Thank you for stopping by I'm delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Road Trip by Susanne O'Leary and sharing my review today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
An absolutely HILARIOUS, unputdownable summer read about two best friends who pack their bags for the trip of a lifetime, and promise to start living life to the fullest.
Maddy and Leanne are in need of a miracle.
Maddy can’t bear to wash another pair of her husband’s Y-fronts and if he continues to drone on about golf she might just scream.
Leanne can’t stand living with her overbearing mother for a second longer and she’s one disapproving eye roll away from a nervous breakdown.
But their luck changes when they win the lottery.
Setting off from Dublin, Maddy and Leanne lease a red convertible, winding through Europe and heading for the sun-drenched French Riviera.
But the pair have their own reasons for their adventure. Maddy has never forgotten her summer romance of twenty years ago with a gorgeous Frenchman and Leanne plans to track down the father who abandoned her as a child.
Amongst glorious sunsets and buckets of bubbly, Leanne and Maddy are searching for answers after years of wondering ‘what if?’ But there might just be some surprises in store along the way…
A hilarious and heartwarming story about friendship, living life to the full and making the most of every moment. Fans of Fiona Gibson, Carole Matthews and Lucy Diamond will adore this uplifting, fun-filled read.
Haven’t we all had one of those days or even weeks of feeling the need for change, excitement or just some fun. Well The Road Trip gives us a story about suddenly being able to forget your troubles and set off on an adventure. It’s a perfect form of escape from your daily routine and I loved how it showed both the good and the bad.
The characters of Maddy and Leanne provided lots of entertainment it was great how they were different in personalities but so similar in needing to escape even for a short time. They weren’t perfect and had their flaws but I felt that this was more realistic after all no one is perfect. It was so easy to get pulled along in the adventure that Maddy and Leanne embark on. There was also a deeper theme of finding yourself after losing sight of things as everyday life gets in the way. I was constantly smiling at some of their antics and before I knew it I was nearing the end of such an entertaining and lively story. The Road Trip managed to have a good balance of fun and spontaneous moments but also showed a more realistic view of life too. Especially the fact that sometimes we can have certain hopes and dreams which may never happen but we might also find a better dream along the way!
I ended up finishing this book over one evening, now I just need to know what is in store for Maddy and Leanne next.
Fun, warm and uplifting – A perfect summer story!
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Kim at Bookouture for my copy.
Susanne O'Leary is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. She has been the wife of a diplomat (still is), a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a ramshackle house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When she is not scaling the mountains of said counties (including MacGillycuddy's Reeks, featured in Full Irish), or keeping fit in the local gym, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.
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