Harper Sloan returns to the blog today with the second in her Coming Home contemporary western romance story. Narrated by Elizabeth Louise and Jason Carpenter, please read on for my review of
Kiss My Boots
Second chances are the highlight of this series: coming home to the place that provided your happy moments, reconnecting with people and loves from years past. Harper Sloan delivers all of those moments: the insecurity, facing old issues and making amends, all wrapped up in a story that is hard to put down. Never an easy road, there is drama and baggage to overcome, but the journey and years past are all well worth the wait. This is Quinn and Tate’s story: she’s lived in Pine Oak quietly: avoiding too much drama and watched over by her brothers who keep most suitors at bay. A tomboy, she’s most comfortable setting her own boundaries and making decisions, and staying away from entanglements. Tate has returned to Pine Oak for a fresh start – he’s got many happy memories of summers spent at his grandparent’s farm, and perhaps reconnecting with the girl he left behind after life intervened.
Oh the drama here! Perfectly delicious as both Tate and Quinn have that electric chemistry that can’t be denied, even as she’s determined to NOT let him in or close. And he thought, perhaps, he could live with that, until she kept appearing in his mind: everything around town is reminding him of those early years, that first love. And theirs won’t be an easy journey: from old issues and questions to new reasons to question the new relationship, these two are growing and changing (and regressing) in almost every interaction. And when they finally talked, openly, about the past – – – NOTHING was going to stop these two. Heart, humor, emotion and plenty of heat all come into play as we get to know these characters and see how they each fit together – Quinn fills a hole in Tate’s heart that is only meant for her – and together they are more of themselves in all the best ways.
Narration for this story is brought by Elizabeth Louise and Jason Carpenter: and as a duo these two are wonderful: perfect timing in fast-paced interactions, emotions and concerns clearly arriving in the performance that allow readers to feel the chaos and turmoil without having it described. Both manage to separate their characters from secondary appearances, and each character arrives with an attitude and clear tone that hints to the words to come. Dual narrations can be tricky in terms of pacing and clarity – no such issues exist here: you could be listening to much of their dialogue on the street and know, from the presentation, tone and delivery just what each character was feeling. Another wonderful story in this series, best read in order to get some background on Quinn, know the secondary characters and just enjoy a few hours of romantic escapism.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Title: Kiss My Boots
Author: Harper Sloan
Series: Coming Home #2
Also in this series: Lost Rider, Cowboy Up
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town, Western
Narrator: Elizabeth Louise, Jason Carpenter
Published by: Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster Audio
Published on: 18 July, 2017
Source: Simon and Schuster Audio
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 21 minutes
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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….
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A copy of this title was provided via Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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