Series: Lark Cove #2
Author: Devney Perry
Release Date: Sept 4, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: 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.
I honestly don’t know where to start with my review for this one. I loved some parts and didn’t like some others. Willa and Jackson both have some issues. Jackson in the beginning is very immature and self absorbed. And Willa just goes along with whatever crumbs she can get from him and doesn’t question anything. And she puts up with her “friends” just being nasty. Thank goodness she at least has a very good friend in Leighton and some great parents. And I love that Willa knows what she wants and doesn’t want to settle for less. And I liked that Jackson did have some very mature qualities. For instance, he’s responsible and great with his money management.
The chemistry between Jackson and Willa was good, but it’s so often overshadowed by his knowing that she’s giving him everything and he has zero long-term intentions for her. And when he does change his mind, it’s all at once. There’s no realistic growth period.
That being said. When things are really good for them it’s REALLY good. One speech by Willa just brought tears to my eyes. And I was so hooked! It was extremely addictive. I’ll have to warn you of some major angst, though. It’s not throughout the whole story, but when it’s there, it’s extreme!
I also want to point out there there’s more to the plot than their love story. And it really adds to the intrigue of the story. I know it sounds like I didn’t really enjoy this one, but I did. It’s one of those that I really enjoyed, but that there were still little things that bugged me throughout. I’ll have to give this somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. And I want to point out that I’m really looking forward to the next book knowing who’s going to get their HEA!