I’d seen this book being promoted in Twitter for quite some time. After checking the book description and reviews, I was convinced by the high praises it received and decided to buy a Kindle edition on Amazon.
Here’s the synopsis from Amazon:
Being grabbed off the street, blind folded, tied up and thrown into a van was not what Izzy expected to happen when she stepped out the door that morning. But when an accidental kidnapping at the hands of the sexy Ethan Chase and his ‘Kidnap My Wife’ sexual fantasy business leads to just that, Izzy seizes the chance to turn her misfortune into a brilliant new job opportunity…
Since then, life has been one big tangle of new client meetings, fake kidnapping pick-ups, and handling the temperamental, but drop dead gorgeous ‘bad boy’ Mr Chase. But, as liberating as being tied up in Ethan’s life is, Izzy knows the time is fast approaching when she must make some decisions and take charge of her future. The only question is: will Ethan allow himself to be a part of it?
At the beginning of the story, I’m already impressed by Amelia Thorne’s narration of a kidnapping scenario. She manages to capture the feelings Izzy or any person would’ve felt during the moment of capture. The fear is there and the chance for escape is slim. But of course, this is not a normal kidnapping case being executed by the characters. Amelia Thorne adds an entertaining twist that will make this book more fun and enjoyable to read.
The concept of Kidnap My Wife may seem disturbing at first, but both parties involved have already been oriented and the task has been planned out with the knowledge of the mastermind and the “victim”. This type of business clearly caters to couples who wish to spice up their love and sex lives. While this is in play, Ties Up With Love centers on the undeniable attraction between Ethan Chase and Izzy.
Ethan and Izzy have created a roller coaster reading experience for me. Amelia Thorne portrays them with many imperfections which allow them to reveal their vulnerabilities at times when all seem to be perfect already. The love-hate Ethan and Izzy feel for one another is one heck of a ride. While there are times when I wish to slap them to get some sense out of them, I still find myself rooting for their happy ending. The emotions in the book are at their extremes. I could feel the love and affection pouring out of the main characters and at the same time, the boiling atmosphere when they’re having numerous arguments and giving each other a cold shoulder. The complexity of their characterization makes them even more realistic and I like the fact that Amelia Thorne allows room for the characters to grow as the story progresses. I have also grown fond of the supporting characters as they have their fare share of interesting and loving personalities.
Overall, Tied Up With Love is a highly entertaining read full of sexy scenes, humor, and heartfelt feelings coming from the characters. This book has my eyes glued to it as I anticipate what will happen next. Be it on the bus or on the plane, nothing keeps me from pulling out my iPad Mini to read the book. Amelia Thorne definitely delivers the story well. Tied Up With Love is a perfect escape from my stressful schedule. This certainly does not disappoint.