The Wake-Up Call (Hardback)
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The Wake-Up Call (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 26/09/2023
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Waterstones Says

When two sworn rivals hit upon a scheme to save their failing hotel, sparks fly and hearts flutter in this irresistibly witty romcom from the bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Road Trip.

Two sworn enemies. A failing hotel. One chance to save the season...

It's the busiest season of the year, and Forest Manor Hotel is quite literally falling apart. So when Izzy and Lucas are given the same shift on the hotel's front desk, they have no choice but to put their differences aside and see it through.

The hotel won't stay afloat beyond Christmas without some sort of miracle. But when Izzy returns a guest's lost wedding ring, the reward convinces management that this might be the way to fix everything. With four rings still sitting in lost property, the race is on for Izzy and Lucas to save their beloved hotel - and their jobs.

As their bitter rivalry turns into something much more complicated, Izzy and Lucas begin to wonder if there's more at stake here than the hotel's future. Can the two of them make it through the season with their hearts intact?

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529418248
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 651 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The Wake-Up Call is absolute classic Beth O'Leary, a magical combination of beautiful, heartwarming love story with simmering sexual tension that keeps you turning the pages long after your hot chocolate has gone cold. The perfect book to snuggle up with this winter - LINDSEY KELK

The Wake-Up Call had me gripped from start to finish. It's packed full of warmth and chemistry and I couldn't put it down! - Paige Toon

Beth O'Leary can do no wrong! I've loved each and every one of her books, and The Wake-Up Call is yet another gorgeous, evocative romance. Beth has a gift for creating complicated, tender-hearted characters and dreamy, whimsical settings that you never want to leave behind. Put this on your TBR immediately - Carley Fortune

Beth O'Leary never misses. The Wake-Up Call bursts with Beth's signature heart, wit, and charm, topped with sizzling enemies to lovers banter. Brimming with palpable warmth and depth of character, this one is for the hopeless romantics in all of us - Amy Lea

The Wake-Up Call is just begging to be made into a Hallmark movie - Sarra Manning, Red

A gorgeously funny 'will they, won't they' premise with a fabulous cast of characters - Woman's Weekly

This uplifting rom-com is filled with humorous and heartwarming moments and endearing characters - Candis

This beautifully written enemies-to-lovers romance kept me hooked from the start. Wonderful - Daily Mail

I adored The Wake-Up Call. It's got warmth and depth and so much humour. I was swept away - Lucy Vine

Heart-warming, touching, sharp, and sexy, Beth O'Leary just gets better and better - Lia Louis

Beth O'Leary ticks every box in this wonderfully uplifting romance! - Heidi Swain

A brilliant, cosy romance perfect for readers wanting a bit of early noughties rom-com nostalgia. So sweet and so endearing! - Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Fizzing with fun, it's a masterclass in romantic comedy - Best

Another showcase of romantic comedy at its best - Woman & Home

Witty, clever and full of heart - Beth O'Leary has done it again with The Wake-Up Call. I adored this cast of characters and had so much fun with them. This is escapist fiction executed perfectly, I loved it - Laura Kay

This enemies-to-lovers story is full of laughs - and chemistry! - The Sun

The Wake-Up Call is utter perfection: it's everything I love about romance books in a seductive, funny, big-hearted and masterfully told story - Cressida McLaughlin

A fiery and fabulous romance, the sparks fly off the page! - Milly Johnson

This is Beth O'Leary at the height of her powers. Hypnotically good, fresh, fun and moving, with one-liners that made my sides hurt, characters I want to take out to dinner, and one of the best endings I've read in some time. This is not just a great rom com, this is a Beth O'Leary rom com, and in my opinion there is no better writer out there - Gillian McAllister

An utterly delicious read. Amazing chemistry, characters to fall in love with, and all that Beth O'Leary magic. Irresistible - Louise O'Neill

Playful, warm, uplifting, and so very satisfying. O'Leary has a gift for taking the reader to a place so full of joy, we never want to leave. Just lovely - Caroline Hulse

A gorgeous read that expertly and deftly takes us away from our everyday lives and plunges us into the fun, heartfelt and engrossing world of Beth O'Leary's talent. She is a master of her craft - Salma El-Wardany

If you're looking for a delightfully steamy, cosy, romantic, and chortle-out-loud read, grab The Wake-Up Call asap because Beth O'Leary gives us everything in this unputdownable rom com! - Evie Dunmore

O'Leary once again puts a twist on classic romance in this heart-warming enemies-to-lovers trope - Solihull Observer

Beth O'Leary, the queen of complicated relationships, is back - Press Association

O'Leary's ability to fuse witty banter with angsty tension will have you completely engrossed in this one - Living360

[T]his is a tender, humorous, romantic tale, featuring memorable, engaging characters. A big hug of a book, it's the perfect one to snuggle up with on those dark autumn evenings - Irish Independent

Heartwarming - Closer

I was utterly captivated by Izzy and Lucas . . . The sexual chemistry was off the charts. Beth's best yet! - Laura Carter

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Carla Bastos

“A total triumph of British rom-coms!”

Beth O’Leary does it again. Reading The Wake-Up Call was like putting on your favourite cardigan.

Beth’s writing is so, so cozy and she is a MASTER when it comes to the details. Thanks to her lyrical and cozy, I... More

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“There’s nothing more comforting than a Beth O’Leary book!”

I can’t put into words how much joy and comfort this author brings me! Beth delivers everyone’s favourite trope of enemies-to-lovers, but in her own, cosy style. I knew straight away that I would adore both of these... More

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“Chick lit at its finest”

This was true romance, chick lit at its finest. Boy meets girl, they work together. Girl declares her love for him, he laughs and they then have a hate hate relationship. As thing progress they come together but to... More

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