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Forsaken Trail

By: Devney Perry
Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell,Aiden Snow
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Aria Saint-James has planned the perfect getaway: sweatpants, takeout, and two weeks alone with her sister and nephew. Nowhere on that list is wearing a low-cut dress and uncomfortable heels to attend a wedding where she knows neither the bride nor the groom. Toss in her nemesis Brody Carmichael, and her road trip to Arizona is officially a bust.  

But, at least, there is champagne.

She blames the bubbly for falling into bed with Brody that night. Enemy or not, the billionaire is irresistible in a tux. But after their one-night tryst, Aria has no choice but to cut her vacation short, returning home to escape his devilish smile, vowing never to see Brody again.

Except, Aria gets a surprise a few weeks later - she’s pregnant. When he learns that she’s carrying his child, Brody offers Aria the chance of a lifetime. The catch? She has to live under his roof until the baby is born.

Either they’ll kill each other in nine months or discover love buried beneath their hate.

©2020 Devney Perry (P)2020 Devney Perry

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What Happened, Devney?

Struggled to finish this one. Very disappointed with all of it. Narration, just ok. Maxine is not a favorite. But the story was really just irritating. Brody turned out to be a decent man but the female character (can't remember her name), was not likeable.
Devney Perry writes great books. This one, a total miss.

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Enemies-to-Lovers Perfection!

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“I fell in love with you the moment you stole that vase of flowers.”
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Review: This is book 4 in the Runaway Series. I love the premise behind this series. Six friends who grew up in a junkyard together. All reconnecting over a car that once was home.

I am loving this series and don't want it to end. These stories are short but pack a perfect punch and don't feel rushed at all. Since Aria refuses to go back to California, her sister Clara volunteers to finish the journey bringing the Cadillac back home. When Aria brings the car to Clara, she sees Clara's boss that she can't stand. Aria and Brody are definitely opposites who don't see eye to eye. When Aria helps Brody out last minute, these two give into their attraction and the rest is history. Their banter and chemistry was delicious. As these two get to know each other more and more you can't help but love them together. I loved when she would put him in his place!😂 Brody had so many layers that you just had to peel them away for the gooey center. I just love when the hero can't resist the heroine no matter what comes out of her mouth. I listened to the audiobook by Maxine Mitchell and Aiden Snow. They did a great job brining Aria and Brody to life. I can't believe there is only 1 book left! I am so ready for Clara and Karson!

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Adorable

Aria Saint-James was on a getaway bringing the Cadillac that started this series to the next person, her sister Clara and Nephew August. Clara's broody boss would not be around so it sounded like a perfect time for her. Until Brody Carmichael's plans change and he is in need of a date to a wedding, unfortunately for both of them Clara is sick and volunteers Aria to go in her place.
Aria and Brody cant stand each other. Aria thinks he's spoiled and rude and Brody hates that he gets called out on everything by her.
While at the wedding they get to know each other better and end up having a real good time.
When Aria gets home she finds out she had gotten pregnant and the story goes from there. I do not want to give anything else away.
This book was so sweet, Aria had grown up from nothing and worked for everything she had had, and Brody had always gotten what he wanted and could buy anything. It was really cute seeing them come together and made each of them who they are. They are both stubborn and strong and had been through so much but in their own way. We find out what had brought the girls to the junkyard in the first place and their story breaks my heart the most out of all of those kids. I cannot wait until the next book.

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Another great one!

Great story for Aria! Not as spicy as the previous in the series, but great chemistry between Aria and Brody!

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Boring

The others so far we’re fantastic. Not sure while this fell short. Can’t wait for the last one.

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Solid romance

4 stars — This was a solid romance, if a bit short.

I think it didn’t hurt that I really enjoyed both narrators. This is my second time listening to Mr. Snow, and I just really like his voice. Both narrators were fantastic with pacing, voices and emotions, they made it so easy to listen.

Honestly, I feel like I have the same things to say about both characters — I genuinely liked both of them, even as they were flawed in their own ways. They each had issues to work through, and those issues often came between them as a couple, so they also had to work out how to give one another what the other needed. Aria needed control, which Brody was not good at giving up because he’d never really had to before. And Brody needed love and caring, which Aria wasn’t used to giving to anyone but Clara and August. She also just didn’t see how Brody’s upbringing had affected him.

Even though I’m not normally an enemies to lovers fan, this is the type I’m more interested in — where their personalities just clash a little, mostly because they’re both very passionate forthright people. It can lead to great sexual chemistry, and it definitely did in this case. It can sometimes lead to frustration if they don’t talk things out, but there was a good balance in this story.

I do wish there had been a bit…more to their conversations and resolutions. All the elements were there, but sometimes it just went a bit easier than I was expecting… then again, I kind of liked that. So maybe I just don’t know what I want. 😛

Either way, it was nice to have a couple that I rooted for and wanted them to find their way.

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Great narration!

Love how these narrators brought this to life-this is a great Devney Perry series!

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The Red Cadillac

i stumbled on Devney Perry while looking for other books narrated by Jason Clarke. .Some one dubbed this series Runaway. And yes all the main characters are runaways but the Red Cadillac is the glue, the catalyst, the Main character.
This is Aria and Brody's story. It is not as inventive as the others and the narrators are good they are not as good as Jason Clarke,
The red Cadillac has now traveled to Arizona and has not managed to get to California yet.

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One night stand leads to more!

Forsaken Trail is the 4th book in the Runaway series by Devney Perry. I love the premise of this series so much: “one car, one cross-country road trip, five stories about six runaways finally finding home!” In the author’s note it says how this series was inspired by her love for The Boxcar Children series and wondering whatever happened to those kids once they were adults. I loved those books growing up too and was so excited for this series because of that!

This is a hate to love, turned “be my fake date to a wedding”, turned one-night-stand, turned surprise pregnancy, turned “move in with me” romance! And I loved every minute of it! There is something about the way Devney Perry writes surprise pregnancy and surprise baby romances that just always work for me, she always make me question if it isn’t a trope I actually secretly love because hers always end up being my favs! 😅

We met Aria in the previous book when the red Cadillac was left with her in Oregon. And now its turn for her roadtrip and we follow as she heads off from the Oregon coast to Arizona to see her twin sister Clara and her nephew August. Clara and Aria spent most of their teen years in the California junkyard with the others and haven’t looked back. When she arrives to visit Clara, it means she also has to see Brody, Clara’s billionaire boss and friend. Brody and Aria had a terrible first meeting about a decade ago and neither are that happy when Clara pushes them to attend a wedding together. Brody is to attend the wedding of his ex-fiancé to his younger brother and Clara convinces him he should take Aria as his fake date. To their surprise, they actually have a good time together at the wedding and end up sleeping together after! When their one night stand turns into a surprise pregnancy a couple months later, Brody and Aria find themselves wrapped up in one another’s lives.

I really enjoyed Aria and Brody’s energy together, their hate to love vibes from the start and then the fake dating at the wedding. They had me laughing out loud and I loved Aria at the wedding. I really liked that once Brody learns about the baby, he is all in. He refuses to be an absent father, like his parents, and wants to be a part of their child’s life right from the start. He asks Aria for 1 year with him: move to Arizona, live with him while pregnant, stay once the baby is born, and wait for him to gain access to his family’s business (after his upcoming birthday) before they make plans for after. He buys her a flower shop! Aria is used to doing things on her own, so I liked seeing how she had to make room in her life for his help.

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Enemies to lovers with a pregnancy! SIGN ME UP!

Well, I absolutely loved Aria and Brody. After getting a hint of their dislike for one another in Quarter Miles, I knew Devney Perry was going to give us a great enemies-to-lovers romance! We get this impression that Brody has grown up with everything, while Aria grew up with nothing. Yet Brody was also lacking something that’s so important during childhood. I think that’s what really made this story special to me. Aria and Brody come from such different places, but had fundamental needs not met during their childhood. They both endured trauma on very different levels and that impacted who they were as adults and how they handled the situations that were thrown at them. I think this is why Brody and Clara become such close friends, even when Aria doesn’t get it. He has more in common with them than Aria understands. The way Aria holds herself while playing Brody’s fake date in the beginning, had me falling in love her strength and snark. That scene was so damn satisfying. As the reader, I knew this was the first turning point, that moment where the two enemies realize there is more to the other person than what they thought. To me, that’s the best part of an enemies-to-lovers romance–that moment where the reader knows the characters are figuring out that maybe they don’t actually hate each other as much as they think. That just maybe, they don’t actually know the other person as well as they thought. When the story got messy, you still know that the characters were coming from a good place. Simply put, I just adored them and the journey they went on!

I’ve been curious about Clara and Aria’s story ever since we got introduced to them in this series. I needed to know what happened to them and how that brought them to the junkyard. Finally, I got some answers in this book, and it just adds more to the depth of all of these characters. I just love them so much. There is something about the way they grew up, what they’ve overcome, and how they’ve flourished despite all of the things they had to deal with. The fact that these experiences are still impacting them makes it that much more realistic. The way the negative things impact them, but they still carry on with life and carve out a world to fulfill their own needs. I feel like I have so much to say about this book, because of the overall series theme. All these women that grew up in a junkyard together finding their HEA?! How amazing is that. Every book is touching and has so much depth. I wildly rooting for these characters to overcome the obstacles and find the happiness that they deserve, yet did not get during childhood. They are survivors at their core, and I think that has made me so invested in each and everyone of these characters. I cannot cannot wait for Dotted Lines, when we finally meet Karson, the only guy that was in their group. The Cadillac will finally be back where it’s supposed to be, and I have a feeling that it’s going to be a real emotional ride for Clara.

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