Another NetGalley pick! This is the sames series as my last book, and this one is the next in the series (and so far last).
Synopsis ~ Home at Last by Lily Everett
Home is where the heart is…
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?
Quinn Harper pedaled her bike down the road, slowing the way she always did when she got to the house next door to her own. The only other house out this far on Lantern Point. The Beckett house.
Fourteen years later…
Marcus Beckett passed his cloth over the top of the already gleaming surface of the zinc bar he’d carefully installed with his own hands, and wondered for the hundredth time what the hell he was doing. There was a reason he’d left Sanctuary Island in the dust all those years ago. He must’ve been nuts to think coming back was a good idea.
She snorted. “See above, re: preferring the actual devil to that shiny-suited, shellacked, fake-baked jerk.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard you say anything so mean about anyone,” Marcus marveled. “Not that I disagree.”
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