At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.
Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.
At the beginning of the book, I was really liking it, but as the book went on, Calla started to annoy me with all of her insecurities. It seemed like overtime that Calla and Jax were in a good place, she would run away. So annoying!!! Here you have this really attractive guy who totally likes Calla, despite her scars, he has some too by the way, and she just keeps running away from him. I seriously thought that Jax was going to leave her because he was getting fed up with her constantly leaving him. Calla is very annoying. I couldn’t stand reading from her POV. I would have rather read from Jax’s POV. She finds it too good to be true that someone could love her, scars and all. I loved Jax from the start. I think that as soon as he got involved with Calla, he should have set Aimee straight.
So, the book starts off with Calla finding out that all of her money is gone. Someone had taken out credit cards in her name and maxed them out messing with Calla’s credit. From the start, I didn’t like Mona, because what kind of mother messes with their kid like that? Not only did she do that, Calla was shot and what did she do? Mona left her bleeding out on the ground.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. It was entertaining, but Calla’s constant running away and insecurities was unnecessary and annoying. I have a lot more to say about this, but I don;t want to give anything away. Watch my video review on this if you want to know more of my thoughts and don’t care about being spoiled.