a contemporary romance, the author delivered friendships, character growth, dysfunctional families, trust issues, and more. I love when a story pulls me and the outside world slips away. That is exactly what happened as I read Funny Story. I laughed, swooned, got mad and cheered this couple on as they fumbled, swooned and found their slice of happy.

Funny Story is the perfect cute romance story with all the feels. You’ll want to toss it in your beach bag!

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About Emily Henry

Emily Henry

Emily Henry writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the now-defunct New York Center for Art & Media Studies.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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12 Responses to “Funny Story by Emily Henry”

  1. Katherine

    This sounds really good. I ended up DNFing Happy Place by this author. I liked the writing style but not the characters so I really want to give her another try. I need to pick this one up.