Blog Tour – Review & Excerpt: Timid (Lark Cove #2) by Devney Perry

Welcome to the Blog Tour for TIMID, the 2nd book in the Lark Cover Series by Devney Perry – check My Review +an Excerpt on the blog today with Inkslinger PR

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 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 went into this book absolutely against Jackson Page – a man who doesn’t really get into your good graces not just in Tattered (Read My Review) but also in the blurb; with the first few chapters wasn’t exactly conducive to me liking the man for Willa; but as slowly I went through the book – what I found was a relationship that was sweet, kind, loyal and as strong as it can be despite all their insecurities.

Jackson Page is a consummate man wh*re and a commitment phobe of the highest degree – he has a problem trusting any relationship or any one after having being left behind ny his mother when he was just a kid. While he can’t stop himself from pursuing Willa; he knows that he is being selfish with that pursuit, yet he can’t seem to resist the charm of Willa.

Willa, on the other hand, is an innocent woman who has been in love with Jackson ever since she saw him for the first time when she was 17 years old. She has been doing her best to get him to notice her but has been unsuccessful till one night, one kiss.

It hurt my heart to witness the hurt and embarrassment that Willa felt; and I honestly didn’t know how they both would go from there. She is kind, loyal, calm and would definitely be described as timid, or shy or coy or even any synonyms of the word – but as their journey progresses I could see the growth from shy to steady, from timid to strong, a woman who is the calm in the storm for Jackson, something he definitely needed.

There might be some who would consider Willa to be a pushover, but yould take a moment before you make that judgement. Dig deep, and while you on this journey, realize her strength; her unconditional support was exactly what the child in Jackson who never got over the abandonment, needed to push past his insecurities to find the happy for him and Willa.  

Ms. Perry has done a brilliant job of writing a relationship that is strength and loyalty personified – they were as different as they could be and yet fit together like pieces of a puzzle. I just wish that Ms. Perry had expanded on the reading issues Jackson had and why he was never really good with names; it was one fact that remained unexplained not only to Willa.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .75

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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.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

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.

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