Crossroads: Devney Perry


Posted on June 9, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 5 Comments

“Crossroads” by Devney Perry is the first book in the Haven River Ranch series. It showcased a second-chance romance set in a quaint town. The protagonists, once childhood friends and sporadic lovers, find their lives intertwined again when they must collaborate to rescue a ranch cherished by both. It’s a story of first love, nostalgic childhood memories, loss, healing, and new beginnings.


Crossroads: Devney PerryTitle: Crossroads
Author(s): Devney Perry
Series: Haven River Ranch #1
Narrator(s): Samantha Brentmoor, Connor Crais
Published by Brilliance Audio on June 4, 2024
Pages: 287
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Netgalley
Format: ALC
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

A sweeping small-town romance about love, loss, and a Montana legacy from USA Today bestselling author Devney Perry.
I met West Haven when I was eight years old. He taught me to play poker when I was nine, and we made paper airplanes together when I was eleven. He kissed me when I was sixteen. He was the best part about my family’s summer vacations to Montana. He was the boy who stole my heart. I was twenty-three when life ripped us apart.
Years later, I’m breaking my vow and returning to the ranch, not as a guest but its new owner. West might want me gone, but even he has to admit the only way to save his family’s legacy is with my help.
It’s not easy working side by side and facing those old memories. But this situation is only temporary. We’re at a crossroads. And as long as I don’t let myself fall in love with West Haven again, maybe this is our chance to put those ghosts to rest. Maybe this time we’ll finally be able to say goodbye.

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Indya and West’s acquaintance began in childhood. He, a rancher’s son, and she, vacationing with her parents at the ranch guesthouse each summer, formed a bond that deepened with every yearly visit. Despite their limited interaction, a profound relationship blossomed. As the years passed, farewells grew more difficult, until poor decisions and a failure to communicate caused a prolonged separation. However, Indya’s eventual return sets the stage for unforeseen developments.

“Crossroads” exemplifies why I adore Devney Perry’s small-town romances. She skillfully crafts a story that captivates and invests readers in the characters’ lives. Indya and West’s story was particularly engrossing. The tale evokes a spectrum of emotions. Particularly through West’s internal conflict over perceived betrayal by his father, compounded by his feelings for Indya. Moreover, the story addresses the themes of loss and grief, eliciting an emotional response as readers resonate with Indya’s experiences. The story depicted Indya as a resilient and self-reliant businesswoman, revealing her sensitive side in her interactions with West.

The supporting cast enriches the story, featuring one character who is particularly intriguing, prompting a desire to delve further into the Haven Ranch world. Devney Perry’s latest work will surely appeal to fans of second-chance romances set against the backdrop of small-town charm.

Having listened to the audiobook, narrated by Samantha Brentmoor and Connor Crais, I found it to be a delightful new experience. I believe they both excelled in bringing the story and its characters to life. 

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About Devney Perry

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. 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 husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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