Book Review - Single for the Summer by Mandy Baggot

A perfect, sun-drenched beach read from award-winning romance author Mandy Baggot.

Single for the Summer
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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication Date: 27 July 2017
ISBN-13: 9781785036729

"Tess Parks has made up her mind: love isn’t for her.

When it comes to dating she has one rule: after six weeks with a guy, she ends it. So when her heartbroken best friend invites her for a girly getaway in Corfu, Tess is sure she can stick to their pact to stay single for the summer. 

But then she meets the gorgeous restaurateur Andras... 

To keep his overbearing mother off his back, Tess agrees to pretend to date him. But as the two spend time together, Tess begins to realise that this fake relationship is starting to feel like the best one she’s ever had…"


I'm a big fan of Mandy's writing so as soon as I saw that her latest release was next on my 'to read' list I knew I was in for a treat!

I didn't warm to Tess straight away, I had to learn a little bit about her past to allow me to understand her behaviour. As events unfolded I laughed, I cringed and I even felt a little bit sad but the most important thing is that I definitely warmed to Tess. She was quick-witted and kind, just a little bit lost to begin with. In my opinion this was totally understandable considering what had happened to her but I'm afraid you'll have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about here.

The whole fake girlfriend thing was brilliant and so much fun to read! In classic Mandy Baggot style, the characters went through a series of crazy scenes that thoroughly entertained me and kept me flipping the pages.

Tess's friend Sonya was such a charming character and her story continued to keep me guessing in a 'is he, isn't he' way. She was a fabulous supporting character who I would love to see more of, hint hint Mandy 😉.

Single for the Summer was a Greek wonderland of sun, great food and getting away from it all. The perfect summer read.

5 Stars
5 Stars


Thank you to the publisher for approving my NetGalley request for this eBook in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. So gutted we're away when it's Mandy's launch :( Fabulous review Kate x


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