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Timid (Lark Cove Series) by Devney Perry Review Tour

 

Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2018

Timid is one of those books that just wraps you up and doesn’t let you go until the end, and then it doesn’t really let you go then. But, seriously…all of Devney Perry’s books do that to me!!!!

This is Willa and Jackson’s story, and what a story it is! The romance begins with Willa many years before it does for Jackson! She fell for him the instant she saw him as a teenager when he first arrived in town. Since then, she has tried to get him to notice her to no avail. Willa, being who she is, doesn’t do anything drastic in that department. She is very reserved and shy…hence the title of the book. By the end, she has grown into a more confident and self-assured woman, not a girl anymore.

Jackson has never really known a home until he came to Lark Cove. Hazel, Thea, and Charlie are his family. He is somewhat reserved himself but in a completely different way than Willa. He definitely gets attention with his good looks and his charm, but he doesn’t really allow others besides his inner circle get too close. He is completely clueless about Willa. The guy doesn’t even call her by the correct name. One night, all that changes, and he really “sees” Willa, and it’s over for him. He knows she is special, and he won’t give up until he has her. She will definitely make him work hard which I loved by the way.

As with all of Perry’s novels, it’s much more than a romance. There are twists and some angst, but they play into the plot of the book and really make the characters grow into the people I think they were created to be. She always draws me into her books and her characters. They aren’t just fictional characters; she brings them to life.. She knows how to pull at my heartstrings and can make me shed a tear of two, but it’s that emotional connection that brings me back to her time and time again!!!!



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I scooched my chair in toward the table, trying to put a little more space between Jackson and me, but he wasn’t having it.

He put both hands on the back of my chair, then leaned in close. “Hi, Willa.”

“Uh . . . hi.” I shivered at the heat from his chest on my bare shoulders.

Why was he standing so close? My parents were right there. Our table was one of four tall, square ones in the center of the room and there was plenty of space between tables.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

But was Jackson using any of that plentiful space?

No sirree. He stayed pressed against the back of my chair, like there were only three inches of usable space behind him, not three feet.

My skin prickled he was so close. I tried to nudge my chair forward again but it barely moved. Sweat beaded on my temples and I pulled in a shaking breath.

Jackson’s woodsy, rich scent was everywhere. It overpowered the stale beer, pizza and peanuts, and I inhaled a deep breath, unable to resist.

Sexy Hot Forest. That’s what they’d call his cologne.

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Redemption: Part 5 by Kate Benson Blog Tour with Review

Title: Redemption Part Five
Author: Kate Benson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Editor: Chasing Sophie Publications
Cover Designer: Dana Leah at Designs by Dana
Publication Date: August 27th, 2018
Blurb:
***This book contains content intended for mature readers***
BELLA
Disaster puts a lot into perspective.
I thought I’d made my peace with losing everything in the name of love.
For months, it’s been staring Adam and I in the face.
If I’m being honest, there’s a part of me that welcomed it. There’s a piece of my soul that yearned for it to swallow me whole, offer us a means to an end.
I’m not sure of much these days, but there’s one thing I know as fact…
I’ll never survive losing him.
ADAM
The moment Isabella came crashing into my life, something irrevocably shifted inside my soul.
Now that I’ve tasted it, I don’t know how to live without her.
The very love I didn’t know I craved has me facing the loss of everything I ever cared about.
I’ve sworn myself to protecting both my empire and the love of my life.
If it comes down to keeping only one, which will grant me redemption?


Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Redemption: Part 5 is the continuation of Adam and Isabella’s story. It picks up immediately after that cliffhanger Kate Benson left us with! Their lives are still in turmoil, and Adam is fighting hard to keep both Isabella and his company. As you can imagine, this one is an intriguing read with more twists.

 

The romance and steam continue, but as with all the books, their relationship is theme of the book. Isabella is still adjusting to Adam, and it’s sometimes a struggle for this independent woman to be in this type of relationship. It’s also sometimes a struggle for Adam to allow Isabella completely into his heart. But, both of them are doing their best. With each installment in this series, you can see their trust deepening and growing stronger. They will have to rely on that strength to get them through what is coming their way.

 

I have written in my reviews before how much I love reading a writer’s acknowledgments and notes. For me, it gives me a bit of an insight to the writer. Sometimes you find little gems in those sections. I found one in Benson’s dedication. I love it; my heart melted with this one, ”For my darling Mr. Benson. The world could shatter all around us and I would still belong to you alone.” No wonder she can write such a heartmelting romance!!!!

 

I don’t call Benson “the queen of cliffys” for nothing…she left us yet with another one. I don’t know how she does it! This next book will definitely be filled with some heart-stopping moments. She made it known that the threat to Adam and Isabella has taken quite a dangerous turn. So, I “arrivederci” to  one of my favorite couples until we meet the next time!!!!

 



Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

Author Links:
Benson’s Book Babes (Fan Club/Readers Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/PromiseSeriesSupportGroup/
Buy Links:
Redemption: Part One (The Vault Book 1): https://amzn.to/2IPcIwx
Redemption: Part Two (The Vault Book 2): https://amzn.to/2HRBywv
Redemption: Part Three (The Vault Book 3): https://amzn.to/2IHth1C
Redemption: Part Four (The Vault Book 4): https://amzn.to/2LcmRZF
Redemption: Part Five (The Vault Book 5): https://amzn.to/2PlSKh1