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In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

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 REVIEW

This book was hurdles better than the first book. The first book had me cringing with the male overly sharing his emotions...this book while not freaking awesome was good. It had a good storyline and sometimes the writing had me pausing because I had to remember that, yes, in the country - we sometimes drop the 'g' off our words, but all-in-all this was a okay read. I really wish that the author would go back to her Corps Security Series and continue to write what she was absolutely stunning at, but at the same time I realize that all authors go through transition periods. 

What I liked about this book...two flawed characters who had weaknesses and knew what they were. They didn't hide the fact that they had them. I like a little spice in books but then it gets OTT and someone needs to take a bath in some ice - I felt that at times and found myself skipping ahead. Quinn struck me as being really hardheaded sometimes and Tates explanation of why he stayed away left me shaking my head because if it were me...well he wouldn't get a second chance. That's why this is fiction and not real life. I did love Tate as a character however. I found him unshakable once he set his mind on something. The one thing that just felt a little rushed was the ending. We have this drawn out couple chapters of him internally talking about "something coming" and then the something coming takes place at 96% and at 97% is the epilogue...it had me scratching my head in confusion. I think that fans of the author will buy the book no matter what and I think this is probably a good series, but for those of us that are die-hard Corps fans....it's a hard switch and pill to swallow. 

Will I read the next one? Of course. There hasn't been a book I haven't read, but I'm still holding out hope for a reunion of a different sort in a different series...this is fiction - I can wish!

I was provided an ARC from the publisher/author/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect anyone else's.

 

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Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand. Facebook | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

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