MANCHESTER native Georgia is intelligent, successful and happily in love. Her relationships are solid; her career is booming.
This has not always been the case. Only 12 months ago Georgia was suffering from a bout of severely wounded pride, cut adrift by a two-timing fiancé and left emotionally shattered.
In an effort to escape her misery she embarked on an overseas trip – a journey that led to Thailand and a chance meeting there with Londoner Ben. Now the pair have just moved into their first shared home and Georgia looks forward to bonding with his father.
In the midst of this bliss, they have been invited to take part in a TV documentary examining the experiences of couples who work together in the travel industry. The shoot will take place during an all-expenses-paid week in Chile, visiting Santiago, the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine National Park. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; their Lonely Hearts Travel Club – an agency specifically for single holiday-makers – will revel in the positive exposure this project will generate.
But perhaps above all else in Georgia’s buzzing-yet-contented mind sits the prospect of marriage. While unpacking Ben’s boxes during their move she discovered a magnificent diamond-and-platinum ring. This man understands Georgia so completely that it could not be more perfect if she had chosen it herself. Will he propose on camera in Chile – a spontaneous ‘happily ever after’ feel-good highpoint of the show?
Or does a less rosy future lurk beyond the horizon – one in which Ben is spending secret evenings with a former girlfriend, distancing himself from his family and pushing Georgia to take their joint business in a direction that terrifies her?
A blend of laughter and longing, Destination: Chile – the third in a series – delivers a comforting few hours’ bedtime or poolside escapism among enchantingly roguish characters.