Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.
The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….
3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Jesus Jones, there was one too many Jesus Jones in this book. Just sayin….
Quinn Davis, the only sister of Maverick (book 1) and Clay (book 3) is a “hell-raiser” (something that is almost mentioned a few too many times in this book) and an auto mechanic (this part I actually liked). She gets wind that her old love interest, Tate Montgomery is swinging back into town, and she loses her mind.
Tate spent his summers in Texas and spent that time with Quinn, and over the course of seven years, they fall in love. Tate goes off to college in Atlanta, and tells Quinn he will stay in touch. He doesn’t. This breaks Quinn and leads her to distrust men. Tate’s grandfather dies, and Tate comes back to Texas to take over his medical practice as an OB/GYN.
Tate’s grandpa had an old truck that Tate wanted restored – and he didn’t trust anyone other than Quinn to do that. Quinn is floored when she hears Tate’s name, but Tate has decided that nothing is going to stand in the way of him and his only love – Quinn.
I will say that I’m a huge Harper Sloan fan. The writing in this book, especially the slang was quite cumbersome and annoying. Lots of darlin’, sugar and Jesus Jones. Too many. I get that the book was set in Texas but it felt fake to me.
Tate’s reason for leaving Quinn was utterly ridiculous. I won’t spoil it, but it was really dumb and not real believable.
Quinn was pretty quick to forgive Tate, but overall, he was a really good guy. The Davis family has some mama issues, and they were sort of dealt with in this book. I grew to love Clay even more, and I’m really excited to read his next book. I’m way too invested to stop now.
Not the best book, but not terrible either. Would recommend.