I was looking for a good book to read while I was traveling and came across Destination Thailand. It is the first book in the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series and I have to say, I am hooked. The main character is Georgia. She is supposed to be getting married to Alex, but he has called the wedding off. To get her mind off things, Georgia and her best friend Marie take off to Turkey for a bit. While there, Georgia makes a travel bucket list. After getting fired from her job (what else can go wrong for this poor girl?) she makes the decision to go to Thailand on a 6 week tour.
A newbie to traveling on her own, she is easily targeted by scammers. When things aren’t going like she had thought they would she leaves the tour and heads to the Blue Butterfly that her travel agent had recommended for her. While there she meets up with a few other travelers who are more like her.
After being forced to come home early, she needs to find a job. But what is it that she really wants to do? Create The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, of course!
While the book tied up most of the story line nicely, it did leave a bit of an opening for book #2 – but not a crazy cliffhanger where you’re dying for March to get here and the 2nd book. I will certainly be looking into reading Destination India to see what happens with Georgia and her new job!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
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 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 her best friend Marie, it’s not long before travel-virgin Georgia is packing her bags for a long-haul adventure to Thailand.
Yet, Georgia’s big adventure doesn’t seem to be going to plan. There’s strange sights, smells, and eating bugs. Plus she seems to fall for every traveller scam there is. Maybe her family is right and she really is too naive to do this 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…
The new favourite series for fans of The Curvy Girls Club, the Shopaholic series and Eat, Pray, Love.
This year it is time to find the place where you truly belong…