Book Review – Tragic by Devney Perry + a signed book & gift card giveaway!!

by Maryse on November 12, 2018 · 21 comments

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Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3)
<— THIS ONE’S GOING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT!!!! And I was delighted to get an early review copy (this author’s writing and alpha males are spot on and right up my alley). And I was especially delighted when it featured a moody, big huge grump of a reclusive hero… who just happened to be her new neighbor. GAH!! I LOVE GRUMPY NEIGHBORS. Er… in books. Always and only in books (P.S. My neighbors are really awesome. I love my neighborhood!!). But boy do I love that kind of book drama. ;)

And this one had it in spades!!! YAY ME!! Plus, it had a killer “OH-NO-HE-DIDN’T!!!” moment that kicked me right in the gut and had me roaring!! I love when that happens, too. :P

Maryse: I’m reading a review copy of Devney Perry’s upcoming “Tragic” (it’s freaking fantastic so far and I haven’t put it down) and I just hit the ultimate “OH NO HE DIDN’T!!!!” moment… *ooooomph!!!!*

MAJOR *oooomph!!!!*

P.S. He’s her super-grumpy, reclusive neighbor. How could I resist? ;)

Maria: I’ve been reading her Jamison Valley series and I am OBSESSED!!!!!

Tilly: I read Tattered (Lark Cove Book 1) by Devney Perry and loved it! 2nd book is Timid. I love all of her books and highly recommend them!

Linda: Reading Tattered by Devney Perry and loving it!!

Susan: Have you read book 1 and 2?

Maryse: I haven’t but this one reads super-well as a standalone (although I hear the characters cross over).

Kathy: I have been waiting for Piper’s story!! So excited to read it!

Susan: I love ALL her books! She’s so good

Linda: Love everything she writes!! Started Timid (Lark Cove Book 2) last night and only a few chapters in and already just know it’s going to be amazing read.

Vicki: Highly recommend anything she writes.

Ali: Both of her series are amazing!

So what’s it about?

Piper is trying to overcome her husband’s betrayal, and her own personal pain over not being able to have children. She’s starting over and making it on her own. Moving close to her family again when she finds herself the perfect fixer-upper in the woods… with an incredible view. She feels like she’s finally where she belongs. And then she sees him,

Even from a distance it was clear that he was the quintessential mountain man, big and brawny.

…kneeling on the ground looking like he’s grieving.

…besides his rugged appeal, there was something else drawing me in. Something that made me want to wrap my arms around his narrow waist and promise him it would be okay.

Reclusive Kaine is trying to overcome his own grief and has secluded himself from everyone (including his own mother whom he loves). He’s been living in his own personal oasis in his run-down cabin in the woods, but that’s just fine with him. He’s not social and he has no intention of entertaining anyway, and just wants to be left alone. Sure… he had neighbors, but they kept to themselves, were vacationers and rarely there anyway.

His life changes however when Piper buys his neighbor’s house,

I’d spent two days after her arrival dreading the idea of company up here. I’d gotten used to living up here alone. Even before my former neighbors had passed, they hadn’t been here much. So when she’d stayed away for two weeks, I’d figured she’d given up.

I’d relaxed, glad I wouldn’t have to share this mountainside.

Then a week ago, right as the May flowers had begun to bloom, and Airstream had backed into her driveway.

moving in next door, and begins a full on renovation on the house she just bought. Driving. Him. CRAZY!!!!

She obviously didn’t have any boundaries. She’d come marching over to my property without an invitation last month. Then when I’d sent her as clear a get f*cking lost message as you could get, she’d shouted at me through the door I’d slammed in her face.

Who did that?

Yep. She’s plenty social and cheerful and well… neighborly, and she’s grating on his last nerve. OH THE FUN!!!!

Plenty of push and pull,

My gaze roamed her face, picking it apart and searching for things I didn’t like. But I came up empty.

Son of a bitch. I liked it all…

and some heartwarming, cozy-snuggle moments to melt with into a gooey smiling mess. But even better? Some seriously infuriating moments (and sad ones) too. Well-paced, a few gasp-worthy reveals, and the backstories to both main characters had merit and shaped them, just right. I will let you uncover the rest for yourselves (and trust me, there’s plenty more excitement to follow). ;)

She flung out a hand, waving me away.

“Go be grumpy somewhere else.”

LOL!!!!!! :P

4.5 stars!! <— Nothing toooo angsty, but TONS of feels in ALL directions.

P.S. This book cover has SO much meaning…

Now for the giveaway :D !!

One (1) winner receives: A signed copy of Tragic & a $25 Amazon gift card!!!!

How to enter for a chance to win this awesome prize? Just leave a comment below (or better yet, if you have one, tell us about your favorite “moody neighbor or reclusive hero” romance book), and by 10pm EST, this Sunday November 18th 2018 (tomorrow night!!!!), I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This prize will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy Parken November 13, 2018 at 9:16 AM

You sold me on this one!!

Maryse November 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM

You will love it Nancy!!!!

Victoria Hine November 17, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Can not wait to read this one!

Karen November 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM

I love everything Devney Perry writes and can’t wait to read her newest book TRAGIC. She knows how to write enthralling stories with protective alpha males.

Shanny November 17, 2018 at 10:36 AM

So excited for the 3rd book in this series. I couldn’t put the others down. LOVED LOVED this series.

Jessie Bitsuie November 17, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Awesome series.. !!!

Robyn C November 17, 2018 at 11:06 AM

I love this series! Actually, I’ve loved all her books! Hmmm…reclusive hero, I’d have to say my favorite book is Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. Thank you for this amazing giveaway and Happy “early” Thanksgiving! :)

Grey November 17, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Thank you, Maryse, and Ms. Perry, for the opportunity!

My favorite recluse-type book would have to be Night Owl by M. Pierce. I loved that book hard. And besides, that’s where we got our beloved Manny from.

Amy Passino November 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM

On my to read list!

Leslie Faulk November 17, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Thanks for this chance to read your books. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jaime November 17, 2018 at 1:25 PM

I just finished Only Love by Melanie Harlow and Ryan is broody, but deep down so darn sweet. This series sounds so amazing and I would love to read it!

Rochelle Pritchett November 17, 2018 at 1:54 PM

Oooh, love this! Plus a giveaway? Awesome.

theresa norris November 17, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Sounds like a great story.

Dawn M. November 17, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Looks like a great book. Thanks to the author for the giveaway and chance to get a signed copy of the new book. :)

Mary Orr November 17, 2018 at 6:35 PM

The book sounds awesome

Christy November 17, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Alpha male

Suzanne Pfannenstiel November 17, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Sounds really good!

Angie Walker November 17, 2018 at 9:54 PM

I loved the first book in this series! This one sounds just as good.

Kim Perry November 17, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Sounds so good! I can’t wait to read this series. J.B. Salsbury has some good grumpy/reclusive neighbor books.

BookLady November 17, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Tragic sounds like a very interesting book. My favorite reclusive hero is Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

Mannat November 18, 2018 at 5:58 PM

THIS BOOK SOUNDS SO GOOD!! The recommendations of books you have never fail.

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