Release Date: July 21st, 2020
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.
5 ‘Just because’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I literally devoured Quarter Miles in just one sitting and just a few hours. The hype for this novel specifically was huge for me and I got engaged to these characters ever since we got to know Katherine and Cash in the last book of the series. I love a good friends-to-lovers / “I’ve loved you forever” kind of romance and Devney did a brilliant job with this one. It was a great addition to the series and definitely my favorite to date!
So, Quarter Miles is the third installment in Devney’s Runaway series and if you don’t know by now, it’s focused on a group of friends that literally run away from home at a younger age and became friends while sharing a home in a junkyard. It was now time for Katherine Gates to get her turn with the red Cadillac but what she wasn’t expecting was to have company. Cash Greer is her best friend and the man she has loved in silence for many, many years. She needs this escape, she needs distance from him and from Montana but she is not getting it. Instead, Cash starts seeing his Kat with new eyes and the road trip turns into an emotional love story.
This trip. This fucking trip.
It was going to ruin us.
Gah! I just freaking knew it. I had the craziest of expectations for this book and I got exactly what I wanted. Who was just as impatient for Katherine and Cash’s story? ‘Cause I was sure ecstatic when Devney said she was moving the release date lol I fell in love with these two in Wild Highway because I am a sucker for storylines like this one especially if it’s about a friend loving another one for years and one of them being oblivious to those feelings. I knew Quarter Miles would be all about the emotional roller coaster of finally Cash noticing what was right in front of him.
“No matter what you say, no matter where you came from, you’ll always be my Kat.”
I just loved these two together. I loved Katherine from the start, she is a kickass businesswoman, a woman with a past that’s still hurting her but she is strong thanks to everything she has achieved and the support she has had from her family: the Greers. Even if it takes a while for her to realize it, she clearly belongs with them and with Cash. Cash was just as wonderful. I loved seeing his layers peeling off, seeing him realizing Kat’s love for him and his love for her. They were great together, their moments full of tension and all the feels. The chemistry was just beautiful!
“I just… I can’t run from this.” From my home. From my family. From him.
Therefore, I am rating Quarter Miles with 5 STARS, because, as I said, this book totally reached the crazy expectations I had for it. I loved how Devney developed this long friendship to a stunning love story. I loved Katherine and Cash and their connection. I loved the Greer family. I loved Aria, getting to know her and I am now surely excited to read her story next. I am just loving this Runaway series and I hope people will continue loving it too!
“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.
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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