Thank you to Devney Perry and her team for the advance reader copy of The Brood, the sixth story in the Calamity Montana series.
I love Devney and love Calamity Montana! She is one of the most consistent small-town romance writers, always producing sexy, sweet, and swoony stories. The Brood conveys the grump of a hero Devney wrote for us and I can’t wait for you to read as his sunshine melts away the icy fortress he built up for himself.
I am a Devney Perry/Willa Nash review team member, but I remain honest and genuine in my reviews.
The last thing Wilder Abbott needs is a houseguest. Solitude has been his stoic companion for nearly a decade. He prefers to brood over his mistakes in seclusion. Besides, he gets enough social interaction as a high school science teacher in Calamity, Montana.
But when his oldest friend calls, begging for a favor, Wilder begrudgingly agrees. For the next two months, he’ll give up his guest room to his friend’s little sister.
Iris Monroe isn’t the girl Wilder remembers. Gone is the shy, quiet mouse ten years his junior who always had her nose in a book. Grown-up Iris talks too much and asks too many questions, especially about his past. And her bright smile and clear blue eyes are hard to ignore.
Two months. He just has to survive two months. Except Iris is as nosy as she is beautiful. And his secrets prove hard to hide when she’s living under his roof.
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Wilder and Iris are the main characters of the latest Calamity Falls story. Wilder is a high school teacher and widow, definitely a character who is in need of some shaking up in his life. Enter Iris, she’s the younger sister of his best friend, who is ten years his junior. Iris is an influencer dealing with a family who is not as supportive of her less conventional career. I loved her bubbly personality, which matched perfectly against Wilder who is a bit more of a grump.
- Setting: I love Deveny’s small-town Montana settings, including Calamity. This instalment is set very much at the local school, and I loved all the dynamics with students that this plot line and setting brought.
- Pacing: I read this book at top speed in about a day or so. Which has been the standard time for the entire Calamity series. They are truly a perfect binge-read!
- Romance: I loved this couple, as it was just simply so easy too. Deveny delivers some excellent sex scenes, without too much of a slow burn. I adore the falling for my friend’s little sister trope and how Devney wrote her characters navigating that, from denial to acceptance of the gravity of their feelings. Along with the consequences of telling everyone in the story.
The Brood receives five out of five stars.
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