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- ASIN : B08XMX7WT8
- Publisher : Bookouture (May 28, 2021)
- Publication date : May 28, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1283 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 210 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,852 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Review for 'Going Greek' by Sue Roberts.
Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Sue Roberts, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous
Publication date 28th May 2021.
This is the first book I have read by this author.
I was originally drawn to this book by its eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated this book is 'A fun, fabulous and completely laugh-out-loud summer read perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella'. I am a huge fan of Jenny and Sophie so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture that I haven't enjoyed. Hopefully this won't be the first... Watch this space! (Written before I started reading the book).
This novel consists of a prologue, 24 chapters and an epilogue. The chapters are short to medium in length so possible to read 'just one more chapter' before bed...OK, I know yeah right, but still just in case!
This book is based in London, UK 🇬🇧 and Greece 🇬🇷 . The bonus for me of books that are partly or fully based in the UK is that I live in the UK and have sometimes visited places mentioned in the book which makes it easier to picture. I have actually visited London on several occasions so am looking forward to see if I recognise anywhere.
This book is written in first person perspective and the main protagonist is Sam. The benefits of books written in first person perspective are as long as they are well written it makes you feel that you are being spoken to by the protagonist and it can create more of a bond between yourselves and them.
This book is beautifully written and completely absorbs you in the stunning atmosphere of Greece and really sucks you in with the vivid descriptions leaving you feel the warmth of the the sun and smell of the sea. The synopsis and cover suits the storyline perfectly.
The storyline is authentic and realistic as well as easy to read and heartwarming. I loved reading all the developments at the farm, the ups and the downs. There were plenty of events going on throughout and it kept me hooked from start to end, I read it in one sitting. The storyline was filled with a range of emotions and was heartwarming, devastating and had lies, lost and new love, relationships, family, friendship and history all going on in this beautiful atmosphere. It felt like a lovely break away from a rainy Wales!! I loved how the story ended and I would love to read more about the life in this gorgeous Greek village. This would make a lovely series. An absolutely gorgeous book!!
The characters were all unique with their own realistic traits, strengths and weaknesses. It was intriguing to watch Sam, Aaron and Spyro's relationship grow, develop and change throughout the the storyline. I genuinely felt sorry for Sam throughout and felt that certain characters seemed to be very manipulative. It was also intriguing to see how not only Sam, Aaron and Spyro's relationship change throughout the book but also Sam's relationship with Fi, Nick and the girls and Sofia's relationship with Vasillis, I enjoyed how all the community helped each other out and were so friendly with Sam. I found Spyro's character to be very sweet and gentleman. All characters worked perfectly with the storyline and I would love to meet them again and hope to see this made into a series or even a movie!!!
Well done Sue, I will definitely be looking for your books any time I need to be swept off to another country!!!
Overall a perfect light hearted romance that will sweep you off your feet and land you in Greece.
Genres covered in this book include Romance Novel , Humorous Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humour and Holiday Fiction amongst others.
I would recommend this book to the fans of the above as well as fans of Jenny Colgan, Sophie Kinsella and anyone who needs a holiday!!
This book is just £1.99 to purchase on kindle via Amazon which I think is an absolute bargain for this book!!!
Rated 5 /5 (I LOVED it ) on Goodreads, Instagram, Amazon UK and Amazon US and on over 30 Facebook pages plus my blog on Facebook.
I was looking for a light and easy read when I picked this book and it didn't disappoint. Sam is a television personality in the UK who has a one night stand with a married man - only he didn't mention that bit. Due to her high profile, the backlash from her viewers sends her off to have a break with her sister and her family in Greece.
Sam is a high maintenance kind of girl, so the pace of life in Greece is quite different for her. To her credit, she adapts and adjusts quite well, to the point where she is really enjoying herself spending time with her boisterous nieces and their dog - meeting local fella Spyros certainly helps as well.
I have to admit that I had a hankering to get myself on a plane and go to Greece myself after reading this book! It sounds very nice and relaxing, and warm, which I would appreciate being in the middle of winter (and a storm right now!).
There were parts of the book where I just wanted to throw my Kindle at Sam, for being so weak when it came to Aaron. The phrase "why do I think I am nothing without a man" sprang to mind when it came to her, and the combination of this woman who had forged a career in a cut-throat business and yet who was really indecisive when it came to relationships, kinda didn't make a lot of sense to me. The Spyros situation was nice, but just not enough. I didn't really get all the feels with those two, sorry to say, although Spyros was a nice guy.
All in all, this book was a bit underwhelming. The author gave us a lot of information, without showing us, if that makes sense.
I loved Fi and Nick and their girls, and the locals added a bit of needed colour and extra layers to the story.
3 stars from me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture.
If you are looking for a great summer read, this book is for you! This book is more than a romance, but a journey of life decisions. Sam is a TV presenter that spends the night with a man, who turns out to be married. When reporters capture a picture of Sam kissing the married man in a hotel lobby, the social media labels Sam a homewrecker and causes troubles for her job. Determined to take a break from all the bad comments, she decides to spend the summer with her sister and her family in Rhodes, Greece. While spending time away from all the stresses of London and her career, Sam crosses paths with two amazing men, one is Aaron, her first love and the man who broke her life, and her neighbor Spyros, who is all gentleman and nice guy. Which man is the one Sam is meant to be with?
I really enjoyed reading this book, especially Sam's family and her nieces. I loved the author's writing! She had a wonderful ability to put the reader in the beautiful landscape of Rhodes, Greece. All the side characters were nice and fresh touch to the story. Sam was a well written character! Her conflicts were realistic and allowed her to grow towards to kind of life she wanted as well as getting her HEA. The ending was well satisfying and wrapped up the characters' storylines perfectly!
It's funny and heartwarming story, I recommend it for light reading, it's perfect beach read. I look forward to reading more books by this author!