Review: Knotted by Pam Godwin

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.

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I try to forget her.
It’s impossible.

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.
She’s mine.

MY REVIEW

Knotted by Pam Godwin
Jake & Conor
I THINK I DIED A LITTLE ON THESE PAGES
5 Stars!

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!

 


PREORDER LINKS

BUCKLED #2 – Jul 10, 2018
BOOTED #3 – Sep 18, 2018


Pam Godwin

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

Hot New Release: Knotted (Trails of Sin Book 1) by Pam Godwin

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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.

Amazon | Other Retailers | Goodreads

I try to forget her.
It’s impossible.

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.
She’s mine.


PREORDER LINKS

BUCKLED #2 – Jul 10, 2018
BOOTED #3 – Sep 18, 2018


Pam Godwin

Pam Godwin Books GrayScale

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed 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.

Review: Devastate (Deliver #4) by Pam Godwin

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Devastate, Book #4 in the Deliver Series

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“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.

Devastate by Pam Godwin
Lucia & Tate
FUCK ME
5 Stars

So this is the 4th installment of Pam’s Deliver Series and I just can’t get over how crazy good these books keep getting. Sometimes in a series the first few books are rock solid but then start to decline as the books get added… Not this series… they keep getting hotter, dirtier, darker, and for the love of Gann, creepier. Jaysus Pam, what goes on in that pretty head of yours? If I could unzip myself for one day and become someone else, I’d want to be Pam Godwin! I want to know what makes her tick. I want to see what she sees, feel what she feels, and mostly I want to lay on her office floor and smooch on Goliath and Blitz!

This is really not a standalone although I guess it could be but you’d be doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you didn’t read, Deliver, Vanquish, and Disclaim first. So get yo ass over to Amazon or whatever and pick those bitches up first. I believe Deliver is free on Amazon… whadda ya got to lose??

So, to the story we go… Lucia has been missing for 11 yrs with no hope in sight of ever being found. Her last remaining family member believes she’s dead and not looking for her. Lucia endures countless hardships and destitution is her life. She’s come to grips with that as she believes she’s alone in this fucked up world with nothing and no one to live for.

Tate is as fucked up as they come. He was kidnapped, trained to be a sex slave, and now free still doesn’t really know where he belongs…. Until Lucia! Tate takes the unbelievable task of rescuing Lucia from Caracas, Venezuela the murder capitol of the world!

The supporting character cast is fairly large. Mostly from previous books and not necessarily from this series.. wink wink!! This is why you need to read the first three books first. I love how these tortured souls band together to help one another!

This book, this series is phenomenal. It will make you laugh through tears and cringe while your heart is racing. I seriously chain smoked through most of it! This book is dark and has many triggers so reader beware! The characters are endearing and horrifying all at the same time. The writing style is exceptional and satisfying. Too many highs and lows to mention, but the pacing is impeccable and moved at a good rate and the climax did the book justice. I loved it and can’t wait till #5 Take!

 


Deliver, Book #1

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His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.


Vanquish, Book #2

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Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


Disclaim, Book #3

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Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?


Pam Godwin

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed 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.

Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series
ONE IS A PROMISE (#1) – FREE
TWO IS A LIE (#2)
THREE IS A WAR (#3)

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1) – FREE
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE – FREE
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

New Release: Devastate (Deliver #4) by Pam Godwin

It’s LIVE!

Devastate, Book #4 in the Deliver Series

Amazon | Other Retailers | Goodreads

“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.


Deliver, Book #1

itunes-logo-300x180

Deliver2500x1563

His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.


Vanquish, Book #2

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Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


Disclaim, Book #3

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Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?


Pam Godwin

Pam Godwin Books GrayScale

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed 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.

Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series
ONE IS A PROMISE (#1) – FREE
TWO IS A LIE (#2)
THREE IS A WAR (#3)

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1) – FREE
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE – FREE
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

New Release & Review -Acquisition by Chelle Bliss



NOW AVAILABLE from USA Today bestselling author, Chelle Bliss, comes the Takeover Duet.


A ONE-NIGHT STAND WITH A HANDSOME STRANGER WASN’T A PROBLEM—UNTIL HE TRIED TO STEAL MY COMPANY.

ACQUISITION by Chelle Bliss
Takeover Duet Book #1

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A ONE-NIGHT STAND with a handsome stranger wasn’t a problem–until he tried to STEAL her company.
Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights.
Rival CEO, Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy.
She should know, since Antonio’s a one-night stand she thought she’d never see again.
Antonio wants to takeover more than her company, he wants her as part of the Acquisition.
Let the games begin…

Acquisition is the first book in the Takeover Duet.

MY REVIEW

Acquisition: Takeover Duet, Book 1 by Chelle Bliss
Lauren & Antonio
WOW, THIS IS SUPER HOT!
5 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this book. It kept me on my toes most of the time and filled my heart with hope! It was riveting, thought provoking, and it gives a girl confidence. At least it did for me!

Lauren Bradley is a very accomplished young woman, but even with her success she has never lost sight of where she came from or where she’s headed. She is a well-rounded character with smarts, sex appeal, and grit. No doubt she’s facing an uphill battle in the next installment yet to come, but I have no reservation that she’ll meet this dilemma and others head on and with determination.

Antonio is all kinds of alpha with a badass persona. At first he rubbed me a little bit the wrong way, but slowly won my heart over. I believe his intentions are sincere and his heart is in the right place, but I’m not so sure he knows the correct path to lead him the right way. Time will tell!

The supporting character cast isn’t really all that big, but one that bares mentioning is Tara, Lauren’s friend. This girl cracked me right the hell up. She has a good head on her shoulders, but seems to be able to let loose and go with the flow. Everyone needs a friend like this to keep us from becoming too serious and stuffy. Another supporting character that I’ll mention is this Trent that works for Lauren. I’m not so sure about this dude just yet and I’m sure we’ll see more of him in the next book. I’m kind of hoping he ends up the recipient of a major ass beating.

Sorry peeps, but this is a cliffy. I know, I know, this is unusual for a Chelle Bliss book, but rest assured, there’s more to come. This one was funny, suspenseful, and sexy as fuck! The dialogue flows and the storyline compelling. Acquisition was effortless to read with many twists and turns that the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Great read!

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of the Men of Inked and ALFA P.I. series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.