Read: August 2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
…So what’s this book about?
So, “Truly, Madly, Greekly” is a stand-alone, contemporary romance book, a real happily ever after chick-lit summer read.
The blurb says:
“Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…
Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hoping some time out will help clear her head and heal her heart. But letting go of her past is not going to be easy.
With Lacey in full on Bridezilla mode, Ellen is soon distracted from her own problems. And when the all-inclusive treats on offer at hotel Blue Vue include one gorgeous, brooding Adonis – Yan – Ellen finds him difficult to resist.
But Ellen isn’t looking for love or lust, or anything involving too much ouzo…or is she?”
…So, what did I like about it?
I am already a fan of Mandy Baggot’s writing style; I find her books well written, easy to read with an engaging plot. This latest novel was no exception.
Although this story is set over a 7 day period, it didn’t ever feel rushed. It had a lovely gentle pace with various story aspects being revealed over time. I knew that the story would end happily (it’s a Mandy Baggot trademark!) but it did keep me guessing as to how it was going to get there.
This romantic tale did make me laugh, it also made me cry and the sexual anticipation between our main characters, Ellen and Yan certainly got me hot under the collar more times than I care to share with you here. 😉
I loved the effervescent, Dasha, in fact, all of the characters felt real to me and although I’ve never been to Corfu, Ms Baggot’s wonderful descriptive talents transported me there with easy!
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
Well, the only things that seemed to constantly grate on my nerves were the things that were meant to. For example; Ellen’s half-sister Lacey being such a self-centred, spoilt brat (what a child! *tut*), Ellen keeping all those secrets and not talking about what was on her mind (or in her heart), Yan was too much of a considerate gentleman 😉 although fellow employee Sergei was enough of a man-whore/gigolo for the both of them! lol! 😉 and, of course there was the constant badgering by the animation team at the hotel to get guest joining organised activities (eek! aren’t people allowed to just sit poolside and relax at this all-inclusive 5 star resort! I couldn’t think of a worse holiday!), but of course without all of these things, there wouldn’t be a story. Lol! So let’s add happily frustrated to the list of emotions that this book put me through. 😉
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
Despite the “frustrations” I really liked this book! If you’re a fan of summer romance stories then I think you should buy this one. It’s a perfect read for those lazy days sat on a beach or by the pool while on holiday, although, I’m sure it could turn a drab, grey day into a little ray of sunshine too.