When Irish school teachers Maddy and Leanne share a lottery win, it couldn't come at a better time in their lives, or time of year - the Summer holidays. In her mid forties, Maddy has been questioning the point of her marriage now that the kids have left and her husband spends all of his time at golf. In her early thirties and still living at home, Leanne feels like something is missing in her life. So the two decide to hire a car and travel through parts of Europe. They think they have their trip well planned, but the journey brings new and unexpected experiences. This is not a complete story, but merely part one. Very easy reading. No violence or graphic sex. A great Summer read.
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but Maddy and Leanne (as well as the rest of their syndicate) DID.
So, what do you do when you win it big? Yep, you guessed it, you drive around Europe on a girls-only tour that doesn't include a disapproving mother nor a slob of a husband, that's what!
It sounds so lovely, and a lot of this story really is. It is a light and breezy read, but isn't so unrealistic that you can't see yourself doing the same thing one day, if your numbers come up. Maddy and Leanne are very different people indeed so they have some bits and pieces to work out as they drive into the sunset, which makes this book a more interesting read than others of its ilk.
I give this book a solid 4 stars and I am already looking forward to reading the next adventure that the girls embark upon.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.