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Oct 03

Tattered by Devney Perry Review

5 SMOOCHES!

SYNOPSIS:

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.

But for their daughter.

REVIEW:

I may be a little late to the party, but it’s safe to say that I love Devney Perry’s writing style, and I am unquestionably a fan. I’ve been dying to dive into the Lark Cove series, and I had the opportunity to read the first two books this weekend. She crafts such richly developed stories, and the way that she vividly depicts all the little details really brings the setting to life for the reader. She peels the layers back on her characters truly giving the reader the chance to get to know them. There is a suspenseful edge to Perry’s storytelling in her Lark Cove series, and as such, she ties all the components of her writing together through intriguing, engrossing two-pronged plots with a suspense arc that was just as interesting as the romantic arc. She pulled me in right away, and I hung on every word. Her use of intense emotion paired with a realistically portrayed and organically evolving plot made Tattered a story that not only captured my attention immediately but also held it the whole way through.

While not at the very top of my list of favorite tropes, I do enjoy a surprise baby story, and Devney Perry’s Tattered was an excellent one. One of my hang-ups with the surprise baby storyline is that sometimes they can be overly dramatic, with problems where there necessarily wouldn’t be any just for the sake of moving the story along. That certainly was not the case here. Perry wove a complex, layered and moving tale that was real and raw, packed full of feels and punctuated with the difficult choices and sacrifices parents must sometimes make.

Logan and Thea’s story was incredibly believable, which made their reactions and responses all the more authentic. The spark of attraction may have been what initially drew them to each other, but six years later, that chemistry still sizzled. While they were at opposite ends of the spectrum in a lot of ways, this couple, despite those differences, cared deeply for each other, something that was evident in all of their interactions. It was easy for them, and the reader, to see them together, but their real-life situations were getting in the way.

Tattered was so much more than a simple surprise baby story, though. It was about finding love and overcoming whatever obstacles were in the way in order to keep it. It was about sacrificing it all for love, whether it be romantic love or parental. There was definitely some heartache to be endured before getting to the happily ever after, but even so, this was a passionate and sexy love story that left me swooning in my seat. Five stars from me for Tattered by Devney Perry!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

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