Author: C.P Smith
Date Pub: Nov. 21st, 2016
Stars: 4.0 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual, First Person
“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.Okay, I liked this book. I waited for this for so long!
Calla Lily Armstrong: book editor, book worm, rich, has a painful past, innocent, loving, compassionate. Devin Hawthorne: I love his name!!!! He’s an alpha, strong, committed, loving, and gets what he wants and that’s Calla.
This book has a little similarity with Property Of. If you read it, you’ll see it. Anyway, Calla and Devin’s love was slow burning though Devin’s ready to pursue Calla, he can’t because he thought she’s taken and vise versa.
As for Calla, Devin’s too much for her to handle.
“Devin Hawthorne may have been the prototypical protagonist in my personal romance novel. But I knew with certainty, as I listened to his sexy timber through the walls, I was not experienced enough to handle a man like that.”
But Devin, being an alpha and sets his eyes on Calla. They’re both attracted to each other but Calla’s scared to get hurt because she thought she’s not worth loving. It stems from her past and his manipulative evil grandaddy. Devin’s ready to break those bricks surrounding Calla though. He wants in.
“And he’d wanted Calla Armstrong from the moment he laid eyes on her in the shop window.”
There’s a murder case that Devin’s needed to solve, and he used to to get closer to Calla by asking her to give her direction. Off they went. Calla wants to help solve it, so she recruited her fellow Wallflowers: Sienna and Poppy. This made Devin furious because no one gets to hurt his Calla. He’ll protect her. Boy, that scene was funny especially when she thought Detective Strawn’s arresting her because of the “detective” thing.
“Calla, it’s my job to protect you, not the other way around. To make sure you’re happy, that you feel full instead of hollow, and it’s my fuckin’ job to make sure you never feel lonely again.”
“Then what’s my job?”
“To love me.” Her lips began to tremble, and it took sheer strength of will not to reach out and crush her to him. But he continued instead. “To crave my touch, to trust me with your whole heart. To fix me when I need fixin’, to lay your troubles on my shoulders so you don’t have to carry them. To need me more than air. To just fuckin’ love me.”
“That’s it?” she asked around a restrained sob. “That’s all I have to do?”
Sigh* Devin Hawthorne, baby, I love you! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!
Can’t wait for Sienna and Detective Strawn’s story Double Trouble.