Tied, the anticipated follow-up to Torn, by Carian Cole is NOW LIVE!
He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too.
He was the myth and the legend of our small town. But no one knew the truth… except me.
My childhood was stolen by a monster. I’ve forgotten what love feels like. What happiness feels like. What hope feels like. I am numb.
He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I’m not. He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too. everything…
Tyler was scarred, wild, and rough but Holly could not find it in her heart to fear him. For in his penetrating gaze she sensed a savage pain she longed to soothe. Holly was facing her own demons too and suffering from PTSD and other long-term effects generated by her long kidnapping by a paedophile.
“In Tyler’s eyes, I see the man behind the scars and the mask. The man he was before life tore him apart and drove him to hide in the woods. Before some tragedy made him a man who could strangle someone to death. Just like me, there’s a person hiding in there who had their very soul stolen from them, and I see him, trying to let me in. I see him trying to get out.” ~ Holly
These two broken souls were perfectly matched. The characters earned each other’s love, and that was refreshing for me. Tyler was respectful and admired Holly. Holly also accepted the hero as how he was. I loved how they got to know each other, the slow burn toward sex…The slow build-up of their relationship and the pain and sweetness of falling in love keeps the reader going. One aspect of this story was utterly heartbreaking. I felt the pain and anguish that both Tyler and Holly faced. I loved the fact that love blossoms realistically and intensely, and the sexual content wasn’t the focus.
There are ways in which this book could have become a five star with a complete resolution (improve family relationships) and a longer HEA where we see the couple putting back together a new life, but the story is very good as it is. I fell in love with CC’s writing. It’s magical, truly made me drowning into the characters’ world. They were so alive. I really enjoyed this one!
Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 4/5 | Writing Style 4/5 | Steam 2/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 | Darkness 3/5 | Humor 1/5 | Secondary Characters 3/5 | Drama-Conflict 5/5 | Mystery 3/5 | Twists 4/5 | Pacing Fast | Action 3/5
ARC KINDLY PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Read Torn, the first book in this series (all can be read standalone):
About the Author:
I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts.
My first novel in the best-selling Ashes & Embers series, Storm, published in September of 2014. I have many books and sequels slated for this series. My new spin-off series, Devils Wolves, launched in 2016 with the best-selling novel, Torn. There are several books planned for this series as well.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.
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