Tired of writing nothing but quizzes at her magazine job, Dylan Coughlan impulsively rings a radio station and wins a trip around the world, giving her the chance to pitch her own column. The catch? Her travel partner is Jack, the uptight, unbearably posh guy she accidentally ghosted. Though Dylan’s sure he’ll be a drag, she soon discovers that opposites attract. But as her column’s popularity grows, so do her feelings for Jack. Could Dylan’s great escape lead to greater heartbreak, or something better than she's ever dared to dream of?
Dylan Coughlan was feeling a bit shit today.
She was sat at her desk drafting another pointless quiz and her parents were absolutely blowing up her WhatsApp. Even her brother, though well intentioned, was starting to grate on her nerves. He was just trying to keep them from going nuclear on each other (again), but it was all making her wish she could go home and crawl under her duvet for the next month and a half.
A solution that wouldn’t be effective anyway because, apparently, hiding from your problems didn’t do anything in the way of solving them.
Dylan wouldn’t say she planned on getting into rows with her parents, but if she even so much as breathed in their direction these days, they ended up arguing. Today’s fight had started when the annual so what are we doing for Christmas conversation, in an impressive seven texts, came round to the fact that Dylan had dared tell the world she’d had an abortion eight years ago.
If she’d known her cheeky message about baby Jesus would have resulted in the renewal of this chaos, she wouldn’t have said anything at all.
Dylan locked her phone and flipped it over with a bit more force than was probably necessary.