Destination: Chile by Katy Colins is book 3 in the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series.
If you haven't read book one and two in the series, the reviews for book 3 contain at least one big spoiler. Just letting you know so you can stop now if you want. The book can be read as a stand alone, but I've been informed that you can get a deeper understanding of the characters if you start with book one.
Georgia Green and her beau Ben are invited to travel to Chile to participate in a television program called Wanderlust Warriors. The program is to follow several couples who work together as they face challenges. The winning couple receives a nice amount of money, 25,000 pounds, to spend as they see fit.
From the beginning, Georgia and Ben aren't quite on the same page although they seem to be getting along swimmingly. They work together days at their travel agency and spend their down time together as well.
The circumstances Georgia faces over the course of the story are reminiscent of things Bridget Jones might encounter from the scene in the airport bathroom to the camping scene and many in between. One reviewer has referred to Georgia as the "backpacking Bridget Jones."
It's not all laughs. Like any good story, it has its highs and lows. It has conflict, resolution, and character growth. There are elements that increase suspense and make you wonder what the ultimate ending of the book will be. Will Georgia and Ben's relationship survive the organized chaos of this competitive trip?
I know the review has been a little vague, but I didn't want to give out many spoilers.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's well written and entertaining. If you enjoy romantic comedies, then this might be a good book for you.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.