Review: Tattered by Devney Perry

Posted June 20, 2018 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review:  Tattered by Devney PerryTattered by Devney Perry
Published by Self-Published on June 19, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 314
Format: eARC
Source: Inkslinger PR



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.

Lark Cove #1

 

Tattered

(Lark Cove #1)

By Devney Perry

 

I’m feeling a little Tattered…

I think romance authors could do us a favour and put a *HORMONAL DISCLAIMER* at the beginning of the book. Maybe something along the lines of…

– If you’re hormonal, please make sure all sharp objects are removed from your presence
– O R –
– If you’re hormonal, please make it known to family members that this book could make you a wee bit emotional.

I realllllllly struggle reading emotional reads at certain times of the month. Now, I’m sure not everyone has the highs and lows when they’re hormonal, but this little chickadee gets a little punchy, screamy, cry…y RIGHT ABOUT NOW. So, when hubby AND Logan (the hero of Tattered) do stupid, numbskully things, let’s just say, it would be a good idea to LEAVE ME THE HECK ALONE!!!

I really enjoyed Tattered. Sure, there were a few times that I felt a little stabby because the NUMBSKULL was oblivious to what was going on in front of him, but it wasn’t all his fault. See, he can blame most of it on the money. Logan has money…lots and lots of money. This money has given him the freedom to make decisions based solely on his happiness. I can’t really blame him though because he doesn’t know any better. You grow up where your wish is your command, of course, you’re going to expect anything you want to fall in your lap. So, imagine poor Logan’s surprise when his wish doesn’t fall willingly in hip lap.

Thea and Charlie are Logan’s “wish” he wants to fall into his lap. Thea, for naughty (sexy) reasons and Charlie, to make up for all the cuddles he’s missed in her short life. Now that he’s found them, there’s no way he’s letting them go. It’s Logan’s job to convince them that by his side, and hopefully, in his world, he can give them everything they wish for.

Thea has had a pretty rough life up until now. She’s finally found a good place in Lark Cove to bring up her daughter Charlie. With good friends, a career she enjoys and a small town by the water, she couldn’t have wished for more for Charlie and herself.

Charlie is the best thing to ever happen to Thea. When she finally comes face to face with Logan Kendrick, Charlie’s dad, she’s worried that her dreams will be left in tatters. Will he demand custody? Will he make them move? Is their happiness inconsequential to his?

Is it bad that I’m surprised when an author goes by the way of a realistic storyline instead of angst for the sake of angst storyline? Sure, there’s heat of the moment stuff that can happen realistically (in romance reads), but, I think sometimes we’re expected to believe that a kiss makes you stupid. An example…If someone I’m threatened by kissed me, there is absolutely no way I’d forget they’re a threat, let alone start throwing my clothes off. It was refreshing that Thea was strong, independent, mature and a mother who considers her daughter’s happiness and wellbeing. Obviously, Thea eventually throws her clothes off (come on, it’s a Devney Perry), but she first assessed the possible repercussions and made the decision to risk her heart. I liked it, I liked it a lot.

Tattered was the kind of story that I felt proud (in a sucked into my book world, kind of way) for knowing Thea and seeing her reach her goals, stand by her morals and fight for her daughter’s happiness. I would have liked to have seen Thea compromise with Logan a little more. A little more, I appreciate your sacrifice, I’m willing to do this to see you happy…kind of more. He seems to have sacrificed considerably more than she did. Sure, I can see that it was probably for the best, but I felt like it was a bit one-sided. I believe she could have moved a smidge.

Another fantastic story by Devney Perry that took me on an emotional journey to a big goofy smile at the end. This is a steamy story that had my heart pumping. It was easy to see the connection between Thea and Logan. We’re even treated to a little intrigue and Logan must use all his connections to protect and save the woman he loves.

I can’t wait for more in the Lark Cove series.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”

“She’s yours.”

“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.

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