Release Blitz and Polly's Review: Wallflowers by CP Smith




“Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens, and wallflowers, need ruin to make them grow.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne 
They say money is the root of all evil, but sometimes, evil lurks in the most unlikely places. 
Calla Lily Armstrong spent her whole life shielding her heart. Now she's ready to break down her walls and see what's hiding on the other side. With the help of her new friends, Poppy Gentry and Sienna Miller, the three band together to find their happily ever after. One Wallflower at a time. Former Atlanta Homicide Detective, 
Devin Hawthorne, moved to Savannah for a change of pace and a fresh start as a Private Investigator. He finds it right under his nose in the form of a Southern beauty who drives him to distraction, and deadly secrets that threaten her very life. 
Rated mature for language and sexual content.

muscular handsome sexy guy with pretty woman, on dark background, glamour light



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I really really tried with this one y'all!! The blurb basically promised a sure thing for me. I had so many annoyances with the execution though. 

Calla is a book editor who keeps to herself. She's a wallflower that needs to branch out in her life or it's going to pass her by. 

Devin is her new neighbor. He's a PI who just moved to Savannah to escape his past jobs and his friends are there. 

A few of this issues I had are: 

I'm southern. I like a good southern book as much as the next person but everything in this book was OVER done. From the cliche "sugar" (I've never heard anyone call someone that in real life) to the way southerners dress and act, it was too much. I found myself rolling my eyes at everything. 

The names. Sienna Miller (actress), Justin Moore (singer), Billy Ray (singer). Why put so much second hand in a book?

The whole "Devil" thing. I get it. He's kinda like a character in a book. I felt like it was pushed too much. 

The timing. The whole book took place within a week. Literally fast forward romance. 

I'm sure there was more but I'll stop there. There were more things that didn't work for me that did and I really wish I could have gotten invested in the story line but it seemed a bit silly. 

                                                          The cover however is amazing.


Summer flowers

CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with better imaginations.

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