Sunday, April 17, 2016

Calico ~ Callie Hart

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Twelve years ago, I ran to stay alive. 

Port Royal, South Carolina, was my home. I was born there. I fell in love there. And I nearly died there. I never thought I’d go back. Now, after so many years, I have to return to bury the man who made my life a living hell. Some nights, I used to cry myself to sleep, praying my father would die. Other nights were different. Other nights, there was him. 

Callan Cross. 

My first confidante. My first kiss. My first love. My first everything: Callan was the glue that held me together when everything else was falling apart. He was my savior. He was there for me whenever I needed him…

Until he wasn’t.

Every night, I’ve seen the love of my life in my sleep. 
I just never thought I’d have to face him again.


Twelve years ago, I f*#@ed up big time.

Living life through a camera lens is sometimes easier than dealing with it head on. Scratch that. It’s always easier. For over a decade, I’ve been a master of my art, taking photographs all over the world. Yet despite all of the countries I’ve visited, the amazing things I’ve seen, the beautiful women I’ve screwed, my heart has remained in pieces.

Coralie’s the only woman I’ve ever loved, will ever love. And I’m determined to show her that we’re meant to be together. Even if it means unearthing the bones of the past in the process. 

A lifetime and a thousand miles have stood between us. 
Now, there’s no length of time I won’t wait, no distance I won’t travel, in order to make her mine.
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ARC received in exchange for an honest review. 

I am a big Callie Hart fan, from the Blood and Roses series. I was not sure what to expect since I just signed up for Calico based on it being Callie Hart. I didn’t even read the blurb, just signed up for the ARC. I was not disappointed in the least.

Coralie and Callan have this history and connection that is overpowering. It is all consuming. From the first page, I could not put their story down.
Coralie is definitely a survivor, but I may not have agreed with how she just up and left Port Royal. While I could never understand what someone goes through that is mentally and physically abused, I can understand how helpless Callan must have felt when she left. They were inseparable; at least they were away from her father.

Callan is a dick, but he really isn’t. He’s just become that why since Coralie left. An amazing photographer, Callan thinks Coralie left because of his big screw up, but when he finds out the whole story; my heart just breaks with his. The heart he thought was gone is very much alive with Coralie, but can they get through their past and all their own secrets.

Callie is just a great writer. The flashbacks were easy to understand and while we jump around here and there, it was very easy to follow. The struggle that these two went through can be felt through the pages and hit me right in the feels. I was emotionally invested in Coralie and Callan and really enjoyed their story.

"Loving you is just part of what makes me who I am."

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