It’s the summer before senior year of college, and Grace is about to make the worst decision of her life in this “sexy, sun-drenched cocktail of chaotic good fun and heartfelt hilarity” (Sarah Kuhn, author of the Heroine Complex series) that captures the messiness of your early twenties, while highlighting the necessity of girlfriends at any—and every—age.

How far would you go to win back an ex?

If Grace is being honest, she knows her choices skate past questionable and probably into destructive. But her heart is broken and the guy who broke it—her ex Josh—keeps hinting at a reunion. So when her best friends, Tiff and Camille, suggest they take a girls trip to help her get over her heartache, Grace doesn’t hesitate to recommend Cancún. She just doesn’t mention that Josh also happens to be there.

But juggling her friends, Josh, and the increasing number of lies she’s telling is a lot harder than she expected. And things only get more complicated when she clicks with a hot local guy, Daniel, who turns out to be half Taiwanese too. As the days unfold, Grace starts to think maybe she’ll get away with it. But will her past decisions and her need for closure come back to ruin the relationships that matter most to her?

“Full of true friendship, deep self-discovery, and all the swoons,” (Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love), The Breakup Vacation captures the hilarious chaos of being twenty-one, when love is still new, when adulthood feels so close and yet so far away, and when friends are everything.

About the author(s)

Anna Gracia was born and raised in Minnesota, where she survived on Dairy Queen Blizzards and the wild tales of Jessica Wakefield. She is the author of the YA novels Misdirection of Fault Lines and Boys I Know, which was both an Indies Introduce and an Indie Next pick, as well as the adult novel The Break-Up Vacation. Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Paste, Seventeen, and more. When not writing, you can find her napping or wishing she was napping. See more at


"Full of debauchery, deep friendships, and infallible young twenties' logic, Gracia’s novel made me nostalgic for a time when anything was possible. This adult debut will have you rooting for summer to never end.”—Carolyn Huynh, author of The Fortunes of Jaded Women

"A breezy beach read that's a double shot of sarcasm and sensuality, with a chaser full of heart, friendship, and self-realization." —Nathan Ramos-Park, award-winning playwright and co-writer of Five Blind Dates

“A sexy, sun-drenched cocktail of chaotic good fun and heartfelt hilarity. It’s like the best summer vacation ever in book form. It's like the best summer vacation ever in book form.”—Sarah Kuhn, author of the Heroine Complex series

The Breakup Vacation grabbed me from line one and never let go! With sparkling wit, a dynamite voice, and supremely well-crafted plot and characters, Anna Gracia comes to the page with fireworks booming. Full of true friendship, deep self-discovery, and all the swoons, books like this are why we read romance. Gracia is a star.” —Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love and In the Case of Heartbreak