Review: Knotted by Pam Godwin

Knotted (Trails of Sin, #1)

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.

TRAILS OF SIN series (HEAs with no cliffhangers – must be read in order):
Knotted #1
Buckled #2
Booted #3

I don’t know why I’m so damn shocked I loved this book. Pam Godwin has a way of making me into a liar. I hated love triangles, until she wrote one. I hated companion novels until she wrote some. And I hated 2nd chance romance until this book completely obliterated my whole everything. I one clicked this b*tch! Then I learned it was a 2nd chance romance, I told Jasmine “I’m not reading it.” Jasmine started it and told me she couldn’t believe how dark it was. So I jumped right in because I thrive in the dark. I was also curious af at this point because come on, how dark can a second chance romance be?! Um…pretty damn dark. By the time I arrived at 19%, I swooned, laughed, cried, and had been utterly destroyed. I mean I was freaking ruined at 19%! I didn’t know how Jake and Conor would be able to pick up the pieces. I didn’t know if I even wanted them to. As their circumstances continued to worsen, it became extremely hard to witness and stomach at times. But like I said before, I THRIVE in the dark, so I loved every minute. Jake and Conor’s journey was filled with so much unbearable heartache. They shared an unbreakable bond and an epic love that left me in awe. I’m getting emotional just thinking about them. I devoured this book and realized I just might love second chance romance.

5 stars


I started reading this while I was in public, on the elliptical. By 8%, I had to turn off the phone. There was no way I was going to be able to function and continue working out. I was decimated, destroyed, ruined in that first 8%. I immediately thought, “There’s no coming back from this. How is Pam gonna make this work?” For some reason, I didn’t believe in her. Silly me, not only did she make it work, but she eliminated all doubt. There was more heartbreak and devastation than one person should have to handle, but Pam worked us through it so that we understood how connected and fated Jake and Conor were. I felt all the emotions. I cried, I laughed, I yelled, I cringed. There were some moments that were straight up hard to read, but every moment was worth it to feel the totality of Jake and Conor’s love.

5 stars


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