Take one sea-view villa, add two dates with a Greek God, a few glasses of wine, a dash of accidental nudity, and a heavy dose of sunshine. Recipe for a perfect getaway… or an absolute disaster?
Small, shy, safe. That’s how Becky lives ever since her last romantic calamity landed her in hospital. Her comfort zone is as confining as her tiny bank balance, and fiercely guarded by her totally over-the-top mum. But the news that her ex is back sniffing round is the final straw. In a very un-Becky move, she packs her bags for the Greek island of Skiathos. Maybe the setting of her favourite ABBA movie will be just the break from reality Becky needs…
Stepping aboard the Mamma Mia! boat tour, Becky leaves her fear in the port as she sings… out loud… in public, and cries Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! to everything the Greek life has to offer. She befriends locals young, old, and absolutely perfect (hello, sizzling hot restaurant-owner Kyros!), dines on freshly baked bread drizzled in golden olive oil on a starlit date, and walks barefoot along silky sandy beaches.
When Kyros asks her to stay longer, Becky is stunned. Could she really create a new life for herself here, and trust her heart with this smooth-talking charmer? But just as she’s thinking about putting down roots, her troublesome ex makes a dramatic return, begging for her back. Will she go back to playing it safe, or will she take a chance on Greece and embrace her true dancing queen?
Oh my, this is a gorgeous summer read! The author takes us to Greece where we invited to keep Becky and her friends company during their vacation. We are treated to a bit of history, beautiful sceneries, mouth watering local dishes and refreshing drinks. We dive into the warm sea, go on boat trips and tag along wherever they go.
Becky, the main character, has some trust issues which is very understandable after what she went through, but will she be able to open her heart again and fall head over heels? At first she was determined to not let anyone in again, but what can you do when Cupid shoots an arrow?
We meet some lovely and not so lovely characters and we are witnessing strong friendships growing even stronger.
It’s a lovely sunny story with some great banter between the girlfriends but there was also room for an oh-no-this-cannot-be-happening moment.
Longing for a holiday? If you pick up this book you will be on one, without needing to pack, travel or do the washing afterwards! 😉 5 stars
Thank you, Sue Roberts and Bookouture.
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!