• My Big Greek Summer

  • A Feel-Good Funny Romantic Comedy About Second Chances!
  • By: Sue Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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My Big Greek Summer

By: Sue Roberts
Narrated by: Katie Villa
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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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  • Categories: Romance

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Nice easy listen!

Book was great, loved story line!
Great Audio and narration!
Looking forward to other books by Sue Roberts

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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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Cute easy listening

Lovely easy listening summer story. The narrator has a lovely cheery voice but her Greek accent is bad enough to make you stop listening. Apart from that very nice...

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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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Great little escape book

I like that it’s a love story, but more about a girl finding herself again.

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a light fun read

I enjoyed this book. It was an easy listen and the narrator did an awesome.

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It was nice.

I feel as if the book that was was reviewed, was confused with another book. I was looking for a Rom Com, and I got a book about a serial cheater husband, heart broken wife, and so much hardship, and not one laugh.

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this book was kinda boring, didnt move a long well, needed more action or suspense. narrator was good.

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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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  • Holly
  • 02-09-19

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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  • Bev Meek
  • 10-07-18

Pretty awful!

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

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  • Magenta.
  • 12-05-22

Brilliant. Highly recommended.

Excellent. A feel good read. Very amusing and I never wanted it to end. First class.

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  • Challice_blue
  • 09-16-21

the bumpy road of life and love

an easygoing enjoyable listen, heartwarming and positive, a good pick me up on a grey day

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  • Tag Coaster
  • 08-20-20

Good, entertaining listen!

A lovely, light, romantic summer story. The narrator was great too ... Well worth a punt!

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  • Mim S
  • 02-03-20

I need a summer like this!

Very enjoyable story. Helped me escape my day to day routine and escape for a while.

Would definitely recommend.

Thank you.

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  • Alicat10
  • 08-05-19

Loved It!

Oh how I love this books, and Katie Vella narration, I was loving the descriptions of Greece and loved that the heroine is like us - Ditsy - but Lovable - We've all had the sunburn and the hangovers, It was one of the best books I've listened to

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  • nupey
  • 10-23-18

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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  • Eleni McGinty
  • 11-04-22

Loved it

The story of how unexpected Dreams come true! Delightful story and characters who find true love in Greece.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-19

light and fun!

light and fun, makes me want to book a holiday to Greece... stat!
perfect for a holiday read.