Tuesday 26 May 2015

Review of Truly, Madly, Greekly by Mandy Baggot - Five **

Review of Truly, Madly, Greekly by Mandy Baggot - Five **


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? 


Mandy - you rock!! This was an amazing read - finished in two sittings and was hooked from the first page.

Set in the idyllic island of Corfu in the sun, this is the perfect summer read. I could smell the Ouzo and sunscreen and wanted to hop on a plane!

Ellen and Yan were marvellous characters and their tentative friendship was brilliantly written. I loved how Ellen relaxed ad became more trusting as the book moved along. Her sister Lacey was great fun! She made me laugh out loud at some of her antics - but she was also changed by her week in the sun.

Many, many years ago, in my misspent youth, I too went off to a bar with the animation team in Ibiza. I had such a laugh with them and Mandy's descriptions of the team in Corfu was spot on!

I also enjoyed the children's contributions both in Bulgaria and Corfu. Having spent many summer holidays watching my son in the Kids' Clubs, it made me feel very nostalgic (he's 24 now)!

Three-quarters of the way through the book I just couldn't see how Ellen's problems would resolve themselves and found myself becoming quite agitated on her behalf! And very defensive too - especially when her father blames her for everything! But, needless to say, it does all come good in the end for Ellen and Lacey, although not necessarily in the way you expect for either of them.

I had a big smile and slightly teary eyes at the end. Any book which involves a reader's emotions like that can only be a good thing....and this was one of the best!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this lovely review, Ann! I'm glad it brought back the holiday vibe for you and you fell in love with Ellen and Yan's story!

    Mandy x