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The Bluff

(Calamity Montana #2)

4.79  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  75 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash comes a small town Montana romance.

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 handsom
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2021 by Devney Perry LLC
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Don't say shit like that to me' Stars!
ARC provided via Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review.

Small town romance. Check. Marriage of convenience. Check. Grumpy and sexy single dad. Check. Sassy and loving heroine. Check. Burning chemistry. DOUBLE CHECK! Another winner from Willa Nash, for sure!
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. It feels like forever since I started a book and finished it in one day. Once I began reading there was no stopping, I flew through this book and I was so consumed with everything about this story and the characters. Now, hours later I only wish I would’ve paced myself only to prolong the ending because I did not want this book to ever end.

After that shocking revelation at the end of The Bribe I needed the next book in this series asap! I desperately needed Everly and Hux’s
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
2021 has barely begun, and I've already found a book to put on my top reads list. The Bluff is just my kind of read. My very own kryptonite. It's stories like this that I can't get enough of and that remind me daily of why I love reading so much...

Review to come!
Jan 07, 2021 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Willa Nash Fans, Devney Perry Fans, Romance
Everly Christian Has A Guilty Pleasure...
Wayward Men, Bad Boys...
They Have Been Her Jam...

One Of The Reasons...
For Her To Be In Calamity, Montana...
She Was Looking For Mundane...
Dull and Tame...
Not The Years Of Cray, Cray...
She Has Been Having...

But When The Boring...
Makes Her Itchy...
And Takes Her To The Local Bar...
Everly Finds Just The Guy...
To Scratch That Itch...

Reese Huxley, Some Would Say...
Is A Handsome And Mysterious Artist...
He And Everly met, Hooked Up...
And Now Are Supposed To Be
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

I love this book! A fake relationship/marriage of convenience story that is passionate, intense, and absolutely sizzling with chemistry! I felt the connection between these two characters, and I loved their fun, dramatic and (mildly) angsty story.

This is the second book in the Calamity Montana series, and while you can read it as a standalone, there is some character crossover, and beware storyline spoilers for the first book in the series, The Bribe.

Everly Christian is the best friend o
Keri Loves Books
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bluffing has never been more sexy! A fake marriage romance that gave me so many feels. Calamity, Montana is one of my favorite small towns and once again it did not disappoint.

The first time Everly and Hux met it was at late night at the local watering hole. It was only supposed to be a one time thing. One night to take pleasure and forget everything else. However the chemistry was just too intense for only one time.

Everly was wavering in her life. No real plans. Just hanging out trying to figur
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Devney is renowned for her heartbreakingly complex stories with a lot of heart, and then her alter ego-name, Willa Nash has gone a step further in juicing them up some more with smoking hot Alphas and charming, troubled Damsels in Distress. Together they fire up the pages and ensnare the readers in the passionate Inferno.
I'm a born and bred city dweller, but dayummmm, Reading all these willa heroes, I wanna move to Calamity Montana where the larger than life protectors & savious reside and cuddl
Fancy Jenn
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Every so often a book comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with reading. A book that makes your stomach drop, your heart ache or makes you believe in love. A book that makes you truly FEEL the story. This book did all those things AND made my heart swell. Hux and Everly seem as opposite as can be. They have two things in common, however, their physical attraction to one another and their soft spot for his daughter Savannah. How far would they go to protect the teen? Apparently they ...more
I’m not sure I’ve ever wanted to hug two characters more than Everly and Hux! This was such a great story. I normally don’t like fake marriage stories but this one was most definitely worthy of 5 stars! Everything and everyone is not as they seem. And that’s the case for almost every single character in this book. Hux is a scowling, introverted artist. But is he really? Everly is a happy-go-lucky unemployed singer. But is she really? Guess you’ll have to read this amazing book and find out yours ...more
Fel (whatfelreads)
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
i ended up reading this in one night (after midnight lol) & wowowowowowwww THIS BOOK YOU GUYS.

i really enjoyed the Bribe, but marriage of convenience??? a guy who’s sooooo grouchy ??!! single parent !!! omg. it has it all.

Hux would do anything for his daughter & it’s evident through how this story plays out, but it’s so cute to see how he’d also do anything for everly as well.

i really appreciated the struggle through this book - to be the next version of ourselves, to help others who need it,
Kayla Brunson
The disappointment is real with this one. I gushed about the first book in this series, The Bribe, and couldn’t wait for this book to release. A marriage of convenience and a single dad are my kryptonite. However, The Bluff didn’t live up to my expectations.

From the beginning, you could feel the chemistry between Everly and Hux. That chemistry was wasted on just a fling for quite some time. Even up towards over the middle of the book and they still are just in this convenient arrangement with m
3.8 Stars

The Bluff is the second book in the Calamity Montana series and features the story of Everly and Reese. Like the previous book, the author managed to bring a sweet, romantic and anguish story here in the right measure.

Everly is a woman who after the traumatic event found refuge and housing in the small town, she is lost and does not know what she will do next. Reese is a man who for a mistake of the past had to see his daughter grow at a distance, and now he is capable of everything to
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fake relationship at its finest.

Since I started this book I couldn't put it down. I devoured it voraciously, because if I wasn't reading it, I couldn't function. This book was addictive from the very beginning and it totally consumed me.

This is a standalone, but also part of the Calamity series, and I totally recommend reading the first book in it (The Bribe). First: We get to meet both Hux and Everly there. Second: It. Is. So. Good.

Hux has been wronged since he was barely an adult. Everyone who
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-arc
I love this world of Calamity, Montana! Hux & Everly were all things swoony, sexy and angsty. Their story is easy to read and addictive. W Nash knows just how to not only write an amazing romance story, but also tie in elements of suspense, wit and make you feel ALL the feels!

Hux will steal your heart. He is the epitome of a broody recluse. All he cares about is his daughter and his gallery - until one night that changed everything for him. The way in which Everly weaved her way into his heart s
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Bluff is my favorite read of the year, I don't have words to describe the story, for me it was perfect. It has everything, funny moments, heartbreaking ones, sassy heroine, brooding hero, marriage of convenience and interesting plot. It captivated me and I stretched the reading how long I could in order to read more about Hux and Everly, but in the end I gave up and read it all.

Hux and Everly's story started with an one night stand which by common agreement led to multiple night stands and l
Truddy Hoffmann
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book makes me wish I could write a reallllllly good review! I devoured The Bluff and am already anticipating a reread. The Bluff is the second book in the Calamity Series by Willa Nash, aka: Devney Perry. We get the story of Artist Reese “Hux” Huxley and Everly Christian, two people who seem so opposite. They attempt to pull off the most important bluff of their lives with the highest stakes. They marry so Hux can gain custody of his teenage daughter, but there are reasons Everly keeps to h ...more
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„This marriage had begun as a lie. A ruse. A hoax.
Turns out, the only people we’d been bluffing were ourselves.”

There must be something in the water in Calamity, because its residends are simply irresistible! I craved Hux’s story the moment I met him in The Bribe and gahhh, it was so worth the wait! The Bluff is outstanding. This small-town, marriage-of-convenience romance is filled with the swooniest feels, a bit of angst and delicious sexual tension. I was totally captivated with Hux and E
Escape into a Booksite
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this one, much more than I enjoyed the first book of the series. I was very interested in finding out what all had gone down with Everly and Hux, after the very small glimpse we got at the end of book one.

I loved their story. I really liked both of them as characters, and I liked their genuine reasons for doing things. There was love behind all the main things in this story. I really also disliked a couple of the
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Everly and Hux. *sigh* These two had such amazing chemistry. It sizzled on the pages. I loved that they were both hurting and broken in their own way. Their bluff was the perfect way for them to let down their walls and be open to something wonderful. I adored Hux’s grumpy nature, yet he was so sweet with his daughter. I hated what he had gone through with his ex-wife and going to prison. I wanted to punch her in the face. Everly was still living with the fear from the stalker incident. She was ...more
Cassandra Martin
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holy wow did this book take me for ride!

I am a huge fan of grumpy heroes, and sometimes they don’t need a sunshine heroine, they need a witty smart mouthed female. Hux and Everly have such a fantastic banter through out this book and their chemistry is scorching hot.

Willa Nash (Devney Perry) is known for having low angst books, and I would say this one is much the same, but Willa Nash has such a beautiful way with her stories to pull you in to her character’s emotions, that I choked up a few ti
Susan (susayq ~)
Oh my stars! I adored this! Fake to real romances are my favorite and Willa Nash did a fantastic job with broody Hux and always smiling Everly. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh man. I felt this book in my soul. I identified so much with Everly and I absolutely loved watching the transformation of Hux throughout the story. It was fun, sexy, and at points brought me to tears with its poignancy.
Erica Gilbert
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Willa Nash has created another wonderful small town romance in The Bluff. I absolutely adore Calamity, Montana and the wonderful people in it. Life is never dull in Calamity and I love every second of it! The Bluff is a fantastic addition to the Calamity Montana series. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Hux and Everly. I rooted for these two the entire story and I was not disappointed at all. I couldn’t put this adorably wonderful story down. I read it in a matters of hours and I can’t wa ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was excited about this pairing since we met them in The Bribe. Everly Christian followed her best friend, Lucy, from Nashville to Montana and inadvertently set off a tragic event. Months later she is dealing with the after-effects. She has lost her passion for singing, has no purpose, is anxious, and is just sitting around watching the world go by while she isolates herself. She was searching for calm and peace, but is now stuck in a rut.

Reese Huxley has not had an easy life. Mistakes made wh
Laura  Jones
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Bluff is the second book in the Calamity, Montana series by Willa Nash, aka Devney Perry. While the first book in the series told the story of Lucy, a famous country singer, and Duke, the town Sheriff, the second book is all about Lucy's best friend Everly and a brooding, handsome artist named Reese "Hux" Huxley.

Everly Christian came to Calamity, Montana to be with her best friend Lucy after a scary situation with a stalker forces her to leave her home and seek anonymity elsewhere. She assu
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
No bluffing here....Y'all are going to fall madly in love with Reese Huxley. Seriously, he's a hard one to resist if your into bad boys with a good streak a mile wide. He's lived a lot of life in his thirty plus years. He's made mistakes that he's paid for, he's been hurt by those he loved, and he's determined to be a broody, reclusive bachelor for the rest of his days.

It is true...damaged artists are like catnip to some women, but when they come as finely packaged as Reese Huxley, they have an
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“This bluff was harder at moments than I’d thought it would be.”

I feel like I've finished this book way too quickly and now I'm sad. But I just couldn't help myself —The Bluff got better and better as each chapter passed!

Whenever I read a book by Devney Perry -Willa Nash, in this case- my eyes are blessed. All her books are so well written, and The Bluff was no different. Everly's and Hux's story managed to captivate me instantly. The intense chemistry between them was obvious from the very
Betty Loves Love
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves more than 5 stars. I started this book around 11 p.m. and ended up going to work with an hour and a half of sleep as I could not put it down. This book is one of those books that make you want to read it again immediately.

This book is the second book in the series and centers around Everly and Reese "Hux" Huxley. If you read the first book then you know that Everly is the best friend of Lucy. Everly and Lucy had been stalked and Everly is still dealing with the ramifications
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing

The Bluff is the second book in the Calamity Montana series! Willa Nash (aka Devney Perry) has done it again! Wow!

"Did I?"

The start of a friends with benefits relationship with Everly and Hux. Both are opposites...yet both are sexy, sassy and a little badassy. Their chemistry is off the charts! The sex is ... HOT! (prepare to fan yourself a time or two!)

After a horrifying stalker experience - Everly is in Calamity with her best friend Lucy (from The Bribe) and trying to figure ou
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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We meet Everly in book 1 as she is the best friend to Lucy. We get a brief glance at Hux, and makes you wonder just what his story is. We also, met his daughter Savannah who makes up a huge part of this story. My heart broke over and over again for Hux and what he has been through. He made an impulsive and reckless decision that needed up taking his life down a road that he is having a hard time navigating away from even years later. Everly is a wonderful heroine, but she is at a crossroads in l ...more
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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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“You need to show the town of Calamity that you’re not just a brooding artist with a magnificent scowl and marginal social skills.”
His frown deepened.
“See?” I pointed to his face. “This is what I’m talking about. Seriously, Hux, you radiate pissed-off jerk.”
“Everly in bed was something I could compartmentalize. The bed was familiar. The bed was easy. If we had one thing going for us headed into this shitshow, it was the sex.” 0 likes
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