I received this book for free from a in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Santorini Sunsets Published by St. Martin's Griffin on August 2nd 2016
The seventh intoxicating love story by Anita Hughes, set in beautiful Santorini, Greece. When a Hollywood superstar and a NYC society girl fall in love, sparks fly and secrets are revealed.
Brigit Palmer is thrilled to be on the Greek Island of Santorini. She's here for her wedding to Hollywood heart-throb Blake Crawford, one of America's most eligible bachelors. Brigit's parents have rented a villa, and soon guests will arrive from all over the world for the intimate ceremony.
Brigit is a New York socialite, and she's just given up her position at a Manhattan law firm to run her father's philanthropic foundation. Things are finally falling into place. Love, career, family. Everything is going so well...until she steps into the garden and sees her ex-husband Nathaniel hiding in the rose bushes.
Nathaniel, a failed novelist, announces that Blake sold the rights to the wedding to HELLO! Magazine for two million dollars (donated to charity), and he is the reporter assigned to write the story. Everyone expects Brigit to have her happily ever after, including her mother who taught her how to lead the perfect lifestyle, her younger sister Daisy who impatiently wishes for her own love story, and of course, her fiancé. Things are supposed to work out for them. But when Brigit discovers an unsettling secret about Blake, she questions everything she's ever believed about love, and wonders if she's better off alone.
Told in Anita Hughes' spectacularly descriptive prose, SANTORINI SUNSETS is a story about family bonds, first loves, and the question of when to let go and when to hang on as tight as you can.
Well this turned out to be a huge disappointment. I was hoping for a romance to sweep me off my feet, but all I got was a whiney girl who spent time with her rich friends and pretty much only cared about her appearance to be the perfect person. As if that were any better practically half the book was spent talking about which designer clothes they wore, what kind of rich food they ate, and whenever they had doubts they had sex to make up for it. As if sex could cure everything, yeah right. All of this was just one big snooze fest and had me rolling my eyes most of the time. I felt Brigit was a spoiled brat who couldn’t make up her mind what she wanted half the time. Plus she acted like such a hypocrite. She would say she wasn’t going to do something, and then the next freaking minute she’s doing the exact thing she said she wouldn’t be doing! *face palm* This book was definitely not for me and I will not be reading it again.