Image of Shoreline Drive (Sanctuary Island)


Image of Shoreline Drive (Sanctuary Island)

In Everett’s second Sanctuary Island novel, she takes the colorful world she built in the first and takes a deeper look at two of its charming inhabitants. The author has created a romance built on expectations and passion between a grumpy loner and an eternal optimist.

Dr. Ben Faulkner is determined not to fall in love, but bright and optimistic Merry Preston enters his life when he suddenly must deliver her son. Merry is trying to build a new life for herself and her son, but Ben is making it hard to concentrate on anything except her attraction to him. When Ben proposes a marriage of convenience, Merry accepts with uncertainty. Complications arise in their arrangement, forcing Merry to choose between the life she knows and the one she is building with Ben. (ST. MARTIN’S, Feb., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sabrina Cooper