Book Review: Destination Chile by Katy Colins.


Release Date: 22nd September 2016.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK.
Twitter: @NotWedOrDead

I adore Katy Colins and her 'Lonely Hearts Travel Club' series, so I was super excited to dive back in to Georgia Greens world to see what she was up to. I also looked forward to leaving the confines of my apartment and travelling to a new country. Destination Thailand had me dreaming of sandy beaches, picturing my toes in the sea, and Destination India had me longing to experience the buzz and culture of such an interesting, vibrant place, so I couldn't wait to see what was in store for me in Destination Chile.

In the third installment of 'The Lonely Hearts Travel Club' series, we are greeted by a happy Georgia, who has recently moved in with her boyfriend and business partner, Ben. All is going well at work, they are super busy but keeping things a float, and all seems to be going quite dandy with their relationship. That is until Georgia finds an engagement ring in Ben's pile of clothes. From this moment on, Georgia's life becomes a bit of a whirlwind. One best friend informs her that she is moving to Australia, her other best friend is getting ready to deliver a baby, Ben is meeting up with an ex behind her back, she gets talked into agreeing to take part in a reality TV show, she meets Ben's Dad for the first time, which is a bit of a shock, and all this is going on while she is freaking out about whether or not she feels ready to get married to Ben. After all, they have only just moved in together. Confiding in her friends, it seems that the reality TV show could be just what she needs to figure out her feelings towards Ben. Her friends think travelling with someone is the perfect opportunity to learn more about each other. Faced with unpredictable situations, new surroundings and being plucked out of their comfortable routine, what better way to test a relationship? Throw in a challenge packed reality TV show where your team work is put to the test, and surely Georgia will know exactly if her and Ben were made to be together at the end? 

Destination Chile was most certainly an adventure. I love the character of Georgia Green, I could feel her emotion throughout this book and felt like I was very much on a roller coaster with her. There were certain points where I felt she got a little whiny and mean, when introducing or talking about the other contestants, but I feel it was all part of her growing up. She is learning to stand up for herself but also know when to let go of things and leave them be. I really love that element to these stories, that Georgia always learns something at the end and grows as a person. Ben I just adore, he just comes across as so sweet. We got to know more about him in this book and learn about his past, which I really enjoyed. I love delving into the characters histories and understanding them more. Ben's history makes him incredibly endearing and I think he is just so cute and lovely. Through the ups and downs of this book, I have to say that him and Georgia make for the most adorable couple and I thoroughly enjoyed, and look forward to, all their adventures and growing together in this book and the ones to come. 

In addition, the best friends and other cast of characters in these books are an absolute treat. Shelley and Marie are the coolest of girl friends, I love the bond the three girls have and their interactions with each other. Marie always makes me giggle with the way she is so matter of fact and blunt with Georgia and Shelley always seems so positive and full of life. Even Ben's ex girlfriend, Alice, won me over and was a nice welcome to the party, with her confidence and girl boss kind of attitude. There is so much to love about this book, from the way in which it makes you want to travel, to the laugh out loud moments that you can't help nod your head at; 'Forget Orgasms, going to the toilet after you've been holding it in, is the best feeling' YES Katy Colins, just yes! :p From going back to Manchester and seeing your old friends, to understanding relationship troubles and the need to fight for what you love sometimes, I feel Destination Chile is a must read for everyone.

Pick up your copy of 'Destination Chile' today!

Happy Reading!

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