The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry
Published March 19, 2017
Jamison Valley Series
One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.
Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.
Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.
Hello Friends! I can knock reading my first Devney Perry off my bucket list. I hauled. I read. I was blown away. What has taken me so long to read my first book by this author?
I skimmed over the synopsis on the back of The Coppersmith Farmhouse before reading it. I knew it was about a woman who gets a farmhouse in Montana, and uproots her and her daughter’s lives. This story was these things and more, so much more.
I love the small Montana town vibe. I didn’t feel like we got a ton of back story as to why Gigi, the main character was able or willing to just uproot her life without looking back although you do eventually learn that the father of her daughter was a complete jerk, but it seemed like she had been doing fine without him. She inherits the farmhouse from a patient, turned Father figure named Ben after he passed away.
The caretaker for the farmhouse has been the now town sheriff named Jess who once learns about Gigi, believes she is a gold digger who tricked Ben for his money. He is a real jerk to her in the beginning, but he learns how wrong he was about her and her intentions with Ben.
I liked that this story cut out all the angst and the relationship between Gigi and Jess forms very early into the story. Jess puts a lot into pursuing Gigi once he realizes how big of a jerk he’s been and he is persistent. He knows he wants her, he sees her hesitation but he sticks to it. The book is really them navigating their relationship as a new couple and a reminder to how quickly that new love can be taken from you.
Gigi is such an awesome Mom and when Jess comes into the picture, he is adorable with her little girl.
Oh boy, was this book sexy. I didn’t expect the sexy times. I thought this was going to be a sweet, small town romance, but as I sat outside at the coffee shop and the sexy times scene came on, I couldn’t hide my smirk.
The plot twists, adding a suspense element were wonderful and really added a different vibe to the story while also being a reminder that even small town America has it’s issues and nowhere is really safe.
Overall, I loved this book. I am so happy I hauled the entire series so I can jump right into the next book.