Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Stone Princess (Tin Gypsy #3) by Devney Perry

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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My realtor would have earned a higher commission if she had mentioned that the woman who lived next door was Presley Marks. “Isn’t this a surprise?”

“Is it?” Presley asked, frowning as I descended my steps and crossed the lawn, meeting her in her driveway. She raised a dark blond eyebrow. “Because it sort of feels like stalking.”

I chuckled. “I swear I had no idea you lived next door.”

But what a bonus. I wouldn’t have to make excuses to stop by the garage to see her. She could tear that insurance waiver to shreds. Presley had to know I didn’t give a damn about that bike they were building for me.

“You bought this house?”

“Yeah.” I reached for the grocery bags she had in her hands. “Here, let me help.”
She twisted away. “I’ve got them.”

“Come on.” I stepped forward and she took a step back. Wait, did she really think I was stalking her? “I’m just trying to help. I mean, I’ll probably start writing down your daily schedule so I can make sure our paths cross at least once a day. But that’s normal, right? For stalkers?” 

“Are you being funny?”

My smile flattened. “I guess not.”

4 Stars

I can't get enough of this series. The Tin Gpysy series gets better and better with each book. And in Stone Princess, we get Presely Mark's story. She's the fiesty Office Manager at Clifton Forge Garage and protected by the men who work there! 

Presely was stood up at the alter - I think deep down, she knew marrying her fiance wasn't the right thing for her. But now that she's single, despite being hurt and humiliated, Presely is determined to move on with her life. 

The town of Clifton Forge had its shares of crime and murder -  and it brought its attention to Hollywood. Making the movie about what happened with Drake and Genevieve's mother is now the talk of the town. Shaw Valance, Hollywood's "It Star" and his film crew comes into town to film about the murder. And Presely and the others are not thrilled that its happening, because all the hurt will resurface for those who were involved of the crime.

Shaw Valance wants nothing more than to make sure his debut film will be authentic as possible. So when he enters the Clifton Forge Garage, he was not expecting Presely, who absolutely wants nothing to do with the heartthrob. There's something about this woman that intrigues him. 

Shaw doesn't give up. The last thing Presely wants to do is start more rumors in town by getting involved with Shaw. But his constant showing up wherever she is - home, work... so she can't help but fall a little more. 

Stone Princess is another hit filled with suspense, romance and humor. These two have a fun banter throughout the book and a fabulous epilogue at the end. Again, also looking forward for more in this series!

About the Author

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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