REVIEW: Booted by Pam Godwin

TRAILS OF SIN Series by Pam Godwin

Genre → Contemporary Romance

Theme → Dark, brooding, kinky, lawless cowboys

Series → Each book is an HEA with no cliffhanger. Must be read in order.

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Release Dates →

Knotted #1: Available Now

Buckled #2: Available Now

Booted #3: Sep 18, 2018


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Knotted #1: FREE on all retailers



Buckled #2:


Booted #3:



I try to forget her.

It’s impossible

First love, first kiss, first…

Not all our firsts.

We were sixteen the night she was violently assaulted while I helplessly watched.

I’ll never forget the sounds of her suffering.

Or my inconsolable agony when she left Oklahoma.

Years later, she returns to honor our teenage pact.

Except the boy she loved is gone, replaced by a ruthless cattle rancher knotted with secrets.

She doesn’t know my dark cravings or the trails of sin that lead to her.

I don’t deserve her, but one truth remains.

She’s mine.



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.

BOOTED Blurb →

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.


My Review

This is the book I’ve been waiting for, Lorne’s story. We all know how it began, I couldn’t wait to see how it ended.

While each book is a different couple, they must be read in order.

What I love about this series is that each book truly feels like part of a whole. The series flows perfectly and I can easily binge this entire series at once. Lorne was the character we got to know about through the eyes of the other characters. He popped in in the series a time or two, but not enough for us to get inside his head. I often wondered how different he would have been if he would have been on the outside with Jake and Jarrett. But then again, he wouldn’t be the character that we love if he didn’t go through what he went through.

 Raina is something else. That girl is full of fire and sass. She can handle herself quite well with our favorite cowboys, and gives as good as she gets. For someone that has been through something so traumatic, she remains strong, yet guarded. She’s a survivor.

This is a couple that is more alike than they are different. Guided by the scars of their past, they have walls that appear impenetrable, and fight each other every step of the way. Their one common goal is the catalyst that keeps them together and helps them learn to trust and let someone in.

 This has been my favorite book of the series. I loved Lorne and Raina and their story of survival. I love that Pam writes such strong female leads that aren’t afraid to show some vulnerability. And her alpha males are impossible to top. I loved the epilogue at the end that showed us a glimpse in to the future, although it was sad to realize this was the end for our cowboys. Perfect ending to a beautifully written series





Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foul mouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Other books by Pam Godwin



One is a Promise (FREE):

Two is a Lie:

Three is a War:



Deliver #1 (FREE):

Vanquish #2:

Disclaim #3:

Devastate #4:



Heart of Eve (FREE):

Dead of Eve #1:

Blood of Eve #2:

Dawn of Eve #3:


Dark Notes:


Beneath the Burn:


Dirty Ties:



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