5 Star Review · Devney Perry

ARC BOOK REVIEW: Quarter Miles (Runaway #3) by Devney Perry



Honesty time. I was nervous about this book. Another best friend unrequited love book? We’ve done this trope so many times I am convinced we can’t do it any differently. And honestly, we can’t.
Here’s the thing though, Devney Perry writes good books. I think the woman could rewrite the dictionary and somehow we’d all find it an epic love story, that’s just how good she is.

When the story starts, I am all in it; I am rooting for Katherine Gates. She is taking this trip, forgetting the man she has loved and hasn’t loved her back for years. It’s the ultimate middle finger girls trip, and I’m all for it. Then, he goes with her. Now, I said we were being honest, right? So at this point, I was disappointed. I’m thinking, not again! I’ve read this same plotline so many times that I could recite it by heart. So I set the book down, stepped away, and waited until I was in a different mindset. Here’s what happened when I came back.

First, I fell in love with Cash. As irritated as I was about how I thought I wanted this book to go and how it did go, I had to love him. And even more? I had to love him for Kat because they just made sense.

Second, never doubt the power of a Devney Perry book experience. Was this my favorite Devney book? No. But it was still exceptional. She tells a story so brilliantly that it seems effortless. What I realized was, this wasn’t my story to tell it was hers. I wasn’t reading Quarter Miles for it to be what I wanted; that’s the beauty in reading other people’s work. Ultimately you never know what you are going to get.

I’ve delighted in the wanderlust this series has brought us so far, and excited to see where the Cadillac will take us next in this adventure.


Katherine Gates has been in love with Cash Greer since the moment he saved her life from a runaway goat. According to Cash, she’s the little sister he never had, the greatest roommate in the world and his favorite coworker. They’re friends—best friends.

In the dark days of her youth, it was her friendships that kept her alive and made life in a junkyard worth living. So she’s learned to shove her feelings for Cash down deep, even if that means ignoring eyes that shine brighter than the Montana summer sun and the smile that illuminates the snowiest winter day.

Except with every passing year, the denial takes its toll on her wounded heart until one day Katherine decides to take an impulsive road trip to the Oregon coast. Alone. That is, until Cash cons his way into the passenger seat.

The farther they travel, the harder it is to pretend. And when she confesses her feelings, she learns that Cash has some secrets of his own. Secrets that will either bond them together. 

Or rip them apart.

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