Truly Madly Greekly by Mandy Baggot is available to download in ebook format and paperback tomorrow, 22nd May 2015.
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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?
I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an arc of this novel in return for an honest review.
What a fabulous summer read! Mandy Baggot has created a book that is fun, fabulous, full of sizzling moments to get you in the mood for some summer lovin’!
Ellen and her sister Lacey are visiting Corfu, in the name of research, to plan Lacey’s ‘Big Fat Greek wedding’. Lacey is set on this big volumptious OTT wedding and soon goes into manic Bridezilla mode. Ellen soon becomes distracted and the gorgeous Yan from the hotel complex animation team takes notice of her and wonders why she is not enjoying herself like her sister.
One of my favourite characters was Yan, I loved his courageness, his vulnerability, his compassion, his hope, his dream and his gorgeousness! I’m definitely Team Yan 🙂
We get to know more about the lives of Ellen and Yan and they both discover they have unfulfilled dreams waiting to be given the go ahead.
Mandy has also created some wonderful subsidiary characters, I particularly liked a duo act in the animation team in the name of Dasha and Sergei. They sounded like a fun team and would definitely make your holiday memorable. The antics this pair got up to were hilarious.
I’d like to share one of my favourite quotes from the novel:
“When you bared yourself to someone,
showed the pieces of yourself you were less proud of,
scared of, ashamed of, you were truly free.
And if that person accepted all those bits of you,
loved you just as you are, it was golden”
I would recommend you grab hold of this novel whether you are travelling overseas of enjoying timeout at home. Make yourself a fruity drink and stick an umbrella in for authenticity. Sit back and relax and enjoy the fun, frolics and drama that Ellen and Lacey have in Greece. 5/5* read.
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