Friday 27 May 2016

Review of Those Summer Nights by Mandy Baggot - Five **


Sunshine, soft white sand and a sizzling hot millionaire – you don’t get trouble in paradise, right?

Imogen Charlton is sorted. Dead-beat husband? History. Dream job? Application sent. But then her impulsive brother, Harry, spends every last penny on a Greek restaurant in Corfu, and is determined to run it himself. It’s up to Imogen to bring him to his senses.

When sexy millionaire Panos Dimitriou offers to buy back his family taverna, Imogen wonders if all her prayers have been answered (and all her fantasies about to come true). But Harry won’t budge, and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Bright pink bougainvillea tumbling over whitewashed walls, endless blue skies, the sparkling Mediterranean; it’s hard not to fall for Corfu. And that’s not all Imogen is falling for…

As the sparks of passion fly between Imogen and Panos, is Imogen having second thoughts on selling the restaurant? And will she have to choose between love and a new dream?

This summer, spend long sunny days on the beach, and balmy nights in Greek tavernas on the gorgeous island of Corfu. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Miranda Dickinson and Lindsey Kelk.


Wow! Where do I start? This book is a fabulous summer read! Mandy always captures Corfu so brilliantly and this is probably the best so far. 

Set away from the main tourist areas, the book follows brother and sister Harry & Imogen as Harry sets about opening a restaurant in Corfu. We meet their families and learn about Harry's struggle with Bipolar disease, following an accident at work. 

Once in Corfu, we quickly meet Panos, who has other ideas for the beachfront where the restaurant is situated. We also meet Elpida, Panos' grandmother, who is the most marvellous character. Her sense of humour and kindness shine out of the pages.

Panos and Imogen sizzle when they meet - despite the fact that they are very much on opposite sides on the development of the beachfront. Their story is lovely - and unusual in the fact that they can't understand why the other opposes their wishes for the village, but have to acknowledge their mutual attraction at the same time.

There are so many special moments in the book - the market, the festival, the dance, the after-dance (no more details!), Panos' story of his father - I could go on forever.

I spent the last 3 chapters saying No! No! to myself - I was very worried!

When I finished, I felt bereft and promptly went online to view holidays to Corfu ;) Well done Mandy - a warm, funny, summery read - perfect for the pool, especially if it's in Corfu!

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This is such a WONDERFUL review! Thank you Ann! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book so much!

    Mandy xx

  2. This is such a WONDERFUL review! Thank you Ann! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book so much!

    Mandy xx