Book Review: Home at Last by Lily Everett

March 3, 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: Home at Last by Lily EverettHome at Last by Lily Everett
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 336
Source: NetGalley
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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 martial 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

 

My thoughts

“Quinn Harper wasn’t the kind of woman who waited around to be asked to dance”

Although there are a few books within the Sanctuary series, they do not have to be read in order. I have not read all of them and yet I do not feel lost when I do pick one up. This is the third I have read though and let me warn you, once you start reading these you will not want to stop.

This one was really exciting because we meet Quinn and Marcus in Sanctuary Island #5. I knew enough about their relationship thanks to the brief encounters the other characters on Sanctuary Island had with them so getting into this one was really easy. Also, fortunately some of the older characters make a come back as well, although not very often.

Quinn and Marcus started their relationship with a bang in Close to Home but they both have some issues they have to work through before they can figure out if they really want to be together or if it would be better to stay apart.

The push/pull of these two is wonderful. The other characters in the book have just as much to say also so it always keeps the plot moving. Quinn’s parents are a huge part of this story line and are just as much a part of this as Quinn and Marcus. Quinn would do anything to keep her parents happy, including faking a relationship with Marcus to keep them happy, which as I am sure you can imagine, causes all kinds of problems!

Although this is quite light-hearted there are also some deep issues in this one. Chapter 14 really had me holding my breath! This is another non-putdown-able book! Lily Everett is great at making characters and plots that will keep those pages turning!

For those that prefer R rated sex, these are pretty light portions in this. A bit of petting and making out but it doesn’t get any sexier than that. I prefer it that way but others may like a more heated read.

In short: I’m becoming a fan of Lily Everett’s. I think everyone who needs a good, tantalizing book should pick this series up!

 

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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