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.
Tinsel was a bumpy, often heartbreaking ride, but so very worth it. Devney Perry consistently surpasses any and all expectations I have for her, and this book once again left me completely in awe of her storytelling abilities. Sofia and Dakota’s story was intense and painful, and also incredibly cathartic and full of love and healing.
The first introduction to Sofia was rough, both in this book and in the first book in the series, Tattered. She seemed so superficial and self-absorbed, it was hard to see how there was going to be anything likable about her. However, as the story progressed and we learned how little she knew herself, how little she respected herself, and the whys of how Sofia had become the person she was before her fall from grace, it became easier to love and care for her. She may have been financially privileged, but she’d grown up lacking a lot of other things she needed and had sought them out in damaging ways.
Dakota, at first blush, seemed like he couldn’t have been more different than Sofia, but as we got to know more of his story, they were much more alike than I could have guessed. Both of them desperately wanted love and acceptance for who they were, regardless of what their families expected from them. Dakota had a much harder time finding the balance between his happiness and his family’s unfair expectations. His struggle was heartwrenching, but ultimately he discovered what was best for him and watching him take that journey was lovely.
Tinsel is the fourth book in Devney Perry’s Lark Cover series. The books in this series are interconnected standalones and can be read independently. There are appearances from characters in the other books throughout the series, but nothing that spoils previous storylines or takes away from the experience of this book. Tinsel is written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Sofia and Dakota.
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.
Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.
Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.
Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.
A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.
Kaine Reynolds wants nothing more than solitude. After an unthinkable tragedy destroys his family, he’s cut off all ties to his former life so he can battle his grief the only way he knows how.
So when Piper Campbell knocks on his door, rambling on about being his new neighbor, he slams the door in her face.
But Kaine’s gruff demeanor doesn’t scare her. She’s set on living in Montana and starting over after a terrible divorce. And she wouldn’t mind having a fling to chase away the pain of her husband’s betrayal. Her handsome, albeit rude, neighbor is the perfect candidate.
Yet what neither of them suspect is that their no-strings affair will result in the surprise of Piper’s lifetime—and Kaine’s worst fear.
Devney 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.