Jillions of Book Reviews

Review: The Wake-Up Call

Wow. I have not loved a book this much in a while! The Wake-Up Call is Beth O’Leary at her finest. It’s full of mystery and charm, longing and … hating. Izzy and Lucas are hilarious in their absolute contempt for one another at the beginning of the story. As it is revealed how this came about, it becomes obvious that there is much more going on here than either of them are fully aware of. O’Leary does a wonderful job dropping bits of information throughout the story so it is slowly revealed and you are able to piece together but by bit what has happened. I don’t want to give anything away. Just know, this one is 100% worth reading!



Two hotel receptionists—and arch-rivals—find a collection of old wedding rings and compete to return them to their owners, discovering their own love story along the way.

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 the lost & found, 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?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.