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on May 1, 2018
Genres: Erotic, Suspense, Western
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I try to forget her.
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.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝He’s fire and ruthlessness, and I’m desperate to be burned and consumed. Together, we’re a grunting, hungry battlefield, hunting and raiding, chasing and pillaging.❞
You guys! I read ‘Knotted by Pam Godwin, throughout the night! I started at 10:00pm thinking I would read for an hour, at most, and then go to sleep. I last looked at the clock at 3:00am. I’m not sure when I fell asleep but I awoke at 7:30 with my book on my chest. I immediately started reading again. This story is so good! It’s gritty, dark, sexy, emotional … it’s all the adjectives! You need this in your life!
Admittedly, it’s been awhile since I’ve read this author. As we all do, I have my favorite authors that I stick with consistently. While that means I’m sure to have great reading experiences, it also means, there are some talented writers out there who I am missing out on. Clearly, Pam Godwin is one of those authors.
‘Knotted’ was exquisitely written. It is one of my favorites of the year!
Twin brothers, Jake and Jarret Holsten live with their father, and Lorne and Conor Cassidy and their father, on the land owned by Cassidy’s. Their dads built the house both families live in on the ten thousand acres that belonged to Conors mom, Ava O’Conor. Their fathers became business partners after Ava and Julep (Jake and Jarret’s mother) died, leaving them to run the business and raise four kids.
From birth, these four roamed their land, laughed, played, sang and became best friends. There was never any doubt that they would one day run the family business. Each having their own jobs. Likewise, there was never doubt that Jake and Conor would be married and grow old together with their family surrounding them.
And then tragedy struck, the unthinkable happened, and Conor was ripped from the farm and taken to Chicago by her father, and Lorne was thrown in prison.
Years later with revenge on her mind, Conor comes back to the Oklahoma farm she grew up on to confront the men who threw her away.
But there were secrets that took the three men years to flesh out. As soon as they uncovered one, 10 more would bubble to the surface. It was these secrets and the danger they provided that forced the three friends to keep their Conor away until the time it was safe for her to come home.
❝I’m still a virgin, because I love Conor Cassidy.❞
❝I broke her heart, because I love her.❞
❝I’ll bleed for her, because I love her.❞
❝I’ll kill for her, because I love her.❞
❝I’ll make sure she realizes her dream, because I love her.❞
❝I’ll hunt down her enemies. I’ll protect her from afar. I’ll let her believe I don’t love her. Because I love her.❞
Jake’s love for Conor never wavered, never faltered and always burned as the driving force in everything he did. When she showed back up at the ranch after all of those years, Jake knew one thing for sure, she was his! Alpha, possessive, protective and kind, smart and loving, he was the PERFECT hero!
❝My girl is sunshine, rawhide, and pure fight.❞
Conor was beautifully written. She was broken, yet she was strong, she was submissive, yet she was powerful. Despite what happened to her, she pulled up her bootstraps and powered through. She moved on with her life, refusing to let her circumstances define her.
Knotted was a complex story with complex characters. The main characters are thoroughly fleshed out. There is no question, that by the end of the book you know all there is to know about Conor and Jake. Godwin developed her secondary characters, Jarret and Lorne, to the point where the reader is eager to know more. She set up their coming books, ‘Buckled’ #2 – Jarret and Maybe ‘Booted’ #3 – Lorne and Raina, perfectly!
I experienced all the emotions while reading this book. With ‘Knotted’, Pam Godwin built a rollercoaster of emotions. The highs were thrilling and the lows were gut-wrenching.
‘Knotted’ is a powerful, second chance romance, about healing, unconditional love, and friendships that never die! 5 Stars!
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