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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Devney Perry (P)2017 Devney Perry

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Ahhh I love a small town romance, Gigi is a woman I can stand behind. She is strong of will and of heart; she makes me proud to be a woman. Yep I said that, not only does she have to deal with a lot in her past but she does it with grace and that is rare.

Jess well he “tried” to be a jerk and he just couldn’t pull it off; I never got the jerky vibe from him even when he was being one. I am glad Gigi finally put him in his place. She laid it out; this is not how you can treat me.

Her daughter Row is the cuties, I love when kids are added into stories it livens it up a little. I enjoyed getting to know some of the secondary characters and I am looking forward to maybe some of these characters in books to come.

I really loved Ava’s narration; she is a narrator I look forward to listening to because she puts emotion into her voice. She draws us in and makes us feel a part of the story. And Joe… well just listen to his voice enough said.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

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I finished the book but it was a struggle

The story line was good. Georgia the main female character is an idiot. Jess the main male character was a well written character. I don't see how Georgia can find her way out of a paper bag. Was not happy with the way she acted or the lack of common sense she had.

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Disappointed

The story had a lot of potential, but it dragged on far too long. Jess was a great H, but Gigi -- although she was a strong & sweet person -- was really dull, and I just didn't buy Jess' life-altering attraction to her.

Also, the way the drama at the end played out was just too ridiculous to be believable. I mean, why kidnap her, drag her from her secluded home in the woods to a busy hub of activity in town, then send your henchman back out to the woods to dig the graves while you stay with her and tell her all about your evil scheme and who was in on it with you? Also, why try to kill a first-trimester fetus first when you plan on killing the mother anyway? Entirely too stupid to be entertaining.

I think I'm so disappointed because I really wanted to love it, but between the dull heroine and the inept bad guy I just couldn't.

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Disappointed with language

The overall story was okay, just an enjoyable read. I was very disappointed that the author chose to use the "F" word frequently in casual conversation and in describing sexual relationships. It caught me off-guard. I could only listen to the book when I was alone in my car and that's a bit of inconvenience. I wish I had been warned about this aspect of the book; I doubt I would have purchased it.

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  • Misty
  • Washington
  • 02-17-18

Excellent

A little mystery and intrigue mixed with a little fate that brings together a hot alpha male and an independent single mom. All in all it was a really good book that kept my interest and had me listening nonstop.

I did enjoy the secondary characters but I did find there too be such an extensive list of characters that when it came down to the bad guys, I had a hard time bringing the characters to mind because there were just so many.

But other than that, I have no complaints and I think as the series goes on, my issue will become a moot point as I get to know the town better. Very much looking forward to it all.

Ava Erickson and Joe Arden are perfection for these characters and I have nothing but praises to say.

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  • Jennifer
  • Bronx, NY, United States
  • 09-10-18

Had potential

This book had potential, there just wasn’t much to the relationship – they got together very easily and any conflict they had was quickly resolved and all the drama of the male leads job could’ve been used to add an interesting plot to the story but it never really materialized. There was just nothing interesting in the story – I wasn’t looking forward until the next time I could continue listening. The writer is good but the story needs work

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Good read

I don't know how to write a review for The Coppersmith Farmhouse. A majority of the book was great, I was engrossed in the story and loved the small town, country feel.

As predictable as some of the plot was, I was still intrigued by the mystery and wanted to see how it all played out. I don't fixate on trying to figure out the mystery when they are in romance novels. I let them evolve naturally. It made it more enjoyable in this story.

The main reason I am struggling to write this review is because of the Hero, Jess. I am all for an Alpha Hero. Seriously, sign. me. up! But I'm not sure of the author captured an Alpha Hero or a controlling jerk. There were a few times in this story that I got a glimpse of the Hero I wanted to see in Jess. Most of those times involved the story being told from his POV. I think if the author had given is more of this story from his perspective, I wouldn't be as hard on his character.

That being said, I have to base my thoughts on what's written. I'm a little let down from all the hype this book (and series) has received because it didn't quite live up to my expectations... but I wasn't so let down that I won't continue reading the rest of the series.

I also need to consider that maybe the audio version of this book represented his character a different way. Perhaps if I read the print version, I would have read their interactions differently.

Overall, this was a charming book at its core and I think the other characters have potential to make this series live up to my expectations.

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Great Light and Funny!

Great narrations by Ava Erickson and Joe Arden.. they really brought the characters and the story alive.. they made me feel all the emotions the characters were feeling or going through every situation.. I love how they narrated all the other characters.. and kept us intrigued in the story.. love their work!!.....

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The Coppersmith Farmhouse was a great read, I felt the book was very well balanced, as it had a little of everything, drama, suspense, and comedy.. it kept me hooked, it kept me intrigued until the end..

Gigi is the new girl in town. an unexpected gift, a farmhouse made her decide to move and start this new adventure with her daughter. but life doesn't seem that easy once she arrives at The Farmhouse.. people would make assumptions, judge her and miss read her, making her feel not so welcomed.. especially a hot sheriff with a very bad character.. he seems to have a grudge on her.. and she doesn't even know why?..

Jess is the hot Sheriff in town, alpha, protective and sometimes even a little bit of controlling .. making his first interactions with Gigi very difficult, not only he was a big douche making assumptions, and judging her harshly but he was also angry that she "stole" his dreams.. dreams that with time will transform and bring extra gifts into his life...

I love Jess, he really made me laugh ... he is super alpha and protective making him sometimes overbearing but at the same time, his stubbornness made him kind of funny. He makes his own rules and expects everyone to follow, no matter what .. including Gigi...

Gigi was a great heroine, she was strong and fought hard whenever people try to overstep. Her character grew a lot as the story was flowing, in the beginning, she was learning her ropes around town so she was kind of reserved. She had a very bad experience, making her fears to arise in certain situations.. she felt a like an outsider but as soon as people started to know her and saw her true colors everything changed..

Overall the story was good, there are a few twists, with a light dose of drama and suspense, great secondary characters and a lot of sexy steamy scenes..

This was my first book by Devney Perry, looking forward to reading more of her books..

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I was so excited to start this series.

I am sad that I didn't completely fall in love with it. I am definitely going to try the next one, because those covers are beautiful. I am a cover w*cough ehem.

Not really sure if the plot wasn't detailed enough for me or what. Story line is great. The dramatics were a little much for me. I needed a little more back story, but maybe that's where the other books come in. I loved Jess's character. Georgia, well, I didn't really love her. Gigi the mom was great.

I definitely say try it, it might be the book you are looking for!

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Great start to a new series!

I love love love this book! Great start to a new series! Loved all the characters

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  • Jan
  • 11-09-17

Gave up half way through

The hero and heroine are not likeable. If the hero spoke to me and treated me like he does the heroine he would have been out on his ear and never invited back.

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  • Em Jay Reads
  • 10-01-17

A great listen and I am eager for more

I admit I have been curious about Devney Perry’s books for some time, especially since her books were being touted as very Kristen Ashley-like. From my perspective, such comparisons can be a double-edged sword for new authors. Do I read it and become disillusioned that the book missed the mark? Or, do I stay away and potentially miss out on a good book?

Well, I was undecided and stayed away until I listened to an audio version of this book that I won via the author’s Facebook page. And now I am kicking myself. Yes, there are a few surface similarities to some of Kristen Ashley’s characters/settings, but The Coppersmith Farmhouse, the author’s debut novel I believe, is more than strong enough to stand on its own.

Georgia, known as Gigi, along with her young daughter, Rowan, is leaving her old life behind and heading to a small town to live in a house she inherited from Ben, a good friend. I enjoyed learning about the town and it was rewarding to listen to a character who was, dare I say it, normal. Gigi was a nurse. She has her head screwed on straight, is a thoughtful and caring person to those around her and is a good mother. There is pleasure in listening about the every day.

Jess, our hero, and the local Sheriff, is a man who keeps himself to himself. His initial dislike of Gigi is based on his erroneous belief that she fleeced Ben of his worldly goods. He makes no bones about showing his dislike of Gigi when they first meet. Once the misunderstanding is resolved, Jess turns on the alpha personality in his attempt to woo Gigi. Yes, there are some bumps along the way but both Gigi and Jess do a good job of communicating with each other to resolve them.

There is a mystery that forms part of the storyline. I am hopeless at guessing who the villains are, so I went along for the ride. I enjoyed this element of the story and it was a surprise to me who the ‘bad guys’ were.

The book contains an epilogue several years in the future. I do enjoy these because I like to read about our main characters living their happily ever after.

The Coppersmith Farmhouse is Book 1 of the Jamison Valley series. As far as I can tell, all books are standalones but some characters make appearances in other books. Don’t forget, it’s a small town.

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I listened to an audio version of this book that was narrated by Ava Erickson and Joe Arden. I enjoyed listening to both narrators, although the majority of the book is narrated by Ava Erickson. Both narrators did a good job in conveying the character’s emotions. The voice of Gigi’s daughter, Rowan was an absolute delight to listen to.

I read another review that stated there was a lot of background noise during the recording. I heard none of this, so I assume it’s been cleaned up since that time.

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  • Yvonne
  • 09-30-17

Very sweet story

This is a very easy listen , mother and daughter move to new town where she meets the sheriff who quickly tries to take her over ... the subsequent tiffs between her and the sheriff mad me smile , didn't catch on to the little twist at all ...no spoilers , if you want an uncomplicated sweet listen then I recommend as its narrators are top draw for me .
I was lucky enough to win this from the author in a give away , Thankyou and I Will definitely be looking out for further books in the series

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  • Kindling Micky
  • 09-30-17

Disappointing hero


I did not gel with this book on the whole in any shape or form. I wanted to like it, indeed until 25% I held hope that my issues would be worked through. By 50% I realised that this was a hero that I could only hate, he could not be redeemed in my eyes in any way. He was manipulative, cunning, controlling, had temper issues that were scary and I didnt believe his connection with the heroine. The heroine gave off vibes of not being okay with his controlling ways but was always won over by a kiss or a weak willed apology....till the next time, stupid woman.

The narration was reasonably good, I enjoyed the tonation of the female narrator but I was less enamoured by the male narrator.

On the whole, I’m thinking this authors books aren’t for me. I may give another a try, unless I hear all her hero’s are such jerks.

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  • Gaelle R
  • 09-04-18

Got me hooked

I really enjoyed this. The narration by Ava Erickson was perfect, and I love listening to her way of telling a story. Usually, it takes a while to get into an audio, but I was comfortable from the get go and was able to really enjoy listening to The Coppersmith Farmhouse.

Although this is my first time 'reading' Devney Perry, I'm already hooked on to her style of writing and am very keen to continue this series, and read much more.

Georgia was a great lead - and while sometimes I felt like she did give into Jess a touch to easily once in a while, I was still invested in her and all the relationships created when she moves to Prescott.
While I enjoyed the to and fro of Georgia and Jess at the beginning of their relationship, where Georgia was hesitant at first, ad then doubting Jess' reasons, I did feel as though it may have been pulled out for a touch too long.

A great romance, with a touch of mystery and murder thrown in the mix (without being too heavy) and I'm looking forward to the next.