Close to Home: A Sanctuary Island Novel by Lily Everett
This is Tessa and Johnny’s story.
Tessa and Johnny have been married for a long time but it is not your normal marriage. He married Tessa to save her at a time in her life that she needed help. Johnny is gone a lot with his work to where he may be gone for a year or two. When he returns from an undercover job that lasted almost two years he finds out that his wife has left him and has divorce papers for him to sign.
Tessa has made a good life for herself in Sanctuary Island while Johnny was working undercover. She is surprised when he comes looking for her and wants to save their marriage. Tessa left Johnny because it hurt to much to be married to someone you love and they don’t return that love. There is passion between Johnny and Tessa but will that be enough to save their marriage?
This was an enjoyable romantic read that involved two people working through developing a relationship with some suspense and intense twists a long the way. As I read the story I could feel the characters emotions. Johnny and Tessa both are fighting tragedies and fears from their past. Will they be able to overcome them to take a chance on love? Look forward to Quinn and Marcus’ story. I also love Tessa’s boss and friend Patty.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.