Title: As Greek as It Gets
Author: Sue Roberts
Publication Date: May 18, 2020
Page Count: 240
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Let the hot Greek sun melt all your troubles away… A laugh-out-loud read full of warmth, joy and summer feeling!
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?
A feel-good read perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.
As Greek as It Gets by Sue Roberts is mainly a contemporary or chick lit read with a bit of romance on the side. This one would be especially for those that love a little virtual travel as they read as the setting is a beautiful virtual vacation and what better time for one in the midst of a pandemic.
Alice Clark was overjoyed when her boyfriend Max proposed but she still thinks it all must be too good to be true. Alice is not used to having money but Max certainly is so when Max begins to go overboard with the wedding planning Alice simply agrees to whatever the latest plan of his is. However, when Alice’s friends whisk her away on a girl’s trip Alice begins to realize what it is she really wants for her wedding.
As if it weren’t already obvious I absolutely loved the setting in this story as the girls headed off to Greece, such a wonderful job done by the author bringing it all to life. I also loved the growth we see in Alice as she discovers herself over the course of the book and finally finds her voice. The secondary characters were also wonderful as it felt just like traveling along with these ladies as they got up to their crazy adventures making for a fun read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Sue was born in Liverpool and moved to Lancashire as a teenager where she has lived ever since. She has written three books, the third ‘My Summer of love and limoncello.’ will be published on March 6th and she is busy working on a fourth book. When not busy writing, Sue spends her time with her ever growing family. She enjoys walking, cinema and travelling. Her first book ‘My Big Greek Summer.’ was inspired by frequent visits to the Island of Rhodes in Greece. All Sue’s books are available from Amazon in kindle and paperback format.