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….
The Coming Home series has brought us another second chance love. This one follows Quinn, sister to Maverick from the first book. You don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one, but it does have Maverick, Leigh and Clay in both books and you do get the continuation of Maverick and Leigh's story.
The Davis siblings all suffer from the abandonment of their mother and the cruelty of their father who has since passed. Add to this, Quinn's first and only love stopped all communication with her with out a single explanation when they were younger. Her sense of abandonment just grew when the only boy she has ever loved could be so callous. 9 years later and she still hasn't been able to properly move on from Tate and now she finds out he's moving back.
Second chance romances are not one of my favorite tropes usually because of the reason for the separation. In this case, Harper Sloan provided us a Hero that sacrificed his relationship to protect her and others he loved. Now that is something I can get on board for.
I'm enjoying this series and I love the characters but I will admit that Quinn was a hard character for me to connect with. She's a female mechanic and a strong female character but her cowboy language did tend to come off overly dramatic at times. Still a great story.
I loved seeing these two work it out with out any crazy other woman drama. It had the potential of going there and I like that the author toned down what could have been major drama when a previous hook up didn't want to let him go.
ARC provided by NetGalley.