Hey all! I am back with more book reviews! Today I will be doing a review, My Greek Island Summer by Mandy Baggot. I actually finished reading it few days ago but my wi-fi wasn’t working and so it got delayed.
Two weeks. One unforgettable trip to Corfu. A chance to change her life.
Becky Rose has just landed her dream job house-sitting at a top-end villa on the island of Corfu. What could be better than two weeks laying by an infinity pool overlooking the gorgeous Ionian waters while mending her broken heart.
Elias Mardas is travelling back to Corfu on business whilst dealing with his own personal demons. Late arriving in Athens, Becky and Elias have to spend a night in the Greek capital. When they have to emergency land in Kefalonia, Becky’s got to decide whether to suck up the adventure and this gorgeous companion she seems to have been thrown together with or panic about when she’s going to arrive at Corfu…
Finally reaching the beautiful island, Becky is happy to put Elias behind her and get on with her adventure. Until he turns up at the villa…
No. of pages :- 381 pages
Date published:- 2nd April 2020
Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer represented by Tanera Simons of The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency.
The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian.
Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.
This is the second book I have read from Mandy Baggot, the firs book being One New York Christmas, which is one of my first blog posts in the blog.
In a nutshell, Becky Rose is running a sandwich company with her sister Megan but all she does is just buttering the slices of bread and her sister actually does not involve her in any business deals. Then one day, she packs her bags and accepts a job as a house sitter for a house in the Greek Island of Corfu. But then as fate has it, she never get to Corfu on time and then gets stranded in Athens and Kefalonia–with Elias who is actually a divorce lawyer struggling with his own demons and Petra, a young and wild traveler. A spark forms between Becky and Elias while in Kefalonia but a misunderstanding occurs between then. Becky finally arrives Corfu and begins her job as a house sitter in the villa. Then one day, Elias turns at the doorstep of the villa…
Just like in One New York Christmas, I really enjoyed reading this book. First of all, I felt like I was in the island of Corfu with Becky and enjoying the summer vacation there with Becky. I also learned a bit about the Greek culture and cuisine as well, through reading the book. The book is also funny, in a comedic sense that in some parts I burst out laughing! Truly enjoyable to read although the book was a bit long but it will not bore you out. The writing was good, the author giving vivid descriptions like sailing in the sea, meeting different types of people and of course the budding romance between Becky and Elias. The characters in here are also favorable–I really like the character Becky.
Overall, this is a fun, enjoyable summer read, good to read during a summer vacation and a very cheesy romantic story set in the Greek island of Corfu. Worth five stars!