The Bribe (Calamity Montana) Paperback – October 15, 2020
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- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1950692248
- ISBN-13 : 978-1950692248
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Devney Perry LLC (October 15, 2020)
- Language: : English
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The Bribe kicks off the brand-new Calamity, Montana series, and it features a country superstar desperate to escape everything about her life and a smalltown sheriff deeply rooted in his. While not exactly cute, Duke and Lucy’s first meeting was definitely memorable, but it was their second meeting that really got things going. Lucy is in Calamity, hiding out and laying low, and Duke wants to know why. Not sure if she can trust this man, a virtual stranger, with the truth, she makes a proposition, but Duke sets some terms of his own.
Duke and Lucy’s chemistry explodes off the page, and they’re like magnets—constantly drawn to each other. Devastatingly handsome Duke is what I like to call a compassionate alpha – he has that commanding presence, that in-charge vibe, but he’s not quite so in your face about it. Like Lucy, I lapped it up like a cool drink after a long hike through Yellowstone. Lucy may be a world-famous country megastar with a team of people to support her brand and scores of adoring fans, but she’s lost and alone, mentally and emotionally exhausted from by it all. Calamity offers her a much needed respite from the spotlight, and for the first time in a long time, she finds safety and comfort in the town—and in Duke.
As a huge fan of Devney Perry’s, I had high expectations for her Willa Nash debut. I was not disappointed, though, to be honest, I didn’t expect to be. Perry as Willa Nash penned a moving, consuming, heart-flutteringly sexy love story in The Bribe that was low on the angst but high on emotion and substance. Duke and Lucy’s romance was a thoroughly addictive pleasure to read that I devoured it in a single sitting, and I’m on the edge of my seat, eager to head back to Calamity. Five smooches from me for The Bribe by Willa Nash!
I want to move to Calamity!
I wanted the story to keep going on & on so I am beyond thrilled that Everly & Hux are going to be telling their story next!
I highly recommend.
I voluntarily reviewed this book.
When famous country music star Lucy Ross finds herself in a bit of a mess in Nashville she decides to find a place where no one will find her. With the help of her best friend they drive to small town Montana. And that’s where all the fun starts...kinda. Bison encounter. Help with said bison from a hunky stranger. An instant attraction to hunky stranger that scares her a little. A new life in a small town. Anxiety over the scary stuff she left behind and the importance of keeping her identity hidden. But most of all...that hunky bison wrangler happens to be Duke Evans, the sherif in her new town. Can you say plot twist!
I loved how this book had humor, steam and just enough suspense to be a well rounded and very enjoyable read. Everyone you meet in Calamity has an interesting story and personality that you’re invested in every one of them. I was hooked from the very beginning I couldn’t put this book down. I can’t wait for more from this series!
I tend to be all about the hero but this author has a talent for making me fall in love with her heroines and she did it once more. With her need to protect, her own struggle to embrace who she was and her early uncertainty about the hero, this heroine quickly had me cheering for her.
The hero here was everything I love. His determination to get to the bottom of what was going on with the heroine even as he “accepted” the bribe had me waiting for the other shoe to drop when she realized what his intentions were. Add in his commitment to a young boy and his overall protective nature and I was a goner. Oh yeah, and the name. How could you not love a hero with the name Duke?
This started out fast and never slowed down. With a chemistry between the hero and heroine that rivals that of anything I’ve ever read, additional characters that I was envisioning in their own books, and drama that had me biting my nails, this book is one I will definitely be recommending.
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The Bribe has everything I love in a book – a small town setting, drama, suspense, humour, hot chemistry and to a certain degree realism. Yes, I know Jade/Lucy is supposed to be a big country & western star but as a character she’s written as being someone who is completely down to earth and singing is just what she does, it’s not her life! Duke is just an all-round nice guy while still retaining that alpha vibe. You could almost picture him helping little old ladies across the street. The romance between them builds gradually with some minor drama but on the whole, when they are together they fit like a jigsaw almost as if it was fate that drew them to each other all the while the spectre of the stalker lurks in the background, not taking over the plot but just adding enough suspense so the reader is aware their path isn’t going to be all plain sailing.
I loved how the author ‘s imagination created Calamity. Her descriptions are so vivid I can picture the town in my mind and I loved the history lesson of how the town’s name came about. There’s a host of secondary characters who are all genuinely nice without being boring and hopefully they’ll make appearances in future books. There honestly isn’t anything in this book I could say I didn’t like and when I got to the very last page I had a smile on my face especially with the added bonus of not one but two epilogues. I can’t wait for Everly’s story when The Bluff releases early next year.
I have loved Devney’s writing since she first burst onto the romance scene and blew me away with The Coppersmith Farmhouse, still a top favourite of mine to reread, and now she’s done it again under her brand new pen name, Willa Nash.
The Bribe is an explosive mix of small town romance, a famous country music star, a hot sheriff and suspense by the bucketloads.
Lucy meets Duke whilst facing off with a bison on a hiking trail in Yellowstone. The attraction is immediate, but after a misunderstanding over an offered bribe, they each try and keep their distance. In a small town that proves difficult, throw in Lucy’s stalker and Duke can’t stay away, but even more so, he doesn’t want to. Now he just needs to convince the superstar to embrace small town life, little does he know, she’s already planning to stay.
I adored Duke and Lucy, both individually and together. Duke is everything I love in a book boyfriend and then some, a genuine, caring, protective guy who’s also hot as sin and all alpha male. Lucy is the perfect heroine, someone I’d want to be best friends with. A backbone of steel, fun, sweet and clumsy, she’s been through so much in her life and experienced too many losses, and now she has been forced away from her home after her stalker, luckily it lead her on a path to Duke and her happily ever after. Along the way we also meet Everly and Hux, the couple who features in book 2, whose story I am already dying to get my hands on.
Once again Devney has weaved her spell and ended up with the perfect romance, even better, it’s exclusive to Kindle Unlimited!