Lark Cove #1
By Devney Perry
Releasing June 19th, 2018
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.
In Tattered (Lake Cove #1) by Devney Perry, Thea Landry spent an incredible night with Logan Kendrick, only to find out a while later she was pregnant. Now years later, she's surprised by Logan's re-appearance in her life and wants him to get to know their daughter. Unfortunately, they're complete opposites and it's hard for Thea to put her trust in just anyone. Will Logan be able to win Thea's heart and prove he'd do anything for her and their daughter or will both be unwilling to compromise in order to have the happy ever after they both deserve?
This is the second book I've read by Ms. Perry and what another fantastic and captivating story this brilliant author has delivered. Really, right from the beginning, I was hooked because Thea and Logan have such a strong connection in the prologue and it's just as strong when they come face-to-face again for the first time in years. However, it was from the moment of their reunion in the first chapter where things get interesting, as Thea's life is turned upside down. How is she going to be able to face Logan when she's hidden something so important from him?
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine because she hasn't had the easiest life, but she's managed to work hard to get to where she is in her life and I could understand why she was determined to make sure nothing drastic changed for her. Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave and I liked how determined she was to help Logan get to know his daughter, even though it wasn't easy for her to let someone in. I also liked that she wasn't afraid to speak her mind, especially if it came to anything concerning her daughter because Thea is very protective of her girl and won't let anyone hurt her. While the hero, he's confident, hard-working and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over, even though he knows he has his work cut out for him. I also liked the growing relationship he and his daughter share. Will he end up disappointing his daughter? Will Logan be able to win his daughter over? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the decisions he makes in order to have Thea and their daughter in his life.
Overall, Ms. Perry has delivered a superb read in this book where emotions run high because Logan and Thea are total opposites and the heroine can't see herself ever fitting in with Logan's world; the chemistry between this couple was powerful and had me loving these two together; the sizzling romance brought plenty of heat to this story; and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters because of what's going on, but had me loving what the hero does to have Thea and his daughter in his life. No way could he let the heroine get away. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as the hero and heroine have come so far in their relationship and have so much more to look forward to. I would recommend Tattered by Devney Perry, if you enjoy second chance romances, the opposites attract trope or books by authors Kelly Elliott, Melanie Harlow, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.
He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”
“Then that’s good enough.”
“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?
He nodded. “Really.”
“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”
“It’s not your fault. I believe you.” The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry. I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break. I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.
“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat. “So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”
The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”
He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”
Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. 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 kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.