Books Tied to You by Riley Hart
Tied to You by Riley Hart
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Wild Side (Book 2)
April 24, 2017
ePub, Mobi, PDF
Miles Sorenson prides himself on his brutal honesty. Facts and logic are a hell of a lot easier to deal with than emotions. He’s got his career and a small, close-knit group of friends, and he doesn’t need nor want anything else. The total opposite of Quinn Barker, who doesn’t take life too seriously and thinks a good laugh can cure anything.
When Quinn takes Miles home, it’s supposed to be a one-time deal. Except they really click in the sack and end up spending the weekend together, enjoying each others’ bodies as much as their company…to Miles’ dismay. Matters get even more muddled when, months later, they run into each other at the popular West Hollywood bar, Wild Side, and pick up right where they left off.
On the surface, Quinn and Miles are like oil and water, but the draw between them is undeniable. As their lives further entwine, they realize there’s more to their connection than the way they singe the sheets together.
But demons from the past have a way of catching up, and no matter how strong the link is tying Miles and Quinn together, the pressure may be enough to make it snap.
Tied to My Heart
I’m going to preface this entire review by being completely honest – I detested one of the main characters, Miles, pretty much from the moment of his introduction in Gone for You, so this wasn’t an easy read for me. I had my own preconceived notions and just couldn’t see how this guy was going to be redeemed in my eyes. Quinn was first introduced in Jumpstart, where he immediately made an impact with me, and I was thrilled that he was getting his story, but disappointed that it was going to be with Miles. I’m sure glad I didn’t let that dissuade me from jumping in and reading it anyway!
Tied to You is book two in the Wild Side series, and while I am admittedly a fangirl to the nth degree of Ms. Hart’s writing, I think this is far and away the best book I’ve read written by her under any pseudonym!
A one night stand turned into an entire weekend, which then turned into an obsession for both men. A strong storyline delving into the vagaries of foster care and adoption, I liked that the plot took a very realistic view into what is usually glossed over by most authors. It created a stronger bond for me with both characters.
Witty banter made a fairly fast-paced story that much more enjoyable. Quinn doesn’t have a whole lot of filter between brain and mouth, and the dialogue created from such instantly drew me in.
Written in present tense with first person dual POV, the descriptions of each scene are vivid and easily imaginable, creating a stronger character world. The secondary characters are many and varied, and every one of them adds subtle (and not so subtle) nuances that enhance the overall story. The chemistry is simply beyond description. The passion, the kink, the power exchange, each of these combined into ereader-melting scenes. Yet I was still reticent to like Miles.
Then this hit me: the character growth was exponential, and it was through this that I realized I not only liked Miles, but had fallen for him. I was super angry with the author for making me like him when it started to emerge, I freely admit! However, watching (I make mental movies with every story I read) as his façade cracked, revealed the absolute terror and pain hiding in his heart made it impossible not to fall in love with him. By the end, not only had Miles been fully restored as a good guy, he'd been transformed into a hero, the one who always looks out for everyone else and stands as their safe harbor in a storm. I was flat blown away by Miles's redemption, my own change of heart, and the insanely talented writing skills that created it.
I read through my tears as Quinn struggled through his damage, and ugly cried as the story resolution was preparing to reveal itself. Quinn and Miles took my heart, shattered it, and put it back together, patched up but fuller for the experience. If it were possible to rate this at higher than five stars, I would most certainly do so!
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