The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary was an interesting and wild ride. This is a novel that will take readers on a journey from England to Scotland for a wedding of five individuals, all of different personalities. Four of them are connected somehow or another and it tells the story of love and hurt. There are some funny sections and some deep thought to be done on this journey. On this journey you will meet Deb, Addie, Dylan, Marcus and Rodney.
Dylan and Addie fell deeply in love over a Summer in France, however things went wrong spectacularly. Neither has truly moved on, and right from the start I could tell these two had that exceptional romance that only shows up once in a lifetime. Presently, almost two years since the separation they’re both headed to a common friend’s wedding when trouble strikes, and they up stuck together in a ride to Scotland. Addie and Dylan should face mistakes from the past while from inside they actually long for one another.
The story switches back and forth among Addie and Dylan in the present and past. How they experienced passionate love and what prompted the separation is slowly uncovered. I wondered what turned out badly and my heart hurt for these two to discover a way back to one another. Surely, Dylan’s dearest friend Marcus, a complete jerk before, played a big part in their separation. I was unable to stand the person, and I suspected from the beginning, one of the reasons he was such a colossal idiot! Did Marcus changed or say improved in the present? Indeed, you’d need to read to discover. More important however, was Dylan and Addie’s handling of the circumstance.
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary is about love, friendship, second chances, family, forgiveness and redemption. It was a story to reconstruct relationships, discover strength from the inside and live in the now. It was tied in with discovering happiness after darkness. Beth O’Leary keeps on charming me with her storytelling.
Overall, it was astonishing reading. Beath O’Leary made certain decisions and a few turns I wasn’t expecting, but wound up truly giving readers an insightful, often heartbreaking novel about love and connections.