{Mini Review} The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

July 27, 2021 Adult, Reviews 0 ★★

{Mini Review} The Road Trip by Beth O’LearyThe Road Trip by Beth O'Leary
Pages: 400
Published by Berkley two-stars

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.



My Thoughts

The Road trip is an adult contemporary romance by Beth O’Leary. Unfortunately, the Road trip was not for me. I hate to start out reviews like that, but every once in a while I read a book that didn’t work out for me for one reason or another. That is not to say that you will not enjoy the book. If this sounds like a story that is right up your alley, then by all means, read it! All readers have different tastes.

In The Road Trip we meet our main characters, Addie and Dylan. Addie and Dylan are exes and they run into each other on the road to their mutual friends wedding. The book is told in dual timelines, alternating back and forth between the present, where Addie and Dylan very obviously do not get along, and the past where we get to learn about how they met and started dating. I really like the premise of this story telling method, and I would love to read more books from this author because the writing was great. My issue was the characters. I didn’t care about any of them, to the point of annoyance. I was annoyed by Addie and Dylan and I just couldn’t connect with or get into their love story. I didn’t care at all if they got back together, which is a problem if you are trying to enjoy a romance. But if you are into hate to love, second chances romances that might be on the more realistic side (rather than the happy go lucky side) you might enjoy The Road Trip.


Michelle @ Book Briefs

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