Monday, 30 April 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ KNOTTED (TRAILS OF SIN #1) BY PAM GODWIN

TITLE: Knotted
SERIES: (Trails of Sin #1)
AUTHOR: Pam Godwin
GENRE: Dark
PUBLICATION: April 30th, 2018

‘KNOTTED:’ Is the first, full length, dark book in Pam Goodwin’s ‘Trails of Sin’ series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' 

In this we meet Jack and Coner Cassidy, two childhood sweethearts who grew up together, Conor knew at a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian and Jack wanted life on the cattle ranch to go on as he knew it. 

You’re lulled into a false sense of security, caught up in the love these two childhood sweethearts shared for each other, the feels as they sneak away for their first time, when out of nowhere you're thrown into a world of darkness that even I wasn’t expecting.

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What should’ve been a night that these two young teens remember on Conors sixteenth will forever be shrouded in tragedy. Coner's virginity was brutally stolen from her whilst the love of her life Jake had to sit there and watch it all unfold. No one came out of there unmarred. A blood oath, and a pact that revenge will be served glue these friendships even stronger together. 

Thinking that Conor would be enfolded within these two families as she strived to heal didn't happen, instead she's ripped away from all she knew, all she loved, thrown into darkness yet again with no contact with those left behind. 

No matter what, we stay together. Miles, months, cities, years...We're bigger than anything that tries to come between us. 

Coner like a phoenix rising will worm her way into your heart, a damaged girl seeking vengeance, seeking love, seeking to put the past behind her. So many twists and turns, lies, murder and deceit will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you put the pieces of the puzzle together. 

I went into this blind, not looking at reviews, glanced at the synopsis, eyed up the cover knew what this author could deliver when she states it’s going to be dark you know that’s what she will deliver and I signed up, and I am so glad I did. This exceeded ALL my expectations, it’s dark, it’s gritty, it’s emotional, it’s downright addictive. 

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The beginning of the book I loved, it's not until she reconnects with her first love Jack and his unorthodox psychotherapy of trying to get her to deal with what happened to her, where I found myself struggling with this, it became difficult to read, to understand, to comprehend, it just didn't make sense to me, take that out and this would've become an easy 5 star read for me. (But that is just my opinion).

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Each book within the series will focus on each male character which are introduced in this book, the characters are: Twin brothers (Jake and Jarret) and brother and sister (Lorne and Conor). 
Trails of Sin series continues with: 
Buckled Book#2 Jarret's story
Booted Book#3 Lorne's story

* Teasers used in my review are off the Authors facebook page *
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 - Jake and Conor
Buckled #2 - Jarret and May
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

EMAIL: pamgodwinauthor@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/pamgodwinbooks
AMAZON AUTHOR: amazon.com/author/pamgodwin
AMAZON REVIEWER: amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1841TMI2HV7BS

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