Series: Madd CrossFit #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Paris, TX
Also in this series: No Rep, Jerk It
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Quit Bein' Ugly, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty, No Rep, Gen Pop, Jerk It, Inmate of the Month , Shakedown , Always Someone's Monster, Make Me Your Villain , Rattle Some Cages , Get Tragic , Strange and Unusual, Suck This, Never Trust the Living, Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty, Good Trouble, Cute But Psycho, Annoyed At First Sight, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted, I'll Just Date Myself, Fun House, Freak Show
Two years ago, Cannel Crow experienced the worst day of her life. She was taken from a supermarket, and forced to spend a year with a man that treated her worse than a neglected, chained up dog.
One year later, she’s saved by a shadow organization that believes the law is a joke, and the only person you can count on is you.
After another year, she finally realizes the law’s limitation firsthand when the man that bought her from human traffickers, and then forced her to comply to his every whim for a year, is given a plea bargain for names of others in the operation.
Knowing that her abuser will spend the rest of his life in the lap of luxury under an assumed name, Cannel spirals.
At least, she begins to.
Then Wilhelm Schultz, call me Will, walks into her narrow world, larger than life, and changes her reality between one breath and the next.
The abrasive, larger, gruff police detective sees the world in black and white. There is right, and there is wrong.
Until he falls for a woman that needs him to see shades of gray.
The second he sees the world like she needs him to, there’s not a single thing on the planet that’ll stop him from fighting for her.
Not even the oath he swore to protect and do no harm.
Chalk Dirty to Me is book 3 in the Madd Crossfit series and I was nervous. The previous book was so heartbreaking!!! But, I read all of LLV’s books, so I knew I was gonna read this one. I wasn’t disappointed!
Cannel has a very traumatic backstory that we are first introduced to in Trouper and Beckham’s book, Conjugal Visits. I loved that we got more of her story in Chalk Dirty to Me. Will is a great hero for her because he is steady and safe. He has a bit of a grumpy exterior, but he knows exactly how to help Cannel. They really are perfect for each other.
Now, there is plenty of drama. First, Cannel’s ex-fiancee is hanging around. Second, the man who kidnapped Cannel is making a deal with prosecutors. Third, Will’s police partner is a total hater, causing all kinds of trouble. But, Will and Cannel weather all the storms with the help of Cannel’s crazy family (her 5 brothers!). I truly enjoyed this story and the journey Will and Cannel travel. If you enjoy character driven stories with some crazy drama splashed in, Chalk Dirty to Me is a great pick!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: crazy ex, police
- Triggers: View Spoiler »sex trafficking, kidnapping « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler