Monday, August 16, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Greece Actually


Take one sea-view villa, add two dates with a Greek God, a few glasses of wine, a dash of accidental nudity, and a heavy dose of sunshine. Recipe for a perfect getaway… or an absolute disaster?

Small, shy, safe. That’s how Becky lives ever since her last romantic calamity landed her in hospital. Her comfort zone is as confining as her tiny bank balance, and fiercely guarded by her totally over-the-top mum. But the news that her ex is back sniffing round is the final straw. In a very un-Becky move, she packs her bags for the Greek island of Skiathos. Maybe the setting of her favourite ABBA movie will be just the break from reality Becky needs…

Stepping aboard the Mamma Mia! boat tour, Becky leaves her fear in the port as she sings… out loud… in public, and cries Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! to everything the Greek life has to offer. She befriends locals young, old, and absolutely perfect (hello, sizzling hot restaurant-owner Kyros!), dines on freshly baked bread drizzled in golden olive oil on a starlit date, and walks barefoot along silky sandy beaches.

When Kyros asks her to stay longer, Becky is stunned. Could she really create a new life for herself here, and trust her heart with this smooth-talking charmer? But just as she’s thinking about putting down roots, her troublesome ex makes a dramatic return, begging for her back. Will she go back to playing it safe, or will she take a chance on Greece and embrace her true dancing queen?

An absolutely laugh-out-loud summer rom-com guaranteed to give you THAT holiday feeling! Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.


:   Greece Actually
Author:  Sue Roberts
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women's Fiction; Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   278
Date of Publication:   August 13, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

Becky had experienced a horrific experience with her ex and has lived hrr life in a bubble ever since. Her ex is now out of prison and has begun making his presence known. Becky leaves the comfort of her loving parents, her small business and existense to head to the Greek island of Skiathos to look over her uncle's villa while he goes on a much-needed vacation.

Becky takes the chance and takes off with two of her close friends. This proves to be a fabulous experience for Becky and she finds out how wonderful life could be - if only for a brief while. One of the things Becky least expects is being drawn to restaurant owner Kyros. He is flawless, but naturally, Becky has reason for caution. Is there a chance that the time Becky and Kyros spend together could possibly lead to more? Can she trust her heart again after what she had previously suffered?

Greece Actually is a wonderful read, perfect for reading while lounging at the beach or pool. As sweet as the romance is between Becky and Kyros, there are moments of levity where her ex is concerned. The story balances out and proved to be quite enjoyable.

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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