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Home at Last

(Sanctuary Island #6)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  168 ratings  ·  100 reviews
Home is where the heart is...

Marcus Beckett left Sanctuary Island after his mother's funeral, and he hasn't been back since. Until now. Needing a change from the high-risk, high-stakes life of a bodyguard, Marcus makes a solitary life for himself running the neighborhood bar in his hometown. His only mistake? Seducing and then dumping the town's sweetheart, Quinn Harper. M
Mass Market Paperback, 303 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Claire Robinson
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
3 - "Only with you..." Stars.

Lily Everett takes her readers back to Sanctuary Island for the sixth book in the series Home at Last. This is Marcus and Quinn’s book and I was eagerly looking forward to reading their story.

Unfortunately, the story the author delivered fell way short of the expectations I had, especially after the way this couple were with each other in the previous book from the series Close to Home, it was made very clear that Marcus is a man with a number of personal demons that
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love that phrase, “Home is where the heart is…” as it fits HOME AT LASTby Lily Everett like Cupid and Hearts. Two people grow up together, neighbors, but when life bears down on Marcus, he leaves for parts unknown, leaving Quinn behind with her quirky style and crush on him. Their brief fling was only enough to hurt Marcus’s rep around town and Quinn has an offer he cannot believe to help him out. Should her take her crazy challenge? Can he take being so close to her for one whole month? He is ...more
3.5 stars

Home at Last by Lily Everett was a heartwarming and entertaining read.

I enjoyed watching Marcus and Quinn's relationship unfold. They made me laugh, they frustrated me a little and they made my heart swoon.
These two were perfect for each other and totally deserved their HEA after everything they'd been through.

Home at Last is a lovely addition to the Sanctuary Island series and I highly recommend them all!

*Thank you to the publisher for the advance copy*
It’s hard to believe that we’re already at book six in this engaging series. I was anxious for Marcus and Quinn’s story since getting to know them and their undeniable attraction in book five, CLOSE TO HOME . Sanctuary Island latches onto your heart and you can’t wait to come back to this quirky island of healing. There are always surprises and this one has some doozies.

Marcus Beckett harbors secrets and is a hard man to love. He has been broken by love, and he has no desire to repeat it. Marcu
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Home at Last 'Home at Last' by Lily Everett is book Six in the "Sanctuary Island" series.  This is the story of Quinn and Marcus.  I have read the previous book and I do feel it would be helpful for you to enjoy this book more if you read the previous book "Close to Home".   Quinn has been in love with Marcus her former next door neighbor for a long time.  But he up and left town never to return until now.  Marcus has returned home to try to make a new start and to live a slower, quieter type li ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I briefly got to know Marcus and Quinn in Close to Home. I really liked them and could not wait to read their story. After finishing this book, their story is even better than I hoped.

I recently finished another book where the male lead had a nickname for the female lead. Marcus has one for Quinn as well. It is "Turbo". Knowing the meaning behind it makes it all that more enduring. Despite a 10 year age difference, it was not felt as Quinn and Marcus interacted with each other. In fact, I think
Heather andrews
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When it came to Quinn, Marcus always made time for her, “we’re supposed to open up the bar in half an hour,” he said, already reaching for her." I liked this book, Marcus was a good guy.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Home was just the feeling that I got as I settled in to read the latest addition to the Sanctuary Island series. Marcus was back but what drove him away the first time has nothing to do with what may send him packing this time around. He done something many of the islands residence cannot accept. On the other hand Quinn the island darling proposes a way to make things right for him and maybe provide some distraction for herself at the same time. This was a fake relationship with the potential fo ...more
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.


This was another book recommended to me by the publisher's representative. I can only say: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The talent that this author is packin is OMG. I just found this author yesterday and I tore through everything of hers I had on my shelves. I am going to keep a close eye on anything else from her. In the meantime, consider ANYTHING she writes to be
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heart lifting romance with a kick…

Quinn is the sweet heart of Sanctuary Island, the town people thought of Quinn as flighty and with good reason. Quinn was out to prove that she has staying power, even when she came head to head with her past and the man who broke her heart.

Marcus Sanctuary Island’s own Bad Boy returns to open his bar, which he is trying to keep it afloat, but as he is finding out it isn’t as easy as he thought in a town who knew all his secrets. After all Marcus and the towns s
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Home at Last is book six in Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island series, after the build up from the previous book I was a little disappointed in the overall story. Quinn and Marcus were amusing with their old married couple bickering but in this book you really don't see much of that in this book. The romance between them seemed very easy, I thought the main focus of the book was more on Quinn's parents their problem and her dealing with them. Marcus also dealing with his past and the bag
Linda Smatzny
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the story of Quinn Harper and Marcus Beckett who are natives of Sanctuary Island. Marcus recently returned and opened a bar while Quinn has never really left. They were together when Marcus first returned but he dumped her and now the town is shunning the bar. However Quinn needs a favor from Marcus - her parents marriage is having problems and she wants Marcus to be her pretend boyfriend. What happens next is that everything gets out of hand and snowballs. The book was a quick easy read ...more
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
I was excited to get the rest of Marcus and Quinn's story, which was introduced in the previous book, 'Close to Home.' I was looking forward to their second chance romance, and finding out all the ways they ticked. Marcus was an especially difficult character to read. When he put up walls, he really went all out. Good thing Quinn is an optimistic, positive person - Marcus's opposite - otherwise, there's no way they would have had a second chance. She was just the sunshine needed to help
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another lovely book in this series. Such real characters, some strong emotional issues, some passion and romance. What more do you need in a romantic novel?
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOME AT LAST by Lily Everett is a wonderfully heartwarming story of love, loss, and learning to believe in yourself again, set in the stunning community of Sanctuary Island. Quinn Harper is a vibrant and likeable character who has loved Marcus since she was a child, even though he carelessly tossed her to one side after their brief relationship when he returned to the island. Now her parents are back home but they are struggling with their own relationship and Quinn will do anything to stop them ...more
Cathy Geha
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Quinn Harper had a childhood crush on her older neighbor, Marcus Beckett. In the previous book of this series the two had been together for a bit and then Marcus broke it off – hurting Quinn deeply. This book is the story of their fake return to dating as a ploy to keep Quinn’s parents from divorcing one another. Little did Quinn know that spending time together would lead to a whole lot more than either expected.

I love Quinn – what a sweetheart she is – even if she is having trouble figuring o
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Marcus Beckett left his home town looking for something new. Now he's back running the neighborhood bar. One big mistake made with his life long friend Quinn Harper, and the town of Sanctuary Island shows the error of his ways..

Quinn needs Marcus to help her with her parents. She's desperate so she hopes he agrees.

Emotional to say the least. A lesson about love and loss is learned.
Beautiful in the end.
Sue Galuska
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the previous book, Close to Home, we met Marcus Beckett and Quinn Harper. They both grew up on Sanctuary Island, next door neighbors, but are 10 years apart in age. Quinn always had a crush on Marcus and used to follow him around like a little puppy dog. While Marcus was away at college, his mom died of cancer. Mad at his dad for not telling him she was dying, he quit college, joined the army, and never looked back. 14 years later Marcus is back on Sanctuary Island.

Quinn is tired of her pare
Marilyn Rondeau
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
After his mothers funeral, Marcus Beckett had left Sanctuary Island with the intention of never returning. But now, after living the dangerous job he’d had as a bodyguard for some high value politicians, he was ready to return and enjoy a solitary life as the proprietor of a small neighborhood bar in his hometown.

Unfortunately, Marcus had made a huge mistake. He had seduced and then dumped the town’s sweetheart, Quinn Harper. Marcus actually thought he was doing Quinn a kindness – a great gal l
Romantic Reads and Such
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so ready for this story after reading Close to Home because I really wanted to find out Marcus’s secrets :) And while we do find out a lot, he’s definitely a complicated guy. He's carrying around a lot of weight from his time in the military and as a secret service agent … and even more so from his youth. Lucky for him, Quinn isn’t going to keep to herself. Instead she pokes and prods and makes sure that he looks into some of those areas that he doesn’t want to face. And pushes him to go h ...more
Becky Condit
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quinn is in despair over the crumbling of her parents’ marriage and suspects their “marriage guru” Ron is at the foot of all their problems. When talk of their marriage ending in divorce turns to selling their home and property on the secluded Lantern Point of Sanctuary Island Quinn knows she must take action.
When Quinn was 12 years old she had a crush on their only neighbor’s son, Marcus, ten years her senior. After high school she had a brief fling with Marcus before he left to enlist in the
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holly
Review can be read at It's About The Book

With an intriguing premise, this romance novel showed that taking a chance on love can be scary but well worth the risk. It takes a huge gamble for Quinn –toying with the man who’d dumped her to try and save her parent’s marriage. That’s the kind of woman she is, though, and maybe this will show Marcus that he can open himself to love again, and he might just deserve it.

Quinn Harper had been in love with her neighbor Marcus Beckett since she was small
Cara Ross
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marcus Beckett blew off of Sanctuary Island 14 years ago, without a backwards glance, after his mother died of cancer, a cancer that his parents had hidden from him until it was too late. But now he is back on the island and the first thing he does is screw (literally) the sweetest girl on the island Quinn Harper, who was his childhood neighbor, the kid 10 years younger than him, who he used to call turbo, and the one who rented an apartment from him and now wouldn't talk to him, as he messed it ...more
Danielle Urban
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Home at Last by Lily Everett is a fascinating tale. The emotional journey inside is what really stands out to me. A young man's pain. A past that has held him hostage even now. Then, there's one woman who makes him want more in life. But he's too sacred. Life is complicated, messy, and hard. He wants her to have the best. But what he doesn't know is that he's not only pushing her away forever but the town people as well. They love her. In their eyes, he's the bad guy. Unless he changes...

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Char (1RadReader59)
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Quinn Harper is in love with Marcus Beckett, she has been in love with him since she was a little girl chasing him around Sanctuary Island. To her, their ten year age difference is not a problem. He left after his mother’s funeral after he finished college and that day she found out that he was enlisting. Now ten years later he is back and he did start things up with Quinn only to end them just as quickly, which has not made him a likable person on the island. Especially now that he has opened a ...more
Once Upon
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quinn has been in love with her next door neighbor Marcus so when he left after his mom died she thought she would never see him again. Marcus can back and opened the Buttercup Inn and she is determined to get him to notice her. Marcus is ten years older than her and he thinks he is too old for her plus he will not love again he has lost his mother and Buttercup so he won't risk his heart again. Quinn was watching her parents house and she needs to not stay there so she convinces Marcus to let h ...more
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
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I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy (Via Netgalley) of this book.

Home at Last by Lily Everett gave us the story of Marcus and Quinn. Their “on again-off again” romance made me hope for a happily ever after. I knew they were meant to be, but stubborn heads and sad pasts get in the way.

Marcus and Quinn were the types of characters that made me want to slap them each up side the head. And, I say that with the utmost of love and affection.

We first met Marcus and Quinn in the previous book, Close to Home, and the two finally got together after years of Quinn following Marcus about in a sort of hero worship daze for years. Now they get their story, and I had great hopes for something wonderful.

Marcus is a hometown boy who left after his mother’s death and made a career as a bodyguard. He’s decided he doesn’t want that stress, so he’s back home to run a bar and avoid Quinn at all costs. From finding her a pesky little girl, to lett
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Marcus and Quinn's story started in the previous book, CLOSE TO HOME. They were definitely my favorite thing about that book because their relationship had a ton of spark and combustion. At the end of that book they weren't together and I couldn't wait to see which direction this book would take them. I was so pleasantly surprised with what the author did in this book. HOME AT LAST is possibly my favorite book in this series, and that may just be because it has a bit more romance than women's f

Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
There’s so much to love about Sanctuary Island and Lily Everett once again delivers a romance that shows off the quirky, small town personality that sets the stage for her stories. There’s a fake engagement, second chances at love and family ties, a scam artist, and of course all the wonderful personalities that make up this tight-knit town.

Although this was Marcus and Quinn’s story, Quinn’s parents played a big role in everything that goes down – especially when Quinn finds out that she may be
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