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Review: Wild Highway (Runaway #2) by Devney Perry

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Release Date: June 23rd

Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.

And she’s leaving it all behind.

Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.

She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.

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Purchase Details: www.devneyperry.com/books/wild-highway

MY REVIEW

Devney Perry has knocked it out of the park with Wild Highway. When I think of second chance romances, I think of romance, angst and heartache. Wild Highway hit all those marks and took me on a journey I never saw coming…

Wild Highway is the second book in the Runaway Series and it follows the story of Gemma and Easton. From the moment you meet these two characters, you will be utterly consumed by them. I mean, you might as well cancel all of your plans for the day, because you’re going to want to just devour their story.

Gemma’s life has never been easy. Her home life was toxic and it forced her to leave home at a young age. Ever since she left home, she’s fought and worked hard for everything in her life. She’s tried to make something of herself and tried to find her place in the world. But, no matter what Gemma does, she always feels like she’s spinning her wheels. She’s never truly found her place, so when the opportunity to take a road trip to California presents itself, Gemma can’t turn it down. What started off as a road trip to clear her mind, ends up with a detour that turns her life completely upside down……

Wild Highway is literally everything that I could want and need in a second chance romance. The characters are real, flawed and filled to the brim with emotion. They are easy to relate to and the more you spend time with them, the more you want to see their story come together. Gemma & Easton had me hooked from the very first page. The chemistry between them was scorching and impossible to miss. They had the enemies to lovers vibe going and when you add their past to it, it only made things more intense. Gemma was strong and fierce. She had been through so much and just wanted to find her place in the world. And while Easton appears to be this gruff, broody man, there is more to him than meets the eyes. He’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s got major feelings for Gemma, but is afraid of letting her get close again. I loved watching these two try to figure things out and see if they could find their way back to one another again.

Wild Highway consumed me. It filled me with so many emotions and I couldn’t help but devour this book. Gemma and Easton were a force to be reckoned with. Their story proved to be everything that I wanted and wished for. It’s the kind of story that knocks you off of your feet and will keep you begging for more. It’s a story filled with love, angst and heartache. It’s a story of forgiveness and hope. It’s a story that will leave you with so many feels and the biggest smile on your face.

Wild Highway was a fantastic read from beginning to end and I just loved every single second of it. I am completely in love with the Runaway Series and can not wait to see what journey this author will take my heart on next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.
“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.
The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.
I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.
Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.
He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.
“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.
“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.
He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.
Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”
“Yes.”
“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.
I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”
His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”
Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.

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