Blog Tour + 5 Star Review: Calico by Callie Hart

 

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Calico by Callie Hart
Release Date: April 12th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

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.

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5Star

Michel’s Review

I am a huge fan of Callie Hart.  She writes dark, gritty romances that grips at the reader’s emotions.  Calico is by far one of the most emotional romances Callie Hart has written to date.

I have to admit I really struggled deeply with Calico.  The subject matter and the aftereffects were very hard to read.  If child abuse/ domestic abuse are hard limits in your reading preferences, this is not the book for you.

Although Calico covers some very dark and hard subjects, it is also a story of true love and the healing process.

Callie Hart did a superb job handling the violence and psychological effects.  She didn’t sugar coat the harsh realities, nor did she give the characters a quick fix.  Love did not conquer all of the demons.  It tremendously helped the healing process.  Callie left it up to her characters to find their own means of coping. She allowed them to find their own strength to let go and begin the healing process.  It was a very hard journey.

What happens when you fall deeply in love in high school?  Love is hard enough but when your maturity level hasn’t  fully developed, it is even harder.  Add deep harsh secrets to the mix that involved physical abuse and violence, and the story gets more complex.  To make matters worse, add a supportive, loving parent that is dying and it makes the characters lives more difficult to manage.  Then the unthinkable happens and it destroys both of their lives.  It tears them apart.  It leaves their souls shredded.  Twelve years later they are forced to face the past and forced to face each other.  Will the deep, dark secrets surface and will they be able to let the demons go?

My heart bled for Coralie and Callan.

Coralie and Callan’s story is an emotional journey.  It’s a story of pure love in an ugly world.

Callie Hart did a superb job writing Calico.  I highly recommend reading this book.

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Meet Callie Hart:

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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.

 

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