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At twenty-one, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She's never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona - secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
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.
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By The Elf in the Kitchen on 11-05-14
STAY with this Book
First, I screwed up the title in the review of Be With Me...I mentioned Stay with Me and it should have been Stay with You! Now, whew! THIS book was my FAVORITE so far. I LOVED LOVE LOVED it...the characters of Calla and Jax were just terrific and beautifully constructed. It's another compelling story of how two damaged souls can find each other, dance around hidden emotions, omit truths and still manage to make it. Once again, Sophie Eastlake, who could read the phonebook to me and I'd rate it 5 stars, offers the reader not just a reading of the book but a deeply moving performance.
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By Kelly on 05-05-16
Best book in the series! (So far..)
If you could sum up Stay with Me in three words, what would they be?
Fabulous story line!
What did you like best about this story?
I enjoyed the first two books in the series, but the story lines were not incredibly suspenseful. In this book, there are some things that you figure out along the way, but there's a new challenge for Calla around every turn. I only have an hour left in the book, but I STILL haven't figured out the how/why Jacks seems to have known Calla from previously... eagerly anticipating getting that question answered!
Which character – as performed by Sophie Eastlake – was your favorite?
I love, love, LOVE the love story in this book and Jacks is hot in every way, but Calla is my favorite.... I can relate to her story to some degree, and love her strength and courage to keep moving forward after each hit.
Any additional comments?
The only thing negative I can say about this book (and the series) is that I wish the narrator could distinguish the characters voices just a little more. Still.. she's a fabulous narrator and easy to listen to.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful