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Knotted (Trails of Sin #1) by Pam Godwin

Knotted Book Cover Knotted
Trails of Sin Series #1
Pam Godwin
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
May 1st 2018

I try to forget her.
It’s impossible.

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.
She’s mine.

Knotted, Book 1: May 1, 2018
Buckled, Book 2: July 10, 2018
Booted, Book 3: Sep 18, 2018

Val’s Review

3 Stars

Sadly, this was just not my favorite Pam Godwin, which sucks, cause it started off really strong for me. Seriously, I was hooked by page one.

This is an ARC, so I need to be vague – but I just didn’t like the actions of one of the main characters. It didn’t sit well with me, it didn’t fit the characterization for that character up to that point (in my opinion), and it tainted the book for me from that point on.

That said, this book was fucking riveting and, while the above issue bothered ME for whatever reason, it definitely won’t bother everyone; thus, if you are a Godwin fan and/or the blurb interests you, you should absolutely still pick this up – and no, I’m not saying that to kiss ass cause this is an ARC. Ya’ll know I don’t give a fuck. I’m saying that because if you like dark smut reads, this book will probably do you right.

I will say that this book is riddled with triggers, so be aware of that going in.