BOOK CLUB: The Greek Escape

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Author: Karen Swan
ISBN: 978-1509840625
RRP: $29.99
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Karen Swan is a Sunday Times Top Five bestselling author who we featured in December when we read The Christmas Secret.

The Greek Escape sees Chloe Marston leave London for a fresh start in New York. She works in a luxury concierge company making sure other people’s lives run smoothly, even though hers is far from perfect. She is required to step up into a new role, one that puts her close to the company’s most powerful clients. Joe Lincoln is one of those clients, he is charismatic and his every wish is her command. One of those wishes is a secluded Greek Islands holiday home.

Chloe’s ex unexpectedly arrives in Manhattan and throws her completely off-kilter again, so she jumps at the chance to help Joe check out the holiday home. Chloe hopes the Greek escape will give her the perspective she needs to discover what she really wants from her future.

She has loved Tom for many years but he hurt her, can she give him another chance? With so much time in close proximity to Joe does she want to try again with Tom?

There’s also a mysterious disappearance and some hefty allegations that are sure to leave everyone reeling; and wondering, who can you trust?

Mystery, romance and the Greek Isles, you have my attention. I can’t wait to hear what our readers thought.

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The Greek Escape is published by Pan Macmillan and is available now from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to Pan Macmillan 6 of our Beauty and Lace Club Members will be reading The Greek Escape so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below.


6 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: The Greek Escape

  1. I was actually pleasantly surprised by this book. I was expecting a corny love story that was going to be quite predictable but I it was the opposite!!! I loved it.
    Chloe was put under pressure when her friend at work had a horrible accident. She had to step into her shoes and be a lifestyle manager to five very wealthy people. An unexpected new client drops in and her life is turned upside down.
    The book has everything, love, romance, deceit, corruption and a fantastic mystery that will have you guessing right up to the end.
    I really enjoyed this book and I will be on the look out for any other books Karen Swan has written.

  2. I love this book Karen Swan !

    The protagonist in this book Chloe is a real go-get-em character. I loved the spark she had, a true fighter.
    This character is torn between two lovers, one she wants to get to know and one she still cant work out after so many years.
    This book looks at relationships, scandals, crime and a little romance thrown in.
    I would have loved to have more scenes on the Greek Island, i thought that was lacking a little.
    A few twists and turns i did not expect.
    Congratulations on a successful novel Karen Swan.
    Pitty i did not put my name down to read The Christmas Secret !

  3. The Greek Escape by Karen Swan was an enjoyable easy read. I love romance novels and the Greek Islands. Two things that drew me to this book. It did not disappoint.
    Chloe Marston, the main character, leaves London and heads to New York for a fresh start after a failed relationship. She begins a new job at a Concierge company. This is where she meets Joe Lincoln who wants her to find him a holiday home on the Greek Islands. She becomes drawn to him and when her ex turns up she takes up Joe’s offer to go with him to Greece and inspect the holiday house. Joe is a mysterious character anddefinitely more to him than meets the eye.
    The story is full of mystery , intrigue and a few twists . I wanted to read on quickly to find out how things would end.
    This is my first Karen Swan novel but definitely not the last.
    Thank you Beauty and Lace and Pan Macmillan for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to read The Greek Escape by Karen Swan. I was initially drawn to the book as I love visiting Greece and its islands. On receiving the book my first impression was not great as it looked like a light, romance novel. Never judge a book by its cover, I was very pleasantly surprised.

    A few chapters in and I was hooked and couldn’t put it down! Chloe is running away from London to New York to get away from an ex partner and colleague. She is working as a lifestyle manager in a high end concierge service. Nothing is out of reach if you have enough money or imagination; whether it is penguins for a dinner party or an iceberg for a function.

    A colleague is involved in an accident and Chloe is required to step in to a new role managing 5 of the company’s most influential clients.

    When her ex shows up in London, Chloe takes the opportunity to escape to assist a client Joe to find a secluded home on a Greek Island.

    Chloe finds herself drawn towards this new client but is torn between professionalism and pursing the relationship.

    When another clients wife mysterious disappears suspicion falls on everyone as they hunt for the mole in the ranks.

    Chloe doesn’t know who to trust or which way to turn.

    A thoroughly enjoyable read. Five stars from me!

  5. Thanks for letting me read the Greek Escape.
    This is the first book of Karen Swans I have read and I enjoyed her easy style of writing and prose..
    It took me a while to actually ‘like’ the main protagonist, Chloe, as there seemed to be quite a lot happening at the start, especially when her work colleague Poppy has a bad accident and the focus is on that for a bit.
    Based in New York but originally from London, Chloe is tasked with being an exclusive concierge while Poppy is out of action, attending to her clients whims, desires and needs.
    Enter handsome and charismatic Joe who is demanding, rich and handsome and after some deliberation, tasks Chloe with finding him the perfect home in the Greek Islands.
    As Tom, Chloe’s ex boyfriend has just turned up in her life again, she jumps at the chance to escape town and help Joe in Greece and maybe get her heart and mind back in order.
    Sounds predicable hey…well, its not all as its seems with mystery and intrigue set against the exotic backdrop of the Greek Islands.

    I enjoyed the story and I also enjoyed the mystery and setting but I didn’t love the characters, especially Joe as he seemed like a twat to me and I felt like shaking Chloe and telling her to wake up to herself but that’s just me.

    Might give another one of Karen’s novel a go and see if it was just a once off.

  6. Books like this make me feel like my life is really rather dull. lol.

    This story is set in New York/Greece and focus’ on Chloe and her desire to start fresh, however life has other plans for her. The reappearance of her ex throws a spanner in the works (dont they always) & her life takes another unexpected turn!

    Based on the cover art I was expecting a light rom-com style read, but this proved to have much more substance (in a really good way).
    Karen’s writing style is really wonderful, absolutely engaging and made me not want to put down this book. I really look forward to reading more of Karen Swans writing.

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