Home is where the heart is…
Marcus Beckett left Sanctuary Island after his mother’s funeral, and he hasn’t been back since. Until now. Needing a change from the high-risk, high-stakes life of a bodyguard, Marcus makes a solitary life for himself running the neighborhood bar in his hometown. His only mistake? Seducing and then dumping the town’s sweetheart, Quinn Harper. Marcus knows he did the right thing—a good girl like Quinn has no business with a broken man like him. But now no one will come to his bar, and he’s watching his last chance at a peaceful life go up in smoke. So when Quinn proposes a fake four-week courtship, he can’t refuse…even though he knows it’s a bad idea.
It’s a romantic charade that will buy Quinn time to distract her mother and father from their own marital problems—and will help Marcus welcome back some paying customers. But what begins as an engagement of convenience slowly transforms into a deeper connection, one that heals both of their hearts. . .and ignites the simmering passion between them. Could it be that pretending to be together is just what Quinn and Marcus needed to give their real love a second chance?
HOME AT LAST
By Lily Everett
Publication Date: 3/7/2017
Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
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My review: I was really hoping I would enjoy this book more than the previous one in the series. Quinn and Marcus were introduced in that book and I was actually more interested in them than the main characters. I was not disappointed. Home at Last delivered and was everything I hoped it would be.
Quinn and Marcus had an interesting relationship and I liked getting the backstory of Marcus leaving Sanctuary Island. For me, this really added to the story and made me feel like I knew the characters and had a better understanding of them. Quinn’s character is light and airy as opposed to Marcus being so uptight and serious. The two characters balanced each other well. I really enjoyed Quinn’s parents and smiled at their hippy-ish ways. Reading their storyline made it easier to understand Quinn and her personality.
I really enjoyed the storylines of this book. Not only does the reader get to explore the relationship between Quinn and Marcus but there is also a storyline about Quinn’s parents that ties in perfectly to the story. There were a few twists and turns when it came to Marcus and his father and this made the story really interesting.
The pace of the book was great and I liked how the characters grew throughout the book. They all have flaws to some degree but they were willing to take the time to explore them and learn from them. Nothing in the book felt rushed or out of place. I found the story and characters to be well developed and the telling of the story was fantastic.
This book was steamier than the previous book in the series. The “steamy scenes” were tastefully written though and not an issue for me. There were some words that may be offensive to some readers but for me it was all a non-issue.
I would recommend this book to others. It is a quick and easy read.
I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are mine.
About the author: LILY EVERETTis the author of the Sanctuary Island series for St. Martin’s Press. She grew up in a small town in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and now resides in Austin, Texas, where she writes full-time.
The publisher is giving away one paperback copy of Home at Last to a lucky winner. Must be in the US to win. Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment, along with your email address, on this post. Giveaway will close on 3/18/2017 and the winner will be announced 3/19/2017. Good luck to all!!!!