Release Date: October 15, 2020
SYNOPSIS: Duke Evans didn’t expect to interrupt a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel. Only, she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic in the media over the past two weeks. He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret. But Duke doesn’t want her money. He wants to know why this woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he’s going to find out.
The Bribe is Book 1 in the Calamity Montana Series
under Devney Perry’s KU pen name!
REVIEW: In true Devney Perry fashion, this small-town, romantic suspense sucked me right in and kept me totally invested until the very end! Not to mention all the side characters that I’m so excited to see get their own stories in the series. It’s always fun to have a feeling about who the next couple might be throughout the story. I’m so excited for this whole series!
I wasn’t exactly expecting the intsalove feeling from Devney Perry in this one, but I actually really enjoyed how it played out. I like how they run into each other somewhere else and then end up in the same town. Duke is just relentless, caring, and you just know that he’s gonna take care of her. He cares, not because he’s trying to control her, but because he feels a connection with her. He was just so supportive and that made me appreciate him as a male lead. Since he’s a cop and he is used to being in charge, I think Devney Perry did a wonderful job of straddling the line to make him the perfect amount of protective. Lucy was super sweet and just someone that I would want to be friends with. She’s completely loyal and down to earth despite her previous life. She was also very understanding of what Travis meant to Duke, and I thought that showed a lot about her as a person. I just really enjoyed these two together and I’m glad they found their HEA after all of the craziness.
Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home. Connect with her on social media.