The former Tin Gypsy motorcycle club has everyone in Clifton Forge, Montana convinced they’ve locked their clubhouse doors and ripped off their patches. Everyone but Bryce Ryan. There’s more happening at the club’s garage than muscle car restorations and Harley rebuilds. Her instincts are screaming there’s a story—one she’s going to tell.
As the new owner of the small town’s newspaper, Bryce is hungry for more than birth announcements and obituaries. When a woman is brutally killed and all signs point to the Tin Gypsies, Bryce is determined to expose the club and their leader, Kingston “Dash” Slater, as murderers.
Bryce bests Dash match after match, disappointed her rugged and handsome opponent turns out to be an underwhelming adversary. Secrets are exposed. Truths defeat lies. Bryce is poised to win this battle in a landslide.
Then Dash breaks all the rules and tips the scales.
One kiss, and she’s fighting to save more than just her story. She’s fighting to save her heart from the Gypsy King.
Regardless of how buried Kingston ‘Dash’ Slate worked to put the Tin Gypsies Motorcycle Club’s nefarious past behind him and his brothers, including suspending all illegal activity and going 100% legit, the sins of the father…the sins of the past always have a way of being dug up, especially when Bryce Ryan, new owner of Clifton Forge’s small town newspaper, hopes to dig up front page news and is hellbent on exposing the truth regardless of how deep she needs to go or the numerous encounters she’s forced to have with a certain ex-Tin Gypsies President who doesn’t want her sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong.
Needless to say, there’s nothing friendly about Dash and Bryce’s initial encounters, which makes sense since given what Dash’s father is up against and just how good Bryce is at her job. The way that Perry writes the progression of Dash and Bryce’s relationship works well because it’s clear they are on opposite sides when it comes to what Bryce wants to expose, but the more she proves herself to be a formidable foe, the more Dash wants to know everything about her.
Bryce is definitely a ball buster, and the fact that she one-ups Dash, on numerous occasions, only make her more attractive to him, meaning that he’ll keep playing her games and going head-to-head with her because her feistiness, her sharp wit, and her intelligence makes her his picture match. Dash is quite the contradictory character – his past very much made him the man he is today and even though he’s now on the right side of the law, that doesn’t negate all that he and his Tin Gypsies’ brothers have done. I felt a bevy of different feelings for him at various parts of the book, but, ultimately, I could appreciate the work he’s done to follow a path much different than the one he once did.
One aspect of Devney Perry’s stories that I’ve always appreciated is the role her secondary characters add to and play in the plot as well as how they also show themselves to be deserving of their own stories.
The story line has a little bit of everything romance lovers enjoy: suspense, drama, mystery, any sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. The murder mystery definitely becomes the main focus for both Dash and Bryce and that quest puts them on the same team, even if they have different reasons for wanting to seek out the truth. After everything played out the way they did, there were still a few questions left unanswered that I wanted more insight on, but I’m hoping as the series continues, that readers will become privy to that information and feel like it was resolved in the best way possible.
4.5 Poison Apples
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.
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