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Out of the Blue by [Jones, Belinda]
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"This zippy tale is the perfect holiday read for anyone who likes their food tasty and their men even tastier" (Cosmopolitan)

"Perfect summer fun" (Sun)

"Top holiday reading!" (Closer)

"A wise and witty read about the secret desires within us" (Marie Claire)

"As essential as your SPF 15" (New Woman)

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The wonderful new novel by the author of The Love Academy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2508 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (30 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZLS5TS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have championed Belinda Jones's books for years, I have always loved her style of writing, the humour, the descriptions of the fantastic places she bases her books in but have to say that I have found her last book, The Love Accademy disappointing and this one Out of the Blue even more so. I fear Belinda has lost the plot a bit with her writing lately and maybe deserves a little rest so that she can get back to the glory days of I love Capri and The Paradise Room to name but two of her other fab books.

Anyway, this book centres around Selena Harper who normally works on a cruise ship but is taking a break and after meeting up with her colleague Alekko at the airport is offered the chance to help him with his brother's business in Greece. Selena is reluctant to go at first as she is very mistrustful of men and as Alekko has a reputation of being a womaniser she is not sure that she wants to spend a week with him even if the location sounds idyllic.

Anyway, she does go and of course is swept away by beautiful Greece.

I have to say that I wasn't very keen on the character of Selena to start with, but liked her more as the book went on.

The book was terribly slow to begin with in fact I nearly gave up with it altogether at one stage and I know a friend of mine reading it at the same time found the same even though she is a big fan of Belinda's too. However, I stuck with it and enjoyed it more from the middle onwards. Belinda is very good with her descriptions of Greece and it was interesting that she added in some Greek mythology.

I would say to Belinda fans that they should read this book as it is a good read but just don't expect to be blown away by it.
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this book was a excellent read.couldnt put it down.the story was to true love story.make me want to go and find my self a greek god.another great book from a great writer.she never fails to impress.
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Take a description of a Greek island, some references to a few Greek films, a cruiseship or two and a love story - add them all together and you have 'Out of the Blue', the latest offering from our travel-loving chick lit authoress Belinda Jones.

Being of Greek descent myself, it was nice to see Ms Jones' obvious appreciation of Crete - which really is as stunning as she bases her novels around - she clearly has a talent for transporting the reader to the places she describes.

The novel is a fairly decent read - the plot itself was basic but readable, and I liked both Alekos and Selena's characters. I will also be renting out two of the mentioned films (Shirley Valentine and Never on Sunday) on the back of reading this book. On the negative side, in some parts I felt that the author had just thrown all her research in carelessly without editing it first. The constant and detailed references to Greek mythology (in the form of Alekos' ramblings) jarred after a while and became boring. I also got the impression she tried too hard to accommodate all the people she met in Crete whilst researching the book as most of their names crop up at some stage (including a bizarre scene in Athens with Nia Vardalos), instead of focussing of her wider audience.
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Firstly, I have to tell you by way of a disclaimer I suppose that I am a Belinda Jones fan. Since picking up her Divas Las Vegas book years ago and then having to source out all her others I eagerly awaited Out of the blue. However, just as I am a fan of Belinda Jones' previous books, I am also a fan of literature in general and love a good read so this book had a lot to live up to and it didn't disappoint.

The writing style of Ms Jones is so evocative. In each book you find yourself feeling like your in the country the characters are in (and she loves to travel if the settings are anything to go by), feeling the sun on your shoulders, eating Dolmades and drinking the retsina. Is it a hard thought provoking book? no, it isn't but it isn't meant to be. This is pure escapism and does it's job perfectly. The characters are warm, friendly and interesting too. You find yourself reading more than you anticipated because of this.

I would encourage anyone to have a holiday from your mind and read this book. Slip your toes into the warm Aegean (or perhaps a bath if the Aegean is just a stretch too far) and enjoy Selina and Alekos' journey. I guarantee you'll be wanting to book your own Shirley Valentine trip to Greece as soon as you've finished it.
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Selena Harper loves her job on a cruiseship however lately she feels likes something is missing in her life. So she's happy to go on a vacation and to get away from men like her coworker Alekos. Selena can't understand why Alekos, who looks like a Greek god, is always flirting with her and asking her out on a date. She mistrusts him too much to take him seriously because she thinks that he is a womaniser.
But when her own vacation plans are cancelled and Alekos needs help with running his brother's business on Crete, Selena agreess to help him out. Suprisingly her stay on Crete is beautiful and the more time she spends with Alekos the more she starts to like him.
Will Selena give her feelings and Alekos a chance?

"Out of the blue" was a spontaneous purchase because I was in the mood for a happy summer book and this book looked & sounded like one. My first impression of this book was definitely the right one because "Out of the blue" brought me a lot of fun, laughter and happy moments.

The book plays on Crete and the author did an amazing job with describing the scenery and the people there. I could feel the warmth and sun on my skin while reading and loved the relaxed atmosphere. When I finished the book I was in the mood to plan a trip to this island asap because the author described it so wonderfully.

This was my first book by Belinda Jones and her writing style managed to engage and entertain me right from the first pages on. I knew pretty soon after starting the book that I would have a lot of fun with it. For one thing because of the author's engaging writing style, for another thing because of the two main characters Selena and Alekos.
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