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The Bully

(Calamity Montana #4)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  3,495 ratings  ·  506 reviews
Nellie Rivera is trading traffic for tranquility. When the quiet streets of small-town Montana beckon, she leaves Denver behind and moves to Calamity. It would be the perfect adventure if not for Cal Stark.

When her archnemesis dares to show his face one Saturday morning, declaring he is moving there too, she vows to make his life a misery. The town isn’t big enough for the
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published March 3rd 2022 by Devney Perry LLC
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Larissa Cambusano
Apr 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
AHHHHHHHH‼️I devoured this series HAHAHA but it was just so easy and fun to read. I really enjoyed the comfort they brought me. I’d say for NOW this one is my fav but I have a feeling the ones to come will be even better. Cal & Nellie were so funny w their “hatred” for each other, and enemies w benefits? yes PLSSSS! i love how everyone in this series turned out to be one big found family. also this author does NOT PLAY when it comes to epilogues😍 cant wait for the next book to come out!

“tell me
Oh my gosh! The push and pull between Cal and Nellie was deliciously fun and smexy with moments of angst. Reflecting on this read, a roller-coaster ride is what comes to mind. This had me moving from one emotion to the next before gently easing me down and starting the whole thing over again. It was freaking wonderful! As soon as I finished, I wanted to do it all again.

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This author has the ability to make me love tropes that I usually shy away from. She’s proven this to me repeatedly and yet I st
Mar 04, 2022 rated it it was ok
this is the weirdest enemies to lovers book i've read in my life.

they went from enemies, to secret fuck buddies to i love you marry me and i'm here like:

This was my highly anticipated book about Cal and Nellie.
they hate but secretly love each other since high school. Cal was the rich popular jock and Nellie was the poor girl on scholarship.
he treated her like crap, humiliated her, sabotaged her, got her dad fired from his job where they literally lost their livelihood.

Then in the present tim
kimberly ☆
Apr 05, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars from me

this was a very different book from the rest of them. I enjoyed it all the same, but it was fun to kind of shake things up. I loved that both of these characters were side characters that were hinted at from specifically the third book. I really found myself wondering what was gonna happen next, I was kind of always on my toes so that was interesting. I feel like throughout the story I was equally irritated and in awe at the same time of what was happening. Like I adore Nellie, b
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Tell me what you hate about me' Stars!
ARC provided via Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review.

I swear this series keeps getting better with each book! Until now, the previous installment (The Brazen) was my absolute favorite but I have to say Cal and Nellie have stolen my heart completely with The Bully. This novel is the perfect mix of enemies-to-lovers / I-wanted-you-forever-but-never-told-you theme. I just couldn’t get enough of this couple! I loved the back and forth between past a
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4.5 STARS!

“Tell me what you hate about me.”
“Excuse me?” I spun around. Was he joking?
“Tell me what you hate about me,” he repeated.
“We don’t have that much time.”


Enemies to lovers gold here, people! Loved it!

Full review to follow...
veronica ✰ ☽
Mar 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
TELL ME WHY YOU HATE ME! Cal + Nellie’s banter is electric and steamy. Ahhh, just pure perfection. 🥲

tropes: small town romance, enemies with benefits, and enemies to lovers!

I loved Nellie’s diary entries and Cal’s realization of how much pain he caused her. I don’t normally love bully to lover romances, but he falls first and he PINES FOR HER💖
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 05, 2022 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

The Bribe - 3.75 stars
The Bluff - 4.25 stars
The Brazen - 4 stars
>> The Bully - 3.25–.5 stars
The Brawl - tbr/November 2022

WN/DP returns with another peek into the small town community of Calamity, Montana. This go-round, The Bully gives us/the reader the chance to get more acquainted with some of the newest residents, Nellie & Cal — The Brazen’s hero, Pierce’s two bffs. Both are like family to Pierce…separately. As expected since high school, however, these two are anything, BUT close or family-l
4 Nellie and Cal Stars

The Calamity Montana series has been so enjoyable and it's not over yet. This fourth book in the series can read as a standalone but this is a great series that I would highly recommend if you love small town romances. I wish I lived in Calamity!

My musical muse for The Bully is 'You Should Probably Leave' by Chris Stapleton

Cal and Nellie both appear in the third book , The Brazen. Cal is Pierce's best friend and Nellie is Pierce's friend and his second in command of his com
Jul 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Willa Nash Fans, Devney Perry Fans, Romance
4 So Good Star
* * * * Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
Willa Nash came up with an idea for a winning series and she has continued to make it happen. No matter how she puts her couples together, the chemistry jumps off the page and takes you on the type of romance journey you want.

How she has been able to do it with every single entry is a delight.

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Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Sep 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2022, 2021
What I hate about this book? It has to end 
This is the ultimate enemies to lovers romance. Holy Moly! Does the heroine hold grudge :0
Nellie and Cal have known each other since high school. They both attended a prestige private high school where Nellie was a scholarship kid and Cal is a rich and famous star. Nellie was always an outcas, and she was bullied quite a bit by Cal. Nellie vowed to stay away from boys like Cal and never fall for his antics. One innocent kiss by the pool changed their l
Logan C.
4.5 ★

The only thing better than enemies to lovers is enemies with benefits. I live for characters who can’t stand to be around each other but deep down it’s because they can’t get the other person out of their head. Top tier.

Cal & Nellie went to high school together, and now years later they both end up in the same small town in Montana. They never got along in high school, Nellie was the poor, nerdy girl, Cal was the rich, hot jock. Now they’re forced to be around each other and those feelings
Cindy ✩☽♔
Jul 21, 2021 rated it liked it
I’ve usually managed to finish each book in this series in a single day, usually in just a few hours really, they’re such easy, comfort reads.
Sanyah(Taylor’s Version)
Mar 31, 2022 rated it did not like it
Holding a grudge for 20 years even when you are both 33…
Elisa ✿
Mar 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
a lot better than the previous book.

back in high school, she hated him, and now years later they leave in the same small town.
is hate to frenemies to lovers.
the romance development is a bit fast, but it was so good that i couldn't care
Mar 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing


I really loved this one from Willa Nash - enemies to lovers, small town, but how Nash told this story really sealed the deal for me.

What I loved:
1. Cal was a fantastic hero. Although her perception is that he bullied her (and he did) his reasoning for doing what he did and how it was revealed was so good and so unique.
2. I really loved that Nellie owned who she was and was proud of who she was. At times, her pride might have been a detriment to her happiness with
My fave

This book is my favorite our of the series so far. I do so love the enemies to lovers trope and Cal and Nellie have hated each other for twenty years since they were high school freshman. Both have decided to move to Calamity, Montana, because their friend Pierce (one of the main characters from the previous book) has decided to settle here. However, the town isn't big enough for both Cal and Nellie.
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I don't know how should I rate this one to be honest, so im going with a rounded 3 stars, because even if i disliked many points I also enjoyed being back in Calamity Montana world.. I loved the first book in this series and then it kinda lost me on the way here.
It was ... boring and dull.. I went in expecting a steamy enemies to lovers romance, what I got was a hero who steals personal diaries and reads them unapologetically and a heroine who from the
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 04, 2022 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘The walls we’d built as shields were so thick that it was hard to see where mine ended and his began.’

The Bully by Willa Nash (Devney Perry) is the first book we have read in the Calamity Montana series. We know…. we know , we should have started from the beginning and yes, we are normally sticklers for reading in order, despite being a series of standalones. However, we were in a huge book funk, so we went for it. The wonderful thing that has come out of this is that we loved The B

Enemies to Lovers
Enemies with Benefits
Small Town Romance
Dual POV

Probably my least favourite of the series so far. Nellie and Cal have pretty much been enemies since high school, when he used to bully her.

Fast forward, they are now in their 30s and still hate each other. Cal moves to the town where Nellie lives and all they do is argue or insult each other. They also have an enemies with benefits situation going on and then next thing you know they’re in love with each other. I’m s
Girl, you are a 32-year-old woman, what are you doing??!!
I didn't feel the love between these two!!
Also, he reads her diary 🤢
And she is the bully in the present time because the was awful to her in high school...
Three Chicks
Mar 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Willa Nash's (Devney Perry) The Bully is a sorta kinda enemies to lovers. Nellie Rivera has recently moved to Calamity to work along side her boss, Pierce. Cal Stark has just retired from the NFL and has moved to Calamity at the suggestion of his best friend, Pierce. Nellie and Cal have a complicated history. He was the popular rich kid in high school, Willa was there on a scholarship. Her father maintained Cal's family's lawn. In typical high school manner, Cal often teased W
5 stars!

Devney Perry (writing as Willa Nash) takes us back to the town of Calamity, Montana for an emotional enemies-to-lovers romance with red-hot chemistry, sizzling passion and a beautiful slow-burning love story. This story owned my heart, and I loved it so much.

We met Cal and Nellie in the last book of the series, The Brazen. Cal is the best friend of Pierce, the hero from The Brazen, Nellie is a close friend of Piece’s, and the VP of his company. The three of them attended their exclusive
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Feb 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book is so different from all the other Willa books. its unique & jarring, in the sense that it paints the hero himself as a bully. When all he was doing was generally being a jackass & a hormone driven teen.

"In nearly two decades, we’d perfected our hate-hate relationship. The reasons for our mutual disdain were as plentiful as the dust particles floating in the air, catching the afternoon glow."

I was Hooked from the first page. this book has it all - Heat, passion, lust, love and guil
Erin Branscom
Feb 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
The ultimate enemies to lovers romance. Loved Cal and Nellie. These two…they’re so easy to hate and easier to love. Loved their story!
May 08, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This 5 ⭐️ might be because I’m coming off an awful slump of terrible, terrible books but I liked this one. I really really didn’t like Pierce and Kerrigan’s story so I waited to read this one but it was what I needed. After all the insta loves I’ve choked down, this bully enemies to lovers worked for me. These characters were complex and flawed. There was miscommunication and high school immaturity to overcome but they did it in a satisfying way. I wanted a comeuppance with the cheerleader who m ...more
The Smutbrarians
Feb 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Feels 2
Storyline 4.5
Steam 5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

As far as a small town romance series, the Calamity Montana books always steals my heart. Cal and Nellie have some serious bad blood. He was a bit spoiled, misguided but extremely talented in football. And he kinda crushed on Nellie and with his awkward brash manner tried to protect her. Nellie was a bright scholarship student who was bullied because of her lack of money and natural beauty inside and out.
Mar 03, 2022 rated it liked it
✩ 3.25 stars.

’Because this was what we did. This was who we were. We fought. We fucked. We went our separate ways. Until the next time I caved.
Until the next time I listened to that evil little voice.’

will be reading the rest of the series.
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Willa Nash is Wall Street Journal and 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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“I tore my mouth away, the two of us panting for breath.
His eyes locked with mine, searching for my decision. Searching for an answer. Anything that might explain this chemistry. “Don’t answer the fucking door with your blouse unbuttoned.”
I raised my chin, my hand tightening even tighter on his shirt. “What are you going to do about it?”
Cal gripped the collar of my shirt and pulled. Whoosh. Buttons went flying as the sound of shredding seams filled the room.”
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