REVIEW: Garnet Flats by Devney Perry


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Talia Eden loved Foster Madden for one year, two months and eleven days. It was on day 438 that her love died. The day he chose to marry her best friend. The day she vowed never to think of Foster again.

Until years later when he has the audacity to show up in her small hometown of Quincy, begging for her help.

The ink on his divorce papers is barely dry, yet he comes armed with apologies and promises. She knows it’s all a ploy. Foster is the king of games and secrets. But he’s got delusions the size of Montana if he thinks she’ll help him train for a world championship fight.

Except Talia has forgotten exactly what made Foster famous. The man has dedicated his life to victory. He’s steadfast. He’s determined. And he won’t stop fighting until he’s won her heart.

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I’ve been captivated by Devney Perry’s storytelling since the first book of hers I read. An enthralling blend of angsty emotion, palpable passion and edge-of-your-seat suspense, her stories never fail to capture my attention. From the small town backdrops and endearingly down-to-earth characters, her books are as much a love letter to Montana as they are love stories, and through her words and descriptions, I’ve managed to fall for this state without ever stepping a foot in it.

Set in quaint Quincy, Montana and based around the Eden family, Quincy town royalty, Garnet Flats is the third book in the series. Foster and Talia’s second chance romance pulled on every single one of my heart strings. Theirs was a  story of young love gone horribly awry and tainted by manipulation. Foster, a famous UFC fighter, and Talia, met years earlier when they both lived in Vegas. They fell hard and fast, but some youthful misjudgment set the course for the derailing of their relationship. Seven years later, Foster relocates to Quincy to finally set the record straight and give her the truth of what really happened all those years ago in the hopes of winning her back.

Garnet Flats was a gorgeous story jammed packed full of feels, and I felt every bit of the desperation, regret, anger, betrayal, longing, love, hope that they felt. Foster and Talia had much to overcome, between coming to terms with what happened to them and rebuilding trust, and Perry took readers on their twisting, turning, tumultuous journey in breathtaking, heartbreaking detail. Talia and Foster’s story was a total page-turner, and I blasted through it in a single sitting, unable to put it down. Five smooches from me for Garnet Flats by Devney Perry.

~Danielle Palumbo




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