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Publisher's Summary

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 best seller 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.

©2021 Beth O'Leary (P)2021 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“As with her surprise hit, The Flatshare, O’Leary expertly balances humor and heart while introducing a zany cast of 20-somethings.... Readers won’t want this crazy road trip to end.” (Publishers Weekly)
 

"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, USA Today best-selling author)

 “Read this!  Absolutely loved it!” (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author)

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not a book I would normally read/ listen but was pleasantly surprised with the story

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  • Alice Hilary Dawson
  • 2021-06-05

Excellent writing, engaging story, and much laughter

Enjoyed it very much. Even when things are difficult, you want to understand and you want for things to get better for the characters. The absurdity of the disasters is entirely relatable. We all know that things can always get worse. It’s nice to be reminded that they can get better, too.

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  • Natalie
  • 2021-06-10

maybe

In the past the other stories by this author have been wonderful. The characters are a bit off (I really struggled with Marcus). Its not the worst book ever and the narrator's made it doable.

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  • 2021-06-23

great story.

this one was perfect. one of those stories you never want to end. narration was spot on.

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  • Mike Thompson
  • 2021-06-14

As Always...

There needs to be a separate review option for Beth O’Learly booka, this one just do want have enough stars. As always, perfection from beginning to end! You will laugh, you will cry, you will enjoy every single second ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Whitney
  • 2021-06-12

her other books are way better

far too...is melodramatic the right word? I love her other 2 books and was so looking forward to this one. not a fan of the characters or the story...or the readers for that matter

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-11

Pretty good

At first I wasn't sure about this book. Started out really slow with lots of questions. But then as the story starts to unravel and you get to know the characters more, it becomes a real page turner. I love the emotion that grips the reader and the longing to know more. Very satisfying over all