Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
“This man was a rock, a mountain of steady strength. Never in my life, not even when my parents had been alive, had I felt this grounded.”
Willa Nash’s first book, The Bribe, is a fantastic addition to the Kindle Unlimited Universe. A stellar romance infused with flaming hot chemistry, sweetness, and suspense, Nash’s Duke and Lucy draw you into their story with a perfunctory ease
At the turn of each page, I didn’t want the story to end. Willa Nash reads like a combination of Devney Perry’s Runaway Road and Jamison Valley series, specifically The Coppersmith Farmhouse. Set in a small town named Calamity, you can’t help but want to take a trek to this fictional place where its charm and people burrow into your heart. I found myself smiling and sighing as the story progressed.
Even in the midst of fierce chemistry, there is an ease to Duke and Lucy’s coupling. They don’t struggle to be together. Rather, the larger story threatens the cohesion of their relationship. Yet, woven into the romantic suspense is a treasure chest of emotional gravity. Gem after gem of moments between Duke and Lucy, you feel awed by the love story that Nash has created. I found myself smiling over and over again during this story. It feels like being wrapped in a fluffy comforter on a cold day. Nash crafts these moments of complete tenderness that it overwhelms you in the best of ways.
Willa Nash’s The Bribe brings the best of small-town romance with a suspense twist, and you will glory in the journey of Duke and Lucy. When I finished the bonus scene, I had tears in my eyes because Nash plucked my heartstrings just as her heroine, Lucy, plucks the strings of her guitar to make the most beautiful of music.
In love and romance,