Friday, January 6, 2017

Home at Last by Lily Everett

Home at Last
by Lily Everett

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (March 7, 2017)
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 320 pages
Available from:Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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?

Home at Last by Lily Everett 

Home at LastI love that phrase, “Home is where the heart is…” as it fits HOME AT LASTby Lily Everett like Cupid and Hearts. Two people grow up together, neighbors, but when life bears down on Marcus, he leaves for parts unknown, leaving Quinn behind with her quirky style and crush on him. Their brief fling was only enough to hurt Marcus’s rep around town and Quinn has an offer he cannot believe to help him out. Should her take her crazy challenge? Can he take being so close to her for one whole month? He is everything she doesn’t need, but he is also everything she wants.

Life has brought Marcus back home and he is trying to re-plant the roots he tore out. Meanwhile, Quinn is caught up in a major family crisis that her mother believes a couples guru can fix. Think Snake Oil Salesmen, here. Is it possible her parents will sell the only home she has ever known because of its negative vibes? Has their marriage really devolved into something so hollow that even this guru sounds believable?

Acting out being a couple in love is torturous for both of them, but could it be a rehearsal for the real thing? Right now, it is the best idea Quinn could come up with to stop her parents from making a huge mistake! (While getting her Marcus fix, along the way)

This time out, Lily Everett has splashed a large dash of humor, fun, and some farfetched marital tips that may have sinister designs underneath. Absolutely wonderful reading that will both make you smile and get your heart racing as love takes center stage on Sanctuary Island.

I received an ARC edition from St Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for my honest review.

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