Off the Map by Trish Doller
Beck Sisters series book 3
Out now from St. Martin’s Press
I fell in love with the Beck Sisters from the moment I met Anna in Float Plan. Now we follow honorary Beck sister Carla as she traverses the beautiful Irish countryside on her way to Anna’s wedding. Along the way she is escorted by brother of the groom, Eamon Sullivan. Do the two of them fall for each other along the way? Of course they do!
But the insta-love/insta-lust seemed a little too…insta I guess? It didn’t grab me at all. And while this book does deal with some serious issues, like Carla’s father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, it doesn’t have the deep emotional resonance of Float Plan, or the cozy sweetness of The Suite Spot. It also seemed extremely short. It clocks in at 272 pages, but it seems like it goes by a lot faster than that number would indicate. I really wish the author had taken the opportunity to give us more than a brief mention of Anna and Keane’s wedding, because once I saw that that was where Carla was heading, I had big expectations for more of the big day.
So I didn’t love this one as much as I did the previous two in the series, but it’s a solid 3.5 stars and I would recommend it, even if you haven’t read the other books. But really, you should also read those, because they are wonderful.
Thank you to NetGalley and to St Martin’s Press for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.