Author(s): Devney Perry
Series: Runaway, #3
Also in this series: Runaway Road , Wild Highway , Forsaken Trail , Dotted Lines
Published by Devney Perry LLC on July 21, 2020
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC, eBook
Katherine Gates has been in love with Cash Greer since the moment he saved her life from a runaway goat. According to Cash, she’s the little sister he never had, the greatest roommate in the world and his favorite coworker. They’re friends—best friends.
In the dark days of her youth, it was her friendships that kept her alive and made life in a junkyard worth living. So she’s learned to shove her feelings for Cash down deep, even if that means ignoring eyes that shine brighter than the Montana summer sun and the smile that illuminates the snowiest winter day.
Except with every passing year, the denial takes its toll on her wounded heart until one day Katherine decides to take an impulsive road trip to the Oregon coast. Alone. That is, until Cash cons his way into the passenger seat.
The farther they travel, the harder it is to pretend. And when she confesses her feelings, she learns that Cash has some secrets of his own. Secrets that will either bond them together.
Or rip them apart.
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Quarter Miles, the third book in the Runaway series. It was a brilliant addition to what I consider an awesome series. Going in, I knew this would be an enjoyable read, but I never thought it could top the previous books. Devney Perry has now been officially added to my must read author’s list.
This installment brings us Cash and Kat’s story, whom the reader met in the previous book. Cash Greer grew up in a wealthy and loving family. Kat came to work for them at eighteen years of age and since then, they have treated her as one of their own. Throughout this time, she slowly fell in love with Cash. Unfortunately, it appears she would forever be in the friend zone. So when Gemma suggested she deliver the Cadillac on her behalf, she never hesitated as it would give her a chance to clear her head and hopefully get over her feelings for Cash. However, the one thing she did not count on was the object of her affection accompanying her on journey.
The reader learns of Kat’s past and the reason she became a runaway. Her situation left a poor taste in my mouth and my heart wept for her. No child should ever have to go through such an experience. I admired her resilience. She achieved a lot since finding her way to the Greer’s, but she yearned for love and family to call her own.
Cash was a caring, funny and an overall awesome guy. He had always cared for Kat, but he failed to recognize that what he felt for her went beyond friendship. Watching him recognize how he truly felt about her was a delightful experience.
I had a marvellous time with the development of the romance, which was sweet, passionate and angsty. I have to admit though, there were a few times when I found their actions frustrating. I just wanted to knock some sense into them. Their stubbornness, refusal to communicate, fear of destroying their friendship and failure to see what was before their eyes proved a hindrance to them finding their way to each other.
This story dealt with some heart breaking issues, but the author balanced it out with quite a few humorous moments.
Quarter Miles is a heartfelt friend to lovers romance which took the reader on a journey of love and healing.
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This sounds so sweet. Thanks for sharing!
Don’t you just love it when an author becomes a fave. This sounds very intense Nadene. Thanks
Definitely sounds like a great read! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you are doing well!
It was indeed a great read. I am well, I hope you are great too. I haven’t seen you around in quite awhile.
Your reviews of Devney Perry have me itching to read one of her books!
I can see I’ve been missing out, but her books are definitely on the list to read. Great review, Nadene! Sounds like her childhood was pretty rough.
New author to me. Great review.
Amazing review 🙂
one of my favorite tropes!
This looks quite tasty
Glad you liked this.
loved the review; new to me author
This sounds like a really heartwarming story. I must read it.