Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan (Coming Home #2)
Released: July 18, 2017
Reviewed by Mandi
A few months ago I read Lost Rider, the first book in this series and fell for this author’s voice. She reminds me a bit of the way Kristen Ashley writes – and I like it. This series focuses on four siblings – two brothers and a sister, and the sister, Quinn gets her HEA in this one in a second chance at love trope.
Quinn is a car mechanic – it has been her passion her entire life. Some may call her a tomboy but she argues that while she likes to be under cars, she is still all woman. One thing people don’t argue about is her fiery attitude. Quinn holds nothing back – whether it is full on laughing, or full on arguing with her brothers, she is full of passion and life.
Years ago, she met and fell in love with Tatum Montgomery. Tate would come to Pine Oak every summer and stay with his grandparents. His wealthy and snobby parents back home expected great things from him – following in the footsteps of his doctor grandfather. Being a doctor was fine with Tate, but not having Quinn in his life was not okay. Over four summers they fell in love. Quinn’s mother abandoned her family long ago, so it took time for Quinn to come to trust Tate, which made it even worse when he was forced to leave. When he told his parents he wanted to go to a college closer to Pine Oaks to be nearer to Quinn, they used their high connections to threaten to destroy her family if he pursued that path. Tortured himself, Tate chose to walk away from Quinn, and hasn’t seen or spoken to her for ten years.
But now Tate’s grandfather has died, and his house is for sale, and Tate is coming back to Pine Oak to take over his practice, no longer under the control of his parents. Both Quinn and Tate have not had a serious relationship all this time – and when he comes back to town, Quinn can barely believe it. She also freaks out:
Taking over Fisher’s practice.
Oh. My. God.
I slam on the brakes and stop dead in the middle of the road that Leigh’s drive is off of and stare out the windshield in front of me in horror. Thankfully, no one is traveling behind me.
“Jesus Jones. He’s a gyno,” I moan into the empty cab. “Tatum Montgomery isn’t just a doctor. He’s a lady doctor.”
All then men in this book are so alpha. The amount of growls stack up – and I liked it. Quinn’s two brothers are very protective of her and they do not want Tate waltzing back into town to crush their sister’s heart again. Tate though can handle them, and through a series of grunts they work it out. But Quinn is a spit-fire and her own woman, and while she doesn’t need her brothers approval, she respects them so much she likes to have it. From the get-go, Tate and Quinn are pretty much in love but this set-up worked for me. There isn’t really a conflict – besides the fact they have to trust each other enough to move forward in a serious relationship. Even without conflict, this book was engaging. And fun and sexy. Quinn makes me laugh – she is such a goof. Her best friend Leigh (heroine from book one) and her have the best girlfriend relationship. They are silly, and always there for each other and I loved them together.
“You’re a hell-raisin’ badass, remember?”
I choke on a laugh, her words warming me from the inside.
“Yeah, I am a hell-raisin’ badass,” I agree through wobbly lips.
“You betcha ass you are. Now what are ya gonna do about it?”
Tate and Quinn have great sexual chemistry in this one. They are so attracted to each other, it’s torture until they finally give in and admit they still love each other and get naked! This whole book has a ramped-up sexual vibe.
“Hello?” he calls, clearly impatient, if his tone is anything to go by.
Shit, I haven’t said a word. I bet I’m breathing heavy. Like a creepy stalker or something.
“Hey,” I squeak, rushing the word out to quiet the panic Inner Quinn is going through.
“Quinn,” he breathes. Literally. He breathes my name in the most sensual way, and I feel it go straight to my gut.
My one complaint is a very small side-story involving a woman Tate is dating when he decides to move to Pine Oak and take over the practice. This woman, while Tate and her had agreed was just casual dating and sex, no strings – wants more and is upset he is moving. I feel like Tate treats her poorly when he decides to move, and later when she shows up in Pine Oak, Quinn treats her poorly too. This woman’s actions in the book, while yes she gets clingy and then shows up unexpectedly on Tate’s doorstep – but those actions didn’t warrant the verbal treatment she got from both Tate and Quinn in my opinion. It rubbed me the wrong way. But it’s a small part of the book – honestly, I don’t even think it needed to be in the book.
Otherwise a really fun and sexy read. I’m loving this author’s voice.