Shoreline Drive (Sanctuary Island #2)
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Fall in love with a cranky veterinarian, right along with the woman and child who capture his heart.
When Meredith "Merry" Preston names her baby Alexander, using Dr. Ben Fairfax's middle name, Ben is emotionally tied to her and her son. It is hard enough that as a vet he delivers a human baby, bringing back all the bad memories from his past. When there is no time to get Merry off the island, the vet does what's necessary which invariably att ...more
From the beginning I was whisked away by this author's writing style. Her words flow easily into the mind and allow you to fall into the story without hangups or missteps. I liked the descriptions she used of the island and of the horses, as well as the detail she put into the creation of ...more
Having read the previous book and all of the novellas, I knew I would like this book. Marriage of convenience is a r ...more
Ben is Merry's polar opposite, so of course their chemistry is off the charts. And Ben is concerning with Merry and Alex -- he helped ...more
After reading Shoreline Drive I will buy any book that Lily Everett publishes. Her writing style is fantastic, her characters are well developed, and the storyline flows seamlessly. The story contains Ben, very alpha male, and Merry, a single mom that wants for her child what she never had. I think I fell in love with Ben from the very first chapter. He is gruff and says what he thinks, but when you read from his point of view, you just me ...more
I haven't read the rest of the books in this series but I plan to do so. I didn't need to have read them to enjoy this one.
The heat level is very low and behind closed doors but you still feel the heat. The small town, other characters and the hero and heroine come together to make this a moving romance with very human lovers ...more
I was expecting to love this book a lot because I was really intrigued with the characters and the storyline from the first book. Our heroine is a bit of a wild child and now that she's pregnant she's reconnected with her birth mother and moved to Sanctuary Island looking for a more stable life for her and her child. She then meets the stiff and stern veterinarian, Ben, and the sparks were flying from their first meeting.
But then when I got to their book I thought my expectations might've been
I was expecting to love this book a lot because I was really intrigued with the characters and the storyline from the first book. Our heroine is a bit of a wild child and now that she’s pregnant she’s reconnected with her birth mother and moved to Sanctuary Island looking for a more stable life for her and her child. She then meets the stiff and stern veterinarian, Ben, and the sparks were flying from their first meeting.
But then when I got to their book I thought my expectations might ...more
"Shoreline Drive" by Lily Everett is a wonderful heart-warming story about love, forgiveness and what really matters most. As I haven't read anything written by this author previously, I was reading this story with no expectations. This author writes a story with such well-developed characters and character interactions that the reader becomes engaged almost immediately.
Dr. Ben Faulkner is a veterinarian on Sa ...more
I received an advance reader edition of this book from St. Martin's Press and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I find that I am becoming a huge fan of Lily Everett's writing. According to Goodreads, this is the second Sanctuary Island book. I have not read the first book and had no trouble keeping up with this book. I have read several of Everett's novellas that were also set o ...more
The characters are well done, you feel like you are emotionally involved with the characters mainly due to the use of multiple point of view type writing. I have enjoyed all of them but obviously some more than others.
This is mainly the story of Ben and Merry who make an interesting totally abnormal couple that you can't help but be intrigued and frustrated with depending on the scene since a ...more
This is the second novel in Everett’s Sanctuary Island series, following last summer’s Sanctuary Island . I loved the first book, a women’s fiction/romance with an unforgettable setting that offered the best of both genres. The curmudgeonly Ben and spontaneous Merry are introduced in the first book, and I looked forward to their story. Unfortunately, it did not reach the level set by the first book.
I still like the characters, and while Merry is less the free spirit than she was, I cou ...more
This book was charming and heart-breaking and displayed the incredible power of love, forgiveness and healing. I absolutely fell in love w ...more
I still like the characters, and while Merry is less the free spirit than she was, I could believe ...more
I really enjoyed this visit back to Sanctuary Island. While I didn't love Shoreline Drive as much as I loved Sanctuary Island, I did enjoy the story.
I like both Ben and Merry, but really wish they each had been honest about their feelings for on ...more
Shoreline Drive is a sweet "marriage of convenience" story with interesting subplots that keep the book flowing at a nice pace. Although this is the second book in the Sanctuary Island series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.
After growing up in Virginia, pregnant Merry Preston returns to Sanctuary Island in order to develop a relationship with her estranged mother. She is also helping her mother establish a recuperation facility for horses. Merry has a secret crush on the Dr. Ben Faul ...more
Merry is trying to adjust to being an active, present daughter to Jo Ellen -and- being a new, single mom to Alex. She does not want to be dependent on anyone & is beginning to feel smothered and hovered over by Jo.
Ben has suffe ...more
(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).
Merry and Ella have decided to stay in Sanctuary Island - Ella with her new love Grady and Merry with their mother and new baby, Alex. While she loves getting to know her mother she is not sure living together is the best situation. Ben, the vet, who helped deliver Alex decides to strike a deal with Merry...is he marries him he will provide for her and the baby and give Alex all he needs. Ben tells Merry he cannot have ...more
Without recapping the entire story, I will say that the aspect I found most satisfying was Ben and Merry's interactions. Their core rel ...more
I have to tell you that I truly enjoyed Shoreline Drive. The author, Lily Everett, quickly draws you in with characters that you can be interested in, and care about their lives.
Dr. Ben Faulkner, while he is a bit crusty and rude, you quickly sense his hurt and damage from his past life. You really want him to find his HEA, and you want him to just be happy.
And Merry Preston, while always seeming to be happy, is searching for a hom ...more