May 31, 2021

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

The Road Trip by Beth O’LearyThe Road Trip by Beth O'Leary
Published by Berkley on June 1, 2021
Genres: Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Reading Challenges: GoodReads, NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About The Road Trip

In The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary, four years ago, Dylan and Addie met at Cherry, a friend’s, French villa – Addie was the summer caretaker and Dylan showed up for a family vacation that didn’t happen quite as planned. Two years ago, it all ended and they haven’t spoken since.

On her way to Cherry’s wedding, Dylan literally runs into Addie in a fender bender. This means all five passengers are now crammed into a Mini and trying to make it to the wedding on time,

The story unfolds with flashbacks so we learn more about Dylan and Addie as we watch them cope with the awkward and often humorous logistics of the road trip.

My thoughts about The Road Trip

After hearing so many great things about Beth O’Leary, I was hyped to receive an ARC of The Road Trip. And Dear Reader, she did not disappoint!

Second chance, forced proximity love at its finest. So much heartwarming goodness in this book! Is it madcap? Hell, yes! Is it zany? Maybe implausible? Sure. Did I love it with laughter and even the occasional tear as Dylan and Addie sorted out their feelings and lives? Oh most definitely yes!

There are some serious issues about mental health, family relationships, and workplace sexual harassment but the author skillfully wove those into the story balancing them with the more madcap moments.

In conclusion

Beth O’Leary does what she does best – we got engaging, quirky characters, lots of sparkling and witty banter, some very humorous situations, a bit of high drama, and some incredibly heartwarming and moving moments. I’m excited to read more other books!

Thank you NetGalley and Berkley for the ARC.

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About Beth O’Leary

Beth studied English at university before going into children’s publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being within reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.
You’ll usually find her curled up with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • GoodReads
  • NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021
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