Book Review: The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry

Title: The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley #1)
Author: @devneyperry
Reviewer: Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 374 pages
Rating: 4.25 Stars


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.

Grace Review

There are a lot of elements I loved about this story:
Sexy Alpha male
Adorable young girl
Sexy Alpha male with adorable young girl
Small town setting
Building suspense
And occasionally, the feisty heroine. I’ll get back to her later.

As a new author, it is surprising how much buzz I heard about this book. Until you understand why there is so much buzz. As many have noted, this book had a Kristen Ashley feel about it. While Jess wasn’t quite as Alpha as the KA Alphas are known to be, he definitely had moments where I could see the comparisons. Adding to that was the small town, small community feel with the importance of family – something I find common in KA’s books. And although there were similarities throughout, this book did not feel like a total copy in style.

There are three main characters to this story.
Jess Cleary – the hottie Sheriff is a bit of a turnoff at first, with his douchey attitude, but when he comes around? Buckle up. He lays on the sweet and sexy, HARD! The cherry on top was how he interacted with Rowen, Georgia’s daughter. And speaking of her . . .
Rowen “Roe” – I adored this little girl. She much life, so many instances that will make you smile. She is the light of the story and I loved her connection to Jess, along with the love for her mother.
Georgia “Gigi” Ellars – the heroine was a mixed bag for me. I loved the relationship she had with her daughter and how cautious she was in making sure her daughter’s needs came first. Given how awful the father was towards her, I liked how she prioritized things to make sure Rowen knew that she was loved. I also liked how she went toe to toe with Jess at times, especially when he went into super bossy Alpha mode. What I didn’t like was the repeated insecurities and questioning of Jess’ motives. Fortunately for her, and the reader, the author didn’t drag this out to create any extended angst.

Although the relationship between the three was the heart of this story, there is also a significant backstory involving the building crime in Prescott and Jess’ search for answers. The crimes itself were topical, with the growth of drug use in the area, specifically with Meth. I had some thoughts on the villain could be, and was mostly right. However that person had other connections that I didn’t anticipate, and that caused a whole bunch of other problems for the main characters.

Overall I liked the flow of the story and how it was written. I didn’t get the massive feels that I get with a KA book, maybe due to my lack of a strong connection to Georgia. But I felt it hard to put the book down. I’m definitely looking forward to more from this series and author. There are a number of possible characters I could see getting their own story.

– Grace

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