Review: Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan

Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan
Series: Coming Home (# 2)
Release Date: Juy 18, 2017
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 369
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

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….

 

Review: I am so excited that Quinn’s book is the second in this series! I thought for sure it would be.

Quinn Davis is your quintessential tomboy, but she does have a girly side she shows off now and again. She’s quirky, free spirited, has a fiery temper, and fiercely protective of her brothers and best friend Leighton.

Quinn, Maverick, and Clay were abandoned by their mother when they were young, and their father was a drunk abusive jerk. Tate broke her heart into a million pieces once upon a time, and Maverick had left his siblings behind to pursue his bull riding career, but just moved back home. All of that is a lot for a young girl to deal with, but Quinn is spunky and was finally able to face the challenges she’d overcome.

Quinn earned bonus points with me because she allowed Tate to explain what happened and was able to forgive him. She showed maturity that many leading female characters don’t show until much later, if even then.

The Coming Home series are the first books that I’ve read by Ms. Sloan. I love how she layers depth and strong values in her characters. I do believe, however, that she could shave off at least 50 pages if there wasn’t so much inner dialogue.