BOOK REVIEW + EXCERPT: Stone Princess by Devney Perry

Posted May 5, 2020 by wildandw in ARC Review, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW + EXCERPT: Stone Princess by Devney PerryStone Princess by Devney Perry
Series: Tin Gypsy #3
Published by Devney Perry on May 5, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 370
Format: ARC
Source: Author
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Presley Marks has just become a cliché: the jilted bride. Wearing a white dress, standing in front of her friends and family, she announces that her fiancé—according to his text—has forgotten about the wedding.
Humiliated and angry, she hides from the world in the mundane routine of her life. Working at the Clifton Forge Garage isn’t glamorous, but it’s safe from the spotlight.
At least it was, until Shaw Valance comes to town.
The notorious Hollywood actor is starring in a movie based on the town’s infamous murder. When he’s not on set, Shaw hovers at the garage, watching as they build his custom motorcycle and irritating her with his handsome smile. He was supposed to leave once filming wrapped and go back to his fancy life, not buy the house next door.
But Shaw might regret that purchase once Presley’s ex-fiancé returns, bringing with him a war between old rivals that could burn both their houses down.

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MY THOUGHTS

My Rating: 4 stars

Stone Princess is a completely unexpected story — Devney Perry is unparalleled!

This is book 3 in the Tin Gypsy series.  At its core, it’s a small town, contemporary romance with MC elements.  It has a lot of backstory with more layers to the overarching plot being revealed with each book, so it should be read in order.  I love seeing the growth in the entire cast of characters throughout the series; learning more of their histories and watching their bonds get stronger.

I have never felt that this series was very gritty, but Stone Princess seemed less so.  I don’t view this as a bad thing, though.

Presley was a bit of a mystery to me before this book, so I really enjoyed getting to know her more in Stone Princess.  After being abandoned on her wedding day, she is definitely a force to be reckoned with! AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON SHAW *swoon* He is undeniably charming but not your average movie star.  I love the protective nature that is firmly ingrained in him!  The early banter is on point, then there is a little something soft and sweet mixed with an irresistible heat that I couldn’t get enough of!

Overall, Stone Princess delivers all the feels!  This series!  …READ IT!  I am wholly invested in these characters, and I will be counting down the days till the release of book 4, Noble Prince!

*Thanks to the author for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.


EXCERPT

My realtor would have earned a higher commission if she had mentioned that the woman who lived next door was Presley Marks. “Isn’t this a surprise?”
“Is it?” Presley asked, frowning as I descended my steps and crossed the lawn, meeting her in her driveway. She raised a dark blond eyebrow. “Because it sort of feels like stalking.”
I chuckled. “I swear I had no idea you lived next door.”
But what a bonus. I wouldn’t have to make excuses to stop by the garage to see her. She could tear that insurance waiver to shreds. Presley had to know I didn’t give a damn about that bike they were building for me.
“You bought this house?”
“Yeah.” I reached for the grocery bags she had in her hands. “Here, let me help.”
She twisted away. “I’ve got them.”
“Come on.” I stepped forward and she took a step back. Wait, did she really think I was stalking her? “I’m just trying to help. I mean, I’ll probably start writing down your daily schedule so I can make sure our paths cross at least once a day. But that’s normal, right? For stalkers?”
“Are you being funny?”
My smile flattened. “I guess not.”

(excerpt provided by author)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

Source: Author Website

 


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