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- Print Length: 319 pages
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- Publication Date: September 4, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DMBVZN1
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Willa and Jackson are the perfect case of opposites attract. Willa with her innocence and Jackson with his experienced past, these two are bound to explode when they come together. I enjoyed reading about their journey.
The side characters in this book made the book. They were that extra something this book definitely needed. They helped create the bond between Willa and Jackson.
In this author's books, she always has that one element that we have learned will eventually come in the second half of the book. If I am being honest, I was getting bored with it. It had become too predictable. She finally decided to switch it up. I couldn't have been more pleased. I didn't see that twist coming at all.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I didn't want to put it down until I had reached the end. I definitely was not disappointed in anything in this book. I most assuredly would recommend reading.
One of the best things Devney Perry does is make me stop, think, and challenges me to change my expectations of the characters. I suppose I’ve got to a stage in reading a romance where I don’t expect reality in my books. In real life, I wouldn’t waste my time on someone I don’t think appreciates me. In real life, I wouldn’t silently take the blows and walk away to contemplate, cry or hide. In real life, I would SCREAM to know why, demand to be heard and make it known how I feel…then I would walk away to contemplate, cry or hide. This Timid one screamed “NO”, she would not walk away from love, she did not give up and she wanted her voice to be heard.
I admired Willa and came to appreciate her quiet ways. Yes, her voice shook when she met with her boss, Logan, who is extremely good looking, rich and successful, I think I would be intimidated too. Sure, she probably crushed on Jackson for longer than I ever would, but she saw something in him that a lot of people missed. I loved that she stood up for herself and refused to be used or looked over. Her loyalty, love for her family and determination to do right proved she was a good woman. I’ve never said this about another character…Willa is someone that I would want my sons to fall in love with.
Jackson Page did not deserve Willa Doon…at first. He even didn’t deserve Willa Doon at the halfway mark. By the end Jackson Page was the best man for Willa Doon, I loved him and I wanted him to give Willa Doon babies. Oh boy, he had his work cut out for him changing my squinty-eyed glare to fluttery-eyed love you’s. I can’t help but like (in a jealous of good-looking people way) that Jackson had some insecurities. I think I would find it hard to love a perfect man. Luckily for us, Jackson is FAR from perfect.
I loved Timid. Seriously, Devney Perry has become one of my favourite contemporary romance authors. Her characters, storylines and settings take you out of your comfy reading chair into someone else’s backyard. I’m not expected to believe in the unbelievable, I don’t have to leave my brain in the other room to ignore stupidity and I can just sit back and enjoy a good story. It’s not always easy for Willa and Jackson, but their journey is so worth the effort. If you haven’t visited Lark Cove yet, I suggest you do…NOW!
With that little teaser at the end…I need Tragic right now. There’s a MOUNTAIN MAN who needs a little loving and I think Piper is the one for the job.
Character development is key to Perry’s romances She spends so much time providing us their history and motivations. In developing her characters, we are drawn to them like our closest friends. In Timid, Jackson is the most complex character. I usually focus more on the female hero of a story, but, for me, Willa seemed a bit one-dimensional at times. She’s the saccharine of the story. Her power eventually comes in her devotion and love for Jackson, and this empowers him to find truth in his life. But Jackson is a bit more multi-dimensional in this story. One minute, you love him and his devotion to Willa. However, there are moments when you want to reach through the book and punch him. To me, that’s important for developing an interesting character. We should have strong feelings for a character. Jackson fulfills that in Timid. I loved him, I disliked him, and I felt sorrow for him too.
I have to admit that the story of Tattered intrigued me a bit more than the one in Timid. For me, strife is important in a more serious romance, and the strife seemed a bit deeper in the first book than this one. However, this book isn’t without those moments that punch you in the gut. This happens several times in the story, and you cross your fingers and hope the characters can come back from those moments. Beyond that, the story seems fairly common for a romance: guy and girl meet, girl pines, guy realizes her worth, guy and girl come together, life happens and threatens their relationship, and everything resolves the way it should.
Sexiness Quotient: 💙💙💙
There is definitely sexual chemistry between Jackson and Willa, but, unlike other romance books, this relationship doesn’t offer too much different than most romance novels. It’s pretty typical, and I don’t believe it is the focus of this story. The sexiness is enough to satiate the appetites of most romance readers, but the storyline and characters are the meat and depth of this book.
Perry’s style seeks to pull us through her story. Some romance authors report details plainly, some romance authors offer over-stated flowery moments, and some romance authors write with space between the details forcing the reader to fill in those spaces. Perry’s narrative flows. There are no spaces, there is no guessing, and there is no wading through too many words. It is simply enough.
I love the Lark Cove series. I have fallen in love with the characters and this community. It doesn’t matter if I’m reading about Logan and Thea in Tattered or Jackson and Willa in Timid. I just want more of Perry’s books. Her characters grab you, gut you at times, and make you fall in love with them, flaws and all. When I have more time in my reading schedule, I will definitely be reading more of her anthology because she does romance right. And I am waiting patiently for Tragic, Piper’s story. That one, I think is going to trample my heart. I hope it survives.