Staying Out for the Summer by Mandy Baggot #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #4.5*

After a summer of staying in, it’s time to let your hair down and escape to Greece!

For Lucie Burrows, it’s time to embrace Greek life and put the past behind her! Having spent the summer of 2020 battling a global health crisis, Lucie Burrows is looking forward to a summer out of lockdown.

When best friend, Gavin, finds them the perfect Greek escape Lucie finally starts to think this summer might just go without a hitch. But after a landslide puts the village into a local lockdown, Lucie is thrown together with Michalis Andino, the super sexy village doctor. It’s not quite the holiday she had planned, but things could certainly be worse.

As Lucie relaxes into the Greek way of life, she begins to wonder whether this lockdown might just end in a new life, a new love…

Fabulous Story in a Gorgeous Setting!

Nobody writes about the Greek islands better than Mandy Baggot!

Lucie and her best friend Gavin work together and play together; after the year they’ve endured fighting the global pandemic, they are more in need of a break than most. When Gavin proposes a holiday as lockdown eases, Lucie puts her faith in him and gives him free rein to book it all, and they head for their break on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu. A landslide puts the village into a local lockdown and Lucie is thrown together with Michalis Andino, the local doctor – and none too shabby in the looks and charisma department either! Not quite the dream holiday, but perhaps one which will change her life?

I’ve read a lot of novels by this author and there is no doubt that her love for all things Greek shines through her writing and adds to the magical quality of this story. This is a wonderful tribute to the hardworking nurses who gave so much of themselves to fight Coronavirus. No travel agent could do a better job of convincing me of the delights of Corfu but in addition this is a delightful story with gorgeous, appealing characters. Full of fun and laughter as well as romance, I really enjoyed this one. It has everything going for it and will definitely raise your spirits – something we could all do with right now. 4.5* and my recommendation.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Vicky Joss for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: romantic comedy

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016.

Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian. Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

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