Tin Gypsy #3
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
Cover Design: Hang Le
Purchase Details: www.devneyperry.com/books/stone-princess
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.
I am loving this new series by Devney Perry and with the release of book three, Presley Marks and Shaw Valance’s story, I just might have found my favorite Perry heroine. I love Presley’s honesty and the fact that she’s upfront with everything and while she holds herself back from actually doing too much living after she gave her heart away and it was broken, there’s just something about her that resonates with me and makes me cheer for her to find her true happily ever after.
Presley Marks’ new moniker, Stone Princess, may be fitting do to her standoffish personality and her ice-like attitude when it comes to the opposite sex, but she also has every reason to guard, not only her heart, but her entire existence. Saying that her past wasn’t easy is an understatement so making sure that her present and future are everything she wants them to be is her first priority, so I can’t blame her for need to put her heart on lockdown when she was jilted at the altar.
There’s quite a bit to learn about Presley and Shaw and the time is given to allow that information to be dispensed while the characters also work through their own issues and get under each other’s skin as antagonistically as they can, especially Presley. She doesn’t want to lower her walls for anyone, which means that Shaw has his work cut out for him and even though Presley’s chilly reception during their initial interactions should have prevented him from trying, he’s not one to be deterred. I loved watch Shaw’s determination to get what he wants and the fact that his persistence pays off when, slowly but surely, Presley loosens up and gives him parts of herself that she thought she would never offer to anyone again.
Presley and Shaw couldn’t be more opposite, but maybe that’s exactly why they’re drawn to each other and why despite this foreign new world that Shaw finds himself in, he’s willing to remain and to figure out his place because Presley is more than worth it.
4.5 Poison Apples
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.
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