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.Home for Christmas (Sanctuary Island, #4) by Lily Everett
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Tis the season for family and love…
At least it's supposed to be. For Libby Leeds, however, the holiday season is just another reminder of things she'd rather forget. When she left Sanctuary Island as an orphaned child, she never thought she'd go back except in her dreams, dreams she's kept alive by writing monthly column of her fictional small-town life, until her publisher sends her back home for the holidays.
Owen Shepard is a fallen hero, wounded in action rescuing three of his fellow soldiers, but after a whirlwind of media attention, all this charismatic Army Ranger wants is to get back on his feet and make it to Sanctuary Island to be with his daughter in time for Christmas. What he didn't expect was to be put on a crash course with a columnist hiding her past. Will the magic of Sanctuary Island at Christmastime allow them to find healing together?
You know there is going to be a character arc when the lead character is starting to tell lies. And I was crossing my fingers that the character arc wouldn’t send this gal into a tail spin because I really like her!
This is book four in the Sanctuary Island series. I received this through Netgalley so I have not read the first three but not knowing any of the characters I still felt right at home. This is just lovely and the characters are tangible. The plot had me worried for a bit but the read is worth it!
Libby is the type of gal that is so sweet and endearing that nobody could hate her! I loved her from the instant I opened up this book in my Kindle. She doesn’t know that though, which makes her even more endearing. She’s worried about setting up a scene in her column that makes her look like the perfect little housewife. She cooks, cleans, takes care of her hubby and their chickens. What’s not to like? Except for the fact that it is all based on lies.
Her boss corners her and creates a situation that she feels she cannot get out of. She has to find a hubby and cater to her boss’s every need while being attracted to a man that is definitely not her fictional hubby.
As you can imagine hosting a Christmas party when you cannot even cook is a lot to handle. Libby is just the person to fake it!
Owen overhears her “husband” telling another woman that their marriage is hardly what it seems and he wants to strangle the man. They have a connection and he wants to deepen that connection but not while she is married, even if it is to a scoundrel. Owen also has his daughter and his future career in the military to worry about. Nothing is going his way so how can he worry about a woman that isn’t even his?
These two are fabulous together! The drama! Ohhhhh… there is a lot of drama in this one. It is worth getting through because the ending is fabulous!
I cannot wait to read more from this series. Love it!