Author: Lily Everett
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Home is where the heart is…
In Lily Everett’s Home at Last, 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 besides. 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?
“Heartwarming, emotional, extremely romantic…Enjoy your trip to Sanctuary Island! I guarantee you won’t want to leave.”—Bella Andre, New York Times bestselling author
Review: With an intriguing premise, this romance novel showed that taking a chance on love can be scary but well worth the risk. It takes a huge gamble for Quinn –toying with the man who’d dumped her to try and save her parent’s marriage. That’s the kind of woman she is, though, and maybe this will show Marcus that he can open himself to love again, and he might just deserve it.
Quinn Harper had been in love with her neighbor Marcus Beckett since she was small. He hasn’t been back to Sanctuary Island since the day he’d graduated and found out that worst betrayal–his mother was dying from cancer and they kept it from him until it was too late for him to say goodbye. That was the last time she’d seen and spoken to him for fourteen years. The town gossip said he’d been in the secret service after he’d left the military.
He’d returned, he’d taken up with Quinn, and then he’d broken her heart by dumping her, thereby causing the town to turn against him for hurting their sweetheart. His new bar, Buttercup, was being boycotted. It was dismal the way karma kept kicking his butt.
Quinn has a plan. In order to get her quarreling parents to work on their marriage without their interfering therapist Ron, she’s got to get them out of her business and concentrating on theirs. It involves a fake boyfriend for Quinn and hopefully some butts in seats for Marcus’s bar.
Sweet and sexy, this romance comes with a truly sweet HEA. Read it!