Today we are thrilled to be sharing the first book in USA Today bestselling author Devney Perry’s all-new Tin Gypsy Series,
The former Tin Gypsy motorcycle club has everyone in Clifton Forge, Montana convinced they’ve locked their clubhouse doors and ripped off their patches. Everyone but Bryce Ryan. There’s more happening at the club’s garage than muscle car restorations and Harley rebuilds. Her instincts are screaming there’s a story—one she’s going to tell.
As the new owner of the small town’s newspaper, Bryce is hungry for more than birth announcements and obituaries. When a woman is brutally killed and all signs point to the Tin Gypsies, Bryce is determined to expose the club and their leader, Kingston “Dash” Slater, as murderers.
Bryce bests Dash match after match, disappointed her rugged and handsome opponent turns out to be an underwhelming adversary. Secrets are exposed. Truths defeat lies. Bryce is poised to win this battle in a landslide.
Then Dash breaks all the rules and tips the scales.
One kiss, and she’s fighting to save more than just her story. She’s fighting to save her heart from the Gypsy King.
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF
Perry has veered away from contemporary romance and given us the first book in her all-new suspense duet, Tin Gypsy. I certainly wanted to know what the real reason behind the head of the motorcycle club shutting down such a lucrative albeit illegal business years back was. Saying that, I found the story a tad slow to begin with and that gritty bite I look for in this kind of read felt absent. Nonetheless, I gave the story a chance and it paid off.
An unknown enemy goes out of their way to make it look like an ex-member of the club committed a crime and Bryce, the new small town’s ambitious journalist wants to get to the bottom of it. I love a spine-tingling thriller with a good dash of romance, so when the intrigue and steaminess picked up, I was in my element. There’s plenty of twists and turns and untold truths to keep the reader aroused, too. Especially the outcome of a past happening which won’t go down at all well with Dash, surprises the socks off his father and complicates matters no end.
It took me a while to connect to Bryce. She gave me the impression that reporting the scoop for her dad’s newspaper and making a name for herself was more important than people’s feelings. Her not being intimidated by Dash’s threats earned my respect though and later on, them coming to an agreement of sorts seemed to me to be the most sensible they could have done. Had to smile. Neither of them is quite sure how to handle their instant attraction. In fact, he quite likes the fact that this spunky woman stands up for herself.
For me, Dash was lacking what Bryce had. In its day, the club was well-known for its shady goings-on, the members to be reckoned with. I think age had mellowed then somewhat and it’s clear to see their all happy in the workshop renovating Harleys. Their bad biker image does kick in when things heat up and Dash responded exactly how I’d hoped he would.
The back and forth of Dash and Bryce’s sexual innuendos and banter added a playful touch and was really well conveyed. I liked that they were on the same page and even though a couple of big-little bombshells were dropped, there are still a lot of unanswered questions waiting to be answered. Parts of the story I found a little drawn out, but that didn’t stop me enjoying Gypsy King and looking forward to the conclusion in Raven Knight coming soon.
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.