The one regret you are going to have about this novel is if you do not read it. Anita Hughes is becoming one of my favorite authors, taking you places through her words that would cost a fortune to see. Emerald Coast released August 1st, 2017 and will surely be a top rated book.

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Lily Bristol arrives at a luxurious resort in Sardinia for the grand opening of her newest home furnishing store on the Emerald Coast. She’s a successful business woman with an international chain of stores from San Francisco to Milan. Thirty-two and newly divorced, she’s ready to handle things on her own. At least until her private butler, Enzo, escorts her to a beautiful suite where she notices a suspiciously familiar pair of men’s slippers and shaving kit.

Lily is horrified. Her ex-husband Oliver moved out of their restored Connecticut farmhouse six months ago, but they booked this trip when they were trying to save their marriage and never cancelled the reservation. Oliver, a food critic for the New York Times, is here covering Sardinia’s hottest new restaurant. The only other available room is the adjoining suite; and worse, Oliver isn’t alone. He’s brought a twenty-something named Angela with him.

Lily is determined to make do and enlists Enzo to find her a suitable man. But it’s not as easy to find new love as they both expected. When Lily and Oliver find themselves alone on a very important night, they turn to each other. Sparks begin to fly, but can they be together without breaking each other’s hearts?

The odds weren’t in their favor as the two new divorcees land themselves not only on the Emerald Coast but also at the same resort,or maybe that’s what was meant to be after all. Lily on the coast to open a new Lily Bristol store and Oliver to write a review for a restaurant. In the novel was lots of twist and turns, you’ll love characters then hate them. I know I did. I loved both Lily & Oliver. I felt they just hit that hard spot in marriage and gave up too quickly like so many do. I also really enjoyed how they both reflected on their history that was in each chapter. This whole book was lovely and is now my favorite by Anita. The only down fall, I am always left wanting more and Emerald Coast did just that.

 

Without any doubt this book is a

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*Thanks St.Martins Press for my review copy.

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