Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.
So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.
Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.
But for their daughter.
He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”
“Then that’s good enough.”
“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?
He nodded. “Really.”
“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”
“It’s not your fault. I believe you.”
The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry.
I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break.
I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.
“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat.
“So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”
The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”
He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”
Thea and Logan are a couple that were never meant to be, but Fate had other ideas. After one memorable night years ago, their next meeting is one that neither was expecting, and that neither one of them will forget. Because that one night, years ago? It changed everything, and Thea and Logan will never be the same.
Hooked. From the first page. TATTERED, like the rest of Devney Perry’s books, drew me in, and I was lost. The first in a new series, TATTERED has all of the signature emotion, the angst and passion, that has made Devney a favorite with me, and with so many people. She writes relationships, develops characters, in a way that make it impossible to forget them, and makes their stories ones that become a part of my heart.
Thea and Logan are like flash paper; the chemistry between them is palpable, combustible, and it’s not going away. But their story is more than just a Cinderella story, more than the secret baby trope. Because, beyond the incredible physical pull, there is a real liking between them, and a desire to be something other than just their passion. And Charlie, Charlie is amazing, and I absolutely love the way that she sees the world, and the beauty that she brings to everyone that knows her.
TATTERED is a book that should be savored, and one that will stay with me for a very long time. I love the world of Lark Cove, Montana, and enjoyed every moment that I spent there, getting to know this lovely place and the people that live there. TATTERED is a 5-star read for me, and one of my top books for the year. I’m looking so forward to TIMID, the next book in the series, and can’t wait to get to know Willa better. I really can’t recommend this book any more highly, and fans of romance need this book, this series, on their TBR. It will not disappoint.
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.