Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) by Devney Perry
Narrated by Ava Erickson and Teddy Hamilton
1st in a series of connected standalones.
I didn’t review Gypsy King by Devney Perry right after I read it because quite honestly, I just didn’t have much to say. I enjoyed it but forgot it the next day. Since I review every book I read, I decided to listen again before writing this review.
“As a gang, the Gypsies had power and money in spades. So why had they given it up? No one knew. And if they did, they weren’t talking.”
Bryce is a reporter who is moving back to her small town to join her father’s local newspaper as a reporter. Coming from the big city, she is looking to break a story wide open, and the now-disbanded Tin Gypsy motorcycle club is her target. Lucky for her, she stumbles on a story that was bigger than she ever expected.
“She was classy and gorgeous no matter what she wore. It came from the way she carried herself, with tenacity and strength. Not many people, let alone women, questioned me. But this woman was a fighter. She wouldn’t be pushed around, and she wouldn’t take things at face value.”
When Bryce meets Dash, the former Tin Gypsy president, sparks fly and the attraction is there, as is their animosity. She is digging where nobody should dig. But when the wrong person seems to be arrested for murder, Bryce and Dash need to work together to get the answers.
“Given the sparks that crackled when we were in the same room, we’d be incredible together. The chemistry, mixed with our mutual dislike of one another, would ignite like fireworks. We’d probably set the sheets on fire.”
I love hate-to-love books. Banter is my favorite thing in a book, but it all felt a little bit too easy for my tastes.
I felt like I needed more grit. Dash felt very soft and generic considering his past as an MC prez and Bryce was just OK in my eyes. The story itself was interesting and kept me involved, but there were plenty of loose ends that will probably be addressed in the rest of the series. I’m curious about them, but not quite enough to get the next when I have so many other books to read.
Devney has been hit or miss with me, and her Mayson Jar series is a favorite of mine, so I will continue to read her books, but I think I will stop this series here.
- Devney Perry is a great writer and storyteller.
- The murder mystery was exciting and engrossing.
- I enjoyed the romance between the couple.
- I really liked the side characters.
- It felt a little too soft and generic for me.
- I didn’t fall in love with any of the characters which is what I need to love a book.
- Lots of loose ends.
I love both narrators, and I think they did a great job with this one and definitely enhanced the read for me.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3.5 Stars, 3.5 heat, 4.5 Narration
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