Series: Lark Cove
Published by Self on 09/04/2018
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Also in this series: Tattered
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.
After reading Tattered by Devney Perry and loving it, I could not wait to read Timid and I was not disappointed. I loved Willa since I first met her in Tattered and though you could read this as a standalone, you would get so much more background by reading it first and it is too good to miss anyway! In Timid we get Willa and Jackson’s story and from their backgrounds in Tattered, you just know this was going to be quite the ride!
Willa has been in love with Jackson since the first day she laid eyes on him. Years later, she continues to love and want him from the sidelines. Jackson is not a relationship kind of guy. He carries demons that weigh on him and instead drowns himself in drinking and one-night stands. Willa is sweet and caring, if a bit on the shy side. On the other hand, there were times I wanted to hit Jackson, but you get so much more of his background and begin to understand him more.
Timid by Devney Perry was everything I wanted and more. It was sweet, heartbreaking at times and emotional story. We get the see the characters grow so much and really come into their own. I loved seeing Willa stand up for herself and what she deserved and watching Jackson realize he had to work for something that had previously been given freely! Really loving this series and looking forward to reading the next one!
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.
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.