The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

Posted May 26, 2021 by Sara | Novel Novice 0 Comments

Thanks to Berkley Romance for providing a digital review copy of The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary. Here is the synopsis & read on for my thoughts:

Two exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together in this endearing and humorous novel by the author of the international bestseller The Flatshare.

What if the end of the road is just the beginning?

Four years ago, Dylan and Addie fell in love under the Provence sun. Wealthy Oxford student Dylan was staying at his friend Cherry’s enormous French villa; wild child Addie was spending her summer as the on-site caretaker. Two years ago, their relationship officially ended. They haven’t spoken since.

Today, Dylan’s and Addie’s lives collide again. It’s the day before Cherry’s wedding, and Addie and Dylan crash cars at the start of the journey there. The car Dylan was driving is wrecked, and the wedding is in rural Scotland—he’ll never get there on time by public transport.

So, along with Dylan’s best friend, Addie’s sister, and a random guy on Facebook who needed a ride, they squeeze into a space-challenged Mini and set off across Britain. Cramped into the same space, Dylan and Addie are forced to confront the choices they made that tore them apart—and ask themselves whether that final decision was the right one after all.

What a fun, heartfelt book this was! Beth O’Leary has quite the knack for writing books that tackle serious subjects, while also packing in the heat and humor — and The Road Trip was no exception. I loved seeing the history between Dylan and Addie unfold, in between witnessing their disastrous road trip unfold. Throw in a colorful and exhuberant bunch of supporting characters, and a WILD side plot twist that I did not see coming, and I just simply could not put this book down.

The Road Trip comes out June 1st.

Sara | Novel Novice
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