Series: Coming Home #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Lost Rider
Also by this author: Bleeding Love (Hope Town, #2), Perfectly Imperfect, When I'm With You, Lost Rider, Drunk on You, Cowboy Up
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 the second chance love story of Quinn, a mechanic in her small Texas town, and Tate, the new town OB/GYN. I kind of loved that she is in a male profession and he is in a female dominated profession. Nice twist! I am going to do this review as I read, so you are getting my thoughts!
- This is VERY similar to book 1, Lost Rider in the trope. Q and Tate fell in love as teenagers, then he went off to college and never spoke to her again. Q stayed in town just like Leigh (from book 1) did, and now that the hero has returned, she struggles with her feelings of abandonment, love, and fear. So far, its pretty much the same book with different characters.
- Oh no…if this Ella chick turns out to be a ‘bunny boiler’ like I am thinking she might be, I will be super annoyed. She seems like the crazy type of girl who would travel thousands of miles to ‘win’ Tate ‘back’, or fake a pregnancy or something. How do guys not see that in girls?!?
- “I laugh dryly thinking about how corny my thoughts sound…”. Yes, they sound VERY corny. Add to that the overuse of idioms and ‘southern sayings’ and weird analogies/metaphores, and the whole thing gets a little eye roll inducing. Hopeful that will die down as I read on.
- Hmmm…..Tate’s reason for leaving without a word is a bit weak in my opinion. I mean, there was NO way he could have found to get word to Quinn? None….really? Hmmmm.
- Quinn sounds like every girl I know when it comes to trusting guys. She was heartbroken and terrified it will happen again. Its very relatable so I appreciate that.
- Okay, they kind of got over the drama that kept them apart and its only like 1/2 way through the book. I’m pretty happy about this!
- Its smooth sailing, fun, flirty times between these two and it actually turned into a lighter read!
- Drama Llama in the last like 10% but these two handled it really maturely. THANK GOD!
Overall, even though the book didn’t start out great for me, I am happy with the way it all turned out. The miscommunication is dealt with pretty early on and the book mainly focuses on them falling back in love. I also loved seeing Quinn’s relationship with her oldest brother Clay. It was sweet!
Side note: The covers for this series are STUNNING and I adore them! Aren’t they beautiful!? I love the use of color and the sun behind the models. Just beautiful!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: second chance
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone (part of an interconnected series)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with epilogue « Hide Spoiler
The Montana Men series by Jennifer Ryan, The Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Rescuing Emily by Susan Stoker…then you will probably like Kiss My Boots!
I really love second chance romances, so that pulls me toward this one right away. and then the male/female typical profession swap – very cool! Sounds like this could be read as a standalone, even though it’s book 2. Did you like book 1 as much?
Yes the 1st one was good too! A little bit more emotional because their problems weren’t solved as quickly, but good!
Lovely review you have here hun. I enjoyed this one quite a bit as well. And once they got over the drama in the beginning, their romance really flourished and I loved seeing them having fun together and reconnecting again.