The Road Trip by Susanne O’Leary (Book Review)

The Road Trip

 Susanne O’Leary

 Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the Blog Tour for The Road Trip by Susanne O’Leary.
Many thanks to Kim from Bookouture for organising the Blog Tour.

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. 

The Road Trip
The Road Trip by Susanne O’Leary 
My Review
The Road Trip is the story of two workmates, Maddy and Leanne, who win the lottery, leave their troubles behind and head off on an adventure in a red convertible.
Maddy feels invisible, her children have left home and her husband has a serious golf addiction. Leanne feels down beaten by her mother and wants to break free and find her independence. So the lottery win comes at just the right time for both ladies and a chat which starts in the staff room becomes a reality. They both have their own personal reasons to embark on their adventures and with a booming bank balance….why the hell not?
I enjoyed reading about Maddy and Leanne’s trip from Dublin, on to England and later to France. It was interesting to see how the ladies got on, they were more colleagues than friends and complete opposites but their personalities complemented each other and boy do these two know how to have fun!

I liked the underlying message about friendships and grabbing happiness when you can. It’s an inspiring story that will resonate with many women and hopefully help them to make changes.

A light read, the perfect ‘escape story and one that will get you wondering what you would do if you suddenly won 200k !
About the author:
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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