Holiday Reading: Ibiza

3 books to read on the White Isle

Tripfiction picks the best reads for your destination of choice. Make room in your suitcase…

A magnet for clubbers, the White Isle also offers beautiful out-of-the way coves and villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a history that is as varied as the two million visitors who descend each year. As Ibiza’s opening parties kick off, these are the novels to get you in the mood for dancing (and lounging).

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Mucho Caliente! By Francesca Prescott (BookStrand Publishing)

Gemma is recovering from a divorce and is determined to get her life straightened out in her new home of Ibiza. But falling in love with the younger Emilio Caliente, a pop star, who also finds himself at his own crossroads of life, wasn’t part of her plan. A rromantic comedy that warms the heart and offers a terrific snapshot of life and love on the island.

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A Sister for Margot by Emma Clark Lam (Emma Clark)

When Ruby is sent to live with her grandfather, she develops a deep fascination with the past. Where will her quest for digging up her family history lead her? This is a compelling saga, largely set on Ibiza, that incorporates wasted potential, sibling rivalry, and romance.

Is Harry on the Boat? By Colin Butts (Orion)

The life of a rep on Ibiza can’t be hard, can it? Well...This novel captures the essence of life behind the clipboard and perma-smile. The tale of sun, sex and drugs is enriched with a back story of embezzlement within the rep company. OK, it’s not Proust – but it is an eye-wateringly enjoyable romp through the party island.

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