Friday, August 12, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Take a Chance on Greece


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 acharming 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 acruise 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.


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Title:   Take a Chance on Greece
Author:  Sue Roberts
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction, Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   268
Date of Publication:   August 10, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars 

In this delightful book by Sue Roberts, Orla needs a change in her life. That is one reason that she takes a trip to the beautiful coast on the Mediterranean Sea and will have the opportunity to enjoy some time on a beautiful island. However, her trip is not just about change. While recovering from a very serious surgery after a scary medical diagnosis, Orla went and stayed with her father. In so doing, she stumbled upon a long held secret and she needs answers.

The first part of her vacation is set in the most beautiful of environments. Her vacation location is at a small B&B, with only a handful of guests. Spending time with the guests allows Orla to find time to regroup after her experience. However, there is one guest who is less than pleasant and his name is Georgios. He is as grumpy as can be, and his only purpose for being at the B&B is to carve out his next novel. While Orla is enjoying her time with the other guests, there’s just something about Georgios that she cannot ignore. Can she traverse the wall around his heart and get him to find some joy in the time that he is spending there?

At some point, Orla knows she must find answers about that secret that she discovered while at her father’s home. Meanwhile, she is plagued by the growing feelings she has for Georgios. Will she be able to balance matters of the heart all while having a missing piece in her life? Obviously, something has to give when it comes to Georgios, because, after all, this is a romance. 

I love the way our author, Sue Roberts, writes these location-based novels. Whether we are visiting France, Italy or in the case of this and her previous three books, we get to enjoy the scenery, and the sights, all while imagining the sounds and the smells of Greece.

This enjoyable story really touched my heart, and it was very easy to connect with all of the characters. It was even able to understand Georgios and how he was able to slowly come around in this book. I also loved it when Orla was able to find the answers that she needed all while having the opportunity to find hope, light, and love. This perfect summer read came easy considering the gorgeous setting, wonderful characters, and a beautiful story. 

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

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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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