The Bluff (Calamity Montana #2) by Willa Nash

The Bluff (Calamity Montana, #2)

The Bluff
Series: Calamity Montana
Author: Willa Nash
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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 handsome and mysterious artist.

The man is anything but dull and tame, especially in the bedroom, and when she steps out of his shower and overhears his conversation, life gets interesting again.

Reese Huxley needs a wife.

And why shouldn’t Everly be the bride?

She’s got her reasons for agreeing to the hasty nuptials—reasons she’s keeping to herself. As long as she can stop herself from falling in love with her husband, she’ll make it out of this sham marriage in one piece. But Everly has a weakness for wayward men, and the more Hux pushes her away, the more she realizes this bluff is anything but a lie.
Ratings of Previous Books:
1) The Bribe⭐⭐⭐⭐
MY feelings
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 marriage and sex. Where was the romance? I wanted so much more.

My favorite character in this book was Everly. She lost her way after the incident that happened in the previous book and was trying to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. She was sassy and I enjoyed her character. Besides Lucy, it felt like no one was on her side. She received so much crap that she didn’t deserve from so many people. Hux, his daughter, and don’t even get me started on the ex-wife.

Hux. I never really cared for him. I get that he wanted custody of his daughter. That was probably the most redeeming quality about him. He came off harsh and some of his actions made me dislike him. He refused to see the truth about some of the people he trusted but always cut Everly down when she honestly cared about him. Yes, people make mistakes but when you keep making the SAME mistakes, you need to check yourself. Hell, we were deep into the book and he was still saying that he didn’t think he could trust Everly.

Overall, this disappointed me and I’m so sad about it. I wanted more and to actually feel the love between the couple. The next book is about Kerrigan and I think I might still pick it up. I will just have to make sure I go in with lower expectations.
2 Star Rating
I received an ARC for an honest review.

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