Saturday 15 June 2013

Review - Tie Me by Olivia Cunning

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His heart is tied to his past…
When Sole Regret’s rhythm guitarist, Kellen Jamison, vowed to be faithful to his fiancée and love her forever, he meant it. He never expected to lose her to cancer so early in life. He’s certain he’ll never love again, but destiny has another plan for him.

Her heart is tied to her work…

Grammy-winning classical composer and piano virtuoso, Dawn O’Reilly, is overwhelmed with music-writing deadlines, a fickle muse, and high-expectations. She doesn’t have time to find love, but chance seeks to interfere with her carefully devised plans.

They’re bound to become entangled...

From the instant Kellen hears Dawn’s latest musical composition, his spirits rise. The stirring melody and the remarkable woman responsible for its creation are impossible to resist. His attraction is undeniable; her passion unquenchable. Kellen teaches Dawn there’s freedom in bondage, while her sensuality drives him to unleash his tightly controlled self-restraint. Will the ropes Kellen uses to secure Dawn’s body be the force that binds them together or ultimately sever all ties between them?



Tie Me  is book 5 in the "One Night with Sole Regret" series, and is guitarist Kelly (Kellen) Jamison's story.

I gotta say my heart broke in the first chapter - yeah, I shed a tear or two!

Five years after his fiancee and the love of his life passed away, he is still as much in love with Sara as ever moving on to new relationships, has remained abstinent and faithful.

One night after a concert, he goes to the house he bought for himself and Sara, and makes the decision that he has to let her go and now is the time to start.

Then he hears a sound that makes his heart soar - music so beautiful he is instantly drawn.

And then  metal and classical music collide.

"The last thing Dawn had expected to see on the beach behind her rented vacation house was a soaking wet, shirtless hunk.  She was too surprised to feel threatened by his presence.  Had Neptune - lort of the sea - washed up on the short?  With that hard body and water dripping from every inch of his taut skin, the tall, muscular man sure resembled an immortal god."

Kellen and Dawn's attraction is palpable through the pages of Tie Me, and this is entirely down to Olivia Cunning's writing.  

You can feel Kellen's guilt and angst about betraying his one love, at the same time his lust. You can fell Dawn's frustration at competing with a dead woman.

And the sexual tension between the two could be cut with a knife!

During the stormy night, they act on their feelings, all the while Kellen feeling guilty and Dawn trying to release him from that guilt.

Not sure why after reading this I got a sudden urge to go to the hardware store and purchase some rope....

Kellen needs his HEA, and I am glad he gets it.

BUT I really wanted the "Lindsey" situation to be cleared up in this book, but it is still ongoing.
At least we know we will be getting to spend more nights with the boys from Sole Regret - happy dance!!

Olivia Cunning, you are my queen of smut and I bow down to you!

5 stars