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My Big Greek Summer

A Feel-Good Funny Romantic Comedy About Second Chances!
Narrated by: Katie Villa
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A holiday can solve everything...can’t it? A hilarious, hot new summer escape about kissing your past good-bye and learning to love again....

Carefree, 30-something Mandy thought she’d be married to first love Danny forever. 

So when she discovers her heartthrob husband has had a fling, she realizes it’s time to make some big changes. But what will Mandy do now she’s single for the first time in her adult life? 

Determined to find her spark again, Mandy hops on a plane, ready for adventure and a second chance at happiness. Escaping to a sun-drenched Greek island, the glittering blue seas, golden beaches, and delicious cocktails are exactly what she needs.

Over one spontaneous summer, Mandy has the time of her life making new friends in a pretty little Mediterranean village by the sea. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for a tall, dark, handsome stranger. But Mandy soon realizes that even paradise has its problems.... 

Can a holiday romance really heal her broken heart? Or will someone in Mandy’s old life call her home again? 

A hilarious feel-good story of laughter, sunshine, and living life to the full, perfect for fans of Kat French, Jenny Oliver, and Carole Matthews.

©2018 Sue Roberts (P)2018 Bookouture

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  • Amber
  • 06-03-2019

very cute book

I really liked this light-hearted story of love after heartbreak. I would recommend this book to anyone

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  • Melissa
  • 25-05-2018

A Decent Beach Read

Attracted to the cover like a moth to a flame, I took on “My Big Greek Summer” in my search for more light-hearted reading for the Summer months.

“My Big Greek Summer” is a second chance novel featuring Mandy, who, after discovering that her husband is having an affair, is looking for an escape; landing her on the Greek village of Thakos. During her time in Greece, Mandy makes friends with all sorts of locals (including the hunky, Costas); even attempting to help restore the village’s economy.

You know, despite a slow start to the novel, I believe that I found myself enjoying my time with the characters in “My Big Greek Summer.”

Of course, the story had a few flaws, for instance, I felt that the author had taken too long to explain Mandy’s background, and introduce the main plot points. I have to admit; I did find myself losing attention a couple of times

Also, I particularly hated Danny's character; it seemed as though he assumed that Mandy owed it to him to forgive his indiscretions, and that rubbed me the wrong way. Similarly, I felt that Mandy's father's visit to encourage Mandy to forgive Danny was a bit ridiculous. It is hard to trust a cheater again.

In terms of the narrator, Katie Villa did a reasonable job; it took me awhile to warm up to her voice, though. To me, it sounded like the sound equipment being used to record wasn’t the best quality.

However, despite these few irks, I’ll be damned if I am not a sucker for a fluffy ending and a pretty cover … and this book delivered in that respect. I loved reading about Mandy’s time in Thakos (and Costas; the descriptions of the tiny village were gorgeous and made me want to pack my bags and head to Greece.

Overall, while “My Big Greek Summer” wasn’t my favourite book, but I definitely didn’t hate it either. I did have a good enough time reading it. I would probably recommend this novel to my fellow chick-lit fans.

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  • Holly C.
  • 09-02-2019

lovely story (writing itself was a bit amateur)

just the way it was phrased sometimes, I thought it could've been written better! but I thought the story was original and I enjoyed it!

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  • nupey
  • 23-10-2018

Pure indulgent joy.

What a wonderful book, I really couldn't stop listening, narrated beautifully, I feel I've made friends and experienced a little piece of Greece.
Close your eyes and you are there meeting the characters living the moment. Absolutely brilliant really really loved every chapter.

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  • Bev Meek
  • 07-10-2018

Pretty awful!

Very disappointing- completely silly and unbelievable even for chick lit. I hung on but was glad when it finished.