The No-Show by Beth O'Leary
Publication Date: April 12th 2022 by Berkley
Source: Publisher & Purchased Audiobook
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Joseph Carter and three women are at the center of this story. That sounds complicated, right? Keep an open mind because not all is how it seems.
Siobhan is a no-strings kind of girl after being burned in the past, but deep down is she really? Joseph Carter has burrowed under her skin. They have a passionate relationship, but in a panic, Siobhan breaks it off. Their connection was intense and palpable!
Miranda and Joseph have been seeing each other, and Miranda is over the moon for him, or at least thinks she should be, but something about their relationship niggles at her. She can’t get over the feeling that he’s holding something back from her. I felt like their romance was never quite right, especially with AJ, her co-worker in the picture. Just as at side note, I thought Miranda’s job as a tree trimmer was pretty bad ass, and I thought her twin sisters, Adele and Frannie were a hoot!
Jane is very reserved and cautious, but somehow Joseph has managed to befriend her and their meetups discussing books and whatever soon turn into more for Jane. It’s obvious that something was brewing between these two and I have to say this was my favorite storyline. I adored Jane! It’s evident she’s been through a trauma of some sort. Feeling a bit broken she didn’t push Joseph when it was obvious that he was a little broken, too. I appreciated that Jane grew a lot apart from Joseph, made important friendships that helped her in her journey. I loved that Jane felt it important to be supportive and there for her friends, as well!
The No-Show was an emotional and heartbreaking story, but it was oh-so-lovely, too! An original way of writing a romance that was a bit misleading at the beginning. Like I said keep an open mind and enjoy this beautiful journey! My heart soared upon finishing! I loved how it all turned out!
About the book:
Three women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they're involved with the same man in this smart new rom-com by Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare.
Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. Jane is a soft-spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth.
These three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: They've all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up--Valentine's Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they've all been stood up by the same man.
Once they've each forgiven him for standing them up, they let him back into their lives and are in serious danger of falling in love with a man who seems to have not just one or two but three women on the go....
Is there more to him than meets the eye? And will they each untangle the truth before they all get their hearts broken?
Ohh a new Beth Leary! I will keeps my eyes openReplyDelete
You should do it, Linda! The audio is fantastic!Delete
I really enjoyed this one too and agree that it was a very original way to present this story. It definitely did not go the way I was expecting it too and I ended up being so glad that it didn't.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy it didn't turn out how we're initially led to believe!Delete
Great review! I haven't read this author but I've heard good things so I'll have to get to it.ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart
I've enjoyed this one and The Road Trip by her. I need to try The Flat Share.Delete
I've been on the fence about reading this one, but since you liked it so much, I just might have to give it a try. :)ReplyDelete
I think you'd like it, Lark! :)Delete
I have not tried this author yet. This sounds interesting since it features 3 women. I am intrigued.ReplyDelete
Yes, not what you'd think of as a traditional romance, but so good!Delete
I feel like the cover of this one may be a bit misleading. I had assumed it was some light-hearted rom-com but it sounds like it goes deeper and is much more emotional than that. I'm glad it was such a hit for you, Rachel!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the wonderful review. This does sound like it would be a good read.ReplyDelete
I love this one too! Yes, a bit misleading at the beginning, but that made the end so much better!ReplyDelete
I am so very curious about Joseph and what happened on Valentine's Day, but your description of the women and their very different lives has me interested, too.ReplyDelete
All the reviews for this book confirm I had the wrong idea about this story, but from your review, I don't doubt I will enjoy this one. I am all about the growth, the feels.ReplyDelete
I've never read anything by this author but this sounds really good!ReplyDelete
Wonderful review, Rachel. I have heard good things about this book and it is on my library list.ReplyDelete