Review: The No Show by Beth O’Leary


Release date: April 12, 2022

Publisher: Berkley Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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?


I love when a book completely surprises me and it’s even better when a romance catches me off guard and that’s exactly what happened here. I think this is best if you go into this one knowing the bare minimum, all you really need to know is that three women who don’t know each other are all stood up on Valentine’s Day by the same man. You hear from each woman as they all have their own point of view and I really enjoyed all of their personal stories, they were all interesting in their own right and I was invested in them fully. For a rom com this is full of emotional depth and the characterization is where this really shines, although the plot itself is also really great. I think this is the authors best book yet and can highly recommend it for sure!

Overall rating: 5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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