TRAILS OF SIN Series by Pam Godwin
Genre → Contemporary Romance
Theme → Dark, brooding, kinky, lawless cowboys
Series → Each book is an HEA with no cliffhanger. Must be read in order.
Release Dates →
Knotted #1: Available Now
Buckled #2: Available Now
Booted #3: Sep 18, 2018
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Knotted #1: FREE on all retailers
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- Other retailers: https://books2read.com/booted
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KNOTTED Blurb →
I try to forget her.
First love, first kiss, first…
Not all our firsts.
We were sixteen the night she was violently assaulted while I helplessly watched.
I’ll never forget the sounds of her suffering.
Or my inconsolable agony when she left Oklahoma.
Years later, she returns to honor our teenage pact.
Except the boy she loved is gone, replaced by a ruthless cattle rancher knotted with secrets.
She doesn’t know my dark cravings or the trails of sin that lead to her.
I don’t deserve her, but one truth remains.
BUCKLED Blurb →
I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.
Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
Not the law.
Not our enemies.
Not even Maybe Quinn.
The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled.
I shouldn’t have let her stay.
But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes.
Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.
I make a deal with her to buy time.
To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites.
When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
Unless I buckle first.
BOOTED Blurb →
The night I’m released from prison, she’s in my bed.
It’s been eight years since I touched a woman, and the Native American beauty is half-dressed, beaten, bruised, and devastatingly exquisite.
We’re toxic together, but we want the same things. Blood. Vengeance.
Violent relief in a warm body.
Beneath her touch, I’m alive.
Against her skin, I’m redeemed.
Buried inside her, I forget the past.
Until the past takes her from me.
Prison made me cold, but losing Raina makes me cruel. Ruthless. Unforgiving.
I killed before. For her, I’ll kill again.
I’ll end this once and for all or die in my boots.
Booted is the third book in the Trails of Sin trilogy. If you haven't read the first two, stop and go back and do so. This book is a not a true standalone; you are really need to read the first two to follow the story properly. The first book absolutely slayed my emotions and I couldn't wait for book two. Book two was a bit less dramatic than the first, but still amazing. Booted as book three had me very cautious about the characters since you'd been introduced already. But the trip Ms. Godwin takes the reader on through these characters is worth all the heartbreak, drama, highs and lows.
This book is about closure and redemption. The whole trilogy is, and of course love. But not in a sunshine and rainbows and sex kittens sort of way. The plot breaks your heart and makes you scream at the injustice and cruelty of the world. But through it all, you see Lorne and Raina making choices that are tough,but carry their souls forward to goodness.
These are tough characters. I was a bit predisposed to not like Raina because of her actions in the previous books. And frankly, Lorne scared me. But both of them you want to pity them for their past, but you know that they'd absolutely hate that. No pity. No mercy either. But both have a strong sense of honor and pride. Lorne has so, so very much to deal with and catch up with after his prison sentence. Raina has her own past that clouds her present as well. I loved that despite the fact that you knew they'd get a happily ever after, there was so much intrigue and conspiracies they had to deal with before they could get to there.
You knew going in to this book that Ms. Godwin can write a sexy scene. But you had to wonder how Lorne would deal with being out of prison, and how Raina's past would affect their chemistry. They didn't just fall into sex, for so many reasons, and that made it worth the wait. Both Raina and Lorne had some issues to face and struggle with in order to have more than just sex; we wanted to see them make love and have a meaningful encounter...which was worth the wait.
I was nervous about reading this book. How would prison have changed Lorne? How would Raina's past mesh with the family? But the author drew you, wove excruciating and debilitating details into a tale that kept me up until I finished in one sitting. I loved the scraps and morsels of mystery and intrigue, mixed with seeing the previous couples, and the promise of a brighter future for them all.
The Epilogue of this book was one of my favorite parts. I was in tears with the way things turned out and was so glad it was there. The book would have been good without it, but it was breathtaking with it included. I thought all the issues dealt with in the book were done so with reverence and respect. I would recommend this book, and look forward to reading other books by Ms. Godwin.
Plot = 5/5
Characters = 5/5
Heat = 5/5
Writing Style = 5/5
Overall Rating = 5/5
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
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ROCK-STAR DARK ROMANCE
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