I started this on a grey, windy Scottish afternoon hoping to feel a bit summery. This book made me imagine I could be admiring the beautiful Greek scenery and feeling the warmth of the sun. And it was a book with lots of laughs too – within the first few chapters I was giggling, especially when I read about one of the characters wearing a swimsuit described as ‘a barely-there tangerine two piece that made her look like an elongated Wotsit”! The two main characters Ellen and Jan are both very likeable and believable. Ellen is there to help her sister Lacey, research the Blue Vue hotel for her upcoming wedding, but she is very uptight and not able to relax because of big problems in her working life. Jan also has problems in his past and a secret now that he wants to hide. The growing attraction and blossoming romance between them is described very sweetly. A forbidden romance of course, as he works for the hotel and forming attachments with the guests is strictly taboo. Both Ellen and Jan are very principled people and their issues give real substance to the story – it’s not just light chicklit. (Not that there is anything wrong with a bit light chicklit of course!) The other characters were great too, particularly the animation staff Dasha and Sergei – there were some really funny moments involving their antics!
Truly, Madly, Greekly isn’t just another holiday romance story. Right up until the end you don’t really know what will happen. You hope you know, but you are kept guessing! It’s an intelligent. contemporary romance and one I finished reading with a big smile on my face. The cover says it’s the perfect summer read but I would say this is perfect for reading anytime!
You can buy Truly, Madly Greekly from Amazon here and at only 99p for Kindle just now (25/5/2015) I recommend that you do!
My thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the review copy. Published by Bookcouture on 22nd May 2015.
What the book’s about:
Sun, sea and a sexy stranger – a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated!
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?