Friday, September 7, 2018

Blog Tour : Timid (Lark Cove #2) by Devney Perry @DevneyPerry


 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.  

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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.    

I'm so happy, relieved and ecstatic that I adored this book  

So I can say that Devney has really proved that I shouldn't prejudge a book by details that may not be something I'd like. I went into this book with eyes wide open knowing it's going to push me and challenge me. I am a reader who really wants my hero to be loyal and faithful from first sight. That's where Timid gets tricky. That's where Devney said Hey.. What's first sight? Can't there be exceptions? 
So here goes. 
 Facts : Yes Jackson is a playboy. Yes he meets Willa when she's 17 and he's 23. That "meeting" to her meant everything. That "meeting" to Jackson was absolutely appropriately inconsequential because she was too young and Jackson would have been wrong to notice her in any other way than he did.
OK so years go by Willa has a crush. Ok fine. She's off to college and comes back. Jackson still hasn't really noticed her. Then one night. One special and thrilling night gives Willa hope. 

And bam Jackson crushes it. I was screaming at him to wake up. But I felt Devney was saying be patient. Give him a chance. And that's when it happened in the right way and the right time. 

One night a beautiful girl leaps from the pages of Thea's drawing. That moment was the right time for Jackson's heart to notice and his soul to remember and see Willa and this is my exception. This to me is when I felt their meeting truly happened. I adored the way he pursued her hard. I loved that Willa slammed the doors both figuratively and physically many times  and made Jackson work for it.

Willa had a gentle , patient and evidently a forgiving soul. She gave in at the perfect time and I fell in love with their love story truly and deeply.

This story took some crazy twists and turns. What I've mentioned before was basically in the blurb. The rest you'll have to experience amongst the pages. I'll give you some guarantees though. This story is full of love, passion and healing. There's some pretty funny parts too. But then I'll say have some tissues handy. So many feels. 

I really just want to find my own lake side cottage in Lark Cove so I can go to the bar for pizza and listen to the juke box and visit with these vibrant characters. Oh my that teaser for Tragic made my heart pound in all kinds of scarey and thrilling ways. I can't wait. 

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. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Newsletter

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