Sunday, August 14, 2022



Orla is happy with her life or so she portrays those around her.  She needs a fresh start in life and her new beginning must happen now.  She packs up and heads to Greece for a vacation of a lifetime.  With her dysfunctional family miles away, she is happy with her decision.  The warm sun and the sandy beach is perfect.  After checking into a quaint bed and breakfast, she soon meets her neighbor, Georgios who is a writer.  He spends more time inside with pen to paper writing, than outside living life.  Orla begins to pull him out of his shell, and shows him there is so much more to enjoying life than just working.  But who is this new found adventure really for, Orla or Georgios, and is Orla’s time in Greece just a vacation or has she found her happily ever after?

If you are in need of a beachy vacation, then this is the book for you.  Pack your bags because this story will have you packing your bags and heading to Greece.  I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful descriptions of Greece and the sandy beaches was just what I needed.  I found this story to be inspirational, uplifting and utterly delightful.  The characters were believable and one’s I would have in my circle of friends.  This feel-good and magical story is one that hits all the feels.  I laughed, I cried and I definitely recommend it.

Thank you Sue Roberts for such a heart-warming story.  This was such a wonderful escape.  I loved the storyline and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 4 out of 4.


Author:  Sue Roberts
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: August 10, 2022
Pages: 268 
Buy on Amazon 

Forgetting your troubles surrounded by golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and chiselled abs… what could possibly go wrong?

Orla, moving in with her dad at twenty-nine after a health scare wasn’t exactly her plan. Neither was finding out he’s been keeping a huge family secret…

Ready to put the entire Mediterranean Sea between herself and her dysfunctional family, she packs her bags and checks in to a charming B&B on a sun-drenched Greek island. But the vines climbing the beautiful yellow front and the glittering blue sea aren’t the only gorgeous things in view. Her neighbour, sexy writer 
Georgios, is in search of inspiration, and Orla’s caught his eye… if only he would lighten up!

It’s a big fat Greek clash of wills as Orla encourages Georgios to put down his pen and start having fun. Who wouldn’t love a cruise on a pirate ship, complete with rum and fake swords? Her heart melts as she catches a glimmer of a smile… but over Greek wine and freshly made mezze by candlelight, he gets far too serious, urging Orla to talk about her past. However, as soon as Orla shares her secrets, Georgios abruptly ends the evening…

The next day, confused and angry, Orla heads to the harbour to leave the island. But something makes her hesitate. 
Should she get on the boat and keep running from her problems, or break free from her past and let her glorious Greek summer last forever?


Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.

She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.

The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!

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