REVIEW: Chasing the Sun by Katy Colins

The travel blogger and author brings Georgia Green back for a new adventure – filled with disaster and problems to solve. 

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Live-in boyfriend, perfect career and great friends, it seems like Georgia is only a Tiffany box away from her happily ever after. But when she arrives in Australia for her best friend’s wedding and is faced with the bridezilla from hell, she starts to realise that she might not want the cookie-cutter ending she thought.

This latest outing for Georgia Green is a great and easy read for the Summer months but it feels almost too slight plot wise to make it completely satisfying.

From the second she arrives in Australia, Georgia is faced with one situation after another – including her very selfish best friend Shelley whose wedding she is attending and who doesn’t even seem remotely likeable until the very end. On top of which Georgia is facing the dilemma as to whether she wants to ever get married or not. It is almost frustratingly straightforward to make much of an impact.

But what Chasing the Sun has is  plenty of twists and turns that actually feel very relatable – whether it is discovering the place you end up staying in is not quite what you were expecting or breaking down because of forgetting to add petrol for one reason or another – yet it would be lovely to have read about some positive points of an Australian road trip!

All of the characters have their flaws and are completely easy to relate to, from Shelley under pressure to create the ‘perfect wedding’, Georgia trying to move on from her past and Cara who seems uptight but actually trying to hide her heartache – creating an interesting if at times fractious bond between them all.

It also reveals many of the pitfalls of travelling across the globe as well as taking pleasure in the unpredictability of life, using the author’s own personal travel  knowledge to great effect – even if the constant references to the fact that Georgia was jilted at her wedding can become slightly wearisome.

Overall though it is a light and breezy read filled with interesting characters but could do with a bit more plot to it to give situations more depth and added laughs. but for fans of the previous novels in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club it is a solid addition to the series.

Chasing the Sun by Katy Colins will be released on the 27th July. It is available to order on Amazon now. 

Rating: ❤❤❤

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