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The Wake-Up Call

(2023)
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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?


Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"If you're looking for a delightfully steamy, cozy, 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

"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

"With a delicious cast of unforgettable characters and sparky banter that will have you in stitches, The Wake-Up Call is rom-com perfection. Both funny and moving, believe me once you've checked into The Forest Manor Hotel you won't want to leave!" - Mike Gayle

"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

"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

"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

"Oh my goodness, I have not enjoyed a book like The Wake-Up Call in a long time! I could not stop reading, and when I wasn't reading it, I couldn't stop thinking about it! It was like having a crush! Equal parts heart-warming, touching, sharp, and sexy, Beth O'Leary just gets better and better." - Lia Louis

"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

"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

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

"I've just finished reading The Wake-Up Call-oh I loved it! I'm a complete sucker for an enemies to lovers trope and this one had me gripped from start to finish. It's packed full of warmth and chemistry and I couldn't put it down!" - Paige Toon


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