Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: Covered in Coal by Silla Webb

Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.

Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.

Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?


4 Great Debut Stars!
Review by Faith Dotson


You ever have that one person that no matter what they did to you, you couldn’t help but stay in love with them no matter how hard you fought it?


“But that’s what true love does to ya when you lose it. It shatters you, heart, mind, body and soul, leaving nothing behind but a million tiny shards.”


Carly Jo had high hopes of attending college on a cheerleading scholarship but that all came crashing down after graduation. When her boyfriend of 3 years dumps her and her father basically disowning her when she informed him of two pink lines, Carly Jo takes off and has no intentions of ever returning.


"I'm stepping away from the only life I've ever known, stepping away from daddy, away from Colton, away from home.”


 After finding her way a couple states away and working through yet another devastation in her life, she must return home to say good-bye to her dying father. Carly is not prepared for what lies ahead of her, but she takes it and does what she knows best…bucking up! She has so much strength, determination and is extremely independent that she takes on becoming the CEO of her late father’s coal mines and the one person she loves but hates…Colton.


Instead of staying down, when life beat my ass to the ground, I got up, made life my bitch, and fought back! I was determined to be happy. I was determined to be something, someone.


Sensing my fear, he presses his forehead to mine, and softly whispers, “You were made for me, darlin’. Feel how you fit in my arms, by my side? A damn perfect fit. Because you are mine. For always.”


Colton bleeds football and coal. But when he blows his knee out in high school his chances of playing football are over. So he starts working for Carly Jo’s dad in the mines. But when his addiction to pain medications aren’t enough he turns to anything he can get his hands on, including a one night stand while he was dating Carly. Carly’s dad finds out and gives him the ultimatum. Even though he did what her dad wanted; he never stopped loving Carly and hoping that she comes back. Colton straightened himself out and has worked his way up in the mines and became a supervisor.


“Don’t walk away from me, darlin’,” he whispers into my ear. Oh my god, the heat of his breath, the feel of his hardness pressing into my ass. Oh hell, I’m about to come undone. He wraps his arms around my waist, and tosses me over his shoulder. With a swat on my ass, he laughs.


Carly doesn’t seem prepared for the amount of emotions that run through her when she first comes face to face with Colton. Being the stubborn woman that she is, she fights the feelings to no end. And Colton being the hot, alpha male that he is doesn’t give up on her even after she continues to pull him in and then pushes him away. So many secrets threaten their love for each other but when she tries to shut down from him again, he doesn’t take no for an answer.


What happens is an emotional coal cart full of laughter, tears, healing and avoidance. I was never one to like a woman whose mouth is worse than a sailor’s, but after knowing what Carly goes through, she has every right to use that mouth. This story gives you that feeling that true love can bring you such highs, but at the same time teaches you that you must fight for it also. There is also a bonus, we get alternating POV’s! This really helps you understand where Colton is coming from.


The supporting characters bring so much to the plate too. Luke is the guy that made fun of her in school, but is the one she leans on when things become too rocky. And Heidi Jo is just a little spit-fire that will keep you in stitches. Carly’s sister is caring and I think she might be a saint, while Big John, Carly’s dad is a complete arse.


Rekindling lost love can lead to a heart full of answers you can’t remember you asked the question to, but you will find yourself questioning the ending because…yup, you guessed it…she leaves you hanging off that cliff and grumbling to yourself till the next book is released.


“When two people are meant for each other, no time is too long, no distance is too far, no one can ever tear them apart.”


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