Ditched before her wedding, Georgia packs up and travels to Thailand…what adventures await her?
About the book…
Publisher: Carina UK
Published: 11th February 2016
Pages: 432 Pages
Series: The Lonely Hearts Travel Club #1
What if you had a second chance…to find yourself? Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day crying into a warm Sex-on-the-Beach, wondering where it all went wrong. Forced to make a bucket list of her new life goals by best friend Marie, it’s not long before travel-virgin Georgia’s packing her bags for a long-haul adventure to Thailand. Yet, Georgia’s big adventure doesn’t seem to be going to plan. From strange sights, smells and falling for every rookie traveller scam in the book Georgia has never felt more alone. But the good thing about falling apart is that you can put yourself back together any way you please. And new Georgia might just be someone she can finally be proud of.
This review is just for book one in the series, which is Destination Thailand. I do have the next two in the series to devour, so keep your eyes peeled for the reviews in the future!
Georgia’s worst nightmare happens in the shape of her fiancé, Alex, leaving her unexpectedly. So, what’s the best medicine for a broken heart? Well, travelling around Thailand of course! Georgia makes a bucket list of all the things she’d like to do, now that she has no ties, and Thailand is her first stop.
Her first ‘out of character’ event sees Georgia booking a ticket with an independent travel agent, with knowledge that Georgia finds endearing – both of them agree that her life adventure starts now!
Based on Katy’s own life experiences, Destination Thailand is an honest account of heartbreak and the adventures we embark on after it. Yay to Georgia for doing something for herself for once, no girl should rely on a man and definitely not one to make them feel happy. It’s healthy to be your own person, do your own things, but still share the experiences with someone – it makes it more special. I will admit that I did find Georgia a little annoying sometimes, partly because she was too nervous. If you’re going to travel around the world, you’ve got to put yourself out there and experience it, regardless if it’s your first time. Other than that, Georgia was light-hearted and endearing. I hope she’d invite her best friend with her, but hey, that might be something that happens in book two, or three.
Pessimistically, I loved that things didn’t always run smoothly for Georgia (that would be boring!) – a drunken piercing is one prime example of the things Georgia gets up to! If you’re going on an adventure, do it in style.
Overall, I enjoyed Destination Thailand, but I expect a bigger punch in the next two. I loved Katy’s honest writing style and it flowed perfectly. A great chick-lit debut to devour in one sitting!