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Title: The Great Greek Escape
Author: Sue Roberts
Publication Day – 28 May 2021
This is a lovely book to escape into, with great characters, a beautiful setting and plenty of sunshine and laughter, too!
Samantha is a popular, hard working presenter on morning television and is really looking forward to her summer break. However a one-night stand has her being vilified in the press and social media as the other participant is, unknown to her, a married man. Bad publicity results in cancelled contracts and a need to escape so she flies off to stay with her big sister and her family who live and farm on the Greek island of Rhodes. That’s when the fun really starts. Her twin six year old nieces, the Greek neighbours, an unexpected encounter with an ex-boyfriend all add together to create an engaging, fun read that really did have me laughing out loud.
Told from Sam’s perspective, it is easy to relate to all the dramas affecting Sam, her family and friends. However, it isn’t just about how Sam relates with them, there are several other relationships which develop through the story. It is a story about family, re-thinking priorities, love, life choices and learning to work to live instead of living to work. It also highlights the negative impact of social media when judgements are made without any actual evidence – and just how fickle those judgements can be! If you’re looking for a fun read to help you escape to the sun and put a smile on your face, grab yourself a copy of this delightful book!
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Sun, sea and a sizzling romance… the perfect holiday, right? Wrong.
Samantha thought she was living the dream, but after a work party gone disastrously wrong, she suddenly finds herself jobless and loveless. So when her sister calls out of the blue, inviting Sam to stay at her little whitewashed farmhouse on a Greek island for the summer, Sam leaps at the chance to escape. Before long, she’s trundling up the cobbled driveway, the sun beating down on her twenty suitcases.
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 twin six-year-old nieces. When Sam meets her new neighbour Spyros, there’s an immediate spark… but with his carefree attitude, he couldn’t be more different to Sam. Slowly, 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 ready to ditch 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.