Those Summer Nights by Mandy Baggot
Book Blurb: Imogen Charlton is sorted. Dead-beat husband? History. Dream job? Application sent. But then her impulsive brother, Harry, spends every last penny on a Greek restaurant in Corfu, and is determined to run it himself. It’s up to Imogen to bring him to his senses.
When sexy millionaire Panos Dimitriou offers to buy back his family taverna, Imogen wonders if all her prayers have been answered (and all her fantasies about to come true). But Harry won’t budge, and his enthusiasm is infectious.
Bright pink bougainvillea tumbling over whitewashed walls, endless blue skies, the sparkling Mediterranean; it’s hard not to fall for Corfu. And that’s not all Imogen is falling for…
As the sparks of passion fly between Imogen and Panos, is Imogen having second thoughts on selling the restaurant? And will she have to choose between love and a new dream?
Surprisingly this was the first novel I’ve read by Mandy Baggot (I have quite a few novels purchased and waiting on my iPad) and I must say I’m sorry I waited this long! (I recently shared a review of her Christmas novel but I read this one toward the end of last year and forgot to review it!) Her writing is entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable. I enjoyed her story of Imogen and Panos and all of the lovely characters involved in their story. I enjoyed watching Harry follow his new dream to open a restaurant in Greece and all of the fun and chaos that ensued from the moment they get there. From the gorgeous man that wants to tear down the beachfront and redevelop, to the wonderful old woman that sold them the restaurant, to the local animals that appear, this story was entertaining the whole way through.
One of the main themes of the story was that family and loved ones are the most important things in life. Life is not about things, but about family and love. Dreams and people can change, and often times for the better. It is more important to listen to your heart than to work towards a misunderstood goal. It is more important to work hard and live your life than to work to prove yourself worthy.
Reading this novel made my mouth water and put me in the mood for Greek food! It made me want to book a flight and holiday on the shores of Greece.
5/5 for this romantic summer beach read
I received a complimentary review copy via NetGalley. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
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