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…
As a person with a romance novel addiction, I have more books constantly cluttering my mind than I can keep track of. Over the years, there have been countless titles I’ve loved and enjoyed. I have a list of favorites that I’m always willing to recommend. Then there is the very special category of stories that are set so far apart–they’re so freaking phenomenal–that after I’ve digested the final page, I feel completely decimated because it ended. These are the written journeys you’ll never forget. Tied by Carian Cole is the latest edition to this elite list.
This book is SO outrageously exceptional that I’m a blubbering mess trying to write this review. It meant that much to me. The characters are that powerful. The story is that powerful.
I will say that I’ve been a long time fan of this author so her latest release was a no-brained purchase. However, I had no clue what the hell was in store for me. Not a damn clue. Carian took her already sensational talent and cranked up the dial to maximum level. Tied is so effing amazing–exactly the type of book I sit around waiting for. This one has unicorn status stamped all over it.
What can I say about Tyler Grace? He’s everything. He’s perfection personified. He’s the fictional man of my dreams. My favorite type of heroes are tortured and reclusive, psychologically and emotionally damaged but not beyond repair, with the potential of making ONE girl a very happy. Bravo, Carian. Seriously, well done. Tyler is not an easy man to execute yet you did so flawlessly. I never find enough heroes to my specific liking and you’ve provided me with an extraordinary example.
Ohhhh, Holly Daniels. Ty is a tough act to follow but she’s not stuck in his shadow. She’s a sweet and beautiful soul that was dealt a real crappy hand in life. She reached into my chest and squeezed my heart with her horrific story. Even through it all, Holly preserves and becomes a stronger person in spite of the terrible misfortune she’s dealt with. I love this girl to pieces and she’s the only one Ty could ever be with. They’re the definition of “meant to be”.
I’m still obsessing and floundering and lost beyond reason but this overwhelming feeling happens so rarely that I welcome it. Thank you for giving us your words, Carian. THANK YOU. I appreciate your brilliance as a writer and author more than I’ll ever be able to festive. You’ve given me something I’ll never forget and for that, I’ll be forever grateful.
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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 debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
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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