REVIEW: PAM GODWIN ✭ BOOTED

REVIEW: PAM GODWIN ✭ BOOTEDBooted by Pam Godwin
Series: Trails of Sin #3
on September 18th 2018
Genres: Erotic Romance, Dark Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

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

by Pam Godwin

Please make sure you read these books in order. While each book is about a different couple they are connected and you’d totally spoil the whole experience if you read out of order.

I LOVE Pam Godwin’s heroines in this series. They are all tough-as-nails survivors, broken seemingly beyond repair but give them the right man and they can heal, their scars beautiful evidence of their strength.

Raina experienced unspeakable things at the hands of Jake and Jarret’s father. Finally free of his torture she has only revenge on her mind. While hiding under Conor, Jake, Jarret and Lorne’s roof, she heals and learns how to kill John Holsten.

Lorne’s finally home after eight years of prison, hardened, closed off and frustrated with his inability to adjust and connect with people. His suite on the ranch feels like a cage so he sleeps outside. The firecracker who challenges him, who argues with him on a daily basis but who he also feels irresistibly attracted to is as broken as him so they are a disaster waiting to happen. Until he realizes that two halves can make a whole.

She’s an addictive drink of legs and attitude, with a kick of heat and vinegar.

Despite Raina’s past being even more screwed up than Lorne’s she has kept a certain softness that Lorne totally lacks. For some time I wondered how they’ll ever find common ground – both stubborn as mules they fight, yell, spit their venom, purging the bitterness from the devastation their lives have become all the while feeling this inevitable pull towards one another. They definitely don’t pull any punches but with all that comes reluctant admiration and respect for one another.

“We’re not good together.”
“We haven’t killed each other.”
“We fight constantly.”
“We communicate at full volume.”
He strokes a knuckle along my jaw. I shiver.
“We push each other’s buttons.”
“We challenge each other.”
He cups my throat, holding, not squeezing.

Raina is a wonderful heroine whose strength just had me in awe. Whenever life kicked her to the ground, she got up, dusted herself off and soldiered on.

He’s my battle song in the war of love.

Equally Lorne fought the war inside him and came out the winner on the other side. Again I loved the family dynamics of these six characters. Their interactions spoke of the love, protectiveness and care they felt for each other.

Booted wraps the Trails of Sin series up neatly. We get all the answers to questions we’ve had and all threads are being tied. It’s definitely a satisfying end to this series and the epilogue is the most beautiful cherry on top. I am truly happy that I had the chance to read and review these three books. While they had their dark times, there were also always more joyful moments that made my heart lighter.  Pam Godwin has proven to be a reliable writer with a knack to capture and hold my attention throughout all three books. I wish this family was bigger. I’d read more about them anytime.

We’re doing what we were meant to do. Working hard. Loving harder. In the place we love.

four-stars

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