Review Tour: Kiss My Boots: Harper Sloan

Kiss My Boots (Coming Home #2)
Harper Sloan
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Release Date July 18, 2017
In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

This is the second of this series focusing on Pine Oak, Texas with the theme of coming home. This time Tate Montgomery is coming back to take over the farm and medical practice of his grandfather. He used to spend his summers there, and fell in love with Quinn Davis. Their love blossomed from friendship to more and they thought they would have forever. But the last time he left at the end of summer, he did not return.

Nine years have now passed. Quinn is a feisty, stubborn, tomboy mechanic running her own family's business. She is also guarded, lonely, and has abandonment issues. Her family history left its own set of scars on her and Tate left her broken-hearted. So she does not do relationships. She is surrounded now by her two older and protective brothers, Maverick and Clay. When she catches wind that Tate is returning, she is overwhelmed, anxious, and angry. She is mad at him for disappearing and leaving her, and angry at herself for still having a reaction to him and caring.

Tate had his reasons for not coming back and losing touch, but he never forgot Quinn. He lived a different life in the city and did what he needed to do, but did not really get involved. He has secrets and confessions that he wants to share. But first he is going to have to get the hell-raiser Quinn to settle down and give him a chance to explain and a chance to win back her trust and heart. And Quinn has to decide if she is going to cowgirl up, forgive him, and give him a second chance.

Much Like Maverick and Leighton from Lost Rider, they are two people who just fit together and have not really felt whole since being apart. But there is a lot of hurt and fear still lurking. She needs Tate to be willing to fight for her this time. They will have to get to know each other all over again and make new memories to accompany the old ones. They are two people who have just been living in survival mode and need to learn to truly feel and live again. But they also have to learn to trust and forgive, and fight for what they want and need.

This is a story of hope, forgiveness, healing, and true love that was challenged by time, distance, and opposition. It is funny, sweet, passionate, and emotional, but not too angsty. Both Quinn and Tate are likable and well developed. It is told in mostly Quinn's point of view, with some in Tate's and there are also flashbacks. It flowed easy and it was fun returning to this town. I loved Tate's devotion and protectiveness, and Quinn is as strong as she is sassy. But she does have some demons to overcome. The side characters of Maverick, Leighton, and Clay are all back as well as some of the other townies. I love the relationship between Quinn and her brothers and her best friend, Leighton. They all have been through so much but are there for each other. Their family truly does make their home. I am looking forward to seeing Clay find his own love in Cowboy Up.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Quinn Davis would rather be under the hood of a car than out on the horses with her brothers. She is firmly settled in Pine Oak, Texas living the quiet life she always dreamed of. She may not have everything she dreamed of, but dreams change over time.

Tate Montgomery only ever felt at home on his grandparents’ Texas farm, but hasn’t been back in years. Now he has returned to start over again, and he’s hoping to find some things in the small town the same as when he left.

Tate and Quinn had a young love that was kept fairly quiet. Everyone knew they were close, and they were friends, but no one else knew things were more than that. When he left town and cut off communication with Quinn, she was crushed. Now that he is back, old hurts come to the surface and the past must be faced if Tate wants another chance with the only woman he has ever loved.

These two have instant chemistry in the present -- their past has unresolved hurts. I loved the fire between them, even as Quinn’s pain is on the surface. She has a wild streak and uses it to her advantage where Tate is concerned.

This was a second chance romance with past hurts to overcome and present dreams to align. Quinn had a lot of trust issues to overcome, some caused by Tate himself, others by family drama. Tate had some explaining and proving to do to heal the hurts he had caused with his desertion.

I am looking forward to Clay’s book coming next, Cowboy Up. He has been a voice of reason for both Maverick and Quinn as they worked things out with their first loves, but little of his own story has been revealed. He is always such a fountain of relationship advice that I can’t help but wonder if he’s made his own share of mistakes too.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Tate and Quinn. Quinn and Tate. 

These two are inevitable. Their fate hand written on the wall. Their futures already determined. Yet, somewhere along the line, free will and destiny threw a wrench in their plans, tearing them apart. Leaving behind a finality of fractured hearts, broken trust, unrequited love, and the ultimate betrayal. 

What’s done is done. There’s no room for forgiveness. There’s no room for friendship. And there’s definitely no room for more heartache.

Or so Quinn Davis has been led to believe… 

Enter Tate Montgomery. Quinn’s regret. He’s finally decided enough is enough and he’s taking back what’s his. It’s been way too long since he’s felt whole. Way too long since he’s been home. And without a doubt, way too long since he’s held his soulmate. 

With his obstacles behind him, Tate’s building a new life, and he will be building that life with Quinn. No if's, and, or but's about it. The thing is, Quinn’s a sassy, country girl, who’s blunt, sweet, loyal, and damaged. Tate's girl isn't as he remembers her to be. She’s done a lot of growing up, and over that time her heart has hardened. No longer is she a naive teenager. She won’t be letting Tate back in with any kind of ease. For her, they had their chance. Too bad, Tate, you fucked up and you fucked up bad. 

Not sure there is any redemption for our hero. The damage he's caused has had too long to fester. However, Tate’s a ladies’ man and he’s most definitely not afraid to pull out all the stops. Be prepared to swoon. Just sayin’. 

If you are looking for a quick, low angst, second chance romance, with amazing chemistry and character development, Kiss My Boots is the book for you. Seriously, Sloan rocked my socks!

I so totally needed this couple in my life. Tate and Quinn were the bee’s knees. *sigh*

Those who are interested would be perfectly fine starting with Kiss My Boots. You may want to go back to book one though, and read Lost Rider, after you meet Maverick and Leighton.
lostriderLost Rider (Coming Home #1)
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In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Cowboy Up  (Coming Home #3)
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Release Date December 19, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan returns with the third in her sultry, Western-set Coming Home series, in which the eldest Davis sibling Clay may have finally met his match—but will he be able to give up the solitary, quiet life he’s built in the name of love?

As the eldest of the Davis clan, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. Along with taking his job as head of the family business seriously, he is also determined to keep his brother and sister in line. Clay is known for being serious, silent, and stoic—completely in control of his life. And with the way he grew up, coupled with a disastrous end to the last relationship he was in, he’s just fine with his quiet, solitary life.

What he hadn’t counted on was Caroline Michaels. She’s the proverbial woman next door—the town next door, that is. Caroline hasn’t lived an easy life, but after escaping from an abusive relationship, she’s finally living for herself and no one else. The last thing the quirky, shy bookstore owner expected was a steamy one-night stand with Clay Davis.

When Caroline and Clay meet, the connection is instant, both falling into one heated night of passion before parting ways—both driven by their own reasons to deny what they clearly wish didn’t have to end. It isn’t until Caroline falls on hard times and Clay comes back into the picture that they realize just how impossible it will be to stay away from each other.

Will Clay be able to give up his rootless existence in favor of finally settling down? And, more important, will Caroline want him to? 
Harper Sloan

Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand. 


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