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Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.
And she’s leaving it all behind.
Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.
She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.
What was supposed to be a road trip turns into something more when Gemma finds herself making a detour on her way to California. Never mind the fact that this pit stop landed Gemma back into a place that played an important part in her past. Montana still held all of the glory that it promised all those years ago in Gemma’s youth.
As that restored Cadillac found its way to the ranch that Gemma walked into all those years ago, a flood of emotion found its way into Gemma’s heart. With a determination to make amends with Katherine after walking out of her life, Gemma knows that it is only a matter of time before she runs into the cowboy that stole her heart. Easton Greer was the one man that stole Gemma’s heart, and he is determined to never let her capture it again.
The rise to the top wasn’t easy. Gemma Lee created a multi-million-dollar cosmetic empire, invested in the growth of other businesses, and still couldn’t find the happiness that her soul sought. Now that Gemma has walked away from it all, she is searching for that one thing that makes her heart complete. Easton knows that Gemma is back in town and he is determined to push her to the brink with his taunting. All those years may have given these two a reprieve, but Easton reminds Gemma she is a ‘runner’ at every turn. Will the past find itself on repeat once again? With the open highway calling, Gemma will have to turn in the right direction to find the happiness she so desperately desires.
Wild Highway is the latest release by Devney Perry in the Runaway Series. While it is not required to understand this story, I highly recommend reading Londyn’s story prior to starting this novel. Gemma’s story has been my favorite by far. I love the brazenness to her personality and the fight within her heart to heal all those fractures. Life on the ranch holds more than horse stalls, spa days and a hard day’s work. That blue Montana sky holds the promise of a future that is deeper than the open road.
I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.
“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.
The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.
I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.
Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.
He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.
“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.
“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.
He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.
Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”
“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.
I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”
His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”
Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.