#ItsLive Buckled by Pam Godwin #BookTwo #TrailsOfSin #CowboyRomance
BUCKLED, Book #2 in the TRAILS OF SIN series
Genre: Dark Cowboy Romance
Series: HEAs with no cliffhangers. Each book is a different couple. Must be read in order.
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.
Stephanie’s 4.5 Buckles Review
“A man cannot be good unless he possesses the capacity to be evil. Decency is a choice.”
Buckled is book #2 in the Trails of Sin series. You must read Knotted, book#1 first. Pam Godwin delivers a steady, heart pounding story. Knotted was raw and gritty, blowing me away in the first two chapters. Pam brought us to the brink before pulling back.
As Knotted concluded Jake and Connor have found their way back to one another. Lorne remains in prison and Jarret is continuing his quest to protect his family.
“I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.”
Mystery and secrets still reside at Julep Ranch. The story is steady with a vibe of impending doom. Secrets, lies, mysteries. So many twists and turns. In order to protect his family Jarrett takes Maybe Quinn into the family home. He wants to keep an eye on the stubborn “journalist” and find out what exactly she knows. He makes a deal with her to keep her at Julep Ranch. But even the best laid plans can go array…..
“She’s different. So remarkably different from other women.”
Jarret and Maybe fall into a routine at the ranch, working side by side and getting to know one another. There is an unspoken reality between them. That nothing will survive once their secrets are exposed. But the longer they are together the more intense their relationship becomes. The pull between them is heavy. Their chemistry is powerful and combustive.
“Her pursuit of the truth is what scares me. But it’s not the only thing.”
“She’s everything I’ve been waiting for and nothing like I expected.”
I loved this couple!!!! Jarret is so direct, strong, intuitive and possessive. He starts out almost brooding and yet Maybe brings out a whole other side to him. And Maybe…what an amazing heroine!!! Strong, stubborn, sassy. She’s passionate about her beliefs. She’s bold and sometimes foolish. Such a well written, loveable character!
“She’s wonderfully, beautifully, remarkably perfect. Stubborn as a mule, but damn, I wouldn’t change a thing about her.”
The story is not rushed. There are no “quick” fixes. There are issues and situations. Secrets and lies. Twists and turns. And a few “Oh shit’s”. I feel like Buckled was the smooth middle between Knotted and Booted, even though the road was often bumpy. Pam Godwin has a way of tearing your heart out, piece by piece. In Buckled, she deceives us by doing it slowly. What a ride! I have enjoyed this series and cannot wait for the conclusion, Booted!
“I’m all for self-destruction. I just haven’t found my own Connor to lay it all on the line for.”
“I don’t even know her. Except every breath in my body demands that I do.”
TRAILS OF SIN Series
Other Books by Pam Godwin