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 in Provence, four years previous to our story. Dylan was staying at a mutual friend’s estate, and Addie was working there on staff. They fell hopelessly in love. Two years previous to our story, they stopped speaking. At the start of our story, the cars they are in literally crash into each other in a Tesco parking lot while they’re on their way to a wedding in rural Scotland.
The book is four stories; Addie in the present, Addie in the past, Dylan in the present, Dylan in the past, and it jumps between all four of them at a speed I found dizzying. When you add in the […]