September 7, 2018
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.
Timid is the second book in the Lark Cove series by the talented Devney Perry. It can be read as a standalone, since I didn’t read Tattered, but I’m mad at myself for that! I didn’t feel like I was lost, but I really wanted to know more about Thea and Logan’s story. But, Timid is Willa and Jackson’s story. Willa met Jackson when she was a teenager. Her crush never lessened and over the years she secretly watched and waited for him. One night, he runs into her and they share something incredibly special to her. But then he never mentions it again. He forgot the moment that meant so much to her. When he finally sees her and realizes he needs to have her, it’s too late. Well, almost too late. Willa is going to make Jackson work for it. She’s not going to just cave without making him prove he’s interested. She gives up a good fight, but she can’t hold back anymore. Jackson more than proves he wants her and not just physically. There’s something special about Willa. She calms him. She sees him. But he doesn’t want serious. He’s not made for commitment. Can Willa be the woman to show Jackson he’s worth loving? Will Jackson realize he needs Willa to survive before it’s too late? I loved this story! Willa is one tough cookie! She didn’t take crap from Jackson and she stood up for herself! I was so proud of her. Jackson has a past he just couldn’t shake, so I understood why he thought the way he did. He just needs a lot of hugs! Overall, I laughed, cried, swooned and cheered! I can’t wait for more in the series!
His chin had a flat stop in the center. It wasn’t a dimple, not really even a dent, just a feature that made his face even manlier. His appeal was annoying.
Air kisses. Sweet kisses. Soft kisses. Hard kisses. Wet kisses. Tonight, I’d learned it all. And I couldn’t wait to see what he’d teach me next.
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.
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.