by Devney Perry
Series: Tin Gypsy #3
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Romance
Format Read: ARC
Presley Marks has just become a cliché: the jilted bride. Wearing a white dress, standing in front of her friends and family, she announces that her fiancé—according to his text—has forgotten about the wedding.
Humiliated and angry, she hides from the world in the mundane routine of her life. Working at the Clifton Forge Garage isn’t glamorous, but it’s safe from the spotlight.
At least it was, until Shaw Valance comes to town.
The notorious Hollywood actor is starring in a movie based on the town’s infamous murder. When he’s not on set, Shaw hovers at the garage, watching as they build his custom motorcycle and irritating her with his handsome smile. He was supposed to leave once filming wrapped and go back to his fancy life, not buy the house next door.
But Shaw might regret that purchase once Presley’s ex-fiancé returns, bringing with him a war between old rivals that could burn both their houses down.
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“From here on out, I was the woman with ice in her veins. The woman with a heart of stone.”
Devney gives us a sweet and emotional book with a dash of suspense. This small-town romance will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. I don’t want to say this is my favorite book of the series because that would be like picking a favorite child. But this book sucked me in from the very first words.
“You’re here, years after we’ve started putting the past behind us, and now we have to relive it over again.”
Presley is such an authentic, no-nonsense character. She doesn’t play games and she says what’s on her mind. I so enjoyed getting to know Presley better, especially her past. She is such a great example of not letting your past define your future.
Shaw is such a fun hero! He’s sweet and funny with a hint of alpha. He’s built himself a life to distract him from the past, but that’s only going to work for so long. The banter between Shaw and Presley is my absolute favorite!
“This sounds more and more like a date. And my answer is still no.”
“But you still haven’t given me a good reason.”
She shrugged. “I think you’re ugly.”
My laughter filled the room. Christ. When had a woman called me ugly? Even that hadn’t happened at fourteen. “Liar.”
Stone Princess is the perfect story for the third book in the Tin Gypsy series. It reflects on the past, but also looks forward to the future. If you love small-town romance, you won’t regret picking up this book.
“It was only after we hit the highway that I cast my glance backward to the town fading in the distance. That was the most unsatisfying goodbye of my life.”
Hey, I’m Bre! I have been pulling all nighters to read since I was in middle school, and nothing has changed since. My love of reading turned into a love for writing and I now have my dream job — being a writer. I also get to wear pajamas to work, which is a pretty nice perk.
I love Starbuck’s tea, organizing, the ocean, and buying too many purses and books. Is there such a thing as too many purses or books? I have two energetic toddlers at home so I mostly read to stay sane.
While I genuinely enjoy a variety of genres, I enjoy getting lost in the paranormal and fantasy world and nothing can melt my heart faster than a small town romance.