I want to thank Devney Perry and her team for the advance reader copy of Riven Knight, the second standalone novel in the Tin Gypsy series.
Deveney is one of my only every book is five stars author, as she never fails to deliver emotionally smalltown heartbreaking stories. After I enjoyed the first book in this series Gypsy King, I was super excited to keep exploring the world of Clifton Forge.
Check out the Goodreads synopsis below…
“Genevieve Daylee didn’t expect to be standing in front of a judge on her twenty-seventh birthday. But ever since her life became entangled with a former motorcycle gang, she’s learned not to expect anything but trouble.
Her mother, a woman she once admired and adored, is gone, leaving behind a trail of secrets and lies. She’s living in a tiny apartment above a garage owned by her brother, a man who loathes her very existence. And the father she met beside her mother’s grave is as much of a stranger as Isaiah Reynolds, the broken man with soulless eyes standing beside her in front of the judge.
Isaiah is her protector from the murderer at large in Clifton Forge. Though he’s more like a riven knight in dented armor than a prince on a white stallion. She knows next to nothing about him, other than he works as a mechanic. As of tonight, he’ll be sharing her bathroom.
And, according to the judge, Isaiah is now her husband.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Genevieve and Isaiah are the main characters of this latest heart-wrenching story from Devney. Genevieve was a character I was so excited to get to know more about, as she only had a brief role in the previous story. In reality, she is multi-dimensional and her journey through grief was done really well. Isaiah was mysterious at the start, what you realize that you know of him is actually from one of Deveny’s prior series. Isaiah is Kaine’s brother from the Lark Cove series specifically Tragic, and I love having connections like this because it allows for us to check in on previously loved characters.
- Setting: Clifton Forge is the ultimate small-town setting, with gossip and know it alls. I love the added element of the town being the setting for the former Motorcycle club, which now kinda operates in an underground way.
- Pacing: The pacing was a bit slower, especially for the relationship. Due to the nature of the marriage of convenience, these two really do need to learn who each other are. So especially in comparison to the last book this is paced differently but not bad.
- Romance: This romance was quite different from Denvey, as I find most of her couples fall hard and fall fast. Instead, Genevieve and Isaiah had so many obstacles to get through first and once they got on the other side of them their love for each other was so pure, so beautiful.
I give Riven Knight five out of five stars.
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