Mar 7, 2017

Close to Home by Lily Everett Review

Close to Home
Sanctuary Island #5
By Lily Everett
Released: February 7th, 2017
St. Martin

The best journeys take us home….

When Tessa Alexander came to Sanctuary Island, she left behind a marriage to a man who didn’t love her the way she loved him. When she finally found the strength to set them both free, she discovered friendship and self-acceptance in her adopted hometown. Now she’s settled into a quiet life on her own—never expecting to see her husband again.

Johnny spent almost two years deep undercover, unable to let his wife into his cold, dangerous world. He’s shaken to the core when he comes home to find her gone. It’s painfully clear that Tessa is no longer the timid young woman he married—she’s become a force of nature, a brave and determined beauty. Johnny can’t let her go without a fight so he sets out to seduce his own wife. But will passion alone be enough to convince Tessa that her new life should include a second chance at happiness with a man who must learn to believe in love?
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Johnny Alexander is an undercover agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and his 18 month assignment has finally ended, only to find out his wife Theresa has left him, which sounds awful! BUT Johnny didn't have a regular marriage, but then not many people would have understood Johnny finding a 17 year old girl, hiding in his parents barn, nor would people have understood Johnny's need to protect Theresa. But 8 years later Johnny still wanted to protect his shy and sweet wife, as she was the only pure and sweet part of his world, and he wanted her back, he wanted a real life with her.

When Johnny arrived on Sanctuary Island he didn't expect to see such a change in Theresa; she was truly happy and he wanted to be apart of that. But just when they were starting to discover a more intimate husband and wife relationship, rather than two strangers passing in the night, that past catches up with them and it leaves one of them in danger!

I have never read any of the Sanctuary Island series and boy, did I not know what I was missing out of! The story was heartwarming and thrilling and I really wanted it to last forever! The characters were excellent and I absolutely loved Miss Patty! But I will say Johnny and Theresa's story stole my heart! The only thing that got a little confusing at first was Theresa two other nicknames, but by the end of the book I had it all straight. 


Close to Home is a beautiful love story, that warms your soul, which is why I gave it 5 stars!





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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