Book Review: Close to Home by Lily Everett

January 25, 2017 Advanced Readers Copy, Book Reviews 0

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Close to Home by Lily EverettClose to Home (Sanctuary Island, #5) by Lily Everett
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on February 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Source: NetGalley
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The best journeys take us home….
When Tessa Alexander came to Sanctuary Island, she left behind a marriage to a man who didn’t love her the way she loved him. When she finally found the strength to set them both free, she discovered friendship and self-acceptance in her adopted hometown. Now she’s settled into a quiet life on her own—never expecting to see her husband again.
Johnny spent almost two years deep undercover, unable to let his wife into his cold, dangerous world. He’s shaken to the core when he comes home to find her gone. It’s painfully clear that Tessa is no longer the timid young woman he married—she’s become a force of nature, a brave and determined beauty. Johnny can’t let her go without a fight so he sets out to seduce his own wife. But will passion alone be enough to convince Tessa that her new life should include a second chance at happiness with a man who must learn to believe in love?

 

My thoughts

Well, this is different! Here we have a man working undercover and while he is undercover his wife leaves him.

It’s not as bad as it sounds, well almost not. Don’t let that stop you from picking this up. Immediately it is easy to think that the wife is in the wrong but there is so much going on here!

“It was Terri’s choice to leave, and maybe it was time to stop torturing himself with wanting what he couldn’t let himself have”.

Interesting right?! Definitely!

This is a bit of a mystery to both the reader and to Johnny. While he is pushing down everything that he was taught in his career he has to change, if just a little bit, in order to get his wife (HIS WIFE!) to trust him.

The plot is different but something I was able to really get into. It was also light enough that I did not want to put it down but had enough depth that I was totally into everything that was happening. The characters are simply amazing. Patty is probably one of my favorites but I put the book down wanting to know more about all of the residents of this small town.

There are some tough issues in here which surprised me but in no way takes away from the story line but added to it. Very well done!

In short: It takes a while to get into all the what’s and why’s behind everything but it is worth it.

Fav word: Flibbertigibbet!

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

About Lily Everett

Lily Everett grew up in a small town in central Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although she’s lived many other places since, from college in Philadelphia to her first publishing job in New York City and her current home in Austin, Texas, she never forgot the beauty and warmth of her little hometown. She is thrilled to be writing the Sanctuary Island series full time because it allows her to combine her longstanding love of romance with the memories of her childhood home.

Lily’s alter ego is Louisa Edwards. Under that name, she is the author of the Recipe for Love series, sexy contemporary romances with hot chef heroes set in the high-stakes, fast-paced world of professional restaurants.

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