Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.
But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie’s ex, Dylan, who she’s avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier.
Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they’ve totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with three hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can’t avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship…
Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly… is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?
“You’re going to break my heart, Dylan Abbott. I can feel it.”
–“Nom That’s- I was- we’re not like that. We’re different, me and you. I’ll never break your heart Addie.”
-“And so said every gentleman to the girl who lived in the servant’s quarters, eh?”
Beth O’Leary comes at us with her 3rd novel The Road Trip and without even reading a description I knew I had to have it.
As an author, she has a captivating way of writing situations you could find yourself as a normal person in trying to solve a simple problem that feels quite heavy.
Coated in humor and romance, TRT is tender, soft and full of meaning I didn’t quite expect.
With time hops from “NOW” and “THEN” we see Dylan and Addie crash into each other again after almost a 2 year break up that left them both devastated.
A car full of weirdos on a journey to a wedding will leave you laughing, swooning and almost in tears as you head to the destination, and if you’re like me, you’ll be completely consumed by this love story.
Read if you like:
-Jojo Moyes sophistication
-Fredrik Backman’s quirky humor
– all consuming first love and second chances
-friendships and bonds that are both strong and toxic
– a great summer read to get you away for a day
Why I gave it 4 stars:
Honestly, I’m not sure. This was the first of her books that I read myself and maybe I just find her writing leveled to a new intensity with an audio narrator rather than myself but some spots felt a bit flat or irrelevant, however didn’t necessarily take away from the story. I loved being in Dylan’s brain and time jumping back to the beginning of their relationship. What a unique set of characters to find love. I was ALL IN!
TW: depression, abuse, rape, mental abuse
Romance-one true love
Steam- I think this is my first time saying that the steam was “beautiful” and poetic… you’ll see
Song: High for Me by Olivia Noelle
Thank you to the publisher and author for my gifted copy ❤️
AVAILABLE JUNE 1, 2O21
It definitely sounds interesting! I have The Flatshare, but haven’t read it yet. The mixed reviews have me hesitant to pick it up.
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
I loved the Flatshare. It was a fave for me