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Friday, 15 May 2015

Truly, Madly Greekly - Mandy Baggot

Sun, sea and a sexy stranger - a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated
Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…
Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hoping some time out will help clear her head and heal her heart. But letting go of her past is not going to be easy.
With Lacey in full on Bridezilla mode, Ellen is soon distracted from her own problems. And when the all-inclusive treats on offer at hotel Blue Vue include one gorgeous, brooding Adonis – Yan – Ellen finds him difficult to resist.
But Ellen isn’t looking for love or lust, or anything involving too much ouzo…or is she?

Author: Mandy Baggot
Title: Truly Madly Greekly
Publishers: Bookouture
Publication Date: 22nd May 2015
Link: Amazon

My Review

Having just finished reading this I find I am going around the house with Greek music playing in my head and a feeling of still being on holiday. The characters are believable and likable, each with their own complicated lives and in Ellen and Yan's cases they are both hiding dark secrets which they feel the other wouldn't like if they ever found out about them. The relationship between Ellen and Lacey was so typical of an older and younger sister where they can fall out with each other one minute and then love and protect each other fiercely the next.
Yan is an adonis of a man who Ellen is really wary of as she knows what these holiday reps are like but once they get past the mutual frostiness towards each other he proves to be a sensitive and loving soul as well as a gorgeous, muscly sex God!! Their relationship brings out deep feelings of tenderness as well as lust. Ellen knows she has to go back to England to face the music for her dark secret which is hidden in a locked drawer in her office but all she really wants to do is help Yan to overcome his weaknesses and live his dream. 
This book is perfect for lying on the beach, ordering a cocktail and maybe indulging in a little water exercise as you never know who is watching you in Corfu. 

Thankyou to Mandy and Bookouture for allowing me to review.

Book Angel

About the Author

Mandy Baggot

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads. She is represented by Kate Nash of The Kate Nash Literary Agency.

In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK's Festival of Romance and has since scooped Top Ten Reads/Book of the Year places from a number of UK book bloggers.

Traditionally published by US publisher Sapphire Star, Harper Collins' digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse, and most recently, digital fiction specialists, Bookouture, a great story is never far from her fingertips!

A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, Mandy is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women's networking groups.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World's Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1's Who Dares Sings and auditioned for 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, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen

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