Take A Chance on Greece – ARC Book Review

Title:- Take A Chance On Greece

Author:- Sue Roberts

Date published:- will be published on 10th August 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 268 pages

Genre:- Romance


Plot:- 3/5

Writing:- 3/5

Overall rating:- 3/5

Forgetting your troubles surrounded by golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and chiselled abs… what could possibly go wrong?

For Orla, moving in with her dad at twenty-nine after a health scare wasn’t exactly her plan. Neither was finding out he’s been keeping a huge family secret…

Ready to put the entire Mediterranean Sea between herself and her dysfunctional family, she packs her bags and checks in to a charming B&B on a sun-drenched Greek island. But the vines climbing the beautiful yellow front and the glittering blue sea aren’t the only gorgeous things in view. Her neighbour, sexy writer Georgios, is in search of inspiration, and Orla’s caught his eye… if only he would lighten up!

It’s a big fat Greek clash of wills as Orla encourages Georgios to put down his pen and start having fun. Who wouldn’t love a cruise on a pirate ship, complete with rum and fake swords? Her heart melts as she catches a glimmer of a smile… but over Greek wine and freshly made mezze by candlelight, he gets far too serious, urging Orla to talk about her past. However, as soon as Orla shares her secrets, Georgios abruptly ends the evening…

The next day, confused and angry, Orla heads to the harbour to leave the island. But something makes her hesitate. Should she get on the boat and keep running from her problems, or break free from her past and let her glorious Greek summer last forever?

A completely feel-good read about living life to the full! Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.

This is like the fifth book I have been reading written by Sue Roberts and nearly all of her books are based in Greece. So this book is no exception.

This book is about Orla, after a health scare settles down in a Greek island putting a distance between herself and her own dysfunctional family. She meets handsome Greek man, Georgios, but when her dark secret is revealed, Georgios leaves her..but has Orla found her love?

In the good side, Sue’s books always takes us to the places that we have never been–the vivid descriptions of the Greek islands and the beaches, the weather, the food, all makes the reader feel like they are in Greece with the character. The plot of the story was good and so is the writing and the characters, particularly the main character Orla was a favorable character. But on the bad side, unlike her previous books, this book didn’t really click well with me. I found this book slightly boring but nonetheless, I kept reading this book till the end. I have to say, this wasn’t her best book, compared to the other books that I have read of her. So worth only three stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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.

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