By Devney Perry
(Tin Gypsy #2)
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.
Marrying at twenty seven, in a town she kind of never wants to see again, and with a man who she barely spoke to, was definitively not in Genevieve’s plans this week, month, year, lifetime. Then also having to share a rather small living space together, you know there is going to be a lot of (sexual) frustration. I love a fake marriage trope.
This book picks up right after Gypsy King, and there are a lot of unanswered questions. There are quite a few plot twists I was not expecting, and I like that because it’s rather difficult to surprise me.
Seeing that connection grow between Isaiah and Genevieve is on the spectrum of slow burn. I might have yelled at my e-reader a couple of times for them to just kiss already. Isaiah’s background is quite tragic, and it’s hard to see him punish himself so hard. Forgiveness is a tricky thing, and I liked how Genevieve didn’t judge him on that, and helped guide him.
Riven Knight is another well written story by Devney Perry. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters better, and love that combination of romance, and action.
Fun fact: Isaiah is Kaine’s brother from Tragic (Larc Cove #3). Both can be read separately.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
About the author
Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. 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.