Meet Me In Tahiti by Georgia Toffolo

I was given an ARC of the third instalment into Toff’s ‘Meet Me’ series. This instalment follows the third friend from the ‘Lost Hours’ group, Zoe. In Meet Me In London we learned that the group of friends were in a car crash on the way to their school summer ball, the crash impacted each of the girls but nobody more so than Zoe who became a paraplegic from her injuries.

Regardless of her disability, Zoe has become a travel writer and since leaving her small home town of Hawkes Cove, has only been back to the UK once. As part of her work she agrees to cover for a colleague to write a review of a new hotel opening in French Polynesia; which literally sounds like paradise and I’ve wanted to go for so long! What she isn’t expecting is to see a face from the past from her little seaside town out in her new safe world.

Fin was always the local ‘bad boy’ growing up. Everybody knew he had a thing for Zoe and everybody warned him to stay away. When his Mum died he; like Zoe, left Hawke’s Cove and has never looked back. But he’d recognise Zoe anywhere, is he good enough for her now?

I have loved this series, it has been super easy to read both Hawaii and French Polynesia are places on my bucket list. But if I’m being honest, this book didn’t really do it for me. I really wanted to love it, but it just fell pretty flat for me. I loved that we were getting insight into a paraplegics world, but even that didn’t seem to seamlessly fit in but more of a clunky add on. I think I would’ve preferred it if Fin wasn’t all of a sudden the ‘perfect rich gentleman’ but still a bad boy who has managed to get by in life. Part of me is now annoyed that three of the single best friends have not only found perfect partners but they’re all LOADED as if that’s important. I also didn’t fully understand the hesitance and the back and forth as much as I did with the other books. Basically it’s exactly the same plot but with different names and locations. I don’t know I’m really disappointed. It’s definitely still a good holiday read or if you need something fluffy and easy. But London and Hawaii were more enjoyable. That being said, if we get Lily’s story I will still read it! I’m committed to the series now.

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