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....
About the Author
Harper Sloan is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Corps Security and Hope Town series. She started writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night. Harper lives in Georgia with her family. Visit her at AuthorHarperSloan.com or Facebook.com/HarperSloanBooks.
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Kiss My Boots
“Middle of a Memory” by Cole Swindell
The aroma of oil and exhaust fumes swirls in the air, mixing and mingling with the scent of metal baking in the strong summer sun. Even with the bays of the garage closed, the shop can’t escape the soaring temperatures. Every truck that’s brought in gives off waves of fiery heat for what seems like hours while we begin our work.
If you’ve ever worked under a vehicle that spent any amount of time kicking up rocks on the scorching Texas asphalt, then you know it’s about as close to feeling the heat of hell that one chick can take.
And I love every second of it.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been happiest when getting my hands dirty. Most of the girls I knew went to mudholes to find their dirty fun—not me. While they were in the passenger seats of their dads’ or brothers’ or boyfriends’ trucks, laughing and screaming as they bumped along through the holes, I was too busy climbing behind the wheel analyzing each and every move my truck would make—even before I could legally drive, which made my own brothers, Clay and Maverick, insane. But I didn’t care. I couldn’t get enough of it. I would envision ways to make the truck roar louder, kick up its spray of murky clay and water more powerfully, and take those backwoods trails with a supremacy that even the deepest rut couldn’t stop.
Of course, it didn’t hurt that while I was growing up, my father had owned the best auto shop around. It was also the only one around, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t the best. Davis Auto Works has been the place for custom auto needs since 1982.
And it’s been my haven for longer than I can remember.
“Q! You gotta second, doll?” Tank bellows from somewhere close to the 2017 Dodge Ram I’ve been working underneath for the last hour.
Taking a second, knowing he can’t see me, I close my eyes and take a deep pull of my special brand of calming air. The scent of motor oil, chassis grease, and brake dust trickles through my system and blankets my frazzled nerves instantly.
“What’s shakin’, cowboy?” I ask with a sigh, pulling myself to my feet. My hands go to the sides of my coveralls to wipe them clean out of habit before I realize I pulled them down after lunch to try and cool off. “Damn,” I mutter, peering at the black handprints now adorning my faded denim. “I liked these jeans, too.”
“Nothing a little elbow grease can’t handle, darlin’.”
I look up . . . and up . . . and up, finally meeting the dirt-brown eyes of Miles “Tank” Miller. The man is huge—hence the nickname—and, bless his heart, dumber than a box of rocks. He’s a handsome devil, don’t get me wrong, but even if he wasn’t a complete idiot when it comes to anything other than motors, I wouldn’t be interested.
I don’t date. Ever.
“What do you need, Tank? I need to get this lift finished before five so I’m not stuck here all dang night.”
“Got a real shitter comin’ in. Man said he wanted every whistle and toot out there. I ain’t sure what that meant though, seein’ as he said it ain’t even runnin’. Not sure you can put a whistle and toot on a heap of broken metal.”
It takes every ounce of sweet southern darlin’ I have deep in my soul not to snap at Tank and tell him I can barely understand his broken English, but my brothers didn’t raise a rude little bitch.
“Tank, sweetheart, can you be a little more clear for me?” I roll to the tips of my boots and reach up to pat his beard-covered cheek.
He looks down, blinks a few times, and shrugs one meaty shoulder. “Naw.”
Patience, Quinn. Patience. “Did you take his number?”
His eyes crinkle as his brow pulls into a frown. “Reckon I might have.”
“How about you finish up fine-tuning the suspension system on the Ram for me? I was almost done so there isn’t much left, just finishing up with the sway bar. I’ll go look for that number. How’s that sound?”
“Sure thing, Q. You takin’ this baby up nice and high. Chester handlin’ the engine on this bad boy?”
I nod, but don’t bother answering him since he’s already dropped down to disappear under the truck. I walk over to the sink in the corner and wash up with some GOJO. I might love getting my hands dirty working with trucks, but I still enjoy looking like a girl—which means I’m anal about washing often to avoid the perpetual black stains most mechanics have on their hands.
Stepping into the back office, I cringe when I see the mess on my desk. Normally, it’s kept in the state of what I lovingly refer to as organized chaos, but all it took was one visit from our resident Tank and it looks like an EF5 tornado blew through.
“Jesus Jones,” I mutter, shoulders dropping in frustration. “How the hell am I supposed to find something in this mess?”
“My guess would be clean it up.” A familiar sardonic voice laughs from behind me.
“I do clean! Which you know damn well!” Fake annoyance laces my words as I spin around, smiling as I face my eldest brother.
“Let me guess: Tank?” The corner of his mouth tips up as he smirks at me. I can’t see his eyes because of the shadow of his cowboy hat, but I imagine the deep hunter green is brighter than usual with a knowing sense of mirth.
“The one and only,” I drone.
“I just stopped in to handle payroll. I didn’t have everything I needed at the ranch, but I can hang around if you need somethin’.”
“Now, Clayton Davis, you keep that up and I might think you enjoy tinkerin’ around the garage,” I jest, knowing damn well Clay hates working in the shop.
He takes off his hat, placing it on top of the filing cabinet open-side up as any good Texan would, running one hand through his thick black hair. “Funny, Quinny.”
“I try, big brother. I know you’ve got your hands full at the ranch, so don’t worry your pretty little head over things here. I’ve got everything under control.”
“I know you do, Q. You could run this place hog-tied and blindfolded. But everything is handled at the ranch. Drew’s been one step ahead of me all damn week. It’s drivin’ me insane.”
I laugh at the mention of the ranch’s foreman, Drew Braden. He’s the only man I know who works harder than Clay. He keeps that ranch running with so much pride you would think it was his own family’s land—but that’s just the type of man he is. He always does say you can tell the measure of a man by how hard he works. He’s been around since well before my father died last year, and he’s always treated all of us like his children.
“Still workin’ like crazy?”
“Ever since Jill told him she was pregnant. You would think at his age he would know how to wrap his shit up, but I have a feelin’ Jill knew exactly what she was doin’.”
“You make forty-eight sound ancient, Clay.” I giggle, pushing some of the papers around, hoping to find some sort of message regarding the call Tank took.
“Shit, Q, I’d be freakin’ out too if I was going to be a dad—again—years after my grown kids had already left the house. He’s old enough to be my dad.”
I roll my eyes. “I think that’s a stretch, cowboy.”
“He had Missy when he was fifteen, Q. And I graduated high school with Missy. Not exaggerating in the least, darlin’.”
“Well, even so, that’s what happens when you’re pushing fifty and get yourself a new bride who probably graduated with your daughter, too.”
Clay starts grumbling under his breath about beauty queens, big hair, and gold diggers. Not that I would call Jill a gold digger, but rumor around Pine Oak has it that she married Drew for his money. The man might work at the Davis ranch by choice, but he’s never had to work a day in his life, he’s that loaded. His grandfather’s grandfather struck it big in the oil fields years ago, and to this day the Braden family is rolling in money from the investment. Not that Drew acts like it; the man still drives the same truck he had when he was in high school.
Finally spying Tank’s near-illegible chicken scratch, I grab the torn scrap of paper and move to sink my tired body into my office chair. Clay heads toward his desk in the corner—much neater than my own—right as I pick up the receiver to dial what I hope are the correct numbers that Tank wrote down.
Then I see the name.
And everything around me washes away, my vision going foggy until memories long since banished start slamming into my head. They’re so crystal clear that I feel like I’m the same love-drunk eighteen-year-old all over again.
Nine Years Ago—Beginning of the Summer
“Damn,” a husky voice grits out. “It’s just not right how hot you look tinkerin’ around my truck, darlin’.”
I look up from the oil cap I just finished tightening and smile, wide and toothily, before giving him a wink. “Is that why you asked me to change your oil when we both know you’re more than capable? You’re lucky—I don’t normally make house calls.”
He reaches up, the material of his T-shirt lifting from his Wranglers, showing off the toned, rock-hard abs and that mouthwatering V at his hips. I let out a squeak when I feel the weight of the hood lift off my hand, looking up to see him gripping it, returning my wink with a smoldering gaze of his own.
“Busted,” he whispers, bending down to press his full, smooth lips against mine. The kiss is brief, but the butterflies that take up residence in my stomach whenever he’s around pick up their fluttering until I feel like they might fly right out of my mouth.
I move awkwardly out of the way while he slams down the hood on his brand-new Chevy. I busy myself with washing up, making sure to clean my hands thoroughly until not a speck of grease is left on them, even if my pretty manicure is blown to hell. The last thing I hope Tate Montgomery is thinking about is the chipped red polish adorning my nails. His grandparents are out of town at a craft show near Austin and my brothers think I’m at my best friend Leighton’s tonight.
We’ve got more important things to do than hold hands.
Tonight, I hope and pray that Tate makes good on all the promises our heated make-out sessions have been hinting at. I’m ready to give myself to him, pretty red bow intact.
“You hot, darlin’? I didn’t think it was that bad since the sun went down, but we can head on in if you want.” He points toward his grandparents’ house and all I can do is nod. I can see the questions in his eyes, but he doesn’t voice them as we make our way inside. “Paw said Gram left a fresh batch of chicken and dumplin’s if you’re hungry.”
He’s a few steps ahead—his back now facing me—when he speaks, so I take the time to take a deep fortifying breath before he turns back around. The last damn thing I want is chicken and dumplin’s, but how do you tell your kinda-sorta-maybe boyfriend that you would rather he eat you than dumplin’s?
“I’m good,” I whisper, my heartbeat roaring in my ears. God, Quinn Everly Davis, cowgirl up and take the bull by the horns . . . or the man by the balls, same thing.
“Darlin’?” he questions, heat pooling in his denim-colored eyes.
“Please,” I croak, the little badass that usually lives inside me long gone, made weak with hunger that has nothing to do with golden, fried buttermilk biscuits. “Please, Tate. We’ve been scratchin’ this itch for two years now, and every summer you say not yet. Don’t make this another summer where you leave without showing me how much you love me.”
“Quinn.” He sighs, taking off his white Stetson and running a hand through his chocolate waves. “Baby, you know I love you, but this isn’t just any other summer. I’m not goin’ back home when I leave this time. We’re both about to start the next chapter of our lives—you takin’ over the auto shop and me startin’ at Emory. Georgia is a long way away, and we both know we’ve never tried long distance for a reason. Not sure that’s somethin’ I can stomach, finally gettin’ to have you completely, only to lose you.”
His words are all it takes for my temper to snap. “We’ve never tried the long-distance thing because of you, Tate. Don’t put that bullshit on me.”
“Not because I didn’t want to, and you know it,” he growls in return. “Fuck, Quinn, you don’t think I’ve wanted to make you my girl since the first summer my parents shipped me off to Gram and Paw’s? You know damn well I have, but it isn’t that easy.”
“Because I’m not some high-society princess?”
He stomps the few feet between us and curls his fingers around the back of my neck with a touch that is gentle but unmistakably dominant. His thumbs, resting at my chin, give me a gentle push of encouragement to look up at him. I don’t even bother fighting him. My head moves, eyes traveling the strong planes and sharp features of his handsome face until I meet his pleading gaze.
“You know I don’t give two shits about what they think, Quinn, but until I finish medical school they’ve got more pull over me than I wish they did.”
I sigh, knowing he’s right. The Montgomery family holds the purse strings to Tate’s future, and that’s a hell of a bind. He’s had his hopes set on going to an expensive out-of-state school and we both know he wouldn’t be able to afford it without their help. I know how much it means to him too—going to Emory University—because it’s where his paw attended, so as much as I hate accepting him leaving for a school that far away, I’ll support that dream.
The silence ticks on while we hold each other’s gaze. I pray that he can see the desperation my love for him makes me feel. The need to get as close as two people physically can is almost unbearable. What I feel—this fire burning deep in my belly—only becomes more powerful the longer I deny what I crave.
He must see something written in the silence around us because in that moment, the deep, dark blue of his irises swirl and light up with understanding. And unmistakable lust.
“You sure about this, Grease?” he questions on a whisper, lips quirking with his nickname for me. He’s used it since the first day we met, when I was covered in engine grease.
“I’ve never been more certain about anything in my life, Starch,” I answer, the butterflies picking back up to full speed when his smirk grows into a panty-melting smile at the use of my nickname for him—a standing joke about the high-society world he comes from back home in Dallas.
“Nothing in this world could make me stop lovin’ you,” he murmurs, his head moving down, closer to me, and before I can reply, his mouth captures mine in a deep kiss. I feel him all the way to my bones with this kiss. He’s branding himself into my very soul, and I know without a shadow of doubt I will always feel him there.
There isn’t any more talking after that. Moans, grunts, and the sound of bare skin brushing against bare skin, tentatively at first and then more urgently as we move together, are the only things that fill the silence around us. Through the pain of losing my virginity to the only boy I’ve ever loved, I bask in the beauty of this moment we’ve been building toward for years, knowing that my life will never be the same. Our future might not be set in stone, but we’ve come this far with only summers together since we were middle-school age. I have no doubt that we have what it takes to make it through him starting his medical school career and beyond. We’re not little kids anymore, confused about how we feel. We’re on the cusp of adulthood, old enough to understand our hearts are connected so powerfully, you can almost feel them nestling close together, beating as one.
I gasp when the memory clears, feeling my cheeks wet as I focus back on the paper in my hand. I pray that the name I read wasn’t his, but even with the shaking of my hand making the paper vibrate softly, I know it’s just wishful thinking.
The Ghost of Heartbreak Past apparently is back in Pine Oak.
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AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4 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. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
June 14, 2017 – Started Reading Review 5 Star Review Kiss My Boots (Coming Home #2) by Harper Sloan The second in the series and another winner in my humble opinion. This is the story of Quinn Davis and Tate Montgomery. I fell for Quinn's character in the previous book, what a feisty, loyal, independent woman she is and I was intrigued to know what had made her into the woman she is today, now I know, Tate Montgomery. Quinn has always had to fight for what she wanted. Abandoned by her mother, a father who was a tyrant and looked after by over protective brothers who adore her, she has not had an easy life. Throw in a broken heart and Quinn is determined that no man, least of all the man responsible for said broken heart, will touch her heart again, or is she? Tate Montgomery used to spend his summers with his grandparents in Pine Oak, Texas; it's where he met and fell for Quinn Davis. Now needing sanctuary and finally free from the ties that kept him away, he has returned to the one place he always felt at home. Quinn has always had a hard time trusting and when Tate broke her heart she closed herself off from love. When Tate realises what he has lost and that returning to Pine Oak is more for Quinn than he initially realized, he soon finds he has a hard road to travel to regain her trust and love. It was obvious that there was a great deal of attraction and unresolved feelings between Quinn and Tate, in fact their encounters are filled with passion almost to the point of exploding. Can Quinn forgive Tate for the hurt he caused her? Does she still have feelings for him? Can they make this second chance at love work or will the past get in their way? Ms. Sloan is a writer I have followed for several years, Kiss My Boots is a well written and beautiful story about a second chance at love and in my humble opinion Harper Sloan nailed it. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.
Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan is book two in the Coming Home series and is just as enjoyable as the first book in this series. I adore everything cowboy, so picking up this book, was a no-brainer. Quinn doesn’t need any cowboys in her life or her heart, but Tate Montgomery is about to change her mind. It won’t be easy for Tate, but Quinn is worth it. I loved Quinn. She was one heck of a heroine. Tate, took me a bit to like. Him leaving Quinn like he did is a hard pill to swallow, but that’s life. And there was a reason why he left the way he did. It wasn’t like he stopped caring for Quinn, quite the opposite, actually. The chemistry was there for this couple and if you enjoy second chance romances, I would highly recommend this one.
quinn davis might be short and sassy and takes no prisoners as the majority owner of davis auto works and lead mechanic, but she's hiding some serious heartbreak in her past. nine years ago tate montgomery left for college, just at the end of a summer where they admitted their feelings for each other and slept together, and he disappeared. his phone was disconnected. he never came back. it was as if he'd dropped off the face of the earth. with no word, no notice, and no closure. and suddenly he's coming home. and in kiss my boots, quinn's first reaction to that news is to let him know he can kiss her boots. but when she learns the truth behind the choices he made. she realizes there was another side to the story. and as much as their separation hurt her. he really was trying to do the right thing. and now they have a real chance at love. in the years they've been apart they've grown up, they've changed. but one still holds true. they are still as much in love with each other now as they were then. tate has always known that quinn is it for him. she just needs a little time to believe that all her dreams are coming true. that when tate says he loves her, he means it and he's going to stay. because the truth is, all she's ever wanted was someone to stay for her. and this is why his abandonment crushed her all those years ago. and even though it's not entirely his fault, she needs some time to let that sink in. but when it does, she knows he means it. that this time it's quinn and tate forever. **kiss my boots published on july 18, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/gallery, threshold, pocket books (pocket books) in exchange for my honest review.
The Coming Home series has brought us another second chance love. This one follows Quinn, sister to Maverick from the first book. You don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one, but it does have Maverick, Leigh and Clay in both books and you do get the continuation of Maverick and Leigh's story. The Davis siblings all suffer from the abandonment of their mother and the cruelty of their father who has since passed. Add to this, Quinn's first and only love stopped all communication with her with out a single explanation when they were younger. Her sense of abandonment just grew when the only boy she has ever loved could be so callous. 9 years later and she still hasn't been able to properly move on from Tate and now she finds out he's moving back. Second chance romances are not one of my favorite tropes usually because of the reason for the separation. In this case, Harper Sloan provided us a Hero that sacrificed his relationship to protect her and others he loved. Now that is something I can get on board for. I'm enjoying this series and I love the characters but I will admit that Quinn was a hard character for me to connect with. She's a female mechanic and a strong female character but her cowboy language did tend to come off overly dramatic at times. Still a great story. I loved seeing these two work it out with out any crazy other woman drama. It had the potential of going there and I like that the author toned down what could have been major drama when a previous hook up didn't want to let him go. Provided by NetGalley.
I really enjoyed this book, i knew that tough cowgirl Quinn had to have a really good story behind her No-man attitude. Years ago Quinn met Tate and they became more then just friends during his summers in town. But when he went off to college and didnt come back, Quinn decide that men weren't worth her time. Now she runs the family auto shop and has the occasional one night stand. When Tate comes back to town will he be able to break down the walls that he had a hand in building? At first i wasn't a big fan of Tate for Quinn. Mostly because we get introduced to him when he is out with someone he continually hooked up with. Maybe that make me judgmental, but i want the hero to be with just the heroine, and he is breaking it off with the woman, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. But as the story progresses and you get a little more insight to why he left i began to like Tate more and more. Everything he did and everything he sacrificed to protect Quinn made me understand the way he was before he came back to town and made me root for him to get the girl. All in all this is a heart warming story the hero finally get back the girl, despite a rocky past and some on going problems with family.
I really liked this sweet and emotional second chance love story. I really like Quinn. She went through so much and came out of it such a strong woman. She does what she wants and what makes her happy, so she became a mechanic. She has also been determined to never give anyone her heart again. In fact, she pretty much swore off men all together after Tate, whom she thought was the love of her life, had left her so abruptly years earlier. But now he is back in town and is determined to make everything better and win Quinn's heart back. I also really like Tate despite the past. He wants Quinn back fiercely. They have fantastic chemistry and were best friends years ago before he hurt her and he hopes to capitalize on those things and get his girl back. They had some stuff to get through for sure but love and determination get them through to finally embrace their HEA together.
Kiss My Boots is the second book in the Coming Home series and can be read as a standalone. The main characters Quinn and Tatum have a history that was cut short by Tatum's dad. Years later, Tatum is ready to go back home and claim Quinn because after all, SHE IS HIS! I liked the characters and enjoyed the parts in this story that gave us Tatum and Quinn's interactions. I enjoyed Tatum's character a lot because he knew what he wanted and wasn't scared to go after it; it may have taken a few years for him to work through some things but he was determined. There are secrets that needs to be revealed and Quinn and her brothers need to know. Quinn was an okay character for me. I wanted to see that strong willed character that everyone claimed her to be and I only saw her appear once; I was a little disappointed in that. However, I loved that her job was an uncommon job for women when it comes to books. I love that she was a tomboy in a way. I also enjoyed the closeness she had with her brothers Clay, Maverick and Maverick's wife Leighton. There were also things I disliked about this story. I found the story to be slow at it seemed to move at that pace throughout the whole story. I also thought there were a lot of unnecessary conversations and words. At times, I wondered if the author just added things to make the story longer and in a way I felt as if sometimes the unnecessary words and conversations hurt the story in a way because it made the story drag out. Also, although I knew the unnecessary drama with Ella was bound to happen and that also could have been avoided or left out. It truly added nothing to the story. She should have been forgotten in the beginning of the story where Tate left her. All in all, this book was an okay read for me. I really enjoyed the ending; it was sweet. I think I would have enjoyed the story more if some things were left out. I think that would have improved the story's flow. However, I still recommend readers giving this book a try because although it wasn't a top read for me, it just my be one for you.
Romance, great character development, emotionally suspenseful.
I was really thrilled to finally be reading Quinn's story. She is such a spitfire. You can't help but love her. I thinks she scares most men except her brothers and Tate. These two were best buddies (Starch and Grease-love their 'pet' names for each other) until life tore them apart. Quinn always felt he was her one and only. When he left it devastated her. Because of her upbringing she has a hard time letting anyone close. She makes Tate work really hard to earn his way back in and he does so willingly. He also does what he needs to do to earn her brothers' respect. After I learned why he left years ago I realized how much he really loved her. Once he was able to live life his way the first thing he did make plans to get back to Quinn. This is the 2nd book in The Coming Home Series. I believe this could be a stand alone but I was really happy to catch up with Maverick, Leighton and Clay. It amazes me how much Maverick, Clay and Quinn went through growing up and the great adults they have become. This is such a great 'good feel' book. When I read the last book I had happy tears. What a great way to end a book. I'm highly anticipating Clay's story. I think he's going to be my favorite.
“I feel him all the way to my bones with this kiss. He’s branding himself into my very soul, and I know without a shadow of a doubt I will always feel him there.” “If she forgot how to love me, I’ll remind her. Whatever it takes. No more regrets.” “It doesn’t matter that there is still so much unknown between us because of the years that have passed. What matters is what I’m feeling. Accepted. Wanted. Whole. Because of him.” “Always knew it would be a wild and unpredictable ride with you, Grease.” Boy, oh boy, what a great second chance romance. Kiss My Boots is the latest installment of the Coming Home Series and it follows the story of Quinn and Tate. When Tate left Quinn nearly 9 years ago, he didn’t only break her heart, but shattered her faith in love and men. So, she’s just been living life her own way; focusing on work and never getting attached. Little did she know that Tate was about to blow back into town and shake things up again…..There’s only one place where Tate ever felt like he truly belonged and that was in Texas with the woman who captured his heart. But, life had other plans and stole Tate away from Quinn. Over the years, his love for her never went away and if anything, it only grew stronger. Now, the time has come for Tate to return home, to start over and win back the woman he did wrong. And this time, he wouldn’t be letting her go without a fight….. Kiss My Boots is a delicious and swoon worthy read. From the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked on Quinn and Tate’s story. Quinn is a total bada** and a woman after my own heart. She is strong, fierce and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She is protective of her heart and doesn’t let anyone get too close to her. And Tate…Tate is one delicious man. He is all that and a bag of chips. He is sexy, swoon-worthy and isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. He is 100% devoted to Quinn and is ready to show her just the kind of man that he can be. Kiss My Boots is a story of a young love that marks your soul. The kind of story that just can’t help, but root for the characters to not only find their happily ever after, but to fight to hold on to it. It is also a story of forgiveness and fresh starts. With real characters that are easy to connect with and a swoon worthy story-line, Kiss My Boots is one book that is not to be missed.
I am in love with Tate and Quinn! She is the girl everyone wants to have as a bff!! Tate is what dreams are made of as far as dream guys go. The storyline here is witty, original, and gripping! Things might have been difficult in the beginning but their love is something from a fairytale, the western kind! When we met Quinn in Lost Rider, I couldn't wait for this story and it didn't disappoint! It was also great to get to hear from Mav and Leigh! And of course Clay! Bring on his book now please!!
Quinn Davis and Tate Montgomery were childhood friends. Each summer they spend together made their feelings grow and they became each other’s first love. Nine years ago Tate left Quinn with the promise to continue their relationship and keep in contact with her. But that was the last time Quinn heard from him. Now he's back and wants Quinn back. Will Quinn accept why Tate stayed away for so many years? I loved Kiss My Boots! This second chance romance hooked me from the first page. The story is captivating and full of emotion. It took me in a crazy ride of emotions. Quinn Davis is a sassy, fierce, smart, and independent woman. She's a tomboy and she's proud of it. She's very loyal to her family and friends and will do anything for them. She has a lot of demons because of her past and with Tate coming back she's even more confused. Her head and her heart are at war and she doesn't know what to do. Tate Montgomery is a sweet and charming doctor. But he can also be very protective and possessive. Nine years ago he made a decision that broke his heart: he left Quinn. But now he's back and knows he has a lot of explanations to make and a lot of groveling to do if he wants to show Quinn he wants her back and always loved her. Kiss My Books is a brilliant book, beautifully written. The characters and the story are very relatable and hook the reader from the first page. Prepare yourself to cry, laugh and swoon with the second book in the Coming Home series by the awesome Harper Sloan! I can't wait to read Clay's story in Cowboy Up!
Jesus, Jones!! Kiss My Boots was amazing!! The good thing about finding new authors is wanting to read more books from them, and that’s exactly what happened with Harper Sloan. I loved the first book of the series, Lost Rider, I loved even more Kiss My Boots, and now I’m waiting eagerly for the third book of the series Cowboy Up, I’m sure I’ll love Clay as much as I loved the other Davis siblings. It’s time for Quinn to have her well deserved HEA. She and Tate were very young when they promised eternal love, until it wasn’t eternal anymore. Tate disappeared from the face of the earth, leaving Quinn heartbroken for so many years. What she didn’t know was that Tate was as crushed as she was. Nine years later, they have their second chance and IT WAS AMAZING!! I loved every word in this book. I loved how feisty Quinn was, I loved how sweet and sexy and damn perfect Tate was, and I loved even more how complete they were together. And of course, the Davis siblings were amazing in this book too. Clay and Maverick were unconditional to Quinn and Leighton was the best friend Quinn could ever have. I enjoyed their conversations, they were funny AF. Lenore and Loretta were trouble and it was the best!
KISS MY BOOTS is the second installment in Harper Sloan’s contemporary, adult COMING HOME erotic, romance series focusing on the Davis siblings: Maverick, Quinn and Clayton Davis. This is auto mechanic Quinn Davis, and physician Tate Montgomery’s story line. KISS MY BOOTS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from dual first person points of view (Quinn and Tate) including some memories of the past, KISS MY BOOTS is a second chance romance between auto mechanic Quinn Davis, and ob-gyn Tate Montgomery. Nine years earlier Tate Montgomery walked out of Quinn’s life leaving a heartbroken woman to struggle with the how and whys. Tate and Quinn were childhood friends, summer lovers and in love; planning a future together as Tate prepared for medical school but within days all traces of Tate disappeared while Quinn struggled to move on with her life. Fast forward to present day wherein Quinn is now the successful owner of the family run garage, and Tate Montgomery has returned to Pine Oak Texas, looking for a new start and a second chance with the woman he has always loved. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Tate and Quinn as our couple come face to face with demons from their past. Nine years ago Tate Montgomery left Quinn Davis for Atlanta, Georgia on his way to a promising medical career but in doing so left behind his heart and his soul destroying the woman with whom he promised a happily ever after. Tate was not a hometown boy but a young man who spent his summers in Pine Oak, Texas at his grandparents home, where falling in love with Quinn was immediate and fated. Quinn Davis’s life was never the same when the man that she loved refused to acknowledge her existence; refusing to move forward Quinn would never find love knowing that her heart belonged to a man who no longer cared. With issues of abandonment, the fall out of Tate’s disappearance sent Quinn into a darkness that continues to present day. The relationship between Quinn and Tate is one of second chances; a love that never waivered in spite of the circumstances and disappearance of Tate from Quinn’s life. Their rekindling romance is met with very little resistance as Tate explains the who, what and why of his years of silence. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Maverick and Leigh (Lost Rider #1), eldest brother Clayton Davis, Tate’s friend Mark Blake; an assortment of office staff and nosey townsfolk. The Davis sibling’s relationship is very close; a tight knit family of brothers and sister whose lives were destroyed by secrets, lies and betrayal, and a father who struggled with his own personal demons. KISS MY BOOTS is a story of romance and love; of second chances; of one man’s need to atone for sins of the past. The premise is engaging and heartwarming; the romance is edgy and emotional; the characters are animated and passionate. KISS MY BOOTS is a wonderful and energetic addition to Harper Sloan’s romantic, cowboy series COMING HOME.
Quinn and Tate used to be inseparable during the summers Tate spent in Time Oak with his grandparents. First they were friends, but when they got older they became much more. When Tate left Time Oak to go to university Quinn thought they would be able to make a long distance relationship work. However, Tate abandoned Quinn and she never heard from him again. What was the reason he left her? Quinn doesn't want to have a man in her life. Being abandoned by Tate still hurts many years later. When she finds out Tate is back in town after many years of complete silence Quinn isn't happy at all. Tate wants to have a second chance. Even though he had his reasons to leave her it doesn't mean he can convince Quinn to let him back into her life again. Will he be able to win the heart of the woman he's always loved once more? Kiss My Boots is a great romantic story. I love reading about life in small towns. Quinn is tough and comfortable in her own skin. She owns a garage, where she works on her beloved old trucks and other cars. She's feminine, but not groomed. Her beauty is all natural and she has plenty of confidence. I liked her fierceness and her sassy attitude. She's perfect for Tate. He's a doctor with a friendly nature. He's a really good guy, he loves deeply and is willing to go far for the people he cares about. I liked that a lot about him. Quinn needs his sweetness and he needs her spark, which makes them amazing together. They have plenty of chemistry and I was curious to find out if they'd finally get their chance at happiness. Time Oak is a wonderful setting. I loved reading about this fabulous place with its interesting inhabitants. The people are close and Harper Sloan writes about them with a lovely sense of humor. It's clear she enjoys writing about her characters very much and she makes it easy for her readers to get to know them through and through. I liked reading about Quinn and Tate. They've been through a lot and she writes about that with plenty of empathy. Their story is sexy, emotional and entertaining. I love Harper Sloan's writing style, the southern atmosphere makes it incredibly fun to read. Kiss My Boots is a hot and charming story and I liked it just as much as Lost Rider, the first book in the Coming Home series.
5 Stars As I have said previously in my reviews of her books I love Harper Sloan, I have been an addict of her work from the very first time I picked up Axle and the more of her work I read the bigger my girl crush and addiction is. Kiss My Boots is the second in the Coming Home series and I loved it just as much if not more than the first. We meet Quinn Davis in Lost Rider and I knew instantly I would love her character, she was fun, sexy, sassy, loyal, independent and wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty! The fact that Quinn wasn’t a girly girl really endeared me to her, I’m a bit of a tomboy myself so reading about one was a refreshing change of pace from some of the fashionista’s I have read about lately. After suffering through her abandonment issues at the hands of her mother she struggles to trust people, throw in the fact that she had her heart broken at such a tender age and she has more or less closed herself off to the thought of love again. Tate Montgomery has some “splainin to do, after spending every summer since he was 11 years old in Pine Oaks he has built a relationship with Quinn and when things end he leaves her behind with unanswered questions and his own broken heart. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Tate before I started reading this book but I realised early on that he would steal my heart right along with Quinn’s. You could tell these two had so much chemistry and unresolved feelings from the very beginning of this story. We learn through this book that things aren’t always what they seem to be and sometimes you have to sacralise the things you love for the greater good. Kiss My Boots is a beautiful story about a couple getting their second chance at an epic love story despite the odds that were stacked against them. While there were a few similarities between this book and Lost Rider they were few and far between. I have adored this series so far and I’m excited to get my hands on Clay’s story as he is already an amazing character and I know he is just going to get better.
Review: KISS MY BOOTS (The Coming Home Series Book 2) by Harper Sloan Publication Date: July 18, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated 4 Stars I really enjoyed this one! KISS MY BOOTS is the second book in Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series and each book features a different Davis family member. This one is Quinn’s story. I just loved her! I wanted to put on my boots and go out and dance! If you’re a girl from Texas you might have danced on a bar in you 20s to get free drinks from cowboys. So much fun! Tate was perfect for Quinn! I just loved them together and completely fell for Tate. This was a great second chance love story and it gave me all the feels! I recommend this series for romance lovers looking for hot cowboy romances. I can’t wait for Clay’s book! *Review copy provided by Pocket Books in exchange for an honest review.
This was just fantastic for me. Excellent characters, great storyline, full of passionate and swoon worthy moments and a whole lot of emotion. I am loving this series! 5 stars for Kiss My Boots. Tate and Quinn were really great characters. Tate was just so sweet and determined and I loved how he just put it all out there. Quinn was so scared of being hurt again but I really liked that she was willing to try and didn’t fight her feelings. I loved their chemistry! There was tension between the two in the beginning but I loved watching their walls come down and that tension explode into heat. I adored how they were open and honest about what they wanted with no games. That doesn't mean there wasn’t a bit of drama mixed in because there was, which made the build to them reconnecting all the more sweet. I loved learning their histories and how there were flash backs providing more depth. There were just so many wonderful details tying it all together. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved all the entertaining moments as well. In the middle of the emotion were all these fun scenes that made me smile. I loved that lightness that was mixed in. The play on words between Tate and Quinn had me laughing. When Leighton and Quinn get together these girls are wild and it just made me smile big time. Loved the updates on Maverick and Leighton from the first book, Lost Rider, as well, it was wonderful how that was worked into the story. I LOVED Quinn's brothers Clay and Maverick and the family they have made for themselves. This was so much more than a beautiful romance between Tate and Quinn, it was such an deeply emotional journey for Quinn as she lets go of past hurt so she can really move on and have a future. I got choked up on several occasions! Great writing and attention to details. Really good development and pace. Awesome build. I was just excited to read it. I loved the cowboy speak as well, that was fun. I loved the dual POVs and while I really liked Quinn, I loved Tate! He was just oh so sweet and sexy and I couldn't wait to get back to him. I thought they both had great voices. How a book can be swoon worthy and emotional all at once I have no idea but this totally was. A fantastic second chance romance. I loved it! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Quinn is a great character. She's the anti-thesis of the princess in need of rescuing. She speaks her mind, can take care of herself and doesn't let stereotypes dictate her life. You can't help but admire a spitfire like Quinn. So it's only fair that this opinionated firecracker have an equally powerful and encourageable hero. Tate should have smooth operator tattooed on his forehead. He can lay on the charm. However, that particular skill lands him in trouble with matters of the heart. Ms. Sloan reeled me in with sassy dialogue, tempting characters and heartwarming moments. Kiss My Boots will walk all over your heart and leave you with a smile.