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22 June 2015

Blog Tour: 'Truly, Madly, Greekly' by Mandy Baggot (includes give-away)!


Get your summer off to a steamy start with Mandy Baggot and her sizzling new read, Truly Madly Greekly.

We've got an all inclusive tour chock-a-block with reviews, guest posts and a giveaway, as the book scorches a trail across a variety of blogs!


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 full on Bridezilla mode, Ellen is soon distracted from her own problems. And when the all-inclusive treats on offer at hotel Blue Vue include one gorgeous, brooding Adonis – Yan – Ellen finds him difficult to resist. But Ellen isn’t looking for love or lust, or anything involving too much ouzo…or is she? 

Fans of Lucy Diamond, Miranda Dickinson and Lindsey Kelk will want to escape to Corfu with Mandy Baggot this summer.   

 I'm really excited to be part of the Candle Lit Author Services blog tour today for Mandy Baggot's latest Bookouture release 'Truly, Madly, Greekly'! The book focuses on main character Ellen, who is a confident and independent thirty-year-old who seemed to have things going for her. She had a great job as an accountant, a handsome boyfriend Ross who proposed to her, her own apartment... But then everything suddenly fell apart, and now Ellen finds herself on her way to the Blue Vue Hotel on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu to help her younger sister Lacey plan her wedding. Ellen hopes some time away from it all will help her leave behind the stress and other issues in her life, but this turns out to be a bit trickier than she initially expected...

Mandy Baggot's novel 'Made in Nashville' was released by Harper Impulse last year, but unfortunately I never got the chance to read it. So when I was offered the chance to read and review 'Truly, Madly, Greekly' I straight said yes, because I had only heard positive things about her writing from others. Besides, the cover and the blurb promise a great summer read and that's exactly what this book is! I really liked sisters Ellen and Lacey; they are spending a holiday in Greece together and are each other's opposites. While Ellen is quite uptight and worries a lot, Lacey is more carefree and wild. Yet, both girls have their strengths and flaws, and help each other out when the going gets tough.

I really liked the cast of characters, but the storyline was also entertaining and the setting is ideal for a summer read like this one with the Blue Vue hotel on Corfu, with its beautiful beaches and tons of sunshine. The story is told from two perspectives: Ellen's and Yan's (the handsome Bulgarian who works in the hotel). I really like it when a book includes both a male and female perspective and Mandy Baggot did a great job. I really enjoyed her writing style, which flowed well and showed the obvious chemistry between Ellen and Yan. Overall, 'Truly, Madly, Greekly' is a great beach read filled with handsome men, sunshine, laughter and a dose of romance. An entertaining and fun story, perfect to pick up and start your summer holiday with!


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Author Bio: 
 Mandy Baggot is a romantic fiction author. In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance. Her self-published title, Strings Attached was also short-listed for the Best Author Published Read award. Also in 2012 she signed with American publishing house, Sapphire Star Publishing, who produced her novels, Taking Charge and romantic suspense, Security. In June 2013 she signed a two book deal with Harper Collins' digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse. She is a regular contributor to writing blogs and on-line magazine, Loveahappyending Lifestyle In May 2014 Mandy signed with Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency. Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen. She is an advocate for women in business and belongs to the networking group Women on Wednesdays.  

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WIN a £50 Amazon voucher with Truly Madly Greekly and let Mandy Baggot see where you've escaped to this summer.

To take part just upload your photo of the cover of Truly Madly Greekly (paperback or e-reader) on Twitter or Facebook adding #TrulyMadlyGreekly. Whether you've escaped to a tropical haven with the kids or even your own backyard, Mandy would love to see where you're reading about Ellen and Yan this summer!

PLUS leave a comment on this post and you could be in with a chance of winning a Kindle copy of Excess All Areas!

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Giveaway terms and conditions:
Competition runs from 22 May 2015 until 31 August 2015, UK based entries only. One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries. Mandy Baggot and CandleLit Author Services reserve the right to amend and/or cancel the giveaway at any time, without prior notification.


  1. Thank you so much for this lovely review, Jody! I'm thrilled you loved Truly Madly Greekly!

    Mandy xx

    1. You're very welcome, Mandy! I really enjoyed the novel! :)