Review – The Lonely Hearts Travel Club: Destination Thailand by Katy Colins

My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

ABOUT THE BOOK

What if you had a second chance to find yourself.

Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bless. Georgia spends her big day 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 trip 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…

WHAT I THOUGHT

I came across this book whilst exploring the world of Instagram; stumbling across Katy’s page and thus her Lonely Hearts Travel Club series. I decided to take a chance and pick up the first book to see what all the fuss was about.

I was not disappointed. It was hilariously funny and Georgia (the main character) is definitely the backpacking Becky Bloomwood. Now, if you don’t know who Becky Bloomwood is then you also need to go and pick up the Shopaholic series now!

I can see these books having the same success as the Shopaholic series. Katy’s writing is definitely on par with Sophie Kinsella, as they both write such beautiful, pleasing fiction.

I read this book so quickly (in like a day or so), although it did help that I was feeling a little under the weather at the time so managed to have a child free day spent in bed reading. Katy made me feel so much better though, I dreamt of far away beaches in Thailand and the happy tale of a little rom-com love story topped it off nicely.

There is a very cute little twist at the end which I won’t go into detail about as I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you, but I was so pleased it happened. It put a huge smile on my face and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

As for the characters, I loved every single one I came across. Katy is extremely good at creating little and big characters, they all leave a mark on your mind – some very funny and some downright mean which I didn’t like as I felt so protective of Georgia!

I will definitely be picking up the next story in the series (Destination India) when I am in need of some more pure escapism.

So on a final note, if you like a love story, hot beaches and a cheeky cocktail (or mocktail) or two, then this book is definitely for you.

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