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3.07  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  63 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin
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I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed that it was in Santorini because I know someone who is getting married in Santorini as I read this. This book did jump around to different characters and had flashbacks but several times I had a hard time following that something was a flashback as some of them weren't separated by a chapter but by a little bit of space. I also had a hard time with Brigit. It seemed like she quickly didn't trust Blake when he had good reasons for what he did and ...more
Eva • All Books Considered
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 2 STARS

After the last book I read by this author (my second), I was pretty sure I wouldn't read another. And I should have listened to myself! I don't know what it is but I read the descriptions of these books and the travel and the setting and I just so want the book to be amazing! Unfortunately, this was my third (and last) book by this author that was more of a disappointment than anything. I know I've said this about other books by this
Fluff Smut & Murder
Mar 08, 2016 rated it liked it

Thank you to and to the publisher for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

I may be giving away spoilers in this review…

Oh to be a WASP. Not the bug, but the incredible rich, beautiful, well-connected, and perfectly mannered people who inhabit New York’s Upper West Side and Hamptons. To be able to look at your wife who has just confessed of sleeping with someone else 10 years prior and say,
“Okay, let’s go make love.” Or to be able to look at your husband who has
Kati Berman
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received Santorini Sunsets from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I admit I requested this book because of the title ( I know, I know, poor reason for wanting to read a book) as I have been to Santorini , it's one of my favorite places in the world. I have enlarged a picture I made of the sunset and it is on the wall in our bedroom. With all that said, this was a very disappointing book for me. In short, Brigitte and her family is on the island of Santorini for her wedding to movie ...more
Jan Moran
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love Anita Hughes books! Santorini, love, fabulous clothes and settings. Chic and smart, loved it :)
Cindy Roesel
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
We're heading off to a destination wedding at one of the most beautiful locations in the world in Anita Hughes' new novel, SANTORINI SUNSETS (St.MartinsPress). The Greek Island of Santorini plays host to New York City and East Hamptons Socialite, Brigit Palmer and Hollywood movie-hunk, Blake Crawford's wedding.

Brigit's parents rent a villa for what she believes will be a small gathering of friends, until her ex-husband/writer, Nathaniel arrives telling her he's there to photograph the event for
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have to admit that after about twenty pages of the book, I started to skim. I just wasn’t invested in the characters or the story. There are times when I don’t mind reading about opulence, luxury and affluence. But usually in a humorous type story. Otherwise, it is very difficult to relate to the characters—which was the problem in this book.

The first sign was when the heroine’s gorgeous fiancé states:

“Five years ago I was shooting The Silk Road in Nepal with Steven Spielberg and Katie
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
3.5 stars I read this book back in August and forgot to post my review. The setting of this book is fantastic. I've been to Greece, though not Santorini, and Anita Hughes' captures the culture, locations, and food of Greece beautifully. This is the perfect light beach read to whisk you away for a quick escape.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible writing, poor & unrealistic story, characters who got on my nerves, constant ‘name-dropping’. Sick of hearing about what & ‘who’ people were wearing & use of the same descriptions over and over again.....
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
I picked the book after being intrigued by the description (a second chance at love) and because of the name Santorini - a paradise on earth, many would say.

So, why am I giving only 3 stars? This book was a hit and miss for me. A few aspects weren't OK with me -

1. How can a husband just forget and forgive cheating even if it was in the past? Won't he need some time to process the information and let go? Or is he OK because he has done a mistake as well, by almost losing his wife's favorite
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2016, romance
"Santorini Sunsets" is the story of Brigit, a NYC society girl, who is about to marry Hollywood actor Blake. The setting is Santorini, Greece but even a gorgeous setting can't quell Brigit's mind about whether or not getting married again is the right thing to do. Things are even less sure after Brigit's ex-husband shows up hoping to get the scoop on Brigit's wedding for a tabloid. This book had an interesting premise but fell a little flat for me.

I was drawn in by the promise of an exotic
Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
Jul 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Jennifer Coleman
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for this advance copy. Here is my honest review.

Anita Hughes has a winner. This is my first time reading her. Her description of Santorini is very vivid and I can picture it my mind.

Brigit Palmer is incredibly likable. She loves her family and is thoughtful to those around her. Blake, her fiance, and Nathaniel, her ex husband, make for an interesting dilemma.

Daisy, the little sister, is a great secondary character. I couldn't help cheering her on as
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thanks to GoodReads' First Reads, I was able to read an early copy of Santorini Sunsets. Following along with Anita Hughes' other books, it's pure escapism in a beautifully romantic setting with a side of gourmet food and fashion. She captured Greece perfectly. This is a great beach read just in time for summer.
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Although I enjoyed the beautiful descriptions of Santorini, this book was not one of my favorites of this authors. Just not enough substance to this one. Story read more like a Harlequin than the usual I have come to expect from this author.
Judy Churchill
Sep 04, 2016 rated it liked it
This was the first book written by Anita Hughes I've read and the last. Aside from descriptions of Santorini, there was little substance to the story. I think it may work for a younger audience, but I was disappointed.
Jessica Howard
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016, romance
To review for Shelf Awareness.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
For original review:

I’ve been putting off this review for a while because I’m not really sure what to say. Part of me enjoyed it and another part of me really didn’t. They are at odds with each other.

I really liked the setting of the book and the fact that it is set in Santorini which is one of my bucket list destinations. Also, it really helped that when I was reading the book, it was snowing outside in NYC so it allowed me to feel as if I was
Stacey Lechner
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Thank you to Net Galley and St. Martin's Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is another typical book from Anita Hughes, exotic locale, lots of descriptions of color and clothing and very superficial, underdeveloped characters. Her books always contain so many mentions of designer labels, what color dress the characters are wearing and what jewelry they matched their outfits to. This leads to not much in the way for meaningful storylines or character that
Betty Strohecker
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The star of this novel is the Greek Island of Santorini. Anita Hughes takes you there with vivid, descriptive prose that makes the reader want to visit. Whether it's the turquoise sea or orange and purple sunsets, every page is a beautiful picture. This book is about relationships, as the family of New York socialite, Brigit Palmer, gather for her wedding to Hollywood star Blake Crawford. All of the New York elite and Hollywood leading men are there to enjoy and add to the glamour and glitz. The ...more
Juliana Knight
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Just overall not a great book. The ending was good but predictable. There were lots of conflicts, almost too many, but they were all easily resolved with little realism. The characters were not very likable and the issues they had did not make them seem like real people, just characters who had shallow concerns that were easily worked out and gave them all perfect endings instead of highlighting real struggles. I would have liked to see more depth to the characters and fewer descriptions of what ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
In Santorini Sunsets, Anita Hughes whisks readers away to a spectacular island for the IT marriage of the year. The Greek Island of Santorini is the perfect setting for socialite Brigit Palmer's lavish destination wedding to Hollywood heartthrob Blake Crawford and their guest list reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood celebrities and wealthy New York families.

Brigit, Blake, her family and their assorted guests arrive in Santorini for fun adventures and sumptuous feasts a few days prior to the
Jackie Knapton
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Although I liked the author’s style of writing, and definitely want to read more books that she has written, I really did not enjoy the main character that much. I felt that she came across as very spoiled. I liked the characters Daisy and Robbie much better.
Jul 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Was not worth my time.

I enjoyed reading this book . The way it was written was beautiful. Full of descriptions of the settings and the people and it was a quick read for me. I think I would have finished it much sooner if it was not or the loads homework I had to do this past two weeks. The last 100 and a half pages I read in two sittings. I had made a rule of giving myself an hour to read whenever I wasn't doing anything and it helped a lot.

For my full review visit my blog. Warning it contains spoilers.
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2. It had me and then I got tired of the same repeated phrases and thought the plot towards the end was weak. Beautiful background--would love to go to Greece!
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Meh, it was fluffy, with not much substance ........which was probably what I needed in between serious reads.....
Jennifer Chaffey
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Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars...loved feeling like I'd been transported to Santorini while reading this nook.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most ridiculous stories I have ever read. It's a loose and abysmal retelling of The Philadelphia Story, a movie that I absolutely love, so I had little problem with the plotline, even though I felt the end romances came a bit out of left field (but, as they all do in stories like this). The writing, however, is a completely different issue. Writing like this makes me think, "Well, if THIS can get published, surely I have a shot at getting published." How this author has a ...more
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Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing program. She is the author of MONARCH BEACH, MARKET STREET, LAKE COMO, FRENCH COAST, ROME IN LOVE, ISLAND IN THE SEA, SANTORINI SUNSETS, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA, EMERALD COAST, CHRISTMAS IN LONDON and CALIFORNIA SUMMER, and CHRISTMAS IN VERMONT published by St. Martin's Press. ROME ...more