Sun, sea and a sizzling romance… the perfect holiday, right? Wrong.
After a work party gone disastrously wrong, Samantha suddenly finds herself jobless and jilted. So when her sister invites Sam to stay at her little whitewashed farmhouse on a Greek island, Sam leaps at the chance to escape. Before long, she’s trundling up the cobbled driveway, almost colliding with sexy neighbour Spyros.
It isn’t all sunshine and smiles though. For every afternoon spent lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand, there is a morning spent adjusting to life with boisterous six-year-old nieces. When Spyros invites Sam to explore the island with him she’s tempted, but with his carefree, live-for-the-moment attitude, he couldn’t be more different to Sam with her five-year plans and high-maintenance hair. One drink, as friends, couldn’t hurt though? Over glasses of fruity Greek wine and honey-sweet baklava, can he – and the other charming locals – help city girl Sam to appreciate the simple pleasures the Greek life has to offer?
Just as Sam is considering ditching her designer gear for good though, she runs in to an old flame from home, and suddenly her London life comes hurtling back. Can her smooth-talking ex convince Sam to return to the concrete jungle, or will the lessons she’s learned from her Greek escape persuade her to stay?
A fun, fabulous and completely laugh-out-loud summer read perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.
Samantha’s life has taken a rather drastic turn for the worse. After sleeping with a married man and being named as a homewrecker, she soon finds herself without a job. As a former well known tv personality, she is struggling to escape the never ending tirade of paparazzi, she decides it is about time to take up her sister Fiona’s offer to visit her in her summer house in Greece.
Life on the island is beautiful, and for a while Sam is able to forget all of the drama she has left behind. Making the most of spending time with her nieces and her sister, along with enjoying the beautiful scenery of the beautiful Greek Island.
And then she meets Spyro’s, a handsome local who offers to give her a tour of the island, and there is certainly a spark between them, so when an old flame of hers Aaron appears, she finds herself for the first time in quite some time feeling that she has options in the romantic department.
Now Samantha finds herself facing an even bigger dilemma. Will she return to London and get back in front of the camera? or will she decide that a quieter life is for her after all?.
I really enjoyed being able to escape to the beautiful Greek Island in this book! It is the exact form of escapism I so desperately needed, as I am sure many others will. The storyline flowed wonderfully from beginning to end. The characters in this book are all well developed and have their own quirks and personalities that make the interactions they have with one another throughout the book more enjoyable. I loved the authenticity of the setting, and the way in which the author brought the Island to life. A delightful story that I will happily recommend to others.
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About the Author
Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.
She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.
The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!
*Thank you to Sarah Hardy, Bookouture and Sue Roberts for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*