Release Date: August 25th, 2020
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, OkayCreations
Purchase Details: http://www.devneyperry.com/books/quarter-miles
Katherine Gates has been in love with Cash Greer since the moment he saved her life from a runaway goat. According to Cash, she’s the little sister he never had, the greatest roommate in the world and his favorite coworker. They’re friends—best friends.
In the dark days of her youth, it was his friendship that kept her alive and made life in a junkyard worth living. So she’s learned to shove her feelings for Cash down deep, even if that means ignoring eyes that shine brighter than the Montana summer sun and the smile that illuminates the snowiest winter day.
Except with every passing year, the denial takes its toll on her wounded heart until one day Katherine decides to take an impulsive road trip to the Oregon coast. Alone. That is, until Cash cons his way into the passenger seat.
The farther they travel, the harder it is to pretend. And when she confesses her feelings, she learns that Cash has some secrets of his own. Secrets that will either bond them together.
Or rip them apart.
Road trips are supposed to be cathartic…they’re supposed to allow the passengers an escape – a way to let go and free themselves from what’s been holding them down, maybe even a way to take an inventory of their lives and figure out a way to change course, if need be, taking risks they never thought they would.
But, for Katherine Gates and Cash Greer taking a road trip together, especially when Katherine didn’t anticipate her best friend talking his way in as a member of the first vacation she’s taken in forever, makes everything more complicated, because one way or another, this trip will either solidify and help them both acknowledge their true feelings and finally give them a chance for what she’s always wanted and perhaps what Cash needs.
Because both Katherine and Cash are working overtime to suppress their feelings for each other, the angst is up there, especially since they’re together in a vehicle on a road trip…they literally cannot get away from each other – there’s nowhere they can go to take a break, which means they are forced to tamp down their emotions and their need for one another, while acting normal…acting like it’s not killing them to be with one another but not truly with each other.
I loved getting their backstory, witnessing how their friendship grew and identifying when it became more for her and then when he finally realized what she meant to him. I do wish I had more of their burgeoning love in the present, but Katherine and Cash’s history is a must to learn and understand…maybe I just was hoping to see everything they had become so that they got all that they had worked for and could focus on the here and now and not on what used to be.
4 Poison Apples
“Why did you turn the air on?” she asked, looking above us to the open air.
“I’m hot.” Desperate. What would it take for her to put on a goddamn sweater? “Are you wearing sunscreen?”
“Uh, no.” She gave me a sideways glance. “Why?”
“You’re going to get burned.” Get the sweater, Kat. You know you want to.
“I’ll be fine. At the next gas station, I’ll grab a bottle for us.”
Us. Why did that word sound so serious? It wasn’t the intimate kind of us. There was no us. Not in the couple sense of the word. Did I want there to be an us?
That lightning-fast internal response nearly had me slamming on the brakes, turning this car around and going back to Montana, where the world was normal.
Kat was my friend. My best friend. Roommate. Coworker. Pseudo sibling. There were days when I’d trade Easton for her permanently. Okay, any day. There were plenty of ways to label our relationship and us was not one.
I could not—would not—tear down the boundaries that nearly a decade and firm family reminders had put in place.
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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