Merry came to Sanctuary with her sister to get to know her estranged
mother. She never expects to fall in
love with the island enough to stay, but the chance to get to know her mother
and raise her child on this harmonious island is too tempting to pass up. Merry eventually realizes that too much
togetherness is cramping her own mothering style.
Ben proposes a marriage of convenience to give Merry the freedom she craves,
she can't deny it's a good idea. Except
for one thing. How can she keep her
distance from the man she's so very attracted to and not risk her heart while
they're living life together?
have been impatiently waiting for Ben and Merry's story since I finished book
ISLAND. The best part? It was even better than I anticipated.
and Merry are both quirky characters which are my favorite kind. Ben is the cranky veterinarian who seems at
odds with people, yet his kindness shines through when he's caring for
animals. He hides behind his job so he
won't have to care for anyone else, after a tragedy left him incapable of
love. But Merry and her baby sneak
through his defenses and turn his world upside down. Merry feels for Ben's need for an heir, so
his reasoning for their marriage of convenience seems sensible, but is it the
truth? Will she agree to this façade of
a marriage or try to make it on her own alone?
addition to Merry and Ben's story, there's a budding teen romance to enjoy,
along with appearances of other favorite characters from book one. Second to this adorable couple, the animals
steal the show. If you love country
veterinary stories, this one won't disappoint.
can be read as a standalone novel, don't cheat yourself out of the fun of
reading book one and two together.
Rarely do I rate two books in a series as recommended reads, let alone
two in a row, so don't miss reading both of these engaging contemporary stories
for a weekend of happy-ever-after book bliss!
chemistry with sarcastic laugh-out-loud wit threaded seamlessly throughout the
novel, SHORELINE DRIVE
is a perfect feel-good contemporary romance.
This island's idiosyncratic characters and their bonded friendships once
again come alive with the exquisite storytelling skills of Lily Everett. Highly recommended!