Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Review: Riven Knight by Devney Perry


Genevieve Daylee didn’t expect to be standing in front of a judge on her twenty-seventh birthday. But ever since her life became entangled with a former motorcycle gang, she’s learned not to expect anything but trouble.

Her mother, a woman she once admired and adored, is gone, leaving behind a trail of secrets and lies. She’s living in a tiny apartment above a garage owned by her brother, a man who loathes her very existence. And the father she met beside her mother’s grave is as much of a stranger as Isaiah Reynolds, the broken man with soulless eyes standing beside her in front of the judge.

Isaiah is her protector from the murderer at large in Clifton Forge. Though he’s more like a riven knight in dented armor than a prince on a white stallion. She knows next to nothing about him, other than he works as a mechanic. As of tonight, he’ll be sharing her bathroom.

And, according to the judge, Isaiah is now her husband.


Riven Knight is book 2 in the Tin Gypsy series, and it's full of the same suspense and mystery as the first book was. But more than that, it's also a story of things working out when and where you least expect them.

Genevieve has been through a lot, she's discovered so many secrets her mother held from her, and found that she's not who she thought she was. When she agrees to marry Isaiah - a practical stranger, Genevieve has no idea what she's really getting herself in to, but she knows its the right thing to do. She's a strong character, I really liked that about her, everything she's been through, everything she's going through as she proceeds on this journey, it's a lot, and yet, she doesn't really get defeated. I enjoyed watching as she got frustrated trying to figure things out, but never giving up. I loved as she worked to get to know Isaiah more and to help him however she could.

Isaiah was a tough nut to crack, and that made me like him all the more. I wasn't quite sure just what would come next from him, a man who was a little broken, but unable to see that he could be fixed. He's a protector, a man who wants to do right, and a man who isn't sure of what he deserves. I really enjoyed watching him change during this book.

The connection between these two was fun to explore as they found themselves married and working towards a common goal. I loved how they interacted and behaved around each other and with the others.

The suspense angle - connected with the murder case from book one added just the right amount of intrigue to this story, making me guess at who they were up against and wonder exactly what had happened and how it all fit together. Perry wove the strands of this story so perfectly that I was both sure I knew some of what had happened and why and on the edge of my seat wondering what info would come next.

I look forward to reading more about the characters in the Tin Gypsy series and seeing Genevieve and Isaiah again.

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