Review & Excerpt Tour - The Birthday List By Devney Perry
Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.
Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.
Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?
I love Devney Perry books so when I heard about The Birthday List I was so excited to dive in. I literally did a happy dance when the book appeared on my kindle. I can honestly say that Devney Perry blew it out of the park with this story, it was just fantastic.
We follow Poppy and Cole and I just loved them together, in a lot of ways their romance felt like a slow burn and sometimes with slow burn romance things tend to feel drawn out but thats not the case with this book every moment that these two share was beautifully written , but then again Devney Perry never disappoints with her love stories, this one was sexy , swoonworthy and sweet romance and I love every minute of seeing them fall in love .Besides the fantastic romance there was so much more to this story , the birthday list it self left me so emotional and so amazed with poppy , the fact that she is doing this in the memory of her late husband was just amazing .I found my self eager to find out the next thing that was on this all the time while reading this book_ and then there was what was going on with her brother and his ex wife , the mystery behind who killed her husband and just watching poppy move on with her life and the many things she faced had my eyes glued to this story . This story was amazing and I could gush on and on about it. I love Devney Perry books and if your wondering if you should pick up this one the answer is yes!! as soon as you can !
Turning to the door, I smiled, ready to greet my late-evening customer, but faltered as the door closed behind him.
Cole Goodman was walking my way.
My belly dipped as I took him in. His aviator sunglasses were perched on top of his chocolate-brown hair. A black polo stretched across his broad shoulders and pulled tight across his muscled arms. His pale-blue jeans molded to his Herculean thighs before draping down to his black, square-toed boots. The leather belt on Cole’s trim waist held both a shining badge and a holstered gun.
Cole smiled and locked his light-green eyes on mine as he crossed the room.
His straight, white teeth made my breath hitch—something that had happened last night more times than I wanted to admit.
Molly, who had turned around from her seat to greet our customer, spun around so her back was to Cole. Her cheeks flushed as she whispered, “Wow.”
Wow was right.
Cole Goodman was—simply put—gorgeous.
He could give a woman a speeding ticket and get a thank-you in return. He inspired women to attempt push-ups in a karate class just for the chance to watch him sweat through his gi. Cole made grown women blush like teenagers and giggle in corners, like those girls at the dojo last night.