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Sanctuary Island Book 5

Lily Everett

Mass Market

List Price: 7.99*
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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?

Fall in love with Close to Home by Lily Everett!

Praise For Close to Home: Sanctuary Island Book 5

"Everett achieves this wistful, near-idyllic feel in her fourth book set on Sanctuary Island. The plot is a great slow-burner with a surprise twist." —RT Book Reviews

"Heartwarming and suspenseful with touches of romance." —Reader to Reader Reviews

"The author has created a heartwarming tale of two people learning to overcome their pasts, discovering who they are, and rediscovering their love. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys second chance romances." —Harlequin Junkie (Recommended Read)

"A rich compelling romance." —The Book Junkie Reads

"A first class romance from a terrific writer I’ve added to my auto-buy list, Close to Home is a compelling, mature and absolutely outstanding tale I recommend to readers who enjoy smart, intelligent and emotional contemporary romances." —Bookish Jottings

"Great writing - wonderful storyline and lovely characters you can easily fall in love with. Sanctuary Island is a magical place - Highly recommended read." —Colormeread

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250074058, 304pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

About the Author

Lily Everett grew up in a small town in Virginia reading Misty of Chincoteague and Black Beauty, taking riding lessons, and longing for a horse of her own. Sadly, her parents gave her a college education instead—but she never forgot what the world looked like from the back of a horse. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes full-time.