BOOK REVIEW + EXCERPT: Wild Highway by Devney Perry

Posted June 23, 2020 by wildandw in ARC Review, Book Reviews, Excerpt / 1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW + EXCERPT:  Wild Highway by Devney PerryWild Highway by Devney Perry
Series: Runaway #2
Published by Devney Perry LLC on June 23, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 266
Format: ARC
Source: Author
Goodreads

From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry comes a small town, second chance romance.

Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.

And she’s leaving it all behind.

Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.

She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.

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MY THOUGHTS

My Rating: 5 stars

Wild Highway is everything I had hoped it would be as a small town, second chance romance from Devney Perry!

This is book two in an interconnected series of standalone contemporary romances.  Although it can be read on its own, reading this series in order offers more of the characters’ histories and connections.  Check out my 5-star review of book one, Runaway Road, here.

I can always count on Devney Perry to do small town romance right!  This book — with dual POVs of Gemma and Easton — has a really immersive setting, strong characters, and is packed with emotions.  Like with book one, Wild Highway is also about the road to truly finding oneself.

I love how fiercely independent Gemma is, and I am a sucker for a grump brimming broodiness so I couldn’t get enough of Easton.  They have a past that left some marks, making their present a hate to love story.  They are slow to work through their issues, but that made it feel more authentic.  The tension is real but so is the chemistry that is clearly still lingering from their youth!

Overall, I definitely recommend Wild Highway!  I’m a big fan of this series so far, and I cannot wait to get my hands on book three later this summer!

*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

I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.

“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.

The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.

I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.

Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.

He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.

“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.

“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.

He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.

Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”

“Yes.”

“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.

I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”

His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”

Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.

 

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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