"Be prepared to be swept off your feet."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted March 15, 2017
Be prepared to be swept off your feet by the most unlikely
Marcus. So tough and yet probably the most endearing
will ever meet all thanks to Lily Everett in the next book
Sanctuary Island series -- HOME AT LAST. Hard to say but HOME
AT LAST may just be the best of the bunch -- definitely
one of my favorites of a fabulous assortment of stories.
We met Quinn and Marcus as sort of supporting cast in a
Sanctuary Island story. They caught my attention and lucky
for us --
Lily Everett felt the same. Quinn and Marcus deserved their own
book so here it is.
Undeniable connection between these two people that have
known each other their entire lives -- lived in houses each
located at the tip of the island. Quinn always had a soft
spot in her
heart for Marcus and although ten years difference in age
they had a
respectful kind of relationship that transcended the age
Quinn love following Marcus and his friends around and to
Marcus was fine with that.
Their lives were so disparate though. Quinn grew up with a
child aura believing mother and hardworking dad and lots of
Marcus' family life hit a sudden dead end in the passing of
mother. It was no wonder that Marcus' life would ultimately
away from the island. Military and secret service became his
-- his family and now returning to Sanctuary Island Marcus
deep emotional personal wounds that are still raw.
Quinn is the breath of fresh air that Marcus desperately
brief affair went nowhere -- because Marcus would not allow
take on his demons. So he summarily squelched the best thing
ever happened to him in a very long time. And in doing so
and angered the close know community on the island that
closed ranks around their darling. How dare he hurt their
But Marcus is Quinn's fiercest protector and as such agrees
to act as
her boyfriend in a crazy scheme she concocts to save her
marriage. And of course this is where it becomes complicated.
Sorting real from fiction when the lines get decidedly blurry.
Especially when it is so obvious to anyone around them that
There is something about a Lily Everett story that makes you
if you are a participant in a wonderful adventure -- a sort
of guest at a
grand party -- with a guest list of your dearest friends.
Quinn practically jump off the page -- a very real almost human
creation of Lily Everett's fabulously talented mind and
HOME AT LAST is one of those books you really don't want to
The conversation is smart, sharp, and witty and brings out
about each character. The vision of each scene is vividly
All and all a terrific addition to the Sanctuary Island
series which has
been a joy to read.
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
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