Calico by Callie Hart Release Date: April 12th, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance
Coralie 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.
Callan 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.
The blurb for this book had me dying to read this book. But when it came time to read it, I wasn’t in the mood for a heartier book. I was in a light and fluffy mood but need to read Calico. I was nervous I wasn’t going to like this story but immediately I was hooked. The writing was beautiful and I fell in love with the characters instantly.
Callan and Coralie’s story started when they were teenagers. Teenagers that lived not easy lives but had each other. Decisions tore them apart for over a decade but they both ended up back in Port Royal where they grew up. We watch as these characters grow up and grow into their own. The reader feels every single heartbreak they felt. The feels were all there with Ms Hart’s writing.
A love story so true, I was enthralled the entire time. The characters were so real to me and it made reading so enjoyable. I highly recommend this book. It’s so beautiful with tons of layers of story and love.
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Meet Callie Hart:
Callie Hart is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. Callie's Internationally Bestselling Blood & Roses series has garnered well over 1000 5 star reviews.