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The Wake-Up Call

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26th September 2023

Price: £16.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529418248

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‘Beth O’Leary is that rare, one-in-a-million talent who can make you laugh, swoon, cry and ache all in the same book’ Emily Henry

Two sworn enemies. One failing hotel. Love is the last thing they need . . .

Welcome to Forest Manor Hotel, where the staff and guests are one happy family. Except for Izzy and Lucas – bitter rivals banned from working the same shift, for everyone’s sake.

After struggling for years, the hotel may soon have to close its doors forever. But when Izzy returns a guest’s lost wedding ring, the reward convinces management this might fix everything. With four rings still sitting in lost property, Izzy and Lucas are forced to work together to try to save the day.

But as their rivalry becomes something much more complicated, Izzy and Lucas start to wonder if there’s more at stake here than the hotel’s future . . .

Praise for The Wake-Up Call

‘Magical’ Lindsey Kelk

‘Another wonderful read by Beth O’Leary’ 5* reader review

‘Heart-warming, touching, sharp and sexy’ Lia Louis

‘The best book ever’ 5* reader review

‘Gorgeous, evocative’ Carley Fortune

‘A perfect rom-com’ 5* reader review

‘Bursts with Beth’s signature heart, wit, and charm’ Amy Lea

‘A warm, cosy love story’ 5* reader review

‘This is not just a great rom com, this is a Beth O’Leary rom com’ Gillian McAllister

‘Beautiful from start to finish’ 5* reader review

‘An utterly delicious read’ Louise O’Neill

‘I absolutely loved this’ 5* reader review

‘Playful, warm, uplifting and so very satisfying’ Caroline Hulse


Louise O'Neill
An utterly delicious read. Amazing chemistry, characters to fall in love with, and all that Beth O'Leary magic. Irresistible
Solihull Observer
O'Leary once again puts a twist on classic romance in this heart-warming enemies-to-lovers trope
Gillian McAllister
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
Caroline Hulse
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
Lucy Vine
I adored The Wake-Up Call. It's got warmth and depth and so much humour. I was swept away
Paige Toon
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!
Evie Dunmore
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!
Lia Louis
Heart-warming, touching, sharp, and sexy, Beth O'Leary just gets better and better
Carley Fortune
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
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
Amy Lea
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
Cressida McLaughlin
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
Heidi Swain
Beth O'Leary ticks every box in this wonderfully uplifting romance!
Laura Kay
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
Milly Johnson
A fiery and fabulous romance, the sparks fly off the page!
Salma El-Wardany
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
Fizzing with fun, it's a masterclass in romantic comedy
Woman & Home
Another showcase of romantic comedy at its best
Sarra Manning, Red
The Wake-Up Call is just begging to be made into a Hallmark movie
This uplifting rom-com is filled with humorous and heartwarming moments and endearing characters
Daily Mail
This beautifully written enemies-to-lovers romance kept me hooked from the start. Wonderful
Press Association
Beth O'Leary, the queen of complicated relationships, is back
The Sun
This enemies-to-lovers story is full of laughs - and chemistry!
O'Leary's ability to fuse witty banter with angsty tension will have you completely engrossed in this one
Woman's Weekly
A gorgeously funny 'will they, won't they' premise with a fabulous cast of characters
Irish Independent
[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
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
A brilliant, cosy romance perfect for readers wanting a bit of early noughties rom-com nostalgia. So sweet and so endearing!
Laura Carter
I was utterly captivated by Izzy and Lucas . . . The sexual chemistry was off the charts. Beth's best yet!
Daily Mail
A fiery, funny and sweet comedy of star-crossed lovers