The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing
White library with lots of stairs and "Contemporary" text

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was a pretty good story surrounding the lives of three women who were all stood up on Valentine’s Day. Each woman is dating a guy that they like and enjoy spending time with, but when they are stood up, will they forgive him? What they don’t know is that they have each been stood up by the same guy!

The chapters alternate between the three POVs. There’s Siobhan, a super-busy life coach with a no-nonsense attitude. Then there is Miranda, a tree surgeon, and my personal favorite of this story. Finally, there is Jane, a woman working in a charity shop who you want to just force to see how special she is. The chapters go from one POV to the next, and I liked seeing each woman’s story, but I didn’t like the POV aspect. For some reason it pulled me out of the story with each chapter transition. I got over it, but it didn’t make the reading of this one as smooth as I wanted.

Overall, I enjoyed this story. The situation and the plot were interesting, and I found myself more invested in what was happening as I got into the second half of the book.

I would recommend this one for readers that enjoy character-driven stories of love and loving yourself.

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads

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?

Just the Facts:

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Berkley
Pub Date: April 12, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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