“Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens, and wallflowers, need ruin to make them grow.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
They say money is the root of all evil, but sometimes, evil lurks in the most unlikely places.
Calla Lily Armstrong spent her whole life shielding her heart. Now she’s ready to break down her walls and see what’s hiding on the other side. With the help of her new friends, Poppy Gentry and Sienna Miller, the three band together to find their happily ever after. One Wallflower at a time.
Former Atlanta Homicide Detective, Devin Hawthorne, moved to Savannah for a change of pace and a fresh start as a Private Investigator. He finds it right under his nose in the form of a Southern beauty who drives him to distraction, and deadly secrets that threaten her very life.
Rated mature for language and sexual content.
I received this book for an honest review.
AHH OK first off let’s discuss that cover shall we? Sooooo amazing and sooooo beautiful. Ok now to the book. The reasons I sign up for CP’s books are because they are super funny and uber hawt but I love her characters. There is something about her characters that always kinda catches my eye. I know she says she writes about “insta-love” and generally I am not a fan of that but in her books it doesn’t feel that way so I love the love story between the characters.
Here we go, Devin is THAT guy. You know what I mean. The grouchy yet hawt, cocky yet hawt, arrogant yet hawt alpha….LOL…see he caught my eye!! I was wishing I would hear him grouch and growl at me like he does in the book. The hubby was not a fan when I ask him to repeat lines from the book…Just kidding or am I??
Calla is in a word protected. She is protected by her family and she has protected her heart until a certain brooding detective comes and changes all of that. Why does she protect herself? She feels that she is the reason why her parents died all those many years ago. SO close off your heart and no more pain right? Loneliness yes but pain no but when Calla SEES Devin, its all over folks!! LOL
The relationship is certainly hawt and while they are dealing with a certain case they get closer and closer and closer…once they meet its like w wick is lit and in time…BOOM . The chemistry started slow but by the end you are racing through your book waiting until…….oh come on you know ………….wink wink.
I am so ready for the other two books in the series!!
CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with better imaginations.