The Greek Escape by Karen SwanThe Greek Escape by Karen Swan

The Greek Escape

byKaren Swan

Paperback | May 1, 2018

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A scorching and sensational summer novel from the Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Paris Secret and The Rome Affair.Set between the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, The Greek Escape will leave you breathless as each twist unfolds.Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a fresh start in New York. Working at a luxury concierge company, she makes other people's lives run perfectly, even if her own has ground to a halt. But a terrible accident forces her to step into a new role, up close and personal with the company's most esteemed and powerful clients. Charismatic Joe Lincoln is one of them and his every wish is her command, so when he asks her to find him a secluded holiday home in the Greek Islands, she sets about sourcing the perfect retreat.But when Tom, her ex, unexpectedly shows up in Manhattan and the stability of her new life is thrown off-balance again, Chloe jumps at the chance to help Joe inspect the holiday house. Escaping to Greece will give her the time and space to decide where her future truly lies. Tom is the man she has loved for so long but he has hurt her before - can she give him another chance? And as she draws closer to Joe, does she even want to? As magnetic as he is mysterious, there's an undeniable chemistry between them that she can't resist.But whatever her heart is telling her, she's in over her head - another client's wife has mysteriously disappeared and seriously allegations about Joe threaten more than just her happiness. Who can she trust? And will Chloe uncover the truth in time?
Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and a puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest outside Sussex, England, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. An internationally bestselling author, her numerous books include T...
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Title:The Greek EscapeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.2 × 6.13 × 1.28 inPublished:May 1, 2018Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1509840621

ISBN - 13:9781509840625

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great plot! This is the first book I’ve read by Karen Swan and I loved her writing, the interesting plot and the fact that I wasn’t able to solve the mystery until the very end! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh A scorching and sensational summer novel from the Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Paris Secret and The Rome Affair.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Half-way checkin I'm really hoping that the rest of this book is much better. I love the Paris Secret, Rome Affair was good, so far this is not captivating my interest. The first 100 pages develop the characters lifestyle in NYC, there a lot of brand name dropping and it reads very stress-full. I understand the necessity of establishing this to contrast with her "escape to greece" but it's not fun to read...see hoe the rest goes tonight...so far 2.5/3 stars
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I've had a couple of issues with this author's work regarding 'lengthy' stories which could have been told in fewer pages and made the overall story much more cleaner and sharper. It wasn't so much repetition as it was filler - neither of which is ever desired by the reader.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not her best work This is my fourth Karen Swan novel and they were all 5 star reads. This is the first one I did not enjoy. It pains me to give it such a low rating. This is the first Karen Swan novel that I haven’t loved right from the start. I didn’t like the main character Chloe, the love interest or the story. It was problematic from the beginning and did not redeem itself at any point. The whole high end concierge business is interesting and I’m sure it exists but I really can’t be expected to like the people who provide this service, or those who use it. I was pissy about it right from the start as two of the characters laugh about a client’s request for live penguins to mingle at a party and try to arrange having some helicoptered into the party. I’m horrified that anyone would think this was funny or cute. It’s just sad and awful! This happens at the very beginning of the book and it my distaste may have tainted the rest of the story for me. I thought maybe the inevitable love story would redeem things but sadly the main love interest was cold and distant, except when he was forcing Chloe to do what he wanted. I’m not into men who won’t take no for an answer. It’s not romantic or sexy. It’s controlling and scary. Being a billionaire/millionaire who is used to getting his way doesn’t excuse this behavior. A rich asshole is still an asshole. I will be the first to admit that I have really terrible taste in men but Chloe takes the booby prize as the absolute worst. She seems completely oblivious to how awful her choices are and when confronted with the truth of their awfulness she goes back for more. It was absolutely infuriating and made her seem like an airhead. I’m accustomed to Karen Swan’s heroines being smart and strong, not being blindly led my men. It was a total disappointment. Of course there is a happy ending and everything is wrapped up perfectly which required quite a bit of exciting hi-jinx from the characters. Unfortunately instead of being part of the action we are just told what they did to get to the happy ending as they all sit around and reminisce about how they got there. It's all telling and no showing. It was kind of like the end of an episode of Scooby Doo when they pull the mask off the monster and Velma in a monologue would explain how she came to her unlikely conclusions. I want to see how it happened not just hear the story after it's all over! I'm sad to say this book was just an over all disaster. I'm giving it bonus points because Karen Swan is one of my favorite authors but this is definitely not her best work. Thank you Pan Macmillan for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.
Date published: 2018-04-30