Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.
She’s nothing more than tinsel.
Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.
“My world had been turned on its head, and I could not get my bearings. “
“Maybe he was different. Maybe I was foolish as ever. Maybe people really didn’t change. All I knew was that if he asked, I’d be all in.”
“She was an enigma. A puzzle. She was a woman who had everything in the world at her fingertips and yet seemed so…miserable and lonely. She seemed so lost.”
“The chase was over. Now it was time to play for keeps.”
If I could describe Tinsel in one word, it would be Perfection. Tinsel is a beautiful love story, but it is so much more. It’s a story of finding oneself and discovering what makes you happy. It is a story of acceptance; of learning to accept who you are and being ok that you are not what others expect you to be. It is a story of heartache, loss and passion. In the end, Tinsel is an unforgettable love story destined to take your heart on one thrilling ride….
From the moment I picked up this book, I knew I was diving into something special. I’ll be the first to admit that Sofia was going to have a hard time winning me over, but I gotta tell you, I am so glad I gave her story a chance. She was not like what I was thinking at all. When we first meet up with Sofia, we see a woman who has never worked a day in her life. She’s spoiled and only thinks of herself. She is a true princess….Or is she? You see, under the phony face Sofia presents to the world, there is a woman who is confused and sad. She doesn’t know who she is or what she wants out of this crazy life. She only knows what others expect from her. Desperate for a change, Sofia finds herself in Montana visiting her brother and his family, hoping like crazy that Montana can provide her with some answers. Instead of taking some time to chill and figure things out, Sofia finds herself working in a bar alongside Dakota. Little does she know that her world is about to be truly turned upside down…
Tinsel was absolutely everything I wanted and was looking for. This book is extremely well written and is filled with so much heart. You can literally feel the emotions dripping off of the pages. I found myself glued to the pages and unable to put this book down. I easily devoured this book in a single sitting and just couldn’t get enough.
Tinsel is filled with lots of beautiful and at times tough messages. From learning to accept who you are to seeing that first impressions don’t always tell the full story. To taking risks and falling in love. To seeing that no ones family is perfect, and that your family is not always blood related. Sometimes your family is just who you make it and who you want to call your own. To seeing that it’s never too late to forgive and mend fences no matter how much damage has been done. As you can probably tell, this book definitely pulled on my heartstrings.
There is so much to love about this final book in the Lark Cove Series and I wish like crazy that I could just spend all day talking to you about them all, but I can’t do that. I want you to experience the joy and beauty of this book on your own. However, I will leave you with this, Tinsel is a beautiful and consuming story. The characters are real, raw and are nowhere near perfect. Their story will captivate you from page one and will take you on the most amazing journey. From love to heartache, to tragedy and forgiveness. To all the emotions and angst and moments that will leave you aching to see what will happen next. To the fight, the risks and the undeniable pull, this book just hit all the marks for me and then some. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better ending to this amazing series.
There’s a reason why Devney Perry has become one of my go to authors. Her books are filled with so much passion, so much love, so much realness. They find a way to burrow deep inside you and will have you thinking of them long past “the end”. And Tinsel is just the latest book of hers to leave that lasting impression. So while I’m sorry to see these characters and this series go, they will live on forever and hold a special place in my heart.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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.