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Buckled (Trails of Sin #2) by Pam Godwin

Buckled Book Cover Buckled
Trails of Sin Series #2
Pam Godwin
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
July 10th 2018
No, it cannot.

I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.

Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
Not the law.
Not our enemies.
Not even Maybe Quinn.

The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled.
I shouldn’t have let her stay.
But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes.
Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.

I make a deal with her to buy time.
To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites.
When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
Unless I buckle first.

TRAILS OF SIN series (HEAs with no cliffhangers - must be read in order):
Knotted #1 - Jake and Conor
Buckled #2 - Jarret and Maybe
Booted #3 - Lorne and Raina

Val’s Review


All I can say is…

YESSSSS, Pam Godwin.

You are a goddess and this was pretty much everything I wanted it to be.


After not really loving the first one (you can check out my review for that one HERE), I went into this one with a bit of trepidation and – dare I say it – a fairly distinct lack of enthusiasm.

But, then again, when you work long graveyard shift hours like I do at the moment, pretty much everything in LIFE is met with a lack of enthusiasm and an “I just want to sleep in the fucking dark for fucks sake” mentality.


But I digress.

As I was saying, I didn’t love the first one.

And since this involved characters from the first one and, for the most part, took off where the first one left off…



But, luckily Pam Godwin is a boss who writes chemistry and psychological sense like a champ.

I REALLY liked Jarret.

And I REALLY loved Maybe…up until about the 80 percent point…then she pissed this sister off a bit with her annoying shenanigans. In fact, the 75-80 percent point is where this story lost a whole lot of steam for me (thus why it didn’t get 5 stars), but homie don’t care.

I’ll take a 4-star Pam Godwin read any day of the week.

And I cannot WAIT for Lorne’s book. Holy SHIT.