Book Review: Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan

Title: Kiss My Boots

Author: Harper Sloan

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

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….

Short Review

Kiss My Boots is a gorgeous portrayal of long lost love and reconciliation.  Harper Sloan creates vivid characters that find their way to your heart, and I will think of them long after my reading of Kiss My Boots.  

Full Review

Harper Sloan is a master of erotic romance, but I continue to read her work due to her realistic and admirable characters.  I started The Coming Home Series with Lost Rider, and I knew that I had to continue the series.

Kiss My Boots is the second novel in The Coming Home Series and it follows Quinn, the youngest Davis sibling.  Quinn hasn’t found a serious relationship since her first love, Tate Montgomery, due to the heartbreak that his leaving caused.  However, nine years later Tate resurfaces in the small town of Pine Oak, Texas and changes Quinn’s life forever.

Quinn is not your stereotypical romance heroine – a gorgeous, girly woman who melts at the touch of her man’s hands – and I really appreciated that.  Instead, Quinn is a tomboy who loves working on cars and trucks more than anything, while also having a feisty attitude that relates her well to rebel girls.  When Tate came back to town looking to have his Pa’s truck rebuilt by Quinn, Quinn did not immediately fall into his arms.  Instead, she held onto the heartache that he caused years earlier, and she made him work for her trust again.

Like many of Sloan’s books, the erotic scenes in Kiss My Boots were classy and gorgeous, while also being few and far between.  The romance plot took up most of the novel, and that made it clear to me that Sloan did not rely on erotic scenes to entrance readers.  The chemistry she created between Tate and Quinn was inspiring and I  rooted for them to work out.

However, the best part of Kiss My Boots is how well Sloan connected Maverick and Leighton (from Lost Rider) into the storyline.  Even though Kiss My Boots mainly focuses on Quinn, Sloan kept Leighton and Quinn’s friendship strong.  The change in perspective was seamless, and I enjoyed watching both couples grow.  The support of the eldest Davis sibling, Clayton, was also admirable and added an extra spark to the story.

Overall, Kiss My Boots is a rich addition to The Coming Home Series.  I liked it even more than Lost Rider!  Apart from a few spelling and grammar errors, the editing of the novel was satisfactory, and I can’t wait to dive into the third installment of the series – Cowboy Up!

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