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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  850 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Sun, sea and a sexy stranger - a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated.
Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…

Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hop
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Paperback, 331 pages
Published May 22nd 2015 by Bookouture
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Jo
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the perfect summer read, you can just imagine lying on those sunbeds, basking in the sun, walking down Sidari high street and calling into The Smugglers Inn for some proper English food. Actually, I don't need to imagine it, I've been there, and got the t-shirt! (And they do a lush Sunday dinner!)
I loved this heartwarming and funny tale of self discovery and new beginnings. Ellen and Lacey expected to spend the week planning a wedding but you know what they say, 'the best laid plans of m
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Kim
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2015, net-galley
I absolutely loved this book. I lost myself in the Greek atmosphere and couldn't put the book down.

Ellen and Lacey have gone to a nice resort to research it's suitability for a wedding venue for Lacey. Once there Lacey seems to have forgotten she's supposed to be looking at menus, settings and meeting the wedding planner.She's concentrating instead on the delights of the entertainment team and the all inclusive drinks.

One of the team has noticed Ellen and wonders what is behind her reserved outl
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Paris Baker
Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook.

Huge hugs and kisses to Mandy and Bookouture for providing me with a review copy. I had been looking forward to this one for a very long time, and could not wait to get my hands on it. If anything, my only concern was that I would have built it up too much in my head, but that was certainly not an issue.

Ellen and Lacey are about as different as sisters can get. Ellen is reserved, stressed and generally pretty uptight as she heads out to Corfu to arran
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Amanda
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-keeper
Truly Madly Greekly is the ideal read. Especially during that time just after lunch and before picking the kids up from school, the mouth-watering descriptions freed my imagination, transporting me to Corfu.
This romance is fabulous. The twists and turns that are wound seamlessly through the storyline kept me turning page after page. The hero Yan is such a nice guy, with morals and dignity, despite the secret he is hiding. I didn’t even guess what it was. As for Ellen, her maturity and spunkiness
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Adele
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
What a fabulous summer read. Mandy Baggott has created a book that is fun, fabulous, full of sizzling moments to get you in the mood for some summer lovin!

I would recommend you grab hold of this novel whether you are traveling overseas or enjoying timeout at home, make yourself a fruity drink and stick an umbrella in for authenticity. Sit back and relax and enjoy the fun, frolics and drama from sisters Ellen and Lacey in Greece.

P.S. I'm Team Yan :)
Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
For someone who loved this book I'm having a hard time putting down in words what I want to say. This book pulled me in from the very beginning, and I got annoyed with everyone and everything around me that tried to distract me from reading.... I sat up until after 3am reading because I couldn't put the book down and the only reason I stopped reading was because the book ran out of words for me to read. Look up the definition of page turner in the dictionary and you will find it next to a pictur ...more
Mandy Baggot
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm the author - here is the blurb for some sizzling summer reading!

Sun, sea and a sexy stranger - a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated.

Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…

Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hoping some time out will help clear her head and heal her hear
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Bethany Clark
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to begin by thanking Net Galley and Bookouture for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
What an amazing summer read! It's hot and sexy and fun!

Ellen has decided that getting away for a few days is not a bad idea after she told her boyfriend that she didn't want to marry him...oh and he took all her money to get back at her!

Corfu was not looking too bad! A little wedding planning with her sister Lacey and a little relaxation by the pool! Her plan is to let go and try to rel
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Tasha
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fantastic summer read!!

I lost myself completely in the characters and the setting! (Now I want a holiday!!) it really is a book you can not put down until the end!


Samantha Lyon
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Certain genres seem perfectly suited to specific seasons of the year. During bleak, rainy winters, there is nothing better than a murder mystery or a paranormal young adult novel. A young, coming of age story is well-suited to the spring, which is synonymous with change and new beginnings. Of course, as the days get longer and we get closer and closer to the much-loved summer season, light-hearted comedies and sweet, addictive romances begin to demand our attention.

If you are looking for a roman
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Holly
Apr 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015, netgalley
I really enjoyed the setting for this book. Corfu, Greece....could not imagine a better place to be during these cold Indiana days....even if it is only in my head. I could see the olive groves, feel the sand between my toes while I'm looking out into the blue sea, feeling the sea salt on my body....bliss. Very good detailing on the area. The story started off ok. Two sisters going on vacation to scout out a wedding location. Ellen, the older sister, was ok as a character. A little uptight, cons ...more
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Sun, sea and a sexy stranger - a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated...

Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hoping some time out will help clear her head and heal her heart.

But letting go of her past is not going to be easy. With Lacey in
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Rachel Lyndhurst
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have GOT to go to Corfu after reading this sizzling, sexy, page-turner of a summer read. Evocative, sparkly and cliché free Truly, Madly, Greekly is a breath of fresh Hellenic sea air. Cheese pies instead of cupcakes, Apricot coolers instead of Prosecco and a sexy Bulgarian hero to die for. And I know it’s naughty but I do love a book that has scream-worthy but hilarious secondary characters, an excess of all-inclusive alcohol and a decent smattering of British expletives. Honestly, this book ...more
Rebecca
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on http://beccasbooooks.blogspot.co.uk/

I'M BACK!*
*and what I mean by this is that I'm back from a gorgeous week-long stay in Corfu, at hotel Blue Vue, courtesy of Mandy Baggot!

I've limboed, I've drank apricot coolers, I've bathed beside the pool beneath a blazing sun, I've looked out across azure blue seas to see the twinkling lights of Albania, I've jumped off rocks, I've lay on the sandy shores, and last but by no means least, I've fallen in love. Quite frankly, I'm exhausted
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Claire Thake
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
What is there not to like about this book! A fab summer read, that sucks you in from start to end, with fantastic details that set the scene perfectly! Be warned though, you may be tempted to book a Corfu holiday after reading!

Fantastic, well written characters, you cannot help yourself being sucked into the world of Ellen and Lacey, on a holiday to plan Lacey's wedding. Although things are not as happy as they seem in everyone's life's and in the web of secrets is where you will find yourself
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Lady Heather
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this slow building romance. The characters were great and the writing wonderful.
It was fun to get lost in this story and characters.
A great book to read while at the beach or beside a pool.
Jayne Burnett
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good read - ideal for the beach. I enjoyed both sisters - Lacey & Ellen. Thank you to Net Galley and Bookoutire for the ARC in exchange for a review. Thorough enjoyed this book about two sisters, bothvery different - Lacey being bubbly & enjoying fun , wanting the excitement of a glamorous wedding , but not in love with her fiancé & sending a text to break off the engagement
Ellen - hard working - plans for her own business & taking life more seriously. Had Ellen some secrets s
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Rachel Gilbey
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am puzzled as to how I had never read a book by Mandy Baggot before this one. I have five others by her, sitting on my kindle that I have either bought or picked up as Kindle freebies, over the past four years, but yet I haven't read them. I suspect that will be changing in the coming months, as having read Truly, Madly, Greekly, I now know I have been missing out.

I think I knew I was going to enjoy this book when in the first chapter there is the first encounter with Yan, who mentions he is
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Donna
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story follows Ellen and her sister Lacey to Corfu on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue for Laceys wedding. Lacey believes Ellen is there to help her but Ellen is running away from life at home. While spending days behind the pool not daring to check her phone knowing her employers will be trying to contact her, Yan has been watching her. Yan sees she is troubled but he tries to keep his distance as he needs his job and doesn't want anything to jeopardise it. He wants to find out what is ...more
Emma
Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
To begin with the book was a little slow and I began to get annoyed with Ellen. As the story progressed and Ellen started to relax the book became more enjoyable although parts were predictable. The setting of the story is beautiful and I wished I was sitting by the pool whilst reading this. Overall I did enjoy this story and was glad after everything Ellen and Yan had been through they got a happy ending

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Vanessa
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA
This was a very sweet read. I love everything about weddings, plannings, trips and romance. The beginning was a little slow, but it got a lot better later. I completely fell in love with Yan. I would have never guessed his secret, not in a million years.

*Many thanks to Bookouture for providing and ARC!*
Lisa
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This book was a cute summer read. It was engaging with adorable characters. The description of Greece made me want to go and visit.
Nicole
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to follow closer to publication date.
Simona
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Yay, I'm finally reading a Mandy Baggot book again, I have so many of her books on my TBR,nso I'm really excited!

The title is fab and the cover is gorgeous and after reading this story I have to say that they bith fit perfectly.

Ellen is going on holiday to Greece with her sister Lacey. It's actually to check out Lacey's wedding location. From the beginning it's clear that Ellen cannot really relax and is in edge. She is in her phin
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Thebooktrail
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
2000s: A fun title for a fun holiday in Greece – grab an Apricot cooler and turn the page…

Welcome to Corfu! Grab your cocktail, towel and copy of the novel and head down to the beach. You can imagine holidaying and indeed getting married on this wonderful island – sun, sea and sand as far as the eye can see. That’s if you’re not Ellen an manage to see past the tanned men who saunter past.

The setting of Corfu is as just as much a character as the sisters themselves. The hotel where the sisters st
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Vicki - I Love Reading
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015

I started this book, well because the sunshine had finally shown it's face. And if you are not going away, it doesn't mean you have to be sad. No it means you pick up a fab summer time read, and read all about others being on holiday. the sunshine along with the brilliant way this book is written, helping you even more imagine that you are actually there.

And that is exactly how I felt, Like I was on Greek Island. I visited Corfu a few years back, and starting this book really took me back there.
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Liina
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellen went to Corfu with her sister to arrange her sister Lacey's wedding's details and venue. It should have been a relaxing and fun little vacation, but things didn't go as planned. Lacey started to doubt if she should marry at all and Ellen had to get over her past and trust her feelings for Yan. Ellen and Lacey both have time to think things through and decide what they want in life. When Lacey's fiancee, Ellen's ex boyfriend and the girl's father all came to Corfu as well, things started to ...more
Julie
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you’re looking for a perfect beach read and fancy being whisked off to Greece, then this is the book for you. Add two sisters planning a wedding, a couple of dishy men and a secret one of them is trying to keep and you have a heady summer mix. This book just hurtles along as you turn the pages to find out if it will be happy ever after for one or both sisters. Mandy’s love of Greece shows through and although this book is a lighthearted beach read, it does touch on the problems faced by migra ...more
Zara Stoneley
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Perfect summer reading. A wonderful story that made me want to rush back to lovely Greece. Beautiful setting, great characters - the perfect holiday companion! Another great story from Mandy Baggot.
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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 loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handba
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