KNOTTED, Book #1 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 try to forget her.
Growing up together, Conor and I shared all our firsts.
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.
What a ride! I mean, holy hell in a hand basket… this one was unforgiving and exhilarating. Really folks, from the first chapter…THE FIRST CHAPTER I was shocked, hooked , and gearing up for 110% full on angst. I got it!
I wanted this book to go in so many directions, sometimes it did, other times it went the complete opposite and truly, I was ok with that. Julep Ranch is a place that feels like home even to me, the reader! Pam does a brilliant job (as usual) of unfolding the setting, the landscape, and the feel of emotions involved.
Conor Cassidy is a free spirited young woman who stares despair in the face and pushes past its clutches only to be thrust into another conundrum. She’s remarkable and strong, She’s honest and unique, and she’ll steal your heart, break it and put it back together again.
Jake Holsten is all in where Conor is concerned. He’s loved her his whole life and no one or thing will ultimately come between them, or so I thought. He’s honest to a fault, but has to bite his tongue to keep his girl safe.
There aren’t too many supporting characters or at least not ones I care to mention. There is of course Jarret (Jakes twin) and Lorne, Conor’s brother. These two cowboys are going to rock the pages of book 2 and book 3 and holy moly guacamole people, those books are going to be scorching.
I loved this story with my entire soul. It was captivating right away and the characters are genuine and likable and drew me in instantaneously. The dialogue flows easily and sounds natural. The storyline is irreplaceable and the pacing flawless. The tension is immediate and leads you to a path of destruction, refurbishing, love, and acceptance. What a breathtaking tale!