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. Marcus knows he did the right thing—a good girl like Quinn has no business with a broken man like him. But now no one will come to his bar, and he's watching his last chance at a peaceful life go up in smoke. So when Quinn proposes a fake four-week courtship, he can't refuse...even though he knows it's a bad idea.
It's a romantic charade that will buy Quinn time to distract her mother and father from their own martial problems—and will help Marcus welcome back some paying customers besides. But what begins as an engagement of convenience slowly transforms into a deeper connection, one that heals both of their hearts...and ignites the simmering passion between them. Could it be that pretending to be together is just what Quinn and Marcus needed to give their real love a second chance?
|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 bar and only two people come in. Quinn finds out that her parents are wanting to sell the family home, and also it looks like her mom and dad may be separating this all because of some new guru that her mother has decided to follow. Quinn’s plan is for her and Marcus to start dating again and by doing so will keep her parents around town longer so they won’t sell the house while she figures out how to fix everything. At the same time it will help his business because he won’t be on the outs with the town people for dumping her. Sounds good and he agrees. What happens next is Marcus finding out that he needs to talk about his past and one of those people is Quinn and the more he shares the more she falls for him and he for her. There are more layers to this story and her parents and for Marcus as well. This turns out to be a very good book, with good characters. I got this book from netgalley.com. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|