Alice Clark is delighted when her boyfriend Max proposes. From her dead-end job to her straight-up-dead houseplants, her life hasn’t exactly turned out how she imagined, so she can’t wait to start some wedding planning.
But the intimate affair she imagined soon grows wildly out of control, along with Alice’s doubts. Just as things reach breaking point between the couple, Alice’s best friend whisks her away for an escape to a sun-kissed Greek island.
Sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a cocktail – or three – and Alice soon finds herself letting loose and relaxing into the Greek way of life. When she visits a gorgeous village nestled in the hilltops overlooking the sea, and meets a friendly local woman with a very special business – and a very handsome son – Alice is surprised by how drawn she feels to these people and this life.
As the sun sets on her Greek holiday, Alice knows she has some big decisions to make. Will finding herself mean losing the life she had planned? Or could it be the start of something else entirely?
Aaaaahhh, here we are, for our own good locked up in our country, in our village or for some in our house even and it seems like this will continue to be the case for a while longer. But, no panic! When you can loose yourself in a book, it can bring you wherever you want to be. It’s like this author offered me a plane ticket to sunny Greece and I gladly accepted it.
I felt the sand between my toes, heard the lapping of the waves on the beach, smelt the salty sea air and I almost whipped out my sun glasses and lotion. I enjoyed every bit of history and every view. I sat down to taste some Greek dishes and sipped an ice cold cocktail or glass of wine. I did not read the story. I became part of it.
It’s ok to please other people, but don’t forget about what you want too. Loose control a bit, but not completely!
I loved how the relationship between two opposite personalities even grew deeper and stronger when one of them took a bit more control while the other let go a bit more.
Very cute story that I adored. 5 stars
Thank you, Sue Roberts and Bookouture
About the author
I live in Lancashire with my long term partner Derek and have had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.
I always assumed that ‘one day’ I 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 my first novel came to me on a holiday to a Greek village. My daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!
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