Review Tour and Giveaway: The Outpost: Devney Perry

by - Friday, November 10, 2017

The Outpost (Jamison Valley #4)
Devney Perry
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Release Date November 7, 2017

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

Sabrina MacKenzie has really got herself in trouble this time. She went undercover to investigate an affluent family with mob ties and barely escaped with her life. But now she has run to her best friend Felicity in Prescott, Montana. Understandably Felicity's protective boyfriend and brother do not want to allow anyone else to be put in danger, so they set it up for their friend, Beau Holt to take her to a remote cabin for her to hide.

Sabrina is a city girl through and through. She is already hurt, terrorized, lost, and horrified at what her life has become. And the little tiny cabin is not what she is used to and is a version of her own personal hell. It is enough to make a girl emotional and hopeless, but she is also brave, strong, and smart. 

Beau is a big, burly, protective, dependable, and capable search and rescue worker. He is a true mountain man who can take care of any situation. He basically drops his own life to deal with her mess,  and he is patient and kind to her even when she is a bit ungrateful and stubborn.

They are living with just the basics, isolated together in close quarters, and trying to navigate how to make it work. And soon they are fighting an attraction that is a bad idea not only due to circumstances, but also because they come from two different worlds. Beau will never leave Prescott and Sabrina plans to hightail it back to the city as soon as she can. But there is plenty of sexual tension and chemistry  with a slow burn. They both have reasons to fear their building connection and be wary of getting hurt.  They honestly like each other, and she comes to trust and rely on him. But eventually they will be unable to resist the pull they have even though they know it is destined to end. 

Is there a chance Beau can convince her to take a chance on a country boy and that Montana is not a bad place to settle down?

This is really Sabrina's journey to take a look back at what she has done, find a new path, and figure out where she wants her future to lead. She has done things she is not proud of and feels unworthy at times. She has trust issues and walls up that have kept her from being close to many people. This is her chance to step back, reflect, and refocus her priorities and plans. She does not want to be a burden to him, and has her own decisions to make about her life and future.

Beau is the settling down kind of guy, but just has never met a woman that interested him enough to make him want to work for it. But he is also the man that so many people depend on so he is stretched thin and has a busy life in Prescott. He is the best kind of hero who is caring, funny,  and tender, but also smart, sexy, and alpha.

Like the other books in the series, the love story is framed in dangerous situations with threats looming over them. Beau and his friends are determined to keep Sabrina safe, but at times she still feels like she will never have her life back. And even if she gets it back, she is not sure how things will change.

This is a heartfelt, steamy, suspenseful, opposites-attract love story born out of need and close confinement. It is told in dual points of view. Devney Perry has really created a vivid small town with interesting inhabitants, and each time I visit it feels a bit like coming home.  The addition of the tiny outpost in the woods was easy to visualize and believe as a real setting. The back to basics approach to life, self discovery,  and the raw chemistry between these characters was enough to move the story along even without all of the external drama, but that of course added some excitement and suspense.

We get to check in with previous characters in the series: Felicity and Silas, Jess and Gigi,  Nick and Emmeline, and Beau's siblings, Maisy, and Michael. Maisy's story is coming up in The Bitterroot Inn. I am hoping we might see firefighter Michael in his own book in a spin-off series or something since this one also featured the hot shot firefighters.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Sabrina ran to Montana without many options for keeping herself and her family safe after exposing criminal activity connected to organized crime. Hiding in Montana seemed like a good idea until she finds herself in the middle of the forest in a tiny cabin with one strong mountain man and very little else.

Beau is most at home in the mountains and taking care of those he loves. He loves the pace of his life, but doesn’t expect the whirlwind that arrives when he takes Sabrina to the small mountain outpost.

This is such a great combination of city meets country. Sabrina is a fish out of water when she arrives in Montana. Used to the comforts of city life, roughing it at the outpost is like adding salt to her already open wounds. She is fiercely independent, but is used to the comforts city living affords. Beau is happiest with his dog by his side on an afternoon hike, or leading his crew on a tricky search and rescue. His reputation in the community demonstrates just how embedded into Jamison Valley he is.

Beau and Sabrina have great chemistry from the beginning. Beau’s protective nature flares up with Sabrina’s injuries and the danger she faces, but it moves beyond that as they spend time at the outpost breaking down walls they weren’t always aware they held. And the biggest question is what happens when the threat is gone and Sabrina can leave the outpost?

As with the other books in the series, there is an aspect of danger in the background of this book. Knowing exactly why Sabrina was in hiding kept me at the edge of my seat waiting for that danger to appear again. I love the additional elements that come into play as the story progresses, beyond the initial obvious threats. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.


This series is a collection of five standalone novels following a group of characters living in the small, fictional town of Prescott, Montana.

Devney Perry
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Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. 

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