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From USA Today best-selling author Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash comes a small town Montana romance.

Duke Evans didn’t expect to find a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.

Only she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic on the radio over the past two weeks.

He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.

Duke doesn’t want her money. He wants to know why this beautiful woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he’s going to find out.

©2020 Devney Perry LLC (P)2020 Devney Perry LLC

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Beautiful 💕💕

I definitely loved this story . I loved these characters . I definitely wanting more . I can’t wait for the next instalment . Should be fabulous . You must listen to this story it amazing . 💕💜💕💜💕

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an entertaining listen

The Bribe was an entertaining listen. I liked both the 2 main characters and enjoyed the little bit of drama/suspense throughout the storyline. The ending made me really want Everly's story, so I'm glad she's up next. Bonus epilogue was super sweet!

These 2 narrators are on my favourites list, so naturally I very much enjoyed listening to their performances.

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  • Admirer of great books; critic of bad books.
  • 15-10-2020

Nothing orig'l; storyline missing, erotica present

Started out interesting, then the storyline waned and was finally gone, and it turned into erotica. The characters were no longer respectable, admirable, intriguing...Narrators were good, but the material was just, well, same old, same old. Wish there had been more character development, more organic relationship building, characters that weren't one dimensional. Really, do authors think we enjoy a book simply because the author can write erotica? ANYONE CAN WRITE EROTICA. A good author knows his or her readers want to be invested; but when the author can't even invest in his or her own characters, it's time to throw the book back.

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  • Jojo
  • 18-10-2020

Swoon

Very cute book! Can’t wait for the next one to hit audible! Hope Erin and Jason narrate it as well. 10 stars ⭐️
I highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-10-2020

10/10 Would Read Again

Oh my how I loved this one. The narration is top notch and the writing is just perfect.

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  • Bettyloveslove
  • 15-10-2020

*Sigh*...Jason Clarke Need I Say More!!!!

This is the first book in a new series by Willa Nash. This story was great. Willa put a new spin on the famous heroine trope, and I totally approve. I really liked Duke and Lucy's banter and the build of their relationship. As always, the side characters are amazing, present, but they don't take away from the main characters. I enjoyed the suspense in this story as well. I read this book in one sitting, and I don't even regret skipping a meal or two. I was totally immersed in this story, and I cannot wait for book 2.
The narration in this book is amazing!! Ava and Jason make a great pair, and make these characters seem so very real. Dive in, you won't be disappointed!!!!

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  • Theresa Maire
  • 03-01-2021

I need more of this series!!!!

The Bribe is the first book of the Calamity Montana series. It’s also the first book by Willa Nash. The Bribe is about a famous singer Lucy Ross (hiding out as Jade Morgan) and Duke Evans (Sheriff of Calamity). Lucy has been scared into hiding from a crazed stalker making sure no one knows who she is or her whereabouts. However, once pulled over Duke quickly finds out who she really is. Desperate to keep herself hidden Lucy offers him a ton of money to not give a ticket and keep her identity hidden. Duke has other plans and intends to find out what happened that sent her into hiding and make sure that not only she is safe but also protect his small town from what could happen there if exposed.


This book was so good. These two characters has so much chemistry, and love for each other. Even though Lucy was a famous singer she was kind and thought of others. Her friendship with Everly had me laughing at points, and the fact that she wanted Travis above anyone else to like her because of how much he meant to Duke spoke highly of her character, as I'm sure most people in that situation would not be comfortable with that relationship. That relationship with Travis alone says how much of a huge heart Duke does have. You will laugh, cry, swoon, and get upset that you have to wait so long for the next book in this series. after that epilogue I NEED the next book and I need it NOW!


"In public you're Jade. But behind closed doors, you're-" "Lucy?" she breathed. I shook my head. "Mine"

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  • Nichole
  • 30-11-2020

so sweet

oh this was just what I needed. Heart and heat and the sweetest romance.

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  • Taylorpriziola
  • 26-07-2021

3 swooning stars


I never read a book by this Author before and after reading The Bribe I can say that is going to change. This book was a cute small town romance with a little suspense that will keep you turning the pages.

The reason for the 3 stars only is because I’m not one for a insta-love and this is definitely one of those romance books. So if you like that kind of thing you’ll love this!

The story was pretty good and I did enjoy Lucy and Dukes chemistry, but if I was being totally honest….the real reason I kept reading this book was I had a major book crush on Duke Evans 😍The things he says and does makes you wish you could find yourself a Duke…plus who doesn’t love a man in uniform.

So if your looking for a book that will make you swoon, laughing out laugh, and keep you on your toes and ends with a HEA look no further!

Audiobook review: My lord I could listen to Jason Clarke voice for hours.. 😍 He really brings the story to life. Ave Erickson did a fabulous job as always. I love listening to her too. The both are 5 star narrators in my opinion..

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  • Rudy
  • 13-07-2021

swoon!!

The bribe indeed! This story is full of ❤❤, and Jason Clarke. He is too much!!, he makes you visualize the action he is narrating. loved it!! Totally credit worthy.

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  • Jes
  • 02-07-2021

So Much Swoon!!

I love Willa Nash! Hearing The Bribe come to life in audiobook made hungry for more! Devney Perry/Willa Nash always delivers a great story and the narrators didn’t disappoint at all! Duke Evans with a husky voice? *swoon*

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  • Rhonda Madison
  • 12-06-2021

Great new series

I liked this story of Lucy and Duke. She's a Nashville recording star who is trying to hide out in Calamity. Lucy and Duke have great banter and great chemistry. Really heart pounding action toward the end. Wonderful narration by Ava Erickson and Jason Clarke. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in this series.

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  • Michelle Surtees
  • 07-11-2020

slow start but it gets better

It started out a bit slow and but intriguing, built up to a great story . Can't wait for book 2.

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  • C M Silver
  • 26-10-2020

Under the covers

Sadly a formulaic tale so often found in chic-lit, beautifully narrated but failed to hold my interest past 2 hrs. NOT FOR ME.

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