It is that time of year when thoughts turn to the perfect sunbed by a pool or failing that a nice comfy deckchair in a sunny park or garden. It is summer-time and as we slap on the factor 30 sun cream we can dream about an idyllic sunshine holiday in the mediterranean or something similar.
Aussie Sarah has had enough of men. Having recently emerged from a disastrous relationship with a cheating ex she has sworn off getting involved with anyone. She used to be quite adventurous before the ex destroyed her confidence so she decides that the perfect cure is a ten day trip sailing around the Greek islands with a crew of complete strangers.
Of course before she even sets foot on the yacht she falls in lust with a young American tourist on the bus in Santorini. Josh is a fun distraction that she is desperate to keep at arms length so that she doesn’t alienate the other people on the trip. Before long Sarah finds herself with a dilemma as the wealthy and gorgeous Silver Fox begins vying for her affections as well. Decisions, decisions…
Barker does a great job of transporting you straight into a vista of white washed buildings, azure blue seas and golden sandy beaches in baking sunshine with the added extra of the most amazing food. Bliss! Honestly you’ll be craving feta and Greek salads after reading this book. It’s a fun debut read and even more intriguing when you read the author’s notes at the end.
One Summer in Santorini is a must have book for this years summer holiday – even if you’re not actually going away you’ll feel like you have after this little romp around the islands. Plus it has a book cover to die for – the perfect book to leave on your sun lounger by the pool!
Supplied by Net Galley and Avon Books UK in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: June 24 2019. 336 Pages.
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