Truly, Madly, Greekly, Mandy Baggot

Truly, Madly, Greekly, Mandy Baggot
Genre:   Romance, Women’s fiction
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews.
I adore Mandy’s books, and by coincidence have just finished rereading the fabulous Excess All Areas. I was really looking forward to this one, back on the wonderful Greek Islands, sun, sand, sex – all the elements for a great read. Sadly though this one just didn’t work for me, the first of Mandy’s novels that I’ve read that I didn’t fall in love with.
So, what went wrong for me? Well Ellen, for a serious character who runs her life by a Plan she made a stupid mistake, and I didn’t feel that her character would have done that. I liked her as a person, its just the actions didn’t fit the character I saw. Lacey, her sister, was a real irritation, selfish, self absorbed and spoiled – you can tell I didn’t like her can’t you 😉 though right at the very end she did redeem herself. I liked the entertainment gang, especially Dasha, he was a treat! Yan seemed a nice guy, but not the hero type I’ve come to expect, kind of an understated man. He was solid at the end, but I didn’t feel that connection between him and Ellen, that magical sizzle that I need if I’m to believe they’re in love after a week….
The secrets too…just didn’t ring true for me, and I just felt they were a bit OTT. Still, as always that’s just me. This is a good read, a fun, well written romance, but it’s not the five star one I’ve come to expect from Mandy now – she’s set the bar high, and of course not every book will make it for every reader. Though this one doesn’t for me I’m sure it will for many others.
Stars: Three, an OK read only for me.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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