Two For The Road (also known as Gigi, Listening) by Chantal Guertin is a cute romantic comedy which takes place on a bus tour in England.
The main character, Gigi, took over her family’s small town bookstore after the sudden tragic death of her parents. Without giving too much of the story away, she ends up on a bus tour of England after seemingly falling in love with the voice narrating an audiobook, in an attempt to meet the man behind the voice.
Although I thought Gigi was a bit too obsessed with the voice in her audiobook, and got frustrated with her behaviour a few times, I really enjoyed this book. As we got to know Gigi, it became clear that there was more to her obsession than first appeared and it made her behaviour more understandable.
The cast of characters on the bus tour was fabulous. From tour guide Angus, to wannabe YouTube star Jenny, the array of characters was diverse, and they really made the story come alive for me.
I loved how the author blended a mix of humourous and emotional moments into this book. I always appreciate when an author can make me laugh out loud, and bring me to tears in the same book.
This was the first book by Chantal Guertin that I have read, but I will be checking out more of her titles.
Thanks to NetGalley and publishers Penguin Random House Canada/Doubleday Canada for an ARC in return for an honest review.
Two For The Road releases on March 28 2023.