Title:- What Happens in Greece
Author:- Sue Roberts
No. of pages:- 291 pages
Date published:- will be published on May 13th 2022
Rating:- 4/5 stars
Buying a rundown cottage in Greece. A crazy, wine-fuelled idea, or the best decision she’s ever made?
Charlotte takes in the scene. To the left, her (ex?) fiancé’s retreating back as he runs back to civilisation; in front, the crumbling Greek island farmhouse she thought was their shared dream; and just below, a goat munching merrily on her sunhat…
At first, Jamie had leapt at Charlotte’s idea to permanently swap drizzly Chester for sun-drenched Crete. Now it looks like she’ll be living this dream alone. Devastated but determined, she rolls up her sleeves and gets to work turning the ramshackle house into her forever home. At least the local community welcomes her with open arms, including sexy restaurant-owner-slash-handyman, Darius.
Taking a sledgehammer to her old life, and snacking on homemade honey cake on her breaks, Charlotte begins to see the promise of a future without Jamie. But on a trip back home, he suddenly appears, wanting her back. Faced with a choice between the first love who broke her heart and the gorgeous Greek man who has been putting it back together, how will Charlotte choose where she truly belongs?
I think this is the fourth or fifth book I have read of Sue Roberts, which nearly all her books are based in Greece. And this was such a heartwarming tale.
Charlie always dreamed of moving to the sunny place of Crete leaving behind Chester, with her fiance, Jamie. Jamie seemed to be following Charlie’s dreaming but when they finally came to Crete, Jamie had second thoughts, broke up with Charlie and moved back to England. Now Charlie, although heartbroken decides not to give up her dream by opening a bakery shop with another Greek person and then develops a close bond with a handsome man named Darius.
Everytime I read Sue Robert’s books, I feel like I am immersed into the Greek islands and feel like I am in Greece living with the Greek community and enjoying the sunny life, even though I have never been to Greece. The story is mainly told from Charlie’s perspective and I actually enjoyed reading the story–I admired her courage and determination, not to let her heartbreak ruin her dream. I do like Charlie’s relationship with her friends and Milly her sister. Overall, I actually enjoyed reading this book, and the author has done a good job of drawing the reader into the story, making the reader feel like they are a part of the story.
If you like a good romance book with Greece as the setting, this book is one for you–worth four stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.