Series: Sanctuary Island #6
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (March 7, 2017)
NET Galley – March 7, 2017 (ISBN13: 9781250074065)
After his mothers funeral, Marcus Beckett had left Sanctuary Island with the intention of never returning. But now, after living the dangerous job he’d had as a bodyguard for some high value politicians, he was ready to return and enjoy a solitary life as the proprietor of a small neighborhood bar in his hometown.
Unfortunately, Marcus had made a huge mistake. He had seduced and then dumped the town’s sweetheart, Quinn Harper. Marcus actually thought he was doing Quinn a kindness – a great gal like Quinn had no business with a broken man like him! Consequently, his business was taking a hit by the customers who thought his treatment of Quinn was not nice and they were now boycotting his bar.
Quinn was worried sick over her parents as her mother seemed enthralled with her latest marriage counselor who seemed more like he was counseling for a divorce than a reconciliation between her parents. As such Quinn came up with a fake four-week courtship where by she would convince Marcus to play along and pretend they were seriously dating, letting he r parents know that all was well in her life and letting the townspeople know it was all right to come and frequent Marcus’ bar again.
*** In this stand-alone story HOME AT LAST by Lily Everett, we are once again visiting the charming area of Sanctuary Island and some of the marvelous characters that you’ve met in previous books from this SANCTUARY ISLAND series. Marcus and Quinn had began a relationship in the previous book of this series which had ended in a humiliating breakup for Quinn. Wanting desperately to save her parents marriage, Quinn begged Marcus to go along with her scheme and even though Marcus was reluctant he couldn’t deny that he really did want Quinn as much as she wanted him.
The pacing was done very well and this was an easy read. The growth Marcus maintained after he finally opened up about his past and came to terms with his aversion of his father made it easier to be honest with Quinn. Loved the storyline regarding the conman marriage counselor and loved seeing him get his comeuppance. Bottom line: A really fun and heartwarming story that is perfectly enjoyable.