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.
This book of the series is probably my favorite. Calla reminded me of myself sometimes. There are a lot of firsts that I had not had at her age. I was able to understand some of her problems in that category. What happened with her family sucked like crazy. Her mom took everything that she saved and then some which led Calla to have to do the one thing that she did not want to do which is to go back home. I really hated that she had to go through something like that most of her childhood and adult life. Bearing with a tragedy is something that no one should have to go through with alone.
Then there is Jax who reminded me of Cam. He was sweet, funny and very very straight forward. He knew what he wanted and if he saw something he wanted he went for it. No questions asked. He was very protective of Calla and was there for her which in so many ways melted my heart. This story had romance in it and it got steamy at times too but it was so much more than that. Jax made Calla see what he saw and that was taking the beauty out of something that was scaring and bad. He help her see that there was so much more to her than just her scars. In return Calla did the same for Jax.
This one was very beautiful. It had some drama and I did shed a few tears toward the end. I enjoyed reading this book of the series very much