Booted (Trails of Sin, #3)
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.TRAILS OF SIN series (HEAs with no cliffhangers - must be read in order):Knotted #1 - Jake and ConorBuckled #2 - Jarret and MaybeBooted #3 - Lorne and Raina

Booted (Trails of Sin, #3) Details

TitleBooted (Trails of Sin, #3)
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ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreRomance, Dark, Suspense, Contemporary

Booted (Trails of Sin, #3) Review

  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 - StarsI've had some major shocks to the personal life these last couple weeks, and my reading and reviewing is suffering for it. My point? This review will be short.It will suck.But it is what it is.I just wanted to make sure I got at least something out before the book goes live, since I did manage to read it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's the only book I've managed to finish in over a week. Go me. Anybullshitramble.I think we've all been waiting for Lorne's book since first cracking open 3.5 - StarsI've had some major shocks to the personal life these last couple weeks, and my reading and reviewing is suffering for it. My point? This review will be short.It will suck.But it is what it is.I just wanted to make sure I got at least something out before the book goes live, since I did manage to read it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's the only book I've managed to finish in over a week. Go me. Anybullshitramble.I think we've all been waiting for Lorne's book since first cracking open book one, amiright?I mean, intense OTT alpha male fresh out of prison?Be still my emotionally twisted heart. And while he delivered in the alphahole department, Raina very much delivered in the sasshole department.Its always refreshing to come across an atypical h who isn't the virginal Mary Sue with a stick up her self righteously moral virginal behind. That said, fans of the series will enjoy this book...and non fans should definitely pick up books one and two before attempting this one. They are all related. And FYI, Pam has awesomely listed ALL her first in series books as free via amazon for those looking to dip their toe in. My review for book one HERE and book two HERE for those interested.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars!!! Booted is the final book in Pam Godwin's Trails of Sin series, and it was my favorite of the series! I've been waiting for Lorne's book since we met him in the first book and it did not disappoint! This book was crazy sexy, suspenseful, and kept me completely engaged. Lorne is the missing piece of the foursome at Julep ranch. The three have fought hard without him to clean up the mess their father's made, and Lorne has spent the entirety of his adult life in prison doing his part. N 4.5 stars!!! Booted is the final book in Pam Godwin's Trails of Sin series, and it was my favorite of the series! I've been waiting for Lorne's book since we met him in the first book and it did not disappoint! This book was crazy sexy, suspenseful, and kept me completely engaged. Lorne is the missing piece of the foursome at Julep ranch. The three have fought hard without him to clean up the mess their father's made, and Lorne has spent the entirety of his adult life in prison doing his part. Now, he's back. It's harder than he thought it would be, adjusting to life outside of the bars. This are different for him. He's struggling to find his place again, but all he needs is time. And maybe Raina.  When I’m with her, I feel alive. Needed. Motivated. A little less angry, and a whole lot hungry. All we really know about Raina is that she's Jake and Jarret's father's girlfriend. And that he didn't treat her very well. There is so much more to Raina's story than that, though. Raina's past has been, in many ways, even more difficult than Lorne. My heart broke for this girl. Raina may have been beat down time after time, but she had so much fire and strength within her. Everything she did, she did for a good reason. And she and Lorne were a perfect match. This book concluded all of these character's stories perfectly. The epilogue was amazing. I loved it so much. All of these couples have a special place in my heart, but there is something about Lorne and Raina and their damaged souls that heal each other that I just love. I never thought I would love a cowboy series, but Pam made it happen. These books have suspense, angst, romance, steam, and are completely captivating. Don't miss out on this series!  “You’re my whiskey.” He takes my mouth, groaning into the kiss. “My addiction.” His tongue traces mine. “My freedom.”
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  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS 'BOOTED' is the final installment in Pam Godwin's 'Trails of Sin' series. It picks up where the second book left off. Each book within this series is of a different couple, but they need to be read in order to fully understand the dynamics of the couples. Knotted #1 Buckled #2 and Booted #3 FAVOURITE QUOTE: "Bully me all you want, Lorne. You'll be the one walking like John Wayne for the rest of your life. Don't forge MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS 'BOOTED' is the final installment in Pam Godwin's 'Trails of Sin' series. It picks up where the second book left off. Each book within this series is of a different couple, but they need to be read in order to fully understand the dynamics of the couples. Knotted #1 Buckled #2 and Booted #3 FAVOURITE QUOTE: "Bully me all you want, Lorne. You'll be the one walking like John Wayne for the rest of your life. Don't forget I prepare your food, and I swear on all that is holyyour next meal will grow warts on your asshole and spread a rash to your balls.Everything below your belt will be so painful to look at you won't just want your dick to fall off.You'll take a knife to it in horrified desperation. This book tied everything up perfectly, the perfect ending to a perfect series. Without a doubt 'Booted' was my favourite out of the three books in this series. This was the one I had high hopes for, the one I was anticipating the most, Lorne's journey was an emotional one, we saw him at the young age of eighteen incarcerated, going in as a young scared boy, coming out as a hardened man, his transition from prison life to civilian life was not an easy journey for him, he struggled to adjust, abrupt, cold, closed off, and slept under the stars hindered by nightmares frequently, but chose that over sleeping in a comfy bed with four walls surrounding him because like prison it gave off a feeling of being trapped. His family just wanted him back as he was before prison, the only one who understood him was Raina the woman he found in his bed, beaten to near death, raped, by the one man that destroyed so many lives. Now it's their turn to destroy his.. She's a temptress, a spitfire, he shows her how a woman should really be treated and value herself and she shows him that he is capable of love, together they heal, together they conquer.      
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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    5 “I Hear You” Stars!(ARC provided by author) Lorne Cassidy spent the last eight years behind bars after a tragedy changed his life. He returns home, and it’s difficult to remember the person he used to be. He’s always been the leader in the Holsten/Cassidy tribe, and now he feels like the elusive fourth. He doesn’t know how to relate to his family anymore, but they still mean everything to him, and he will do whatever it takes to protect them. He just wants to feel normal again. On his first ni 5 “I Hear You” Stars!(ARC provided by author) Lorne Cassidy spent the last eight years behind bars after a tragedy changed his life. He returns home, and it’s difficult to remember the person he used to be. He’s always been the leader in the Holsten/Cassidy tribe, and now he feels like the elusive fourth. He doesn’t know how to relate to his family anymore, but they still mean everything to him, and he will do whatever it takes to protect them. He just wants to feel normal again. On his first night home at Julep Ranch he returns to find a devastatingly beautiful, Native American woman in his bed. She’s beaten, bruised, and has no one. She’s so stunning he feels like he can’t breathe when he looks at her. He hasn’t been with a woman in years, and she’s a temptation and complication he doesn’t need.Raina Benally is a 24 yr. old woman who’s lived a hard life. The only things she has left are determination and her thirst for revenge. She’s taking advantage of her unexpected freedom, and is on a mission for vengeance. On her path she encounters a gorgeous, moody, cowboy named Lorne who seems to harbor darkness and is always scowling. He’s lethal, detached, hostile, and chillingly devoid of sympathy. He has a definite edge to him, and is full of attitude. His demeanor is unnerving and downright scary, but his dominating presence hijacks her pulse every time he even looks at her. Raina is the sexiest woman Lorne’s ever seen step foot in Sandbank. She’s a raven-haired goddess that is both seductive and breathtaking. Over time he feels the most like himself when she’s around. Their untamed chemistry is off the charts, and soon he’s completely infatuated with her. She’s under his skin, and he’s never experienced anything as exquisitely intense as what he feels for her. She’s made him vulnerable and he wants more with her.Raina has always been emotionally unavailable with men. She’s become numb over the years, and Lorne is making her feel everything. He isn’t like any man she’s ever been with. She craves him in ways she’s never craved a man before, and it terrifies her. She’s started to rely on him, and he’s claimed her heart. They have more in common than they realized. They both have demons they’ve buried, and know about survival. When danger comes knocking on their door will they be able to eliminate their enemies to stay alive and have a future together? -Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe him. He’s arresting in the way a viper is deadly. Entrancing. Calculating. Patient. If he strikes, I won’t survive the bite.-There’s no sanctuary from the need he kindles inside me, no reprieve from the force of his eyes.-He looks at me like I’m the only star in his sky.-I love talking to her. She’s more like me than anyone I know. It’s the wildness in her, the uncultivated way she views the world. She isn’t bound by social constructs and doesn’t exert energy on outward appearances. Everything that matters to her resides in the space between the earth and her soul. -I feel every part of her in every part of me. Lorne’s book is the one I’ve been waiting for, and it didn’t disappoint. I loved seeing this damaged, beautiful man’s tender side. He has a special heart, and he loves with everything in him. This was the third book in the Trails of Sin series. Each book is about a different couple, and should be read in order. This series is wonderful! It’s dark, sexy, and full of vengeance and deep, incredible one of a kind love. ***NOW AVAILABLE***https://amzn.to/2pjGrWk
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  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    January 1, 1970
    Please make sure you read these books in order. While each book is about a different couple they are connected and you'd totally spoil the whole experience if you read out of order.I LOVE Pam Godwin's heroines in this series. They are all tough-as-nails survivors, broken seemingly beyond repair but give them the right man and they can heal, their scars beautiful evidence of their strength.Raina experienced unspeakable things at the hands of Jake and Jarret's father. Finally free of his torture s Please make sure you read these books in order. While each book is about a different couple they are connected and you'd totally spoil the whole experience if you read out of order.I LOVE Pam Godwin's heroines in this series. They are all tough-as-nails survivors, broken seemingly beyond repair but give them the right man and they can heal, their scars beautiful evidence of their strength.Raina experienced unspeakable things at the hands of Jake and Jarret's father. Finally free of his torture she has only revenge on her mind. While hiding under Conor, Jake, Jarret and Lorne's roof, she heals and learns how to kill John Holsten.Lorne's finally home after eight years of prison, hardened, closed off and frustrated with his inability to adjust and connect with people. His suite on the ranch feels like a cage so he sleeps outside. The firecracker who challenges him, who argues with him on a daily basis but who he also feels irresistibly attracted to is as broken as him so they are a disaster waiting to happen. Until he realizes that two halves can make a whole. She’s an addictive drink of legs and attitude, with a kick of heat and vinegar. Despite Raina's past being even more screwed up than Lorne's she has kept a certain softness that Lorne totally lacks. For some time I wondered how they'll ever find common ground - both stubborn as mules they fight, yell, spit their venom, purging the bitterness from the devastation their lives have become all the while feeling this inevitable pull towards one another. They definitely don't pull any punches but with all that comes reluctant admiration and respect for one another. “We’re not good together.” “We haven’t killed each other.” “We fight constantly.” “We communicate at full volume.” He strokes a knuckle along my jaw. I shiver. “We push each other’s buttons.” “We challenge each other.” He cups my throat, holding, not squeezing. Raina is a wonderful heroine whose strength just had me in awe. Whenever life kicked her to the ground, she got up, dusted herself off and soldiered on. He’s my battle song in the war of love. Equally Lorne fought the war inside him and came out the winner on the other side. Again I loved the family dynamics of these six characters. Their interactions spoke of the love, protectiveness and care they felt for each other.Booted wraps the Trails of Sin series up neatly. We get all the answers to questions we've had and all threads are being tied. It's definitely a satisfying end to this series and the epilogue is the most beautiful cherry on top. I am truly happy that I had the chance to read and review these three books. While they had their dark times, there were also always more joyful moments that made my heart lighter.  Pam Godwin has proven to be a reliable writer with a knack to capture and hold my attention throughout all three books. I wish this family was bigger. I'd read more about them anytime. We’re doing what we were meant to do. Working hard. Loving harder. In the place we love.
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  • Pam Godwin
    January 1, 1970
    The first book is FREE!One click ➣ https://amzn.to/2u7lWiFTRAILS OF SIN seriesGenre → Dark Cowboy RomanceSeries → HEAs with no cliffhangers. Each book is a different couple. Must be read in order.Buy links:KNOTTED #1: https://www.books2read.com/knottedBUCKLED #2: https://www.books2read.com/buckledBOOTED #3: https://www.books2read.com/bootedimage: image: image: image: image: image: image: image:
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the last book in this awesome series, and Pam definitely saved the best for last !! I have been really intrigued by Lorne, since the first book and he was so much more than I ever expected him to be. Sigh.... I do love me some hot alpa cowboys and Lorne was definitely HOT.. He was also angry, bossy and sexy as hell ;) In other words..PERFECT!!I was a bit worried about Raina being his love-interest. We have been introduced to her in the previous books, and she didn't really leave me with This is the last book in this awesome series, and Pam definitely saved the best for last !! I have been really intrigued by Lorne, since the first book and he was so much more than I ever expected him to be. Sigh.... I do love me some hot alpa cowboys and Lorne was definitely HOT.. He was also angry, bossy and sexy as hell ;) In other words..PERFECT!!I was a bit worried about Raina being his love-interest. We have been introduced to her in the previous books, and she didn't really leave me with the best impression, if I'm being honest.  Thankfully my impression of her changed more and more the further we got into this book, and I went from being wary of her, to being in awe !!We get to know everything about her past and how she ended up with John the way she did. Let me tell you...things are not always what they seem !! She has been living in her own hell for the last couple of years, but she never once let it beat her down.These two broken souls clash and burn from the moment they meet... It was beautiful to read how they grew closer and how much they ended up needing one another... He smashed my heart against my ribs, to make room for his. Now we beat side by side, stretching and growing together in the shared space.  As beautiful as it was watching them and their relationship grow, there was so much more going on. John is still a massive threat, especially to Raina...and no one on the ranch will be able to rest until he has been dealt with.I really loved this final instalment and it's a bit of a double feeling, knowing this is the end. This series will definitely go on my "favorites" list. I would recommend it to anyone who loves their romance with a smudge of darkness. Ohh and cowboys, I highly recommend it if you love cowboys !!It was sweet, heartbreaking, mysterious and pretty damn HOT !! I hope we there will be more in the future...maybe a "next generation" series ??!! My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession Follow Us on➦ 
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  • Malene
    January 1, 1970
    Lorne hasn’t had it easy in life. Far from it. Spending eight years in prison will definitely leave a mark on you. It’s not something you forget so easily and Lorne can attest to that when he gets released. To be back with his sister Conor, her lover Jake and his brother Jarrett is proving difficult. Adjusting to being social and in public triggers him but Lorne find peace and comfort in the company of Raina.Raina has her own baggage to deal with. She knows this group of people thanks to Jake an Lorne hasn’t had it easy in life. Far from it. Spending eight years in prison will definitely leave a mark on you. It’s not something you forget so easily and Lorne can attest to that when he gets released. To be back with his sister Conor, her lover Jake and his brother Jarrett is proving difficult. Adjusting to being social and in public triggers him but Lorne find peace and comfort in the company of Raina.Raina has her own baggage to deal with. She knows this group of people thanks to Jake and Jarrett’s father. She’s a strong and resilient woman who has made difficult choices in her life but has accepted them. She made those choices out of necessity. Because of love for her family. Yet those choices have also left her hollow and numb.Together Lorne and Raina find a mutual respect for their lives and their choices. They fight and challenges each other constantly but that’s also what keeps them sane and them moving forward. Towards a new life. They’re intense and their need for each other is palpable. I enjoyed their bantering cause Raina enjoyed pushing Lorne’s buttons and vice versa. She’s tough and kick ass. Lorne surprised me with his vulnerability and his patience with Raina. She doesn’t do emotions well in particular love because of her past but Lorne proves to be so much more than a cold, ruthless cowboy.This group of friends have been through so much. Their friendship and love for one another is their anchor. Beautiful, unconditional and loyal.Booted delivers an entertaining and thrilling story with a fabulous ending and conclusion to this trilogy. These guys aren’t just cowboys. They’re cowboys with an edge.4 I Hear You Stars*Booted kindly provided by the author*
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    ★4.5★ "I'll never be alone in the hurt again." Booted is the third book in the Trails of Sin Series. The series features three cowboys and their mission to protect the women they love and seek revenge on those who have done them wrong. In order to fully grasp the depth of the relationships between these characters, the series must be read in order. "My lungs seize, and my body swims in ecstasy as need, need, need pulses through my veins." Lorne is a survivor. After spending years locked up and ★4.5★ "I'll never be alone in the hurt again." Booted is the third book in the Trails of Sin Series. The series features three cowboys and their mission to protect the women they love and seek revenge on those who have done them wrong. In order to fully grasp the depth of the relationships between these characters, the series must be read in order. "My lungs seize, and my body swims in ecstasy as need, need, need pulses through my veins." Lorne is a survivor. After spending years locked up and isolated from his sister and his two best friends, he is finally free. Although he is free from his prison, he is lost and suffering from the demons of his past and the trauma he experienced in prison. Raina, a wounded woman, is recovering from the trauma she has experienced at the hands of Lorne's nemesis. Lorne is instantly drawn to Raina but with so much brokenness between the two, it will take the healing (and pain) of Julep Ranch and the entire family's love to bring them through. As they pull together emotionally, a physical connection sparks and Lorne and Raina find peace, passion, and love in each other's arms. "Lorne lives in my soul, always with me..." "Fear is the rope around wrists in the ravine. It's a knife in the heart, slowly twisting." Told in multiple POV, Booted offers a perfect conclusion to this series. As always, Ms. Godwin's writing is complex with beautiful text and smoking hot passion. The journey of this family is paved with pain and heartbreak and yet, every moment spent in torment transforms into joy and unconditional love. Each book in the series is unique based on the trials of each individual character and yet, the central theme of the series remains constant love never fails.Overall, I highly recommend Booted and the entire Trails of Sin Series to anyone who enjoys romance with dark undertones, alpha male cowboys and their spunky counterparts. Each book in the series is unforgettable and Lorne and Raina gave this series a perfect finish. I will miss these characters so much. Pam Godwin is a truly gifted storyteller. I adore her writing and no doubt she has more greatness in the works. ***Trails of Sin Series****ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    January 1, 1970
    The 3rd book in the Trails of Sin did not disappoint. It was intense, deep and completely emotionally driven. It was my favorite of the trilogy.Lorne Cassidy is the last of the foursome. His last 8 years of his 26 years has been hard. But he’s free now and isn’t prepared for the woman who knocks him off his game. She sees him, she understands his demons, and she takes his cruelty because she knows he’s lashing out. Raine has lived a very hard life. She’s done what she has to too survive and it’s The 3rd book in the Trails of Sin did not disappoint. It was intense, deep and completely emotionally driven. It was my favorite of the trilogy.Lorne Cassidy is the last of the foursome. His last 8 years of his 26 years has been hard. But he’s free now and isn’t prepared for the woman who knocks him off his game. She sees him, she understands his demons, and she takes his cruelty because she knows he’s lashing out. Raine has lived a very hard life. She’s done what she has to too survive and it’s shameful. When she comes back to Julep Ranch, she broken yet determined. She has one mission in life and that is to kill Jake and Jarret’s father. She needs help and Lorne decides that he’s the man that will help her.Lorne and Raine have a connection. A heated, hurtful, volatile, intense sexual tension connection. Each are broken but each bring a calmness to one another. They don’t want to own their connection so they are combative towards one another in hopes that they can avoid their feelings. But once they do own their feelings, the explosive fireworks soar. Their intensity is emotional because of their past. Their backgrounds have hardships yet they are able to see each other through the harshness and the beauty of their story. Connor, Jake, Jarret and Maybe were ever present throughout the story and helped to bring the story full circle. This group of 4 who eventually became 6 were a formidable force. Their love, friendship and commitment to one another brought their demons to rest and finally created peace, love and contentment. And then there was “eleven years later” and it just perfect and complete!!*advanced copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
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  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    January 1, 1970
    5 * I hear you * starsThis is how you finish a series! This is my favorite out of the three books in the Trail of Sins series! From the beginning I was waiting for Lorne's story. I was anxious because what's to expect when a man spent nearly a decade in prison for a crime he shouldn't have committed. I knew his book would be intense and that I would be on guards most of the time.I knew nothing about the heroine or barely. We see Raina or heard of her in the first two books but her part in it wa 5 * I hear you * starsThis is how you finish a series! This is my favorite out of the three books in the Trail of Sins series! From the beginning I was waiting for Lorne's story. I was anxious because what's to expect when a man spent nearly a decade in prison for a crime he shouldn't have committed. I knew his book would be intense and that I would be on guards most of the time.I knew nothing about the heroine or barely. We see Raina or heard of her in the first two books but her part in it was such a mystery, even a strange thing if I may put it that way.“The universe is speaking.” I marvel out loud.“Are you listening?”I try reading Booted as slowly as possible because I wanted to savor every single moment. It's the last book in the series, it's time to get the finale answers and time for all of the bunch to have their HEA, even dark and rugged Lorne.Raina & Lorne's relation is complex and not a sure thing at first. Both their past makes them wary. Trusting people easily isn't what they are used to and it takes a lot of time to have feeling. I love slow burns and even if there isn't a lot of time between certain actions I enjoyed a lot how Raina& Lorne discovers each other, how they get close and how slowly they let their guards down.I tried to stay as vague as possible about the plot because if you consider reading this book, you should start from the start, and get back to Knotted which is free at the moment. All stories are intertwined and should be read in order.~I vontuary read a copy provided by the author ~
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  • Mimiorphee
    January 1, 1970
    Welcome back to Sandbank for Knotted, the 3d installment of the Trails of Sin series and the conclusion I was impatiently waiting for. Once again Ms Godwin didn't disappoint, delivering a thrilling read. My favorite cowboys are back for an unbridled ride!This is Lorne and Raina's story, a enemies to lovers romance that left me content: all my remaining questions from the two previous books found their answers and it brought a much needed closure.Raina's was rescued from John (Jake and Jarret's d Welcome back to Sandbank for Knotted, the 3d installment of the Trails of Sin series and the conclusion I was impatiently waiting for. Once again Ms Godwin didn't disappoint, delivering a thrilling read. My favorite cowboys are back for an unbridled ride!This is Lorne and Raina's story, a enemies to lovers romance that left me content: all my remaining questions from the two previous books found their answers and it brought a much needed closure.Raina's was rescued from John (Jake and Jarret's dad)'s claws. That's the exact moment when Lorne is released from jail after 8 years spent in hell. Follow days and weeks of adjustment for them both, of fight, provocation and hate. Lorne,  broody, cold, ruthless and mercurial (with reasons) discovers a tough , feisty and sexy Raina. I absolutely loved these couple, the depth of their personalities and their emotional complexity. These two strike sparks, the heated dialogues sometimes making me cringe or burst out laughing. Lorne can be a jerk but Raina assuredly stand up for herself. The plot is rhythmed by an alternance of intense, nail-bitting, infuriating and passionate moments; it gripped me, although it took me some chapters to get used to Raina's psychological analysis of Lorne, which was a tad unsettling (I'm still not sure how I feel about that).Booted is a love, revenge, resilience, second chance, family, story. I took a lot of pleasure at being immersed in this cowboy atmosphere, note that this is my first cowboys series as it's something that never really interested me before. But ...guys, it's Pam...you know!I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ARC COPY OF THIS BOOK. THANK YOU!!!
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    *ARC provided by the author for an honest review*What a book I 've been dying for Lorne's story since the first book in this series and it was brilliant. Lorne had been through he'll since that ni but 8 years ago. He has missed out on so much of his life and is finding it hard to get his life back to normal. His sister and best friends mean the world to him there is family and he would do anything to keep them safe. One thing Lorne didn't expect to find when he got home was a stunning woman in h *ARC provided by the author for an honest review*What a book I 've been dying for Lorne's story since the first book in this series and it was brilliant. Lorne had been through he'll since that ni but 8 years ago. He has missed out on so much of his life and is finding it hard to get his life back to normal. His sister and best friends mean the world to him there is family and he would do anything to keep them safe. One thing Lorne didn't expect to find when he got home was a stunning woman in his house. But things were far from perfect and he knew who was causing these problem. It's was time to get everything back the way they were. He might not of been around but now he was and things were goin to get back to normal. He just never expect this stunning woman to get under his skin. Raina life has never been easy from a very young age she has had to deal with so much. She grow up way to fast and saw things a young girl never should. And now things were still crazy and horrible. But she was back where she never thought she would be back at the Julep Ranch. She was safe there but she needed to do something and she needed to men help. She just didn't think that Lorne would be the guy to help her. Things were'nt easy between them all but she would work and learn from the men. Raina just didn't think that her and Lorne would get close they couldn't stand each other half the time. They were just to a like and had both been through such a crappy time. She knew what Lorne needed and he was the same. They just never saw each other coming. This book was just brilliant. I m so gutted this series is over its one of my favourite from this author. From book one this series was been so so good. There dark in parts but there written so well. The author really knows how to create great character and an amazing story. I was heartbroken throughout this book. They have been through so much they both needed each other so much. I did get hooked to this series from the very start. I couldn't put any of the books down and it was same with this book. I luv how close these characters are after everything they have been through, they all deserved there HEA after what had happened. All the books are linked so I do recommend that you read them in order to keep the flow of the story. I recommend this book and the whole series. Like I said they are dark in parts but really enjoyed the story I do find dark books test me but I couldn't help but l in this. The men are so sexy I luv a hot sexy cowboy and there all strong protective alpha men. All with a different story of what had happened to them. You can't help but get addicted to this series and author.
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  • Timitra
    January 1, 1970
    Booted is the final book in the Trails Of Sin trilogy and what an ending it was. It was violent, dark, brutal, amazing and beautiful. Beautiful in the way it brought two broken souls with jagged edges together, that shouldn't fit yet somehow they do, not seamlessly mind you, there's too much pain and pent up emotions for that but Raina and Lorne are perfect for each other. I enjoyed their journey and the way it all ended. I definitely recommend this book and series to those who love dark stories Booted is the final book in the Trails Of Sin trilogy and what an ending it was. It was violent, dark, brutal, amazing and beautiful. Beautiful in the way it brought two broken souls with jagged edges together, that shouldn't fit yet somehow they do, not seamlessly mind you, there's too much pain and pent up emotions for that but Raina and Lorne are perfect for each other. I enjoyed their journey and the way it all ended. I definitely recommend this book and series to those who love dark stories.ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
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  • Shabby -BookBistroBlog
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a self confessed city slicker, even in books the country setting isn't an Ideal genre, yet Pam has managed to flip me with her Trails Of Sin series. I'm totally amazed by her versatility, she writes dark romances, love triangles, cowboys and paranormal, all with same proficiency, thoroughness and expertise. Her pen doesn't miss a beat, moving across varied genres and tropes. And all is topped with her trademark sensuality and seductiveness. Heat and passion are always in foreground with a st I'm a self confessed city slicker, even in books the country setting isn't an Ideal genre, yet Pam has managed to flip me with her Trails Of Sin series. I'm totally amazed by her versatility, she writes dark romances, love triangles, cowboys and paranormal, all with same proficiency, thoroughness and expertise. Her pen doesn't miss a beat, moving across varied genres and tropes. And all is topped with her trademark sensuality and seductiveness. Heat and passion are always in foreground with a strong plotline base. She's a marvellous writer, always a joy to readEver since book 1- Knotted, the Holston/Cassidy tribe has camped in my heart and refuse to leave. The brothers Jake & Jarret, Lorne & Conor Cassidy have become MY people, MY family, MY ranchers. The scars that mar their palms are itching on my heart too. Their travails trouble me, their pain hurts me, their calamities destroy me. "They’re a cancerous lesion on the flesh of the soul that can only be removed with gunpowder and sharp steel." Pam has created a beautiful world on Julep Ranch where serenity and safety vanished on a dreaded night 8 years ago. They are all victims that are still struggling to collect their shattered pieces left behind & separated and stumbling on their weakened legs to bring some semblance of order in their lives.Lorne is on a self imposed exile of sorts. His demeanour is volatile, the constant need to look over his shoulder and watch his back has made him high strung and unpredictable. He's muted his words and introspected his thoughts to make sense of the outside world. His demons are relentless and deeply embedded. "PTSD is unavoidable. No one leaves prison without it. I received an education in human depravity and criminal behavior that can’t be learned in a school psychology course." And what soothes this turbulent, impenetrable soul ? It's open outdoors, a soothing presence and a cup of tea. The agitation that is his life finds a respite in the silence of night. Raina too has taken asylum in the ranch,licking her bodily wounds, finding much needed safety net so she can recuperate and reassess the danger that seems to be following her like a shadow. Together these broken spirits go back to her ancestral roots trying to heal together through customs and beliefs My ancestors believed that all nature is alive with spirit. Animals, plants, rocks, water, humans— everything has a soul, and we’re all connected in one unified whole. A soulful story penned by Pam, looking deep into childhood bonds of virginal love and brotherhood. The wronged innocent lives shattered by Avarice, greed, betrayal and treachery. I've to admire the tone she sets in this book. She doesn't need to tarnish this vulnerable love with words so she cleverly uses the eyes, touch, night silence and dancing under the stars as instruments of romance. We embrace without arms, kiss without lips, and fall with the ground firmly beneath our feet.He smashed my heart against my ribs to make room for his. Now we beat side by side, stretching and growing together in the shared space. Amazing. Brilliant. Fabulous words.What a beautiful line, it just hits you straight in the heart making the defining silence more potent, more pregnant with emotions than a pageful of dialogue. What mastery in writing, I was floored, just completely besotted with unsaid sentiments. I loved this unique take of Pam on her character development. “I hear you.”“Every unspoken thought. Every emotion you cover up.” His expression softens. “I hear you.” This part is definitely darker and sinister in tone, yet light is there just around the corner. Pam doesn't let despair overpower hope or disparity of past shadow the future. The family as a unit bands together and anchors each other, they are willing and gracious, accepting and welcoming. Each member becomes a cog in the wheel of tribe and they together push danger away from their precious Julep Ranch Blood, revenge, unity, victory— it’s all there in four hands, twenty fingers, and eight years. 5 "Eatin’ Pussy/ Kickin’ Ass Stars" #BookBistroBlogApprovedFollow us on :FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB...Blog -https://bookbistroblogcom.wordpress.comBlog -https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.comTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/BookBistroInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog
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  • Laura- BookBistroBlog
    January 1, 1970
    Booted #3 of the Trails of Sin SeriesBy: Pam Godwin5 Cowboy Stars!!The conclusion to this fantastic series. You must read Knotted and Buckled first before diving into this one.Lorne’s story was one that I knew would be a dark one. After spending 8 years in prison, it’s time to hear his story. He’s damaged after spending his young adult life behind bars. His life was turned upside down that night that sent him away. Now he’s home and a free man… Yet he feels like he is still living in a cell. Rai Booted #3 of the Trails of Sin SeriesBy: Pam Godwin5 Cowboy Stars!!The conclusion to this fantastic series. You must read Knotted and Buckled first before diving into this one.Lorne’s story was one that I knew would be a dark one. After spending 8 years in prison, it’s time to hear his story. He’s damaged after spending his young adult life behind bars. His life was turned upside down that night that sent him away. Now he’s home and a free man… Yet he feels like he is still living in a cell. Raina has made the call, she is now recovering at the ranch. The one thing she needs is closure. With the proper training from Lorne, she will be able to accomplish the one thing that will set her free. Free from the 2 years of abuse, torture, rape, mental abuse. Lorne and Raina are more alike than they are different. But the thing is, they fight about their likeness like poisonous snakes going after the jugular. Once they accept that they are there to help each other, life on the ranch turns into an all-in search for the man who caused all the destruction to begin with. The sexual chemistry between these two is OFF The CHARTS! Once the mask is removed, the Richter scale measures 8 plus!!! This conclusion was everything I wanted in a series. Booted offered an emotional story, angst, alpha-man, bad ass heroine, family doesn’t just mean blood related all rolled in to a great story!Pam Godwin is the most consistent author I have had the privilege of reading. Her books are consistently engaging. Consistently something new. Consistently well written. Consistently books that I enjoy reading. #BookBistroBlogApprovedFollow us on:FB – https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB...Blog -https://bookbistroblogcom.wordpress.comBlog -https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.comTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/BookBistroInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog
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  • Beneath The Covers Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Full review can be found HERE --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
  • FMABookReviews
    January 1, 1970
    Review to comeI was provided a review copy by the author. This did not influence my opinion of the book nor my review.
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Gah!! I absolutely adore Pam Godwin's books as they are always sexy, dark, intriguing and so addicting. I could not wait for Lorne's book as I felt that still waters run deep in that man and boy was I right!! I loved him and Raina. Their chemistry, banter and attraction was intense yet heartfelt. I loved that they were emotionally so tortured but had a connection that could not be denied! This was amazing!We knew all about Lorne's story from the previous two books and knew there was a story with Gah!! I absolutely adore Pam Godwin's books as they are always sexy, dark, intriguing and so addicting. I could not wait for Lorne's book as I felt that still waters run deep in that man and boy was I right!! I loved him and Raina. Their chemistry, banter and attraction was intense yet heartfelt. I loved that they were emotionally so tortured but had a connection that could not be denied! This was amazing!We knew all about Lorne's story from the previous two books and knew there was a story with Raina and John that needed to come out. Without giving away any spoilers I thought this book was So fantastic. It was emotional and compelling and I could not stop watching these two tortured souls come to terms with their pain and coming together.All in all, this series has been fantastic and I look forward to more from this author in the future! Bravo! 4 stars! ~Ratula
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  • Myla
    January 1, 1970
    After being incarcerated for 8 years, finally, Lorne is a free man. Being with the people he loves and cares makes him happy and satisfied. But he still finds it difficult to adjust to his "new" life. And then he met Raina. She's the kind of woman who can't be easily fooled. She's a street-smart because of what she'd been through early in life. Difficult choices she was forced to make and falls into the hand of an abuser but she was able to escape from him. Now, she's planning her revenge! Two s After being incarcerated for 8 years, finally, Lorne is a free man. Being with the people he loves and cares makes him happy and satisfied. But he still finds it difficult to adjust to his "new" life. And then he met Raina. She's the kind of woman who can't be easily fooled. She's a street-smart because of what she'd been through early in life. Difficult choices she was forced to make and falls into the hand of an abuser but she was able to escape from him. Now, she's planning her revenge! Two souls who have seen and experienced the dark side of life are now bound to bring down the man who continues to hunt her.I absolutely enjoyed this book. The suspense of the story and the thrill of the plot. Lorne is such an unpredictable character and most of the time he's a no filter man. He says what he feels doesn't apologize who got hurt. What I like about him, though, is his protectiveness to the people that are important to him. Raina is not your typical heroine, she's feisty and doesn't tolerate whoever belittles or insults her. Lorne found a match in Raina, they complement each other. Pam Godwin definitely saves the BEST for last. Booted is intense, steamy, gritty and a compelling story! What a way to end a sexy series! If a dark romance is your weakness, Trail of Sins series is definitely a must-read. Highly recommended!Note: ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    January 1, 1970
    ***FULL REVIEW - AVAILABLE NOW***5+ Dance With ME CROWNSI’m an emotional freaking mess right now. Pam Godwin has reduced me to tears. My heart is aching because it’s over, but I have a huge smile on my face for these six characters who deserve the best HEA in all the land. My words will never EVER do this series justice. It is completely and utterly PHENOMENAL.To say I’ve been waiting for Lorne’s piece of the story is an understatement, and while I do love his character and Raina, I love them to ***FULL REVIEW - AVAILABLE NOW***5+ Dance With ME CROWNSI’m an emotional freaking mess right now. Pam Godwin has reduced me to tears. My heart is aching because it’s over, but I have a huge smile on my face for these six characters who deserve the best HEA in all the land. My words will never EVER do this series justice. It is completely and utterly PHENOMENAL.To say I’ve been waiting for Lorne’s piece of the story is an understatement, and while I do love his character and Raina, I love them together more than anything. Pam Godwin create such emotional closed off characters (for different reasons) who fight and aggravate each other. In their aggression, respect grows, and from growth respect and understanding. These two couldn’t have been better suited for each other, and just like the previous couple, their love is consuming. With a look across the room and brush across the skin, the readers can feel the tension and emotion permeate the air.Booted is where Pam Godwin brings this story of vengeance full circle. This series has been riddled with violence, with atrocities so hard I had to put my book down and walk away, but it is also a story of healing, of family, of love. By the end of this book,I had the biggest smile on my face, and I love that she brings the story full circle. That it ends in the manner it began, a happy family, content and filled with love.This series is one for the ages. I love every single bit of it, the examination of greed and how it changes and corrupts people, the love between family, the sense of justice when it is ripped from you, healing and romantic love, finding peace and joy in life. Gahhh!! I could just go on and on. It is absolutely 1000% a must read. You need it. I need to reread it. It is a top pick of 2018 without a doubt. ARC received in exchange for an honest review
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I have been so excited to get my hands on Lorne’s story. Free the cowboy! Eight years in jail and he’s going to be an exploding ball of lust and full of revengeful anger. Bring on the big guy and bring down the baddies who caused the pain suffered by the lovely Conor, Jake, Jarret and Lorne that fateful night. It was pretty clear from the ending of Buckled that the beautiful Native American girl Raina was to be the love interest. I thought she was going to be this timid little victim scared of h I have been so excited to get my hands on Lorne’s story. Free the cowboy! Eight years in jail and he’s going to be an exploding ball of lust and full of revengeful anger. Bring on the big guy and bring down the baddies who caused the pain suffered by the lovely Conor, Jake, Jarret and Lorne that fateful night. It was pretty clear from the ending of Buckled that the beautiful Native American girl Raina was to be the love interest. I thought she was going to be this timid little victim scared of her own shadow, and Lorne would be the fixer. But that was not the direction Pam took with Raina. She’s spirited and soulful and very, very wise.“Everything that matters to her resides in the space between the earth and her soul.”Lorne is tortured by memories of Conor’s attack and his time in prison. Raina has this way of understanding his feelings and is the soothing balm that brings the cowboy back where he belongs. She is the cowboy whisperer who helps fix Lorne.I genuinely cried when the family all sat together to eat dinner. I know they are just book characters but I was so proud of them because their love for each other was so strong and unbreakable despite all the pain and suffering they went through. The trilogy has been a great read. Shocking and tense, sexy and thrilling. Never a dull moment.“I hear you. Every unspoken thought. Every emotion you cover up. I hear you.”
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    4 “I hear you” stars!I love the Trails of Sin series, and though Booted is about a separate couple, you should read Knotted and Buckled first because Booted is full of spoilers. The previous books are definitely worth experiencing before you get to Lorne’s story, so stop now and go grab them if you haven’t read them yet. You won’t be disappointed!Lorne Cassidy was sent to jail at eighteen after the horrific events that went down in Knotted, and eight years later, he is finally home. He is 4 “I hear you” stars!I love the Trails of Sin series, and though Booted is about a separate couple, you should read Knotted and Buckled first because Booted is full of spoilers. The previous books are definitely worth experiencing before you get to Lorne’s story, so stop now and go grab them if you haven’t read them yet. You won’t be disappointed!Lorne Cassidy was sent to jail at eighteen after the horrific events that went down in Knotted, and eight years later, he is finally home. He is welcomed back to ranch by his sister, Conor Cassidy, his best friends, Jake and Jarret Holsten, and Jarret’s girl, Maybe Quinn.Raina was a prisoner in John Holsten’s house when Maybe rescued her and brought her to Julep Ranch. She is staying in Lorne’s room healing from the wounds John inflicted on her, physically, emotionally, and mentally but as soon as she is able she’s leaving with one thing on her mind – to kill John.Booted is full of the emotion, intensity, and gritty darkness that the other books have, and I was addicted from the start. It has an intriguing plot that will keep your interest and broken characters you can’t help but love.Raina refuses to be a victim. Strong and brave, she has a past she’s not proud of but she does what she needs to do to survive. She has been through hell and is fighting back the only way she can. I loved her determination to finally set herself free by any means necessary even if it means using force.Lorne is hardened. Watching his sister violated and then going to prison for killing a man broke him, and prison changed him further. Despite his strength and abilities, he is vulnerable. Adjusting to life back home is harder than he thought and my heart hurt for him.Lorne and Raina are broken in different ways and they prove to be just what the other needs. Raina calms Lorne and gives him peace from the nightmares that plague him while Lorne sees Raina for who she is inside and not just how she lived her life. It takes a little while before they can trust each other but when they do, they go all in.The pushing and pulling is entertaining and I loved that Lorne and Raina give as good as they get. Raina didn’t back down and could put Lorne in his place while still understanding what he is going through. “Living in that head of yours must be lonely.” She nudges up my hat. “I’m right here, Lorne, seeing you, wanting to hear you.” The sexual tension is tangible and the sexy times are hot but it is so much more than a physical relationship for Lorne and Raina. Lorne is ruthless and won’t stand by and do nothing while Raina’s threatened. He loves fiercely and risks everything to protect her.  The emotion run deep and I felt it all. Lorne and Raina were a perfect mix of hard and soft, and I fell a little more as they opened themselves to each other. He smashed my heart against my ribs to make room for his. Now we beat side by side, stretching and growing together in the shared space. On top of the intense love story, there are turns that will keep you on your toes and suspense that will make you sweat. It’s not all pretty but in the end, it’s the love that prevails and the loyalty between the people who mean everything to you that shine. Overall, Booted was a wonderful conclusion to the Trails of Sin series and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a dark and gritty love story.*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*  
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  • Tongan Book Lover (Ofa Tafa)
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐⭐⭐ BOOK REVIEW ⭐⭐⭐Title: Booted (Trails of Sin #3) by Pam GodwinRating: FIVE STARSReviewed by: Ofa Reads---------------------------------------------------------------------Booted by Pam Godwin is the third story in a series that MUST BE READ IN ORDER. While each book is about a different couple, the storyline continues from the first book and cannot be understood otherwise. This is Lorne and Raina's story and this is without a doubt, my favorite of the whole series. There was just something co ⭐️⭐️⭐️ BOOK REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️Title: Booted (Trails of Sin #3) by Pam GodwinRating: FIVE STARSReviewed by: Ofa Reads---------------------------------------------------------------------Booted by Pam Godwin is the third story in a series that MUST BE READ IN ORDER. While each book is about a different couple, the storyline continues from the first book and cannot be understood otherwise. This is Lorne and Raina's story and this is without a doubt, my favorite of the whole series. There was just something completely different about their entire dynamic that moved something in me. Maybe because both the characters were damaged beyond repair. Their outlook on life is dark, it's gritty and they have zero expectations from the world. Lorne, fresh out of prison; he's broody, paranoid, stupid muscly & the biggest alpha-hole I've come across. He's on high alert, can't be around people and sleeps outside under the stars because being inside his room makes him feel trapped. He's dealing with adjusting back into the real world and trying to figure out what to do with this sexy little spitfire he found on his bed hours after his release. Raina literally escaped hell. Beaten, raped and kept prisoner by the devil himself, she's ready to get her revenge. What she doesn't expect, is Lorne. And then a weirdly dysfunctional friendship is formed. But let's not forget about the off the charts chemistry this two share. The constant push and pull between them is exhausting, yet still sexy at the same time. These two fight their attraction as well, because, for Raina, sex is just a job, no emotion. But Lorne refuses to sleep with her till she gives him all of her. It's a battle of wills, with a confused alpha asshole who wants her but won't give in to his desire, and at the same time, doesn't want her with anyone else. Like I said, confusing. But when they finally get together, it's EXPLOSIVE. Fireworks go off every time. However, this story isn't just about the love story between these two. It's also a continuation of all the drama from the first book. And in this book, it finally comes to an end. I can't believe it's over because it was such an amazing rollercoaster ride. This has got to be one of my favorite reads for this year, and that's saying a lot. But I can't wait for you all to read it and experience what I did.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    I admit that I put off starting this series since it was about cowboys and unfortunately, they are not my thing. Please don’t make the same mistake I did. I’m a huge dark fan and I’ve enjoyed other works by this author so I figured I should finally give it a try. Can I just say I feel like a complete idiot?Lucky for you the trilogy is finished with this book and so you don’t have to wait for the full story. Book 3 is the last of the 3 boys, Lorne who is finally back at the ranch after a stint in I admit that I put off starting this series since it was about cowboys and unfortunately, they are not my thing. Please don’t make the same mistake I did. I’m a huge dark fan and I’ve enjoyed other works by this author so I figured I should finally give it a try. Can I just say I feel like a complete idiot?Lucky for you the trilogy is finished with this book and so you don’t have to wait for the full story. Book 3 is the last of the 3 boys, Lorne who is finally back at the ranch after a stint in prison. Lorne wasn’t really a bad guy, but he went to prison to protect his sister which has been explained in books 1 and 2. Lorne is having trouble adjusting to life outside the prison walls and it turns out that Raina has a bit of expertise in that area. * Totally didn’t see that coming. * Raina is hiding out at the Ranch from Jake and Jarret’s dad, John, who had been blackmailing her into staying with him. She is so tormented by her abuse that she is going to take him down if it is the last thing she does!At times their story was a bit slow due to the slow burn of their connection and the underlying threat to their happiness. I kept waiting for John to show up and even though I knew it was coming it still was a complete shock when he came back. And then how he got her off the Ranch! OMG. Overall a great series. It was a bit lighter for true dark fans, but the suspense and tension between these couples was amazing.Hero 5 | Heroine 5 | Plot 5 | Writing Style 5 | Steam 5 | Romance 4 | Angst-Suspense 4 | Darkness 4 | Humor 1 | Secondary Characters 5 | Drama-Conflict 4 | Mystery 4 | Twists 5 | Action 4 | Pacing Steady | Dual POV | MF | Cowboys | Dark | Twists and Turns | Part of a series | Overall 5 Stars#MSBB
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  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    January 1, 1970
    4 "I hear you, too" StarsThis is by far and away my favorite couple of the series. Wow! I was blown away by Raina and Lorne. They have imprinted on my heart. I loved every single thing about their characters. They are both like wounded animals who have to learn to live again. Beautiful, broken, and heart-breaking!The story both started and ended on a bang. I had no doubt while reading this book, early on, that it would be a 5 Star read. Unfortunately, I got tripped up a couple times as I continu 4 "I hear you, too" StarsThis is by far and away my favorite couple of the series. Wow! I was blown away by Raina and Lorne. They have imprinted on my heart. I loved every single thing about their characters. They are both like wounded animals who have to learn to live again. Beautiful, broken, and heart-breaking!The story both started and ended on a bang. I had no doubt while reading this book, early on, that it would be a 5 Star read. Unfortunately, I got tripped up a couple times as I continued reading. I won't mention the specifics because ultimately, I still love the book very much and these are subjective opinions. Here's what I loved:The main characters, I've already covered. The secondary characters were amazeballs as well. I forgot how much fun Maybe was. Her and Lorne cracked me up. I loved the family dynamic and how easily Raina fit with the group. I flipping adore Raina. Though she's had a difficult life, she's still strong and resilient. And her and Lorne together were a chemical reaction! Pure fire!The subplot was interesting and engaging. The story comes together seamlessly and the writing is top notch! I live for a good epilogue and this one more than satisfies. So, at the end of the day, this was a WIN! A really good emotional and gritty read that will please fans of romantic suspense.
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  • Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
    January 1, 1970
    I did not want this series to end. Booted is the third and final installment of the Trails of Sin series. It's dark, angsty and plenty dirty! This is Lorne and Raina's story of love and revenge with a dark and dangerous twist. Their relationship has spun from tragedy. Lorne has returned home from prison to find Raina in his bedroom. Raina had been rescued after being shackled in a room, beaten and raped. Now she's looking for revenge. Lorne is willing to help train Raina to put an end to the man I did not want this series to end. Booted is the third and final installment of the Trails of Sin series. It's dark, angsty and plenty dirty! This is Lorne and Raina's story of love and revenge with a dark and dangerous twist. Their relationship has spun from tragedy. Lorne has returned home from prison to find Raina in his bedroom. Raina had been rescued after being shackled in a room, beaten and raped. Now she's looking for revenge. Lorne is willing to help train Raina to put an end to the man who had nearly destroyed all their lives. The twist at the end was a real kicker. I enjoyed every minute. 5 Stars
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  • Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars Pam Godwin serves up a sexy, heart-stopping conclusion to this family's dark saga in book three, Booted, the Trails of Sin series. "Sadness is a river of splintered glass that cuts between the soul and body." Lorne and Raina have pain, sadness, and loss in common. As well as a mutual enemy. Both newly free but bound by their past, in each other they see all the walls they've built to hide from the world and the ways to tear them down.Vengeance is what they agree on. But love? That's a 3.5 Stars Pam Godwin serves up a sexy, heart-stopping conclusion to this family's dark saga in book three, Booted, the Trails of Sin series. "Sadness is a river of splintered glass that cuts between the soul and body." Lorne and Raina have pain, sadness, and loss in common. As well as a mutual enemy. Both newly free but bound by their past, in each other they see all the walls they've built to hide from the world and the ways to tear them down.Vengeance is what they agree on. But love? That's a harder maze to navigate.There is something about the way this author tells a dark story. Focusing on the main couple, while using the secondary characters to keep you guessing.Full of chemistry and intense heat between Lorne and Raina, the story is bookended by dramatic, fast-paced, plot-driven scenes that leave your pulse racing. The middle slows, using more introspection and narration to showcase their forming relationship—and let's face it, smoking hot sex. While individually I loved all of the pieces, when put together in that way, the pacing felt uneven. The end, though, was an all-questions-answered, immensely satisfying conclusion to an emotionally wrought series. Proving this: "The things you carry today will strengthen you tomorrow."
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  • ~*~Brooke's Stripped Down Reviews~*~
    January 1, 1970
    The third and final installment of these fine as sin cowboys. The long awaited story of Lorne. I wont lie, I was a little nervous. I loved Jake, loved Jarrett but I yearned for Lorne. I needed, no craved, his happy ending. I had to make sure his story was resolved and that he had the restitution he deserved. Raina was a wild card. We'd seen her briefly before but didn't know her angle, her part in all of this chaos. She was John's lover but pieces of that puzzle never fit. We finally see how Joh The third and final installment of these fine as sin cowboys. The long awaited story of Lorne. I wont lie, I was a little nervous. I loved Jake, loved Jarrett but I yearned for Lorne. I needed, no craved, his happy ending. I had to make sure his story was resolved and that he had the restitution he deserved. Raina was a wild card. We'd seen her briefly before but didn't know her angle, her part in all of this chaos. She was John's lover but pieces of that puzzle never fit. We finally see how John had his claws in her, and controlled her like a puppet.Together Lorne and Raina were toxic. They pushed and pulled. Tried using their own demons against each other, not realizing that those demons only brought them closer. This whole series has given me new categories of lust. Stetson tipping, tight jean wearing, guitar playing, lawless avenging, dominating cowboys. Those are combustible combinations. I'm not sure there's a cure...except to move to Oklahoma! Bravo, Mrs. Godwin. I tip my hat to you. *muah*
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  • Mistress
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been looking forward to Lorne’s story from the very beginning of this series. Let me tell you, the wait was worth it. I absolutely loved this book. This author’s mind is crafty, intelligent, and imaginative. I have fallen in love with every story she has created. I’m sad that this series is over. Every page, every word was a true joy to experience. Read this one, I’m sure you will love it as much as I did.
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