Friday, May 28, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Going Greek


Sun, sea and a sizzling romance… the perfect holiday, right? Wrong.

After a work party gone disastrously wrong, Samantha suddenly finds herself jobless and jilted. So when her sister invites Sam to stay at her little whitewashed farmhouse on a Greek island, Sam leaps at the chance to escape. Before long, she’s trundling up the cobbled driveway, almost colliding with sexy neighbour Spyros.

It isn’t all sunshine and smiles though. For every afternoon spent lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand, there is a morning spent adjusting to life with boisterous six-year-old nieces. When Spyros invites Sam to explore the island with him she’s tempted, but with his carefree, live-for-the-moment attitude, he couldn’t be more different to Sam with her five-year plans and high-maintenance hair. One drink, as friends, couldn’t hurt though? Over glasses of fruity Greek wine and honey-sweet baklava, can he – and the other charming locals – help city girl Sam to appreciate the simple pleasures the Greek life has to offer?

Just as Sam is considering ditching her designer gear for good though, she runs in to an old flame from home, and suddenly her London life comes hurtling back. Can her smooth-talking ex convince Sam to return to the concrete jungle, or will the lessons she’s learned from her Greek escape persuade her to stay?

A fun, fabulous and completely laugh-out-loud summer read perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.


:   Going Greek
Author:  Sue Roberts
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women's Fiction; Romance; Humor
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   257
Date of Publication:   May 28, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

After being called a homewrecker after sleeping with a married man, Samantha finds herself without a job. A well-known television personality, now haunted by the paparazzi, Sam takes her sister Fiona up on her offer to visit her and her family in Greece. Life is beautiful on the tiny island, including spending time with her twin six-year-old nieces. Then she meets Spyros, a handsome man who gives her a tour of the island.

However, Spyros is not the only man Sam meets. She runs into first love Aaron and Sam wonders if she indeed has romantic options. After all, she sees how happy her sister and parents are in their marriages, so is there hope for her after all?

Will Sam return to London and get back in front of the camera? What about the relaxed live in Greece? Is she ready to get back to the grind or is there something there that can change the course of her life?

What a fabulous story by Sue Roberts! A delightful story from beginning to end. I loved Sam, Fiona, the twins and Spyros. I loved how happy and carefree her mother was. I loved the contrast between Sam's life in London and her time in Greece. Lastly, I loved the slow build of the romance, leaving the reader to see whether or not she would end up with Spyros or Aaron or no one at all.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.

She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.

The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!


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