Review: The Brood by Devney Perry (Calamity, Montana #6)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
Back to Calamity, Montana we go with the sixth novel--but seventh overall--in the small-town romance series by the same name penned by Devney Perry. The Brood is a grumpy/sunshine, falling-for-your-best-friend's-sibling romance featuring Wilder Abbott and Iris Monroe. He's a thirty-five-year-old high school science teacher, and she's a twenty-five-year-old social media influencer known for her traveling and staying in locations for two months at a time. She also happens to be Wilder's best friend's sister--the best friend that Wilder owes big time, so when Danny Monroe calls in that favor, there's no way anti-social Wilder can refuse offering up his guest room to Iris for a couple of months. This grown-up version of Iris is nothing like the girl he only met in passing years ago, and he has no idea Danny asked Iris for a favor as well. However, sharing the same space for two months is stoking the flames between them, and it may either spark something extraordinary for Iris and Wilder or engulf them and leave nothing but ashes.
The tatted beauty and the broody loner were far more perfect for each other than what they may have seemed on paper. It was almost as if they were exactly what the other needed at this particular point in their lives. Danny may have hoped that Wilder could advise Iris to get her life in order (or at least what he and their parents considered "order"), and he may have hoped Iris would push Wilder out of his comfort zone; instead being with Iris brought Wilder back to life, and being with Wilder allowed Iris to finally be comfortable in more ways than one. I don't want to get into specifics, mainly because the author chose to not disclose certain details in the book's blurb and I'm going to respect that by not mentioning them either. What I will say is that this age-gap, opposites attract, forced proximity, brother's best friend romance set in the unforgettable Montana town of Calamity had ALL. THE. FEELS. The main characters had rich back stories, making their growth throughout the story all the more worthwhile and that happily-ever-after wonderfully satisfying. The Brood gets five stars, and hope for a return to Calamity!
Read my reviews for the Calamity, Montana series:
The Bribe (book one) - five stars - My Review
The Bluff (book two) - five stars - My Review
The Booty (novella) - five stars - My Review
The Brazen (book three) - five stars - My Review
The Bully (book four) - five stars - My Review
The Brawl (book five) - five stars - My Review
The Brood (book six) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 07 September 2023
Date Read: 01 September 2023
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