Desperately Seeking Summer by Mandy Baggott

Synopsis: A Greek getaway you won’t forget…

Escape to Greece with the perfect feel-good book to read on the beach this summer. If you love Kat French and Sarah Morgan, you’ll love Mandy Baggot’s sizzling summer romantic comedies.

Abby Dolan is having a very bad day… In twenty-four hours, she’s lost her job and her boyfriend. Single and with nothing left to lose, she’s headed for a Corfu escape to spend time with her family while she heals her broken heart.

Only her mum and sister’s estate agency ‘Desperately Seeking’ is just that, desperate! Instead of the relaxing, sunshine holiday she’d hoped for, Abby finds herself spending her break helping get the business back on its feet. Determined to attract new clients and give her family a second chance at success, she finds the perfect property to sell in Villa Pappas complete with gorgeous gardener, Theo.

Perhaps working this summer could be a welcome distraction after all. But Theo has his own secrets and Abby isn’t the only thing he wants to take off the market…

Kat’s Rating: 4/5

Kat’s Review: My reading habits have taken a back seat of late, and I find myself reaching more for a lighter read than a heavy crime book. With the sun currently shining every day here in England I figured a summer read was just what I needed and the new Mandy Baggot popped into my mind. We start off by meeting Abby Dolan who is perfectly content. She has a job and a boyfirend she loves and as she walks to work one morning she has no idea that’s all about to change. Abby has THE Worst day ever when she goes into work and not only loses her job, but follows it up with a trip to the bakery and discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her. With her world literally crashing down she mulls it over and decides to take a trip to Corfu to see her mum and sister who live there. A break away seems to be just what she needs to nurse her wounds.

When she arrives in Cornwall she soon realises that her Mum and sister’s business was not quite what he had imagined. Desperately Seeking is the agency that sells property in Corfu but between trying to help them gain more business and also keep her mind off her cheating ex-boyfriend she runs into Theo, a man who is using Corfu as his own escape. The story takes us on a trip which means we see lots of locals, plus Abby’s hilarious family which kept me well and truly engaged from the first to the very last page. I am a huge Baggot fan and this book, although maybe not one of my favourites, was still a brilliant read. This is certainly a book you will want to pack in your suitcase this year!

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