WILD HIGHWAY (Runaway #2)
Release Date: June 23rd
Purchase Details: www.devneyperry.com/books/wild-highway
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.
What I’ve always appreciated about Devney Perry’s storytelling is just how relatable and realistic her plot line and characters are. There’s a depth to her heroes and heroines that is slowly unraveled throughout the course of their stories, allowing readers to be fully aware of all that the main characters have overcome and learned along the way, and in her newest release, Wild Highway, Gemma Lane heads out on a much-needed adventure – one that forces her to confront her past and to admit what she’s been running from all this time.
It’s clear that Gemma ran away from her past, never wanting to deal with what happened and as much as she claims that the life she’s leading is everything she’s always wanted it to be, it’s clear there’s something missing, because as much as her professional life is thriving, personally, there hasn’t been much forward progress. And it’s that idea of belonging…of living life to the fullest that has Gemma setting out on a road trip, and while she’s looking to make amends, I don’t think she was prepared to confront her past in a way that would redefine her present in so many important ways.
Easton Greer is a person from Gemma’s past that will, most definitely, not receive her with open arms and will make her work to bridge the divide between them. I have to say…I completely understood Easton’s issues with Gemma and the fact that he didn’t want to get close to her again, just for her to runaway a second time. He believes this is still who Gemma is; the only problem is, though, that the chemistry they shared before hasn’t dissipated, so as much as he wants to keep her at a distant, treat her with the disdain he thinks she deserves, he also can’t stay away from her, which exponentially complicates things given that, at some point, she’ll head back out on the highway, looking for a new place to call home.
There’s nothing like a Devney Perry small-town, second chance romance. She’s so good at allowing readers to feel absolutely everything the characters do: the good and the bad and the highs and the lows. And because there’s an already established connection between the hero and the heroine, it’s easier to understand how complex their relationship is and why their past has to be dealt with before either of them can move forward, hopefully, together.
I can’t wait to head back out on the road with the next runaway.
4.5 Poison Apples
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?”
“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.
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