(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Also by this author: Changes in Latitudes
Published by HarperCollins on May 31st 2016
Genres: Europe, Girls & Women, New Experience, People & Places, Social Issues, Social Themes, Travel, Young Adult
Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe.
Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.
Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan begins unraveling, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story.
But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up. p.
I absolutely loved this book you guys. Other than my initial qualms about the far-fetchedness (is that a word? Probably not, but I’m using it) of the set-up of this story, I absolutely fell in love with everything as I turned each page.
Not all those who wander are lost, and not all those who stay in one place yearn for more. Aubree Sadler is happy in her small town in Ohio. She isn’t leaving for college and she’s happy to spend her summer doing the same things she’s done every single year. But when Aubree’s sister Elizabeth gets in a bit of trouble the only option is for Aubree to fill in for her, taking over her summer job leading a group of senior’s through Europe.
To say that Aubree is out of her element from the moment she steps foot in the airport, would be an understatement. Issues only compound when she realizes she’s left her binder which lays out each and every stop of the tour and her personal cell phone on the plane. All this happens on her first day of travel so things can only go up from there… right?
RIGHT – because enter Sam! *sigh* I swoon hard for this boy you guys. He’s sweet and fun and the banter between him and Aubree is so stinking cute. Sam is the tour company’s representative that calls Aubree each night to check in and make sure everything is running smoothly. But something happens that has him meeting up and joining the tour in person. Aubree can’t deny the feelings that are growing between them, but Sam thinks she’s her sister and how is she supposed to tell him that she’s just not who he thinks she is and still keep him in her life?
I loved the growth that Aubree experiences from when we first meet her to the very last page. This has some incredibly fun secondary characters and it mixes international travel with all the fun of a road trip. I adored that this was a virtually drama free read, and it was so fun and light-hearted that it will absolutely make a perfect summer read! Make sure you put this one on your TBR immediately!
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.