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Release Blitz + ARC Review: ‘Wild Highway’ by Devney Perry

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Book InfoWILD HIGHWAY
Runaway #2
Release Date: June 23rd, 2020


Blurb

Wild Highway (Runaway Book 2) (English Edition) de [Devney Perry]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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Review

4.5 ‘Where do you fit, Gemma?’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I do believe I have a new favorite runaway! Though I’ve loved the stories of both runaways I’ve already read. Devney Perry is killing it with her new series about this group of broken people who shared a junkyard home when they were young. We started with Londyn and now it was time for Gemma to get into the Cadillac and get her own adventure to happiness. Of course, Devney did a wonderful job with this emotional second chance romance!

Wild Highway is the second installment in the Runaway series and I believe it is best enjoyed after reading Runaway Road. Gemma Lane left a difficult life behind when she was just a young girl. She build a home in a junkyard with five other kids and now, years later, she is a very successful businesswoman. There is one thing though: she feels empty and does not know where she belongs. That is what makes her take Londyn’s car on a road trip and she ends up in Montana, where she reunites with the two people she left behind there years ago: one of her junkyard friends and the man who apparently hates her after how they left things back then.

I was still just a runaway kid, numb to the world, searching for anything to make her feel.

Oh, did I love Gemma and Easton! I love me a good small town, second chance romance and Devney is an expert on both of those troupes. That back and forth between this couple was captivating. The pull was so strong and what seems to start again as hate is not. Not at all. This love story, besides being entertaining and addicting, was full of emotions. This is the second chance Gemma and Easton deserved. I loved how their relationship developed, their interactions with all the Greer family and their slow burn chemistry.

“Be real with me.” I inched closer, bringing my hands to her shoulders. “If no one else, be real with me.”

I do have to say I especially enjoyed the second half of the book, which happens to be romantic, burning hot and emotionally intense. Learning the whole story of Gemma’s past broke my heart and seeing how Easton becomes protective and tender melted my heart. I loved this couple together and it so clear they belong with one another. I mean, THAT SCENE in the last chapter? MOVIE MOMENT! I cried. I freaking looooooved it. It brought everything together and it made my poor soul so happy.

I was his. I belonged with him.
The chaos I’d felt for, well… forever, seemed to simply uncoil.

Therefore, I am rating Wild Highway with 4.5 STARS, same rating as the first book in the series but for different reasons. This time Devney gave us a touching second chance romance and trust me, you don’t want to miss it. You’ll fall in love with Gemma and Easton, their beautiful connection and the rest of the characters too. I am loving the theme of this series and its characters and I literally cannot wait for the next book. Those teasers about Katherine and Cash got me so excited! Highly recommend this one!


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.


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.

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