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The Road Trip

Beth O'Leary

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Quercus Publishing
29 March 2022
The instant Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Flatshare

'Joyful and uplifting' Sheila O'Flanagan

'O'Leary's best yet' Gillian McAllister

'A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost' Laura Jane Williams

'This book is perfect' Rosie Walsh

'Completely fresh and unpredictable, The Road Trip is so compelling' Paige Toon

'Beth is quite rightly earning her title as Queen of Uplit ' Prima

Addie and her sister are on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in rural Scotland. But, not long after setting off, a car slams into theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, who she hasn't seen since their traumatic break-up two years earlier.

Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. And with four hundred miles to go, they can't avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship . . .

Will they make it to the wedding? And, more importantly, is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?

'Funny, relatable and tender' Red

'If Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron made a story baby' Zoella Book Club

'So romantic and moving and brilliantly told' Louise O'Neill

'O'Leary does it again! The Road Trip is another sure-fire hit, filled with characters you won't forget' Mike Gayle

'An achingly tender love story' Richard Roper
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Imprint:   Quercus Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9781529409093
ISBN 10:   1529409098
Pages:   480
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Beth O'Leary is a Sunday Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her debut, The Flatshare, sold over half a million copies and changed her life completely. Her second novel, The Switch, has been optioned for film by Amblin Partners, Steven Spielberg's production company. Beth writes her books in the Hampshire countryside with a very badly behaved golden retriever for company. If she's not at her desk, you'll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

Reviews for The Road Trip

A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost - The Road Trip is steamy and sexy, properly witty, and unabashedly romantic. I couldn't get enough! I loved the glimpses into then and now . Nobody does it like Beth does * Laura Jane Williams * I loved The Road Trip and think it's O'Leary's best yet. Moody and wise, exploring the contrast between the all-consuming recklessness of first love and what happens years on, after the break up, after the end. And all in a closed-set car journey . . . O'Leary has a knack for articulating the things we all think and feel in relationships * Gillian McAllister * O'Leary does it again! The Road Trip is another sure-fire hit, filled with characters you won't forget. You'll be fully invested in Dylan and Addie's relationship from the word go and the moment you turn that final page you'll be wondering how on earth you'll survive the wait until your next O'Leary hit! * Mike Gayle * Completely fresh and unpredictable, The Road Trip is so compelling, I couldn't put it down! * Paige Toon * This book is perfect * Rosie Walsh * So romantic and moving and brilliantly told, with characters who are relatable but beautifully flawed. The Road Trip is an absolute knockout and it's going to be a huge hit * Louise O'Neill * The Road Trip is a humorous yet deeply moving journey toward confronting the past, forgiveness, and reconciliation, with a poignant detour to a summer of young love in Provence. I loved the vivid cast and the depth and intimacy in O'Leary's writing * Helen Hoang * I enjoyed The Road Trip immensely. O'Leary is such a wonderful writer, she weaves laughter and tears seamlessly through her novels and I look forward to reading every one. Joyful and uplifting * Sheila O'Flanagan * An achingly tender love story - funny and moving in equal measure. Beth O'Leary's best book yet * Richard Roper * The Road Trip is tender, moving and beautifully crafted * Sunday Express * From the queen of beach bag reads herself, Beth O'Leary's latest novel is the bookish summer staple you can't miss * Zoella Book Club * Beth is quite rightly earning her title as 'Queen of Uplit' with her funny and mood-lifting third book * Prima * The Flatshare author returns with a total triumph of a book! -- Claire Frost * The Sun * A high-concept romcom that's funny, relatable and tender * Red * O'Leary's witty prose and quick dialogue has never let up for a second * Shemazing * This is as funny as Beth's debut The Flatshare but with a depth of emotion that clings to you after you finish the book * Belfast Telegraph * An unforgettable read. So much more than a romance, the author's sure, light touch with this story evokes warmth, wisdom and wit * My Weekly * A warm and lovely tale - this left us with a smile on our face * Closer * A warm and lovely read * Bella * Charming and heartbreaking all at the same time, with Beth's signature witty and hilarious style woven throughout. The perfect holiday read for those of us craving a little getaway adventure * Mummy Pages * A charming story that's hard not to love * Woman * equally hilarious and heartfelt * that's life! * With the long journey ahead, and plenty of secrets to unpack, you'll definitely want to be along for the ride * Happiful * A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost - The Road Trip is steamy and sexy, properly witty, and unabashedly romantic. I couldn't get enough! I loved the glimpses into then and now . Nobody does it like Beth does * Laura Jane Williams * I loved The Road Trip and think it's O'Leary's best yet. Moody and wise, exploring the contrast between the all-consuming recklessness of first love and what happens years on, after the break up, after the end. And all in a closed-set car journey . . . O'Leary has a knack for articulating the things we all think and feel in relationships * Gillian McAllister * O'Leary does it again! The Road Trip is another sure-fire hit, filled with characters you won't forget. You'll be fully invested in Dylan and Addie's relationship from the word go and the moment you turn that final page you'll be wondering how on earth you'll survive the wait until your next O'Leary hit! * Mike Gayle * Completely fresh and unpredictable, The Road Trip is so compelling, I couldn't put it down! * Paige Toon * This book is perfect * Rosie Walsh * So romantic and moving and brilliantly told, with characters who are relatable but beautifully flawed. The Road Trip is an absolute knockout and it's going to be a huge hit * Louise O'Neill * I enjoyed The Road Trip immensely. O'Leary is such a wonderful writer, she weaves laughter and tears seamlessly through her novels and I look forward to reading every one. Joyful and uplifting * Sheila O'Flanagan * An achingly tender love story - funny and moving in equal measure. Beth O'Leary's best book yet * Richard Roper * The Road Trip is tender, moving and beautifully crafted * Sunday Express * From the queen of beach bag reads herself, Beth O'Leary's latest novel is the bookish summer staple you can't miss * Zoella Book Club * Beth is quite rightly earning her title as 'Queen of Uplit' with her funny and mood-lifting third book * Prima * The Flatshare author returns with a total triumph of a book! * The Sun * A high-concept romcom that's funny, relatable and tender * Red * O'Leary's witty prose and quick dialogue has never let up for a second * Shemazing * This is as funny as Beth's debut The Flatshare but with a depth of emotion that clings to you after you finish the book * Belfast Telegraph * An unforgettable read. So much more than a romance, the author's sure, light touch with this story evokes warmth, wisdom and wit * My Weekly * A warm and lovely tale - this left us with a smile on our face * Closer * A warm and lovely read * Bella * Charming and heartbreaking all at the same time, with Beth's signature witty and hilarious style woven throughout. The perfect holiday read for those of us craving a little getaway adventure * Mummy Pages * A charming story that's hard not to love * Woman * equally hilarious and heartfelt * that's life! * With the long journey ahead, and plenty of secrets to unpack, you'll definitely want to be along for the ride * Happiful *


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