Thursday, April 27, 2017

Release Day Blitz ~ Tied To You by Riley Hart ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Release Day Blitz ~ Tied To You by Riley Hart ~ (Review + Giveaway)
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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 other's bodies as much as their company…to Miles’s 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.

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Miles still held him by the back of the head. Their lips were inches apart now, breaths heavy, Miles panting as he looked at Quinn.
He breathed in, Miles out, Miles in, Quinn out.
“You gonna fuck me or what, Counselor?” he finally asked, and then they were stumbling out of the shower—teeth clanking, tongues slashing, lips searching.
He felt like Miles was going to devour him, take him whole, and in this moment, he would welcome it.
Miles kissed him until they got to the sink. “Bend over it,” he said, and goose bumps shot across Quinn’s skin at the command.
He did as Miles said. Miles’s hand brushed down his back, his finger tracing each rise and fall of Quinn’s spine. “Perfect arch.”
Quinn looked up, met Miles’s eyes in the mirror and replied, “I know.” Because he did. He was fucking good at this.
“Mouthy little bottom, aren’t you?” Miles teased.
“Realistically confident.”
“You’re killing me.” Miles looked away, and Quinn knew it was because this was a lot. Because just fucking before he’d admitted that Quinn intrigued him was one thing, but now they both knew this was about more than just a piece of ass. What? They hadn’t gotten that far yet and didn’t know each other well enough to figure it out either, but it was a truth between them that hadn’t been there the first weekend they’d shared.
Or maybe they had known it but hadn’t been able to admit it.
“Get in me,” Quinn told him.
“Mouthy,” Miles said again. “Going to have to do something about that.”

5 + Stars

I really liked Quinn when I met him in Jumpstart, but I absolutely fell in love with him in Tied to You. Quinn makes his way into his well-earned spot as one of my all time favorite characters. He amazes me that with everything he's been through, he is so open and outgoing with sharing his story. He's mostly come to terms with what he's suffered in his past and although he is still a bit broken, he's mostly healed. He was sweet, loving and so very funny. I wasn't as sure of Miles, but as he opened up and I got to know him better, I fell in love with him, as well.

I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of BDSM, and this book contains light touches of the theme that just served to make the spark and sex between Quinn and Miles that much hotter. I devoured this book in one day. Once I picked it up, I absolutely couldn't put it down.

I loved the story and I especially loved both Quinn and Miles' backstories. They were intriguing, and yet so very heartbreaking. The story is well-written and paced well. It hooked me from the first sentence and never let go. It's mostly an easy and light read, but Riley managed to break my heart and have me sobbing as well. This book was packed with sweetness, family, love and smoking hot sex. I loved getting to revisit the Wild Side guys and I can't wait to read Chance's story!! Extremely enjoyable and highly recommended!!

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.*

5 Stars

Tied to You is Book 2 in Riley Hart's Wild Side series. This series began with the novella Dare You To, then was followed with Gone for You. Wild Side follows a group of friends and, I think, you really should read all the books in the appropriate order to get the most enjoyment from the series. Let's be honest, it's a Riley Hart series so you're going to want to read them over and over again! But, to my excitement, this book also has a character from the Crossroads novella Jumpstart!!! And I have been wanting Quinn's story forever... well, since I met him in Jumpstart, I guess ;)

I was not a fan of Miles in Gone for You. I thought he was cocky, judgemental, and harsh. He appears to have it all: loving and supportive parents, life-long best friends, a career that is successful and he loves, and he's good looking. He has no interest in anything that will change his well-ordered, tidy life. He has hook-ups that never last more than a night, and he isn't interested in anything more. When he goes home with Quinn one night, unexpectedly he ends up spending the entire weekend with him but Miles walks away like he always does. Until the next time he's hanging out at Wild Side with his friends and he sees Quinn again. He tries to ignore him, but he gives in to another night and suddenly he's finding it harder to walk away. I loved Quinn! Quinn is a happy go lucky guy, who always has a smile on his face and thinks positively. Quinn's life has been the opposite of Miles. He has no family, and hasn't since he was young. He led a hard life as a minor, but he does not dwell on it. He's open to a relationship, especially with someone that makes him feel safe enough to sleep through the night.

When Miles decided to give a relationship a chance, he was all in and that softened my opinion on him! I love when an author can make me change my opinion on a character! Underneath all that attitude was a very lovable man who just needed the right person to bring it out. And, I was able to see his actions and attitudes with friends in a different light. Miles is all about control and protecting those he cares about. Yes, he has had a wonderful life, but for someone who likes answers, there is a part of his past that he needs answers. And, he may not think so, but Quinn is the hero he needs to help him through this touchy subject.

As with the previous book, I love the interactions with their friends. This is something Riley does so well, and that's make you care about more than just the main characters in the book. Riley builds a world that you want to live in; friends that you want to hang out with. I reread many of her books, and every time I feel like I'm catching up with old friends. When I read Riley's books, I don't feel like I'm reading a fictional story that she created; I feel like I'm reading about real people and their lives. And yes, it's a Riley book, so it's freaking hot! Miles has a cocky attitude and he's more than willing to back it up with action.

*Copy provided by the author for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s a hopeless romantic, a lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together.
She loves reading, flawed characters, and hanging out with her husband and children, who she adores. She and her family live in Southern California, soaking up the sunshine while also missing seasons. Not a day goes by that she isn’t thankful she gets to wake up and do what she loves.
Life is good. Riley also writes young adult and new adult under the name Nyrae Dawn.


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