Blog Tour: Painted Boots by Mechelle Morrison (Review + Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the Painted Boots Blog Tour, hosted by AToMR Tours!

Title: Painted Boots

Author: Mechelle Morrison

Release date: July 4, 2013

Age Group: Mature Young Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Trailer:

Links to the book:




When her father drags her to a new life in Wyoming, Aspen Brand doesn’t expect to fall for a cowboy named Kyle Thacker—but she does.  At seventeen, Aspen and Kyle share unexpected ground: guitar, running, physics.  And guilt.  Aspen blames herself for her mother’s car accident, while Kyle can’t find a way past his brother’s suicide.

On their first date they open up to each other, forging an unbreakable bond between them.  But Kyle has spent two years living with a vicious secret—one his ex-girlfriend will do anything to protect—and sharing his truth with Aspen makes her a target.  Now if Kyle is to be her love story, Aspen must first win the fight of her life.

About the Author

Mechelle Morrison loves language–she’s always wished she could speak and write them all.  She lives for chocolate, lazy summer days, spontaneously funny things . . . and family.  She’s sort of scared of dogs.

When she’s not reading or writing or wandering the world, she can be found in her backyard in Utah with her husband, their daughter and the bevy of quail that live behind their garage.

If she didn’t write she’d make stop-motion animation shorts.  So she does that anyway.

Visit her online:



Cowboys, music and a love story! Painted Boots has all the ingredients to make for a fun read. Add plenty of stunning twists and turns and you’ve got a book that is quite engaging.

There are a lot of things that I liked about this book:

1) Aspen is original. I loved her sense of style.

2) I could relate to her because of the moving part (I hated having to move to a new place.)

3) The extremely new and interesting take on bullying.

4) Music!

5) Kyle being a hottie.

6) The drama surrounding the entire plot.

The two things that I didn’t like:

1) The insta-love between Aspen and Kyle.

2) Excessive use of the word ‘baby’ (I just find it demeaning, somehow.)

There is a lot of action in this book, even though it is billed as a Contemporary Romance. Parts will have you sniffing back tears, while others will have you seething in anger.

I loved how it isn’t like every other romance, there is a lot that in this book that might be totally new, especially the main theme. It was so fresh, it actually took some time getting used to. But damn, telling you what it is would be giving spoilers.

It’s a quick read, took me a couple of hours to finish it, but it leaves an impact.

I especially loved the section that was written entirely in emails.

If you’re into love stories that are not easy-breezy, give Painted Boots a try. You’ll be surprised.

Tour Giveaway: 

2 Signed Copies of Painted Boots (US)

3 ebook copies of Painted Boots (INT)

 Click here to go to the Rafflecopter

To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpts click here



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