After seven weeks in lockdown it is looking more and more likely that the only Greek sunshine I’m going to get this year is vicariously through the pages of a book. Alice Clark is delighted when boyfriend Max suddenly proposes to her in a little restaurant in Crete. Her life hasn’t exactly gone to plan and her Art Degree has been wasted as she toils away in a little gift shop.
Happy to leave most of the planning of the wedding to Max and his sister it soon feels like an event that she has no say in. The quiet and intimate event has escalated to a country house do with over eighty guests and fireworks and a boat trip. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
As the hen party heads to Crete for a five day break in the sunshine Alice finds herself questioning Max and her future and wondering why it has been so easy to unburden herself to her handsome Greek tour guide. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to the islands and the people.
As Greek as it Gets is a fun beach read. The descriptions of the islands, Santorini in particular, are sumptuous and make you wish you were there but the story itself feels a little lightweight at times. Treat yourself to a lighthearted glimpse of summer holidays as they used to be and make sure you’ve got some hummus and pitta bread to carry on the experience while you’re reading!
Supplied by Net Galley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: May 18 2020. 240 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.