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

In case I haven't mentioned it, Devney Perry is one of my favorite authors. If she writes it, I will read it! I am thrilled to share that her latest release, Wild Highway is now available. Check out my review below plus an excerpt from the book. You are going to love Gemma and Easton!

Book Review: Wild Highway (Runaway #2) by Devney Perry | About That Story
Wild Highway (Runaway #2) by Devney Perry

From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry comes a small town, second chance romance.

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.

5 out of 5 stars

This was an absolutely amazing second chance romance! Devney Perry has a wonderful way of inviting you into a story and making you a part of it. Right from the start, I was pulled back into this detailed world, learning about Gemma and her past. I loved meeting Easton and couldn't get enough of the animosity between them as sparks flew. 

Gemma and Easton were incredible characters. I loved Gemma and this remarkable strength she had. I was intrigued by the life she’d built and understood her conflict and what she wanted for herself. Learning about her past was heartbreaking and I could feel all that emotion from her. Easton was fantastic. He's all gruff and full of attitude and has a chip on his shoulder from when they previously knew each other and some things he has going on in his everyday life. There’s a lot of antagonism between these two as they came together but it had this great building chemistry. I loved their verbal sparring and how it evolved into something more playful as feelings start to grow. When Gemma and Easton finally come together, it’s awesome! I loved the heat and passion between them. There’s also a lot of underlying emotion happening, I got choked up several times.

I loved the dual POVs, the flow, and the build. The details were great and I loved the descriptions of this picturesque place. I loved meeting Katherine and how it was more than just Easton and Gemma connecting but also about Katherine and Gemma rekindling a friendship and Gemma finding a family. I liked meeting Cash and am looking forward to his and Katherine’s story. There’s a great set up for the next book, Quarter Miles, and I'm already excited to read it. I also really liked getting more details about the junkyard, Gemma’s life there, and learning about others as well.

This had everything I could have wanted. I loved the quick wit and entertaining moments. I loved the vulnerability and emotion when walls start to come down. I also loved this sense of family and acceptance and really finding your place. Wild Highway was a beautiful story that filled me up and made me incredibly happy!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

New Release: Wild Highway by Devney Perry

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?”


“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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