I love discovering new to me authors, especially when the writing can transport me to a new local. This is the first Sue Roberts book for me and I enjoyed watching the main character, Alice grow throughout the story as she went on holiday with her best friends, future sister-in-law, and then faced her true feelings about her life, her goals and the relationships she had with her family and fiancé.
Alice is a very likable character, that is easy going but has a hidden adventurous streak that I could relate to. The supporting cast did a great job of showing all the different sides to her and helping her along on her journey of becoming the person she was meant to be.
The author had a light touch when it came to description, however it was enough to make this reader want to book a trip to Crete and soak up that Grecian sun, while surrounded by pristine white beaches and hot Greek men. As for classifying this as a “fun, feel-good romantic comedy,” that’s a bit of a stretch. It is fun. It is feel-good in the end, but the story isn’t really focused on the romance so much as Alice’s feelings about her out-of-control wedding planning fiancé, her unsupportive mother, and not being happy with her career. I would classify this more as a light women’s fiction with a romantic element. Maybe even a little on the “chick lit” side.
Overall, an enjoyable read especially if you are looking for something that is light, a bit fluffy, and has more of a storyline than just your average romance, and still has a happily ever after.