Thursday, February 4, 2021

Release Day 5 Star Review: The Bluff (Calamity Montana #2) by Willa Nash

 

The Bluff by Willa Nash is now live!

As Calamity's newest resident, Everly Christian thought life in small-town Montana would be dull and tame--and she needs a little mundane after the last few chaotic years. But one night, boredom drives her to the local bar, where she finds herself sitting beside a handsome and mysterious artist.

The man is anything but dull and tame, especially in the bedroom, and when she steps out of his shower and overhears his conversation, life gets interesting again.
Reese Huxley needs a wife.

And why shouldn't Everly be the bride?

She's got her reasons for agreeing to the hasty nuptials--reasons she's keeping to herself. As long as she can stop herself from falling in love with her husband, she'll make it out of this sham marriage in one piece. But Everly has a weakness for wayward men, and the more Hux pushes her away, the more she realizes this bluff is anything but a lie.

 

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What I thought about The Bluff
Everly has been keeping to herself as she recovers from the stalker that shook up her life and the lives of others in this second installment in the Calamity Montana series from Willa Nash.
Looking for some quiet, she stays to her apartment watching the people of Calamity from her window. Until one night she decides she's getting out of her apartment and heads for the local bar.  It's late, so she thinks she's going to be alone.  Wrong.  There's another loner at the bar and he's something special.  With his brooding attitude and ripped physique, they share a sexual spark as they nurse their drinks at the bar. After very few words, Everly and "Hux" aka Reese Huxley, go back to her apartment for what was supposed to be one night of sex.  Readers of romance know how that goes -- one night is never enough, and they continue to see each other, even though both have made it clear they are not interested in anything like a relationship. 
Hux has a problem though -- he's divorced and has been denied visitation with his teenage daughter. He needs a stable home and maybe if he's married, he can convince the judge that he deserves to time with his daughter. Everly agrees to be his bride of convenience in a move that surprises everyone they know.
Savannah provides lots of teenage angst to this story and she shares something with Everly that they are both keeping a secret. And in spite of not wanting a relationship, Hux and Everly's feelings for each other grow as they deal with the town, Savannah and Hux's ex-wife.  There's also some drama related to Hux's art gallery when his long time friend Katie doesn't want to get along with Everly at all.  Everly is sure she knows why, but Hux is oblivious.
As Everly slides into deep feelings for Hux, she realizes just how dangerous that is, and everything blows up in her face when she discovers Katie's secrets. I felt the knife in my heart too when this all comes to a head and I got teary-eyed right along with Everly. Thank goodness Hux has the sense to get his head out of you-know-where!!
I really enjoyed this story. Hux and Everly are perfect for each other, even when they don't know it themselves. I love a story that knows how to deliver a good cry followed by a heart-felt reconciliation and The Bluff does that perfectly.  This was a book I found myself reading in every free moment because I just liked this characters and wanted to know what was going to happen to them.
If you are a fan of small town romance, hot, steamy pairing and a good dose of angst, you might just like The Bluff too.

A complementary copy was provided for review.    

Meet Willa

Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry's alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

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