Books by Beth O

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The Road Trip

Narrated by Josh Dylan and Eleanor Tomlinson The Road Trip opens in the PoV of Dylan Abbott, just after he and close friend Marcus set off on a road trip to northern Scotland to attend a friend's wedding.  Dylan’s sort of listening to Marcus struggle to apologize (for what we don’t know - ye ...

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The Road Trip

Beth O’Leary’s The Road Trip should have ticked all my boxes - I love a road trip book, forced proximity is fun, and I’m a sucker for second chances. Additionally, Ms. O’Leary’s first two books were delightful. This one? Not so much. Why? Well, let’s get into it. Dylan and Addie met i ...

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A Marriage of Equals

Harlequin Historicals continues to demonstrate that smaller packages contain not just good things, but sometimes, things that are great. As a young girl, Psyché Winthrop-Abeni came to England from Jamaica with her biological father, a white man (her enslaved mother had died). She was raised alon ...

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Present Danger

Present Danger includes a reunion romance, but the love story takes a definite back seat to the intriguing mystery the characters need to unravel. As the first book in the Rocky Mountain Courage series, the author strives to introduce a large cast of characters spread across an expansive geographic ...

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When a Rogue Meets His Match

Here’s the good news - the second book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Greycourt series is (marginally) better than the first. The bad news is that it is still not up to the standard of the usual Hoyt offering. When a Rogue Meets His Match begins right after the end of the first book in the series, Not t ...

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The Secret Agent

A young woman is dropped behind enemy lines where she faces unspeakable dangers and unexpected love in The Secret Agent. Sylvie Duchene lived in France till she was fourteen, travelling with her mother’s dance troupe  and thoroughly enjoying the bohemian lifestyle Angelique provided for them. ...

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The Silk Merchant's Convenient Wife

The Silk Merchant’s Convenient Wife is both a step in the right direction and a step down from the consistently creative Elisabeth Hobbes. This Harlequin Historical is rather more traditional than what I expect from her in light of the dozens of books she’s released which rebel joyfully against ...

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The Switch

Beth O’Leary’s 2019 début The Flatshare was just marvelous - our reviewer gave it an A-, and it was an A for me personally. But the sophomore slump has struck more than one début star, so it was with both hope and nervousness that I volunteered to review The Switch, about a grandmother from th ...

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Unsuitable Bride for a Viscount

Elizabeth Beacon’s Yelverton Marriages series continues charmingly with a new volume a peer and the commoner with whom he finds romance in Unsuitable Bride for a Viscount. Alaric Defford, Viscount Stratford, is in search of his runaway niece, Juno, who fled her home after her mother tried to se ...

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Valentine: A Novel

In her debut novel Valentine, author Elizabeth Wetmore examines the far-reaching consequences of a violent crime on a small Texas town. Set in 1976, as Odessa is poised for another oil boom, a fourteen-year-old girl is raped in a secluded area on the outskirts of town. She manages to escape, but her ...