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(Trails of Sin #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,186 ratings  ·  337 reviews
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
Published July 10th 2018 by Pam Godwin
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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 da
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4 stars!!

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Buckled is the second book in Pam Godwin's 'Trails of Sin' series, and once again I was taken on a wild ride and completely captivated by this story.

Maybe Quinn is at the Juliep Ranch to get a story. She knows something is going on there, and she has her reasons for needing to know what. The easiest way for her to get a story? Through Jarret. When Jarret and Maybe meet, you can feel that pull between them. They both feel it, too. Even if Maybe doesn't want to. Maybe's life is complica
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

Wild and molten, wet and volatile, her fight is beautiful, but her surrender is goddamn exquisite. I consume it with everything inside me, feeding on it and fueling a desire that has never felt this out of control.

Dark and sinful with story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to finish, Buckled was one addicting ride!

Ever since Maybe and Jarret first met in Knotted, sparks flew, and I was instantly hooked. I couldn't wait for their book. I knew it was going to b
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MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog:

BUCKLED: Is the second book in P. Godwin's ‘Trails of Sin' series. It picks up where the first book left off. This is Jarret's and Maybelline aka Maybe's story.

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When Jarret encounters Maybe at their local drinking spot, he’s got his back up, he assumes she’s a journalist and he’s holding all his secrets in an iron clad fist, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect those he loves. Nothing and nobody will stand in his wa
"She's beauty, innocence, compassion, and everything perfect in the world. No man would part with that."

Buckled is the second book in the Trails of Sin Series. The series should be read in order so that every nuance of the characters and their relationships can be savored and enjoyed. In the first book of the series, Knotted, a series of tragic events forged a bond between two sets of siblings that can never broken. Buckled overlaps slightly with the timeline of Knotted. Conor and Jake a
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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KNOTTED was my first book by Pam Godwin and while I had some issues with it I saw the huge talent she has. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that she knocked Buckled out of the park.

Maybe Quinn needs answers. The place she thinks she'll find them is a ranch in Oklahoma. The owners aren't welcoming or friendly, having secrets of their own they don't want a journalist sniffing around on their property. Jarrett Holsten in particular is aggressive in his attempts to chase
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I was very excited to jump into this one, because I absolutely love this author, and I loved the first book in this series "Knotted". Now, I am gonna be honest here, and say that I liked the first book a smidgen more, but that has to do with the fact, that it made me cry my eyes out within the first couple of pages :P

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That said....this was a very good read. It was also very very sexy ;)

Those of you who have read "Knotted", already know Jarret and Maybe. If you haven't read the first book...STOP,
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 “Nothing Compares To You” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Jarret Holsten is a gorgeous, rugged rancher in the small town of Sandbank, Oklahoma. He runs Julep Ranch with his twin brother Jake. After one tragic night changed their lives, Jarret & Jake won't stop until they get their justice and revenge. Until everything is back how it should be. They are deeply protective of their close circle of four, and have an unbreakable bond. They have done the unthinkable, and buried secrets to protect
As with all of Pam Godwin’s stories I fell in love with this one! I loved the banter between Maybe ( yes, that’s the heroine’s name) and Jarrett. Their chemistry was off the charts too! There is a sex scene where they are outside in the field during a storm... and I can tell you that I won’t ever forget that scene! If I had to name the top five favourite sex scene in my reading career, this would be included in my five! It was seriously hot!

The only reason this book didn’t get a five star rating
Pam Godwin
Apr 18, 2018 marked it as wrote  ·  (Review from the author)
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Genre → Dark Cowboy Romance
Series → HEAs with no cliffhangers. Each book is a different couple. Must be read in order.

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Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: part-of-a-series, arc
4.5 Stars
Stick a fork in me I’m done. Thanks to Jarret that sexy and protective cowboy. Oh my did he make me swoon with his larger than life heart and his kinky ways in the bedroom department. He kept surprising me with his feelings. Man did that man love hard. His love for his brother Jake and his girlfriend Conor and her brother Lorne are his everything. His family who he will do anything for and already has with no regrets. These four people share a bond and a secret.

A blonde and independent
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

I really liked the first book in this series, I didn't love it as much as I usually love Pam Godwin's books, but it was decent all the same. Buckled is book 2 in the series of 'not standalones' and I have to tell you that I really, really liked this one. Jarrett was a far more intriguing brother than his twin Jake.

The chemistry was fabulous, and despite the instalove, it was a really well-paced romance between cowboy Jarrett and the mysterious Maybe, who came crashing into town
4 “Dedicated” Stars

Buckled is the second book in the Trails of Sin series. It was a bit dark, a lot sexy and an emotional story about two people with secrets that find solace in each other. I’m dying to know how this series ends and am waiting oh so impatiently for the final book.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️

I must say that I was a little worried about this book, but Jarrett Holstein and Maybe Quinn won me over. A story of manipulation and mystery until love pushed it aside. But secrets have a funny way of being exposed eventually and then all bets are off.

This story is full of secrets and lies by both Jarrett and Maybe. While each thought they could play the other, they didn’t expect to uncover real feelings for one another. Maybe is all sassy, stubborn, smart and sexy. She has a plan to get answer
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars. I really enjoyed this one! BDSM isn’t really my thang but this one got me hot and bothered. Maybe it was because it was really just tying and spanking stuff-without any ball gags and gimp masks- which I can handle.
Admittedly, I wasn’t really feeling the beginning of the book and I rolled my eyes when the H went from zero to a hundred like a rushed Alexa Riley, alpha caveman. But after their love was established, I looooooved how he loved the h and how he grovelled and fought to get
If Oklahoma has cowboys like Jarret Holsten, I imagine there isn't one woman who doesn't quiver when in their presence.

❝... no one comes close to the contagious passion and soulful strength that Conor possesses. I suspect no one ever will.
F*ck it all if I find that person. I'll latch on so tightly she won't stand a chance.
I'll move mountains.
Stake my claim.
Piss all over my territory.
Rearrange my entire existence until we buckle together beneath the intensity.
I want what Jake had with Conor. I
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

Isn't it weird how some character's names just turn you off? This was the case for me after reading about the heroine, Maybe. Even though this is a nickname, it still bothers me and believe it or not, it affected my view of the story.

I also wasn't a big fan of Jarret's. Don't get me wrong, he's a fine cowboy and all but I'm over all the Dom stuff.

So, you're might be wondering how I could give this book four stars? Well, I can answer that in two words...Pam. Godwin. She's an amazing writer
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
⭐⭐4.5 Stars⭐⭐
Oh man! I loved this so damn much! I’m not gonna lie, I was a bit nervous because Book 1 shook me a tiny bit. But this was all the things!! Jarret made my heart sing!

Jarret and Maybe's love story starts in an unconventional way, but boy was it sexy. She breezes in town looking for a story. Obviously, the brothers are closed off and wary of reporters. Jarrett knows that she's harboring a secret, just as Maybe knows he had dark secrets.

His secrets are the only things that are dark,
Kathy West
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story

Maybe and Jarret have a story built on lies and deceit but also on love and trust.
Maybe shows up in town to find information she needs to complete her “story”. She knows that Jarret and Jake have the answers she needs. What she didn’t expect was that Jarret would sweep in and knock her off her feet.
Jarret wanted nothing to do with Maybe in the beginning. But he know she had information and he needed to know exactly what she knew. So he kept her close. To close. And th
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

Another hot cowboy to add to the list.

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Wow what a book. It was so good I 've been really looking forward to this since Jake's book. Jarret is a great character he is a lil intense but super hot. He has been through a the past. His brother Jake and him have had to make some really hard decisions in there lives.They have also done and seen bad stuff to. It was never part of there plans to turn into the people they are today but they had to do what t
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc
As  much as Knotted conflicted me,  I loved Buckled. The compelling characters, the ranch life, the storyline were excellent. Jarret and Maybe piqued my curiosity in the first installment and their story didn't disappoint. Jarret's possessiveness of Maybe and his protectiveness of his family touched me. Therefore he is a true alpha cowboy, one I could very well fall for. His determination didn't hide his playful attitude, which I enjoyed greatly.  The secrets and mystery surrounding Maybe's appe ...more
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
Buckled is the second book in the Trailer of Sins series and not a stand-alone. You need to read Knotted first to be fully aware of the world you set your foot in.

You already know Jarret but you also meet Maybe in the first book. So many questions are left unanswered by the end of book 1. I really needed to know who was Maybe? Why she was there? What were her intentions? And how would she handled Jarret?

For sure Pam Godwin answered all of them! Once againBuckled is a fast past kind of read. Th
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: country-romance
Buckled by Pam Godwin

GENRE: Dark Cowboy Romance
BOOK DETAILS: TRAILS OF SIN series (must be read in order):
Knotted #1 - Jake and Conor
Buckled #2 - Jarret and Maybe
Booted #3 - Lorne and Raina

This is the second book in Pam Goodwin’s ‘Trails of Sin’ series. Although they each have their own HEA they must be read in order to understand and follow the storyline.

Jarret and Maybe first met in Book#1 Knotted were we got a sneak peek into the star
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Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A dominant cowboy, family secrets and uncontrollable desire…

Whew! After the mind-blowing first read in this series, I approached Buckled with equal fear and eagerness. I was not second-guessing, because I had no idea where this author was going to take me, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t a bit afraid of where that might be… I expected another emotion-filled, no-holds barred read and that is exactly what I got!

I fell in love with her name – isn’t Maybe Quinn just perfect? – and then I fell for her
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Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, killer
3 Stars

I am in the minority with this review and it PAINS me to say I didn’t enjoy Buckled since I loved the first book, Knotted so much.

I didn’t have any expectations for this book, but I will say I wasn’t excited for the Heroine since in the last book I knew she was a reporter and I generally don’t like reporter type of story.

So the big problem with this one for me was the “secret” storyline. I CAN NOT STAND this storyline. I JUST finished a book with a “secret” storyline and so I went into B
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3,5-4 review on the blog


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Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome Back to Julep Ranch. Here 4 young friends grew up, fell in love, struck eternal friendship bonds and they still hold those ties sacred, come what may. And Pam throws a a LOT their way.
The mood is reminiscent and rebuilding. It's a "lying-in-wait" kind of vibe you can feel.


Pam has a gift. She can shove a fist in your rib cage and squeeze your heart tight. She can make you FEEL! She can make you fall in love with bad boys, make you root for them, make you cry with them and then make you sm
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Buckled was very angsty and light on the dark elements but it suited the characters and their story. Their story was a bit of a rollercoaster but an enjoyable one. I loved that it wasn't quick or easy but spanned sometime. I think what I loved the most was Jarret's patience, dedication and sacrifice it showed the depth of his love for Maybe, don't get me wrong the stuff he did would be illegal, creepy and raise a whole bunch of red flags in any other situation but in this one it's the things swo ...more
***5 ‘Your Forever Is Mine’ Stars***

After finishing Knotted, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Buckled.
I wanted to get to know Jarrett a lot better and see where this whole cray cray thing going on with his dad would take us next and I must admit I loved it. I was surprised by a few things, but I loved it! It was just as kinky smexy as Knotted, but the tone was definitely on the lighter side, but the angsty-ness got kicked up a few notches in this baby, but it was all worth it in the end ~ es
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Jarret is so protective of the people that are close to him. Maybe Quinn is in search of an answer that leads her to Sandbank, Oklahoma particularly to Julep Ranch. What I like about Maybe is her feistiness to stand whatever she believes in. The relationship between Jarett and Maybe guarded at first, but as they spend more time together on the ranch it grows into something more, deeper. They compliment each other and the steamy scenes of these two are hot off the chart. But they still have some
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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 u

Other books in the series

Trails of Sin (3 books)
  • Knotted (Trails of Sin, #1)
  • Booted (Trails of Sin, #3)