Series: Jamison Valley #1
Published by Devney Perry on March 9, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.
Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.
Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.
Every now and then I love to read a story about an Alpha guy and the woman he falls for. I have my favorite authors for these stories, but I’m always looking for new ones. Lately, new Alpha stories are a hit or miss for me; it’s a fine line between Alpha and Asshole, and a lot lean more towards the latter. Not cool at all… Devney Perry’s debut book The Coppersmith Farmhouse however is a big hit for me; I love the characters, the small town of Prescott. But most of all, I adore her writing.
“Though it was terrifying to be in a whole new place, it felt amazing to be starting over. Starting an adventure. Replacing the loneliness I had felt in Spokane with excitement. Leaving all of the bad memories from the past behind.”
Gigi is on her way to Prescott, to start a new life for herself and her 4-year-old daughter Roe. Leaving her old town behind is the best thing; after the deaths of her mother and her friend Ben she has nobody left, and she can’t refuse the house Ben left her in his will. Since Gigi’s fling with Roe’s father ended in a complete disaster, she isn’t looking for a man, she’s content with her life and her daughter is her everything. Meeting sheriff Jess confuses her. Yes, the man is handsome, but oh so rude. When his behavior does a 180, she doesn’t know what to think of it.
“Why did he have to be so perfect? Couldn’t he have gotten uglier these last few days? But I wasn’t going to let him fluster me. He was just a hot guy and I needed to keep my cool and get him the hell out of here. Because even though he was hot, he was a complete jerk.”
Jess is born and raised in Prescott, Montana. When his father walked out on his family, Jess became responsible for his sweet but fragile mother and his younger sister Felicity. Luckily, one of the townsmen – Ben – took him under his wings, to teach him the things a man should know growing up. Nowadays Jess is the Prescott sheriff, he likes his job, his town and his life in general. He isn’t seeing anybody, but since he’s an attractive man he has no problem finding a willing partner when he wants to. Jess thinks he knows all about Gigi, but when he sees her in person he realizes his assumptions are wrong.
“Not that I was complaining about the kiss. I’d be okay with one of those every day for the rest of my life. Damn. Why had I let him kiss me? I shouldn’t have let him win the argument. I should have pushed away. I was effing confused.”
To say the first few meetings between Gigi and Jess are not pleasant is a bit of an understatement. Jess assumes Gigi is a ‘gold-digger’ who swindled Ben out of his house, and Gigi is sure Jess is nothing but rude douchebag. It doesn’t take long before Jess realizes his mistake, but a first impression is what sticks… But there is an attraction between them, and Gigi isn’t the person to hold a mean grudge. Slowly they get to know each other, and Jess and Gigi just match. Because of Gigi’s daughter Roe they don’t rush things, but it’s clear they will be together.
I love the story of Jess and Gigi! However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Jess never had a serious relationship in his life and clearly needs to learn how to communicate. Especially with the woman he wants to build a life with. Gigi forgives Jess for his ‘missteps’, but not after explaining loud and clear what he did wrong. She’s no doormat at all, but she chooses her battles. Not everything is worth fighting over. Besides Jess and Gigi’s building relationship there’s a suspense plotline throughout the story. It adds to the story, and doesn’t take away from the main storyline.
“He kissed me. A kiss so long and deep, I forgot all about the bad stuff in life and just remembered the good. Because we had a lot. And we were going to live it good together.”
I adore this book, plain and simple. I give The Coppersmith Farmhouse 5 stars. I can’t wait for the future books by this author.