Jun 23

Wild Highway by Devney Perry Review



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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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Devney Perry has once again blown me away with a book from the Runaway series. Book two, Wild Highway, was a poignant and moving story about one woman’s cross-country journey to find herself. What she found instead was the home she’s always longed for and a second-chance at love with the one man she’s never forgotten.

Gemma Lane has built her empire, and for a girl with her personal history, it was a particularly remarkable feat. A teen runaway who spent several years living in a junkyard in Temecula, California with a makeshift family of other teen runaways, she has come a long way from those humble beginnings. She’s built an empire, she’s achieved success and she’s accumulated wealth. But even though she’s extremely proud of how far she’s come, she can’t seem shake

As a child, I remember vividly the summer I devoured the Boxcar Children books. I loved that series so much, and Perry has stated that it’s the inspiration for this series. I definitely got those vibes, and I loved it. Even though there are no character cross-overs or plot parallels, this story delivers all those nostalgic vibes but in a completely fresh, new way with totally different characters and stories. Of course it wouldn’t be a Devney Perry story without a gorgeous romance, and this one between super successful CEO Gemma Lane, and gruff, tough and rough-around-the-edges rancher, Easton Greer, is heart-wrenchingly emotional and incredibly sexy.

Wild Highway was an absolute pleasure to read. These wonderfully endearing characters and this hard-fought love story consumed me, and I simply did not want to put it down. I’m so excited about this series, about what I’ve already read and what’s still to come. A top favorite for the year, Wild Highway by Devney Perry gets five smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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