Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review: Santorini Sunsets by Anita Hughes

Santorini Sunsets
by Anita Hughes

Publisher: St. Martin's
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Brigit grew up as a New York socialite and in a semi spotlight, but dating a famous Hollywood actor is a different kind of spotlight!  She wants to get married out of the watchful eye in Greece, but her fiance sells the story to a magazine and in walks Brigit's ex husband.  

I loved how yes, the story was mainly about Brigit, but there were two other stories going on.  There were secrets between Brigit's mother and father and they are coming to the light through this book.  Brigit's sister is discovering things about herself and is having to make decisions about her future and what path she will take.  

This was only my second Anita Hughes read and I didn't completely love my first one of hers, so I was a little hesitant about this one, but in the end I definitely liked it.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St. Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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