Amanda Radley has created a terrific romantic tale of an unlikely couple in her newest book, Detour to Love. This is an age-gap, slow-burn, ice queen, and witty love story; the kind that we have all come to expect from this author.
Celia Scott is an insurance company executive on her way to Tokyo to receive an award she really doesn’t want, when she finds herself flying next to Lily Andersen, a young artist of children’s books on her way to Tokyo to meet an online friend for the first time. Obviously these two are going to clash, and they do, from the first moment they lay eyes on each other, but they are stuck for many hours together as they both head for Tokyo.
Ms. Radley really puts this couple through the ringer with travel problems, life problems, and the push/pull of an unwanted connection between the two. The settings are grand, the characters are well developed, and the story is exactly what you expect from this accomplished author, but what kept me really entertained was the witty and sometimes hilarious conversation these two women had through the whole book. I almost rolled on the floor laughing at their discussion of the “dancing man” in Copenhagen (you’ll have to read the book to understand), and that’s only one example of many entertaining moments in this tale.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. If you love an easy to read, slow-burn romance with lots of witty conversation, you’ll like Detour to Love.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.