This was cute. Rather light on plot, but still a nice read. There's no romance at all here, which I actually liked. It's so rare to find a book that features a friendship at the heart of it. It's as it as a society we're saying that friendships are less important than romantic love, and that's nonsense. Especially for those of us who have never had, nor want to have, romantic love.
This is the story of two women from Australia who meet up in Germany. They're there for different reasons, but both just needed to get away for awhile. Christie is ace aro and embraces it. She's also plus-sized and makes zero deals about it. Roslyn is bisexual but after a bad breakup is not looking for another relationship. They meet shortly after Roslyn touches down in Germany and has no clue what she's doing. Christie helps her out, and they quickly become friends, and over the course of the book they become best friends as they tour Germany, Belgium and Austria. Along the way they meet up with another pair of girl friends (it's not defined if they're romantically involved or not) and really, when was the last time you read a book or saw a movie about girls on a road trip? Boys, yes. Girls and boys, yes. But just girls? I honestly can't think of one.
I did get a bit annoyed at Roslyn's constant tweeting and going into fits when she has no internet connection. The constant tweets to her sibling Jalen, who is genderqueer and uses the pronouns they/them (which just confuses the hell out of me; I'm used to "they" being plural), but since we never meet Jalen those interactions - if you can call them that - doesn't resonate much.
This also needed another pass by an editor. Words were either missing or were misused a bit more than I can overlook, though it's not overwhelming. A good example is when one of the MCs is trying to have a conversation in German and not understanding anything, she says the other person notices their "incomprehensible faces." Erm, that should be "uncomprehending." I'm not sure what it would take for a face to be incomprehensible. Nose upside down? Mouth where the ears should be?
Overall, a fun little story. I got a good chuckle at some of their TSTL antics (few and far between). I did wish it had a bit more depth, but for a light read it worked.