And someone you can trust with your heart. I absolutely loved this story and Devney without a doubt has become one of my all-time favorite authors. Willa is determined to break those barriers down. Willa has lived in lark Cove all of her life and has had a crush on Jackson Page from the first moment she laid eyes on him at 17 years old. I loved how Perry wove the first book into this one, because their stories happened simultaneously, so it was a nice overlap, but she didn't do it too much that it made me feel like the narrative was on repeat. He has never once paid any attention to the timid and shy Willa, who is waiting for the day Jackson will eventually notice her.
She was very naïve in some ways and that added to the purity of her innocence, but it also made me sigh a few times knowing that as a grown adult, that's not how I would have handled things. Devney Perry writes good books. Being quite shy and timid myself, I could really relate to her and the struggles she endured. That was the reason for the haze in his eyes. And how in doing so, truly developed a strong, amazing love. I think it needed a little more conflict.
Is she really that invisible to him? I was her dream and hse was mine. Once the twist took place, then things did become a bit more interesting. Was I just next on his conquest list? It took me until right around the 70% mark to actually settle in. I admired Willa and came to appreciate her quiet ways. Devney Perry seems to have perfected the recipe when it comes to the ingredients required for small town romances. Willa has been in love with Jackson from the moment she set eyes on him when she was only sixteen and he was the sexy older man who just moved to her small hometown.
Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised. But I am completely gone over Jackson and Willa together! Until 1 day, jackson saw a skecth of willa and he hunts her down. This was only the first 80 pages of the book. She went with the flow and was very easy-going. And Jackson is a man she believes in. The cartoon was animated by Lewis Marshall, Kenneth Muse, Irvin Spence, Ken Southworth and Bill Schipek, with backgrounds by Roberta Gruetert and layouts by Richard Bickenbach. Willa who is a timid girl, met jackson when she was 17 years old.
The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name. Willa is a bit on the shy side, but she is a wonderful person. Willa is crushed and decides to move on, as she should have years ago. Timid is my favorite Devney Perry book yet. However, nine years later those dreams have become a bit tarnished but when the most hurtful thing imaginable happens, they are no longer simply dulled by time, they are decimated. Willa has had a crush on Jackson Page since she first laid eyes on him when she was seventeen years old.
I am surprised that I didn't feel this book as much as usual, because usually I fall in love with anything and everything that this author writes. And someone you can trust with your heart. I didn't think an author would ever win the number one place for writing the most pathetic heroines ever but this author just took number one place. Maybe because it is based on the surface, not on who she is as a person. What started out as a tension building page turner, fizzled out too quickly for my taste.
Willa was the walking talking example of it. Whenever I catch scent of such a story, I go a little weak at the knees, but having one of my favourite authors writing one was downright impossible to resist. Willa is not a person into confrontation, but she definitely knows how to choose her battles and who to fight for. The way and how Willa and Jackson got together and how he discovered he had feelings for her was too coincidental and easy. Devney Perry delivers a heartwarming,sweet and cute story.
He only knows how to expect rejection and abandonment. Her characters have such depth and as the story moves along and each layer is shed we truly get to know them. Jackson and Willa together were fantastic! After reading and enjoying the first book in this series I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book, the town whore shacking up with the timid mouse, it just calls for all those feels to come at you!! And I did love that. Having had enough of Jerry bothering George, the two cats play a trick on him by pretending to be a two-headed, four-armed and four-legged monster which terrifies Jerry and makes him flee the house and also overcoming George's fear of mice. The way and how Willa and Jackson got together and how he discovered he had feelings for her was too coincidental and easy.
She has such a natural talent for telling a story that makes me feel absolutely everything and for bringing to life characters that are always so relatable, real and so beautifully flawed. But she waited 9 years, 9 years seeing him with women, 9 years waiting for him to give her the first kiss, 9 years to give him her virginty, 9 years of being in love with this poor excuse of drunk and druggie man. Jackson Page was kissing me. And let me tell you I've read some pathetic ones but damn this woman and author just take the fucking cake. There is something monumentally heartbreaking about having an undeniable attraction towards someone and having them not return the attraction, not even really noticing you exist. I loved how she was so real, how she was effortlessly beautiful inside and out, and her sheer determination when it comes to the kids and the summer camp she directs and oversees.