Stone Princess by Devney Perry
Title: Stone Princess
Series: Tin Gypsy
Author: Devney Perry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Presley Marks has just become a cliché: the jilted bride. Wearing a white dress, standing in front of her friends and family, she announces that her fiancé—according to his text—has forgotten about the wedding.
Humiliated and angry, she hides from the world in the mundane routine of her life. Working at the Clifton Forge Garage isn’t glamorous, but it’s safe from the spotlight.
At least it was, until Shaw Valance comes to town.
The notorious Hollywood actor is starring in a movie based on the town’s infamous murder. When he’s not on set, Shaw hovers at the garage, watching as they build his custom motorcycle and irritating her with his handsome smile. He was supposed to leave once filming wrapped and go back to his fancy life, not buy the house next door.
But Shaw might regret that purchase once Presley’s ex-fiancé returns, bringing with him a war between old rivals that could burn both their houses down.
Reviewed by Melissa
Stone Princess was an easily devoured story. I thoroughly enjoyed it, this series continues to get better as the books go on.
The heroine Presley is left jilted at the alter and is one of those characters that you find yourself rooting for through the entire book. Enter Hollywood star and Enemy number 1 Shaw Valance who is set to star in a movie about those that are close to Presley. She's rightfully guarded when it comes to him. She's caught his eye and these two get into some pretty good exchanges with one another.
The back and forth between these two is highly entertaining. All things come to a head and I gotta say I found myself cursing out some characters here and there. It's got just the right amount of angst and sexiness.
Looking forward to the next one.
My realtor would have earned a higher commission if she had mentioned that the woman who lived next door was Presley Marks. “Isn’t this a surprise?”
“Is it?” Presley asked, frowning as I descended my steps and crossed the lawn, meeting her in her driveway. She raised a dark blond eyebrow. “Because it sort of feels like stalking.”
I chuckled. “I swear I had no idea you lived next door.”
But what a bonus. I wouldn’t have to make excuses to stop by the garage to see her. She could tear that insurance waiver to shreds. Presley had to know I didn’t give a damn about that bike they were building for me.
“You bought this house?”
“Yeah.” I reached for the grocery bags she had in her hands. “Here, let me help.”
She twisted away. “I’ve got them.”
“Come on.” I stepped forward and she took a step back. Wait, did she really think I was stalking her? “I’m just trying to help. I mean, I’ll probably start writing down your daily schedule so I can make sure our paths cross at least once a day. But that’s normal, right? For stalkers?”
“Are you being funny?”
My smile flattened. “I guess not.”