Release Day + Review: Timid by Devney Perry


Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.


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4.5 Stars!

“It’s easy to love someone when times are good. Real love is about holding on to one another when times aren’t.”

Devney Perry I just adore your books! You always write such beautiful love stories with a little mystery to them. Timid is book two in the Lark Cover series following Jackson and Willa. The unique thing about this story that I actually loved was the book doesn’t just pick up in the time frame that Tattered ended, but rather we get to see Willa’s point of view from the time Logan arrives in Lark Cover. We are able to experience two completely different peoples love story from the same time frame as the first book started.

Now I wanted to give a full 5 stars but the one thing that stopped me is I just hadn’t moved on from Logan and Thea’s love story just yet. However I was able to grow to love Jackson! In book one I wasn’t quite sure I would really like him all that much, just how he had responded to Thea’s life changing, or the fact that he always got poor Willa’s name wrong drove me insane. Learning about him, what made him the man he was and how protective he was of Willa once he realized she was the woman he had been looking for and had been in front of his eyes the entire time was so much fun.

The name of the story goes perfectly with Willa’s personality. She is such a timid woman who has basically crushed on Jackson since she was a teenager, at first I thought it was a tad creepy but in the end I got it. Willa was timid but also a spitfire who stood up for those she cared for and just seeing her evolve as the story progressed was something I loved.

Devney Perry delivers such beautiful stories and Timid is just that! Beautifully written, full of characters that you will fall in love with and leave you wanting more of her words.



I scooched my chair in toward the table, trying to put a little more space between Jackson and me, but he wasn’t having it.

He put both hands on the back of my chair, then leaned in close. “Hi, Willa.”

“Uh . . . hi.” I shivered at the heat from his chest on my bare shoulders.

Why was he standing so close? My parents were right there. Our table was one of four tall, square ones in the center of the room and there was plenty of space between tables.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

But was Jackson using any of that plentiful space?

No sirree. He stayed pressed against the back of my chair, like there were only three inches of usable space behind him, not three feet.

My skin prickled he was so close. I tried to nudge my chair forward again but it barely moved. Sweat beaded on my temples and I pulled in a shaking breath.

Jackson’s woodsy, rich scent was everywhere. It overpowered the stale beer, pizza and peanuts, and I inhaled a deep breath, unable to resist.

Sexy Hot Forest. That’s what they’d call his cologne.




Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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