Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Lark Cove #4
Published by Selfpublished on February 19, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she's lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.
She's nothing more than tinsel.
Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn't get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she's put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee--a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.
Oh my goodness! Tinsel was the perfect way to wrap up the Lark Cove series. It had all the feels as well as dealing with some heady and familiar topics. Sophia and Dakota made for a unique couple and their story allowed me to finish this series with a contented sigh. 🙂
Sophia is Logan’s youngest sister and I’m not gonna lie, she didn’t initially endear me with her bratty, spoiled diva behavior. However, DPerry pulled off the rare feat of changing my mind about a character. Getting to know Sophia, see her past and how it affected and shaped her, definitely altered my perception of her. She wasn’t the “poor, little rich girl” she pretended to be. Under her armor of fancy clothes, heavy makeup, and brittle, diva-ish behavior, she was actually a warm, intelligent, compassionate woman. She only needed purpose to reveal her true self.
Dakota was a secondary character we hadn’t learned much about other than he’s the sheriff’s nephew and he’s Native American. He started working at the Lark Cove Bar after Thea and Logan got married. Learning about him, his heritage and the extreme consequences of shirking his duties, in the eyes of his family, in order to pave his own path was fascinating. Watching him fall for the woman he least expected was even more so.
Sophia and Dakota together was something special. They each snuck under the other’s skin and into their hearts. I adored how they supported each other in the separate endeavors, gave the other courage to believe in themselves and their dreams. I was astounded at the fact that DPerry could make their romance so incredible when they spent a good deal of the book apart. But witnessing Sophia come into her own after finding her passion was awe-inspiring. And seeing Dakota deal with loss and find balance with his family and his own hopes and dreams was heartwarming.
Tinsel delivered all the feels. These characters were so engaging and their story kept me riveted. I didn’t want to put the book down and was sorry to see it end. LOL I delighted in seeing how Sophia managed to change her family’s perception of her as well as find the poise and confidence in herself she’d been lacking. I thrilled at Dakota’s family coming around, realizing life is too short to hold a grudge against someone for following their dreams. And the romance. *sigh* See? Contented sighs all-around. 🙂
I DID manage to finish this series in a month and I’m super happy to have done so!
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