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.Close to Home (Sanctuary Island, #5) by Lily Everett
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on February 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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?
Well, this is different! Here we have a man working undercover and while he is undercover his wife leaves him.
It’s not as bad as it sounds, well almost not. Don’t let that stop you from picking this up. Immediately it is easy to think that the wife is in the wrong but there is so much going on here!
“It was Terri’s choice to leave, and maybe it was time to stop torturing himself with wanting what he couldn’t let himself have”.
Interesting right?! Definitely!
This is a bit of a mystery to both the reader and to Johnny. While he is pushing down everything that he was taught in his career he has to change, if just a little bit, in order to get his wife (HIS WIFE!) to trust him.
The plot is different but something I was able to really get into. It was also light enough that I did not want to put it down but had enough depth that I was totally into everything that was happening. The characters are simply amazing. Patty is probably one of my favorites but I put the book down wanting to know more about all of the residents of this small town.
There are some tough issues in here which surprised me but in no way takes away from the story line but added to it. Very well done!
In short: It takes a while to get into all the what’s and why’s behind everything but it is worth it.
Fav word: Flibbertigibbet!
|Overall:||5 / 5|