The Bitterroot Inn

The Bitterroot Inn

by Devney Perry

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Overview

Her past. His secrets. They have more in common than she knows.

Maisy is happily content with the life she's built for herself and her young son in small-town Prescott, Montana. Her child is thriving, her business is growing, and her family is as close as they've ever been. But when a handsome stranger walks into the lobby of her motel, her simple life is swept up in a wave of affection for his gentle heart. None of those feelings can be trusted, though. She made that mistake before with another man. The man she murdered.

Hunter was a different man when he first saw Maisy Holt from afar. He took one look at her and ran in the opposite direction. But years later, he's back in Montana and unable to keep his distance. He shouldn't have tried to find her but he never was good at rejecting temptation. The promise of the good she could bring into his life is too hard to resist. Maybe if he can disguise the lies and hide the deceit, he can keep her from learning the truth. Because his only chance at a future with her is by burying his past.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161260715
Publisher: Devney Perry LLC
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Series: Jamison Valley , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20,127
File size: 591 KB

About the Author

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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The Bitterroot Inn 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Joanne Dearman More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this author from the first page of the first book. With each subsequent book I’ve fallen in love with each and every one of them. I adore the characters but Maisie I loved just a bit more. We met her in book one and she and Gigi were kidnapped and attacked so you understand just how strong a character she really is. Her son Coby is adorable and full of life. We get to see him grow up with each subsequent book too. Hunter arrives in her life when she’s nearly ready so it takes some work but not too much. He wins her over but misunderstandings and lack of communication prevents them from moving forward as quickly as a hunter would have liked. Add in some drama and intrigue and you have a book I couldn’t put down at all. The twist in the book took me by surprise but kept me hooked as well. The epilogue was bittersweet to read as I’ve fallen in love with all these amazing characters . I can’t recommend this book and series highly enough.
JoannaDursi 2 days ago
The bookworm problem with a great series is trying to pick your favorite. But I think THE BITTERROOT is the winner! I’ve been dying for Maisy’s story since the first book. She is such a strong and resilient woman. The relationship that grows not only between Maisy and Hunter but between Hunter and her son Colby was a pleasure to witness. I can’t wait for THE CANDLE PALACE but in the meantime I’m going to dive into another one of Ms. Perry’s series.
joyce_merces More than 1 year ago
SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!!! What an AMAZING way to end a series. I'm sad it's over, but SO HAPPY it ended in a perfect way. Hunter has my heart. Devney Perry is SO GOOD! She once again gave us mystery and twists and turns! I was going crazy over this story! This whole series is not only about love stories, it's SO MUCH MORE! Now all I want to do id to read the whole Jamison Valley Series again. I'm not ready to let go of this town, of those characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and have to admit that this series by Devney Perry is wonderful...so heartwarming that you'll find yourself laughing and crying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series!
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
Books 1, 2, and 4 of this series were big hits with me, my fellow romance book loving friends. Book 3, well, not so much. It was only a 3 star read for me. But never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed Book 5, The Bitterroot Inn, would turn out to be such a bitter disappointment. In fact, I never would have pegged this book’s writing style to be from the same author who wrote the previous Jamison Valley sequels. I completely take back the complimentary Kristen Ashley comparisons I made in previous reviews. At least in this one that aspect was not present. Right from the start the writing felt off. Told in alternating first person, dual POV of view, the dialogue often came across choppy and not particularly well polished. Even sing-songy, corny at times comes to mind. Pickle..the dog? Please! No, just, no...That’s just not fair to do to any poor canine. I found that name annoying, not cute. Need better examples? Well, Maisy was a bit too whimsical Cinderella-ish, “woo is me every man is always going to let me down forever more” for my taste. In fact, I think she even agrees with me….“How did I get so lucky? … If this works out, I’ll be thanking my fairy godmother for years to come.” Yeah, I actually laughed aloud at that mental monologue, considering I was already drawing comparisons to that fairy tale character. Her irrational linking all doctors to being undateable, lying, psychopaths had me thinking she needed to take a good hard look in the mirror. Maybe she could borrow the one from Snow White and ask, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the craziest one of all?” I’m thinking her image will stay staring back at her. Holding a noble profession against someone added to the silliness. Pinching herself as punishment to change who she was only added to my dismay over Maisy’s line of thinking. During a conversation where tight lipped Hunter wasn’t revealing his past, Maisey thought, “I opened my mouth to explore further, but didn’t want to go down that bunny trail.” Discussing a former date who ate his own snot with Hunter was just plain weird and awful. Actually, discussing that period was disgusting, which I’m sad to say she did so with another character, as well. Going from zero to smexy, complete with ditching clothes, moments after their first kiss felt off to me. Mainly because she was constantly admitting she didn’t know him that well so didn’t trust him. Afterwards, explaining Hunter’s soon to be frequent special nightly sleepovers in mommy’s bed to her little kid felt inappropriate, to say the least. I kept reading only because I wanted to know the deep dark secret Hunter was hiding, which was revealed around Chapter 18. Surprisingly, he did turn out to be quite the good guy. Trying to stay in the storyline until the bitter end, I again questioned that decision with the quickie under the bleachers scene during a packed football game. Folks, it felt thrown in just to add a naughty scene. With all the positive reviews, I’m glad others enjoyed this one. I just feel this romantic tale could have been so much better. The potential was there, but it came across as a missed opportunity to me. After the big reveal, I skimmed over most of the rest of it. It by far was my least favorite of this series. (These comments are based on a library edition. This is not a detailed ARC review.)
shobeteener More than 1 year ago
The Bitter Root Inn is book 5 in the Jamison Valley Series. Personally I think this book can easily be a stand alone. Maisy Holt and her son, Cooper unknowingly have had guardian angel watching and protecting them from a distance in the form of Hunter Faraday. Hunter longer able to resist the temptation of Maisy any longer and makes a visit to her Inn. Maisy and Hunter are instantly drawn to each other. Hunter knows he should keep his distance and just can't. I admire Maisy on so many levels. She's remodeling her Inn on her own with the help of her brothers. She's determined to be independent, run her Inn and raise her son. She's survived an awful ordeal and she is doing the best she can to go on with her life. Hunter is a very honorable man. He's lived his life protecting and taking care of others. This book has suspense, a darling little boy that you can't help but fall in love with and twists of humor that makes the story that much more realistic. The times that Maisy becomes a bumbling idiot when Hunter is around and the times that he accidentally scares her are absolutely hilarious. When the evil of of her past comes to affect her present Hunter takes a huge risk and comes clean on the big secret he has kept hidden to protect Maisy and Cooper. Maisy is deeply hurt by Hunter's secret and is now struggling with moving on without him. She's wavering on forgiveness as she knows deep down that Hunter is one in a million. This is such a well written book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The author has a way of writing that makes the reader relate to the characters. *Reviewed by Tina for Joandisalovebooks Blog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it because I liked the title, stayed for the plot, the family, the town. I'm not giving away the story, but for people trying to decide whether or not to buy, I'll offer this info. Sometimes on sites like B&N and Amazon they'll offer "comparable authors" when really it's more of a "people who bought this also bought this at the same time." As in, during one purchase I might buy a teen romance author and an explicitly sexy adult romance author...doesn't mean they are in any way comparable!!! I've never read Helen Hardt so I can't say, but I've read Linda Howard for her entire career and this bears no resemblance to her writing style. As for the comparison to Kristen Ashley...well, this is set in a small mountain town and there's some dirty talk during sex, but nothing to the raunchy level of K.A. Having said that, I love Linda, love Kristen, and I really liked this one and am now going to backtrack to read the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uggh! This felt like a conclusion to the series? I'm not ready to say goodbye. Maybe there are still more characters with stories to tell or she will write a Jameson County second generation? Definitely recommend Bitterroot Inn and the rest of this series as well - Love them all!
Lash2018 More than 1 year ago
READ THIS BOOK! If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, you are in for such an amazing treat with The Bitterroot Inn! Author Devney Perry did it again! What a perfect, solid finish to the five-book Jamison Valley series! This series was my favorite reads in 2017! I loved Maisey and Hunter’s story. I do not want to summarize this book. Just do yourself a favor and read it! This book is much more than a romance story! This author delivered such rich, engaging, well developed characters, a desirable location and believable heartwarming relationships in all five books! I literally could not put any of the books down as I began to read each one! I truly cannot wait to see what Devney Perry creates for us in 2018!
6703024 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Maisy, Coby, and Hunter!!! Maisy is a single Mom, who has sworn off doctors, for good reason. She runs the Bitterroot Inn to support her son, Coby. Hunter enters the picture renting a room. It was love at first knee. Read to get the humor to that statement. Hunter has something to hide though and Maisy has something to lose--her heart. This is a must read to start your new year off with a bang! This series is one of the best out there. The book can be read as a stand alone, but really all five books are five star reads! Thanks for the beautiful ending to this series, Devney! I cannot wait to read what you write next!
Storm992472 More than 1 year ago
Bitterroot Inn is the end of a series or just as god as a standalone. What an awesome story about Maisy and Hunter. I am so glad that they overcame their past and have a happy forever after. Devney has you reading non stop you can't put this book down. I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.
smurray013 More than 1 year ago
I was unsure about reading this book because, I did not care for her character in the other stories. I felt she was rude to some of the other women and I just did not have any desire to read her story. I am glad that I read this story Hunter and Maisy ended up being my favorite story out of the bunch!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
What a great ending to one of my favorite series! Devney Perry has become one of my top favorite authors. All of her books have been 5-Stars and on my favorites list. This one was just the perfect exclamation mark on her first series. It was just heartwarmingly sweet. Hunter was the perfect hero. I can’t wait for what she has for us next.
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
Another awesome offering from Denver Perry, I have loved the whole Jamison Valley Series, and this is no exception. Maisy is recovering from a few rough years, can she let her heart go. Hunter has a secret, a secret that could tear his and Maisy's new relationship apart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. Love the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely in love with this series!!! When I started reading I was unable to put down until I completed the book. I am so sad this is the end of the series but I can not wait for what else might be in store for us, hopefully a spin off series I have loved Maisy from the start and I was so happy that she finally got her happily ever after. Hunter is perfect fit for her and fell in love with his character as well.
SusanReads1 More than 1 year ago
The Bitterroot Inn is the final installment in the Jamison Valley Series. The series is a set of stand-alone books. Each book in this set is extraordinary and this book wraps up the series in a beautiful bow! These books are everything a great read should be! The are just smile ear to ear goodness! This book is a perfect blend of a strong heroine, swoony alpha and small town goodness. The writing is stellar and the author is one of my top favorites. She has crafted literary perfection since her first book! I was sad to have the series end, but it was beautifully executed and heartwarming, from first book to final epilogue! 10 small town romance stars ✨!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. Maisy and Hunter were a perfect match for each other. And I couldn't get enough of sweet Coby. As much as I wanted to read it slow and savor it, knowing it was the last book in the series, I couldn't stop. I had to know who was who, what they were doing there and what was going to happen. With this being the finale, Devney went out in style. I didn't see the twists and turns coming. This book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat! Although the series is over, and i'll miss my friends from Jamison Valley, i'll never forget them.
KatieLeckelt More than 1 year ago
What an amazing way to finish this series. I’m so sad right now, I knew when I started reading this book that this was it for this series. I was not ready for it to end and I want more. Maisy is awesome! She went through a very rough time a few years ago, but she survived! She became stronger, brave, and independent. Maisy has tried her hardest to make a good life for her and her son Coby (which by the way has to be the cutest kid ever!) She ran her Inn and worked hard to be a great single parent to Coby. She was envious of her friends and family, she wanted what they all have....someone her and Coby could spend the rest of their lives with. After a run of awful set-ups by her friends she was starting to lose hope. Then walks in.....Hunter Faraday!! He’s somewhat mysterious and secretive and that threw up a red flag for her. He tries hard to work his way into her and her sons life. They both have secrets, and once they are all out, will he be able to keep her or will he lose her for good? You will have to read this book to find out. As I said before I’m sorry to see this series end, but I am looking forward to meeting new characters from Devney.
Alliebee82 More than 1 year ago
Every time I read a novel from Devney Perry, I am transported to my favorite little town of Prescott in Jamison Valley. I love reading about all the gossip that goes on, who is marrying who- having babies, and all around good news. But there’s always that bit of drama/angst that happens too. And I knew with Maisy’s past history, from The Coppersmith Farmhouse on through, hers was going to be a fantastic story- and I was not disappointed. Maisy loves the life she has been given, and is grateful every day for what she has. Even if it seems like she has too much on her plate- she always gets it taken care of. She has a wonderful son, and awesome family- and kick butt friends. But now that almost all of her friends have coupled off, she is feeling a little bit lonesome. She can’t open her heart to trust anyone because of Everett- Cody’s birth father- the man she murdered. But then someone waltzes into her motel, someone she thinks is a beautiful man. And he turns out to be just that- only he has a big secret that he can’t tell Maisy. Hunter Faraday is a dreamy hero. He has been one of my favorite guys, and almost beat out Jess for my top Devney Book Boyfriend. ALMOST. Even though he has to keep this secret from Maisy, or so he thinks, to keep her safe. He was drawn to Maisy like a moth to a flame the very first time he saw her in Prescott years ago. But now that he is back, seemingly for good- he tries to stay away to protect her. But he just can’t. He wants to belong to her, and her to him. And this story was much about survival and forgiveness- like a lot of Devney’s Jamison Valley books- and I love that. I just love her small town romance series, it’s one of my favorite tropes- and I cannot wait for more things to come from Devney. She is a talent that we need more of in the book world. Her words are effervescent- they breathe new life into a trope that sometimes gets cast by the wayside. Her characters are ones that you can relate too, I can picture myself doing and saying many things these heroines do in her stories, and I can see my husband being all alpha and protective like the heroes do too. Finally I want to say a special thank you to Devney. Thank you so much for these characters and this special series, I will never forget it. The first four were in my top 50 books of 2017- at number five. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am a huge book nerd and I read at least 20 or so books a month- I read 300 last year alone, and out of ALL of those books, narrowing it to fifty was HARD. But to make it into my top ten is near impossible- and all of your books did just that. So keep up the writing Devney, I don’t want this to be the last I hear of you, and I will talk about you every chance I get.
JkD88 More than 1 year ago
“She was the big fish. That’s what Dad had always said about my mom. He’d used fishing analogies to teach me about women. Catch the big fish, Son. And when you do, don’t let her go, no matter how hard she fights.” If you’re a follower of my blog, you know I LOVE, ADORE, and genuinely can’t get enough of the Jamison Valley series. There’s just something about these characters, their story, and the authenticity of their interactions that pulls me in every single time. The Bitterroot Inn was no different. Maisy is a character we met in the very first book – fellow nurse and friend of Gigi when she arrives in town. Maisy had a terrible experience that left her scarred and a little bit scared to live life. Running the inn, she finds happiness amongst the leftover turmoil that occasionally swirls inside her. She is one of the most genuine, caring, and heartfelt characters I’ve ever read. Since she was first mentioned a few books ago, I decided right then I wanted to be her best friend and an honorary member of her family. Hunter arrives at the inn, requesting a room, and Maisy pretty much embarrasses herself. (I can absolutely relate to that!) It seems that anytime Hunter is around, Maisy can’t find her words, is in the middle of a mess, or scares him half to death. But it’s in these moments that the two seem to form some sort of bond. I watched them go from strangers, to the beginning of friends, to so much more. This journey was so beautiful, too, because not only did I get to see Maisy and Hunter falling in love, I got to see Hunter fall in love with her little boy. This is one of my favorites in this series. I know I’ve made it sound like everything is simple and an easy path from strangers to romance, but it really wasn’t. There are secrets, plots behind the scenes, and some rollercoaster emotions. Definitely a story that will fulfill your romantic needs, but also just a story that allows us to hope for such a life as these.
Shayna_Renee More than 1 year ago
“Damn, this woman was going to wreck me. Five minutes with her and I wanted a lifetime.” My very first TOP FAVORITE of 2018 goes to the incredibly talented Devney Perry and her final book in the Jamison Valley Series, THE BITTERROOT INN. I was a newbie to the likes of Ms. Perry and after devouring one novel of hers…ONE…I fell in LOVE with her writing, her characters, and her insane talent. I then binge-read her Jamison Valley series, and night after night, if it was even possible, I fell even harder for her brand of romantic story-telling. This was GREAT for me because I didn’t have to wait long for the highly anticipated final chapter, which is Maisy and Hunter’s story. I did not see this book coming. I mean, I knew it was going to be FANTASTIC, but I had no idea of the emotional punch that it packed. If you ask me if I have a favorite of the series, I won’t be able to answer that. Each book rocked my soul. Each character stole my heart. Each word, page, chapter, novel…fed my addiction for all things romance and I can’t tell you how HAPPY that I am to have found such greatness in Devney Perry’s books. Now that this series has come to an end, I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ll probably reread these books over and over again to quench my thirst, but what I DO KNOW is that we haven’t heard the last of Ms. Perry. 2017 is the year that I fell in love with this series. 2018 will be the year that other readers will discover the genius that is Devney Perry. “Our first kiss was going to be the lasting kind. The kind she’d never forget. The kiss that erased all others from her past.” Those of you who have been waiting for Maisy’s happily ever after, get ready for one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. It’s surprising. It’s EPIC. But you already know this going in if you’ve read the others in the series. THE BITTERROOT INN will ground your heart, embrace your soul, and wreck your mind. You will cry tears of joy and tears of sadness, but in the end…you will have great satisfaction in knowing that this happily ever after was worth all of it. What a way to start off the NEW YEAR! I can’t wait to see what this romantic mastermind has in store for us next! *ARC provides by the author*
Aras40 More than 1 year ago
What a great ending to, what has become, one of my favorite series. Ever since The Coppersmith Farmhouse, I have been waiting to see Maisy get her happy ending. After all that she has been through and all that she does for others, you can't help but root for her. In walks Hunter, the alpha with a tender heart. He is completely swoon-worthy! The chemistry in this book is off the charts, but besides that at the heart is a solid plot with secrets, healing, and love. I have become so invested in all the characters in these books that I sorry to see it end, but the ride was well worth it. I can't wait to see what Devney writes next!
sarahbabyy211 More than 1 year ago
I really really loved and enjoyed The Bitterroot Inn. Really a beautiful, heartwarming story, I just could not get enough of Hunter! Definitely an awesome series that is too die for. Can't wait to see what's next!!