Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan
Series: Coming Home #2
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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….
Kiss My Boots is book 2 in the Coming Home Series, and can be read as a standalone.
Read my review of Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) here.
So, where to start…I liked Quinn’s character in Lost Rider, the first book in the Coming Home series featuring Leighton (Quinn’s best friend) and Maverick (Quinn’s brother). While I didn’t love Lost Rider, I liked it enough, and liked Quinn enough, that I knew I wanted to give Kiss My Boots a try. I can see where this story might appeal to many romance readers. It’s a straight-forward story line, with an Alpha male, and a strong female lead. But for me, it just didn’t add up to a compelling story.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed. There were a lot of waxing and waning going on by both main characters about their love, their past, their issues, etc… it got repetitive and tiring to be honest. It also didn’t feel like much happened in the book. There wasn’t really any big conflict that Tate and Quinn had to work through. While I don’t like unnecessary drama, I do like to see my Hero and Heroine work for their HEA. And while Tate & Quinn had been separated for 9 years, when they were finally reunited, it all fell together a bit too quickly and easily for me.
All that being said, if you don’t like drama, and you’re looking for a southern second-chance romance, with hot scenes, then you may want to give this one a try.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
MEET THE AUTHOR: 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.