by Beth O'Leary
Publication Date April 12, 2022
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
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 are all in serious danger of falling in love with a man who may have not just one or two but three women on the go....
Is there more to him than meets the eye? Where was he on Valentine's Day? And will they each untangle the truth before they all get their hearts broken?
The No-Show by Beth O’Leary is an emotional story about three women who were all stood up by Joseph Carter on Valentine’s day. I read the blurb for this book, and wasn’t sure it was for me, but, I hung in there and I absolutely loved this book. I ran through all the emotions while reading The No-Show, and it’s one of my favorite books of 2022.
Joseph Carter ends up standing up three women on the very worst day to be stood up, Valentine’s Day. All three women eventually forgive him and give him a second chance, and eventually let Joseph Carter back into their lives, with varying degrees of success.
Siobhan is a busy life coach who is also a workaholic. She’s determined to grow her business and doesn’t have time for a personal life. Miranda is a tree surgeon, who is viewed as just one of the guys among her all-male co-workers. She loves climbing trees and can’t imagine a job at a desk. Jane suffers from low self-esteem due to a past relationship and works at a local charity shop. All three women have one thing in common. They were stood up on Valentine’s day by Joseph Carter.
I will say that at more than one point in the book, I was angry with Joseph, and couldn’t imagine why he was so terrible at relationships. But, I hung in there and trusted the author, and the payoff at the end of the book was worth it. Even when I was angry with Joseph, I still wanted him to be happy, and I was rooting for all three women all throughout the book. I love an emotional book, and this was heartbreaking, heartwarming, and joyful all at the same time.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves an emotional book about relationships. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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