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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash comes a small town Montana romance.

Duke Evans didn’t expect to find a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.

Only she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic on the radio over the past two weeks.

He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.

Duke doesn’t want her money. He wants to know why this beautiful woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he’s going to find out.

©2020 Devney Perry LLC (P)2020 Devney Perry LLC

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Nothing orig'l; storyline missing, erotica present

Started out interesting, then the storyline waned and was finally gone, and it turned into erotica. The characters were no longer respectable, admirable, intriguing...Narrators were good, but the material was just, well, same old, same old. Wish there had been more character development, more organic relationship building, characters that weren't one dimensional. Really, do authors think we enjoy a book simply because the author can write erotica? ANYONE CAN WRITE EROTICA. A good author knows his or her readers want to be invested; but when the author can't even invest in his or her own characters, it's time to throw the book back.

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Swoon

Very cute book! Can’t wait for the next one to hit audible! Hope Erin and Jason narrate it as well. 10 stars ⭐️
I highly recommend!

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10/10 Would Read Again

Oh my how I loved this one. The narration is top notch and the writing is just perfect.

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*Sigh*...Jason Clarke Need I Say More!!!!

This is the first book in a new series by Willa Nash. This story was great. Willa put a new spin on the famous heroine trope, and I totally approve. I really liked Duke and Lucy's banter and the build of their relationship. As always, the side characters are amazing, present, but they don't take away from the main characters. I enjoyed the suspense in this story as well. I read this book in one sitting, and I don't even regret skipping a meal or two. I was totally immersed in this story, and I cannot wait for book 2.
The narration in this book is amazing!! Ava and Jason make a great pair, and make these characters seem so very real. Dive in, you won't be disappointed!!!!

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I need more of this series!!!!

The Bribe is the first book of the Calamity Montana series. It’s also the first book by Willa Nash. The Bribe is about a famous singer Lucy Ross (hiding out as Jade Morgan) and Duke Evans (Sheriff of Calamity). Lucy has been scared into hiding from a crazed stalker making sure no one knows who she is or her whereabouts. However, once pulled over Duke quickly finds out who she really is. Desperate to keep herself hidden Lucy offers him a ton of money to not give a ticket and keep her identity hidden. Duke has other plans and intends to find out what happened that sent her into hiding and make sure that not only she is safe but also protect his small town from what could happen there if exposed.


This book was so good. These two characters has so much chemistry, and love for each other. Even though Lucy was a famous singer she was kind and thought of others. Her friendship with Everly had me laughing at points, and the fact that she wanted Travis above anyone else to like her because of how much he meant to Duke spoke highly of her character, as I'm sure most people in that situation would not be comfortable with that relationship. That relationship with Travis alone says how much of a huge heart Duke does have. You will laugh, cry, swoon, and get upset that you have to wait so long for the next book in this series. after that epilogue I NEED the next book and I need it NOW!


"In public you're Jade. But behind closed doors, you're-" "Lucy?" she breathed. I shook my head. "Mine"

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so sweet

oh this was just what I needed. Heart and heat and the sweetest romance.

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Fantastic!

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book but I quickly found myself wrapped up in the story of Lucy and Duke. As the story unfolds and secrets are revealed, I became swept away by the story and the way the narrators portrayed the characters. I finished this book in one day and can't wait to enjoy the next book in the series.

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Enjoyable Listen

The storyline was fun. It kept me interested but not glued to my phone. I think that this is my first listen by Willa Nash and I would definitely listen to another one of her books. Ava Erickson and Jason Clark are 2 of my favorite narrators and their voices were PERFECT for these 2 characters.

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Good Debut!!!

I listened to this book in one sitting. Willa Nash made a good debut. I have listened to everything under her other pen name Devney Perry so I figured why not give this book a shot.

I love small town romances and this author is one of the best in my opinion. The story is based in the small town of Calamity where everyone knows you and all of your business.

Duke as the town sheriff and Lucy as a famous country singer hiding out in his town was a great storyline. They meet at a time when Lucy is running from pain and well…. a stalker! Duke was so sweet in this book while still being every bit of a small-town sheriff meaning nothing goes down in his town without him knowing about it.

Although this was a good listen due to the narrators, Ava Erickson and Jason Clarke did a wonderful job, I will say that I felt this story dragged a bit. There was also not much action and the small amount given seemed rushed.

That being said I still can’t wait to listen to book 2 The Bluff because the epilogue in this book definitely has my mind wondering.

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Sexy, Feel Good Perfection

Willa Nash has created a wonderful small town that I for one would love to live in! The characters are vivid and eccentric, and Calamity is quaint but not Mayberry-level unbelievable. Duke and Lucy’s relationship scorches and charms in equal measure, and the intrigue gives the reader just enough “whodunnit” vibe to keep them on their toes! Fantastic, romping read!

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  • Michelle Surtees
  • 11-07-20

slow start but it gets better

It started out a bit slow and but intriguing, built up to a great story . Can't wait for book 2.

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  • C M Silver
  • 10-26-20

Under the covers

Sadly a formulaic tale so often found in chic-lit, beautifully narrated but failed to hold my interest past 2 hrs. NOT FOR ME.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 01-29-21

Beautiful 💕💕

I definitely loved this story . I loved these characters . I definitely wanting more . I can’t wait for the next instalment . Should be fabulous . You must listen to this story it amazing . 💕💜💕💜💕

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  • Kelly
  • 11-11-20

an entertaining listen

The Bribe was an entertaining listen. I liked both the 2 main characters and enjoyed the little bit of drama/suspense throughout the storyline. The ending made me really want Everly's story, so I'm glad she's up next. Bonus epilogue was super sweet!

These 2 narrators are on my favourites list, so naturally I very much enjoyed listening to their performances.