Lydia knows first-hand that ‘having it all’ isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

As far as she’s concerned, when it comes to job versus family, it’s a case of one or the other. And whilst most women her age have spent years climbing the corporate ladder, she’s made a career out of bagging her perfect man. Now, nearly thirty and still single, Lydia wonders if she’d made the right choice.

Realising the time has come to take stock, she goes against her family’s wishes and decides to travel, in the hope of finding a new direction. At least that’s the plan.

So when Sam comes along, she decides to tell a little white lie, re-inventing herself as a professional chef – not exactly the best new identity for a woman who can’t cook. But the truth cant stay hidden for long and when her family show up unexpectedly things go from bad to worse

Can Lydia find love? Will she ever learn to cook?


My reading has been a little on the dark side lately- lots of thrillers, murder, psychopathology personalities that kind of thing and so this book was the ultimate antidote to that.

This story is packed full of the feel good factor, it’s good fun and light hearted and very entertaining.

Our main character Lydia could be anyone’s best friend- by no means perfect but easy to relate to, not always likeable ( but then who is?)she is a tenacious, plucky character that doesn’t always keep her mouth in check- with some hilarious consequences. I loved watching how she dealt with the chain of reactions to the ‘ little white lies’she had told. We’ve all been guilty of that and can probably relate to tying to dig yourself back out of the hole you had dug yourself into!
I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page, the author is obviously an observer of people and of life and this reflects in the well rounded characters she draws and the situations and events she creates in this read. When she meets Sam a laid back guy who takes Lydia in his stride, a really cool dynamic becomes apparent and I couldn’t wait to see how the relationship developed. Despite Lydia’s sky high barriers Sam is determined to break them down much to Lydia’s annoyance and it becomes obvious that he really is the perfect man to soften her and bring out the best in her. At times she isn’t particularly nice I didn’t like her criticisms of people’s appearances and it showed her to be slightly unkind at at times but I felt this helped to show the development of her character and that she was on a journey of self development alongside Sam. It’s a romantic, cosy read which is perfect for a lazy evening as the nights draw in. I loved the breath taking Greek setting it was enough to transport me straight out of a grey autumn day and to sunnier climes! The depiction of the location was gorgeous, beautiful scenery and azure blue skies.
I would recommend this book to anyone who fancies a bit of escapism, it’s fun and very well written and perfect if like me sometimes you’ve had a hard day and feel like jumping ship and loving someone else’s story for just a little while! A great title that I urge you to read- I hope that you enjoy it as much as Indis