Today we are so excited to be sharing USA Today bestselling author Devney Perry‘s all-new contemporary romance stand-alone,
LETTERS TO MOLLY: Maysen Jar Book 2
Ladies, for this magnificent romance you’ll need to have tissues at hand…lots and lots of them!
LETTERS TO MOLLY IS AVAILABLE NOW!
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF
There’s nothing like word-of-mouth recommendations and The Birthday List just happened to be one of them. Perry was a new author for me and her storytelling literally took my breath away. Since then, she’s become one of my trusted authors who I wouldn’t hesitate to turn to time and time again. I can honestly say that Letters to Molly surpasses any books I’ve read by her to date. Now we’ve been given the opportunity to revisit Bozen, a charming town in Montana where it all began and I can’t put into words how happy meeting up with what felt like long-lost friends made me. Having said that, Letters to Molly can be enjoyed as a stand-alone as the author’s streamlined the past with the present in such a way the reader is never confused.
‘We’d had so much love. How did we get here? How did we get all the way from that letter to us now?’
I found it very, but very difficult to walk away from this full-length novel, yet still managed to finish it in less than two days much to my better half’s consternation! Perry brings her characters to life. Her take on them is so unique that I lived their pain, got to learn their strengths, analyze their weaknesses and when they seemed to let bygones be bygones, feelings of sadness set in. However, sometimes regrets cannot be ignored.
‘Until I forgave myself for being human and flawed and impulsive, the past would haunt me.’
So, I knew how much Molly was suffering in The Birthday List and ooh boy, was Finn’s ire cuttingly hurtful or what! Now divorced; things are a tad better as they’ve found a status quo of sorts. Both have joint custody of their kids and go out of their way to protect them from any family turmoil which actually, they do damn well. I loved that neither Molly nor Finn had spiteful tongues or put each other down in front of the children. An attitude of courteousness was maintained until letters started appearing in Molly’s mailbox, bringing back painful memories and compelling them to question why they destroyed what they’d had together.
‘It wasn’t just the words or the sudden appearance of his letter that had rocked me. It was reading the words and being thrown backwards in time.’
My heart went out to Molly. Guilt is awakened, and although she’s paid dearly for her mistake, I really did think she was getting back on the right track. I thought Finn had forgiven her too, but there’s much more to him than meets the eye. Well-paced, all his feelings come spilling out. But, be that as it may, those rays of hope in touching scenes were whisked away, making me want to give both of them a good talking to.
‘I put up boundaries to keep out the ugly. I embraced the beautiful.’
Communication is the key. Waiting for next letter written years ago to arrive kept me on my toes and all I hoped for was that the content wouldn’t be too harsh. Ooh, my word! Talk about pouring your heart out on paper isn’t in it, either. I really liked how the reader is kept guessing as to who is responsible for Molly receiving the letters that weren’t supposed to be for her eyes. For what purpose were they sent when it’s causing so much heartache? Will they upset the balance of these divorcees’ already delicate relationship, and how does Finn cope while watching his ex-wife try and keep it together, not fall apart?
“I don’t want these letters anymore.”
Letters to Molly is a magnificent second chance romance that must be read. So true-to-life regarding relationship breakdowns, Perry stirred my emotions on every page turned. I smiled and cried from one minute to the next, I rooted for a happy ending. Outside interference was treated intelligently, yep…there’s always someone ready to criticize, isn’t there? Her narrative style continues to dazzle me, her character trait development couldn’t have been more perfectly perfect. The kids and their aunt and uncle, Poppy and Cole; and Randall and Jimmy…two loyal patrons who take great pleasure in patronizing each other where Molly works, had me in fits of laughter, softening this soul-searching novel. Left with a huge grin on my face at the end of a book I didn’t want to say goodbye to, my last word has to be Bravo!
‘The power of fear was terribly magnificent.’
© Devney Perry 2019
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She gave me a slight nod, rising up on her toes.
I dipped, my breath coasting down her cheek, but then I remembered where we were. “Wait. Not here.”
She huffed when I pulled away, taking a few deep breaths as I took her hand and dragged her down the hallway to her bedroom. The second we were away from the stairs—with the door closed and out of danger that one of the kids would walk in on us—I framed her face with my hands and slammed my lips down on hers. I swallowed her gasp and let my hands roam from her face and down her shoulders. I pulled her closer, needing to feel her against me.
Her hands went for my fly, tugging the button on my jeans open to dive inside. The feel of her grip, those long fingers wrapped around my shaft, was so incredible I nearly blacked out.
How was it possible for us to go so wrong? We were good together. So. Fucking. Good.
Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. 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 kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.