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Sunday, April 12, 2015

5* Review & Giveaway! Bad for Me by @CodiGary @TastyBookTours

Bad for Me
Rock Canyon # 5  
By: Codi Gary
Releasing April 7, 2015
Avon Impulse


Codi Gary returns with another fabulous Rock Canyon romance: when veteran marine Everett Silverton meets the town’s smooth-voiced DJ Callie Jacobsen, sparks fly—but is passion enough to give these wounded souls another chance at love?

Callie Jacobsen isn't about to open her heart to just anyone. Not so very long ago, trusting someone changed her life forever—and not in a fun way. Now she's better off focusing on her career, her friends, and her dog. So when former Marine Everett Silverton takes an interest in her, Callie's more than a little wary. No matter how charming he is, men are a bad idea. In fact, she's got the scars to prove it.

But Everett isn't convinced Callie should shut everyone out—especially not him. He may be a hero to the people of Rock Canyon, but he's got his own demons, and he bets they're not that different from Callie's. Still, he knows it's going to take more than chemistry to get her to let her guard down. Everett will do whatever it takes to show her she's safe with him. All she has to do is take a chance, take a step … and take his hand.

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Review- 5 Stars
Callie moved to Rock Canyon to start over. She had to deal with something in her past that no one ever wants to have to deal with and accept happening. Callie has been distant from everyone since moving there and has tried to deal with her past and move on. What Callie does not realize is that even though she thinks she has moved on, she is so far from being over her past and has to learn how to deal with these obstacles and how to let someone love her again. Callie has made some new friends in the local area but she has not opened up to them and revealed her past so that they can help her move on. Callie is a DJ for a local radio station and does Djing after hours for special events.

Everett is a local man that helps Veterans with PTSD deal with adjusting back to the real world. He of all people should know what this is like because of his traumatic experience on a deployment with the Marines himself. Everett and his brothers had to take care of their father growing up because of his alcohol addiction and dealing with all of this has made Everett really good on picking up warning signs and makes him better able to help in his job. Their father has since joined AA and that is where he and Callie meet. Everett had heard his father talk about his sponsor, but never dream that it could be someone of his age and liking.

Once Callie and Everett have a chance meeting of literally bumping into each other, things escalate from there for them. There is a lot of back and forth with Callie because she is still dealing with her past and hides from Everette for so long, but soon she comes around and realizes what is best for her.
I love how Codi dealt with real life situations with these characters. It makes the story seem more like reality than some. This story makes you think about how things are not always what they seem when dealing with others feelings and emotions. You never know what could be going on in someone's head until they begin to show outward signs.

I really enjoyed this story and loved that it had a HEA. Callie so deserves her HEA after all she had been through and so does Everett. Codi really did well with this one!!!
*Review by Melanie Hutchinson

Author Info
An obsessive bookworm, CODI GARY likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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