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 curve ball 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….
Quinn Davis has had her share of heart ache in her young life but it’s never kept her from being a sassy hell raiser. When it comes to brothers Clay & Maverick as well as best friend Leighton, Quinn is all in giving them all she’s got, but when it comes to love Quinn just isn’t interested… Thanks to Tate Montgomery!
Quinn Davis was exactly the type of hell raisin bad ass this second chance love story needed. We first got a glimpse of Quinn in Lost Rider, the first book in the Coming Home Series and what I saw there was an amazingly strong and sassy as hell character. Watching Quinn come into her own story in Kiss My Boots was so much more than what I had hoped for when reading her parts in Lost Rider. She was strong, yet vulnerable but never fear the hell raiser inside of her soul was never far, keeping this story from being the typical sappy second chance love.
Tate Montgomery…. Damn, I really wanted to dislike him !!! He walked out on Quinn and broke her heart, no calls, no letters, nothing. He became a ghost and broke that sweet girls soul. That being said Tate was a very loving character, one who really made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the price. Tate is back in Texas and with him is a few surprises, like being the towns new Gynecologist. Tate is eventually going to see Quinn whether she wants it or not!!
Quinn and Tate’s story sucked me in from the beginning with no shortage of laughter, emotional questions and risks that could shatter the heart.
For the most part I loved this book but there were a few things that made me grit my teeth. I get that this is a fiction. I get that this is based in the country, I was born and raised in Texas so no discrimination here. I also get that this is a western themed book, but for the love of God can someone who writes a western themed book please travel to a Texas country town and learn that we know how to say our words properly. Yes, there is slang, yes we can shorten some words but it was an absolute struggle to continuously read the same ridiculous slang/words over and over again. I also had an issue with the fact that Tate went from fancy doctor with an amazing education to talking like a hick in .01 seconds. It doesn’t work like that…. The book never really had that ‘aha’ moment that Lost Rider had but it definitely had its own set of charming qualities. I’m looking forward to seeing what Harper Sloan has in store for the next installment in the series.
Rating: 4 stars
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.