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Book Thoughts: Truly, Madly, Greekly (Mandy Baggot)


Title: Truly, Madly, Greekly
Author: Mandy Baggot
Genre: Fiction / Women’s Fiction / Romance
First published: 2014
Edition: Kindle e-book

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.

I felt like reading a random romance novel and I picked this one. I had read one of the author’s Christmas romances before and enjoyed it, so thought I would give one of her summer romance novels a try. After all, it is autumn, there are serious things going on in the world and we all need a bit of sunshine in our lives right now. Why not go on holiday to Greece in your mind?

I liked both characters in general. The romance between Ella and Yan was fine. I liked that this book did not involve some high and mighty male lead. In fact, Yan was probably my favourite character. I liked how the author wrote his way of speaking in. It was consistent throughout. I liked that he was Bulgarian and just doing a job in a foreign country to get by.

Ella…. What to say about Ella. I liked her well enough, but I found her story line a bit iffy to be honest. However you dress it up, she committed a serious crime and I feel to use it in a plot in this way… Yeah, not sure about that one.

I felt the romantic tension enough to enjoy it. It was not overdone. The ending was cute. There is not much more to say.

I still like Mandy Baggot’s writing, but the story left a little bit of a weird taste in my mouth so to speak. It was just fine.

4 out of 7 stars

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