Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Close to Home


I am moving on with my never-ending pile of NetGalley books. My plan is to just keep working backwards. This is the next one. I wasn’t too happy to pick up a book in the tail end of a series, but I *never* know this until after the fact. *sigh*


29875909Synopsis ~ Close to Home by Lily Everett

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?


Chapter 1

“Here he is, the man of the hour. Johnny Alexander, everyone!”

He blinked, thrown for a bizarre, stomach-tightening instant by the sound of his real name, as all around him the agents and support staff of the Washington Bureau ATF office stood up from their desks and clapped.


“Such a sad thing, what happened to that family.” Patty sighed. “What a bright future Marcus had ahead of him, and then…Didn’t he go into the army?”

Would you keep reading? 

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4 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Close to Home

  1. I would not keep reading once I found out it was the tail end of a series. I. Just. Can’t. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!

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