Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson ~ Book Review by Karen

Title: Tied to Trouble

Author: Megan Erickson

Publisher: Entangled

Cover Artist: Undisclosed

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/04/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary

Blurb:

Between love and hate, there’s a whole lot of trouble…

Chad Lake only showed up at his sister’s party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can’t resist trying to ruffle the guy’s perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie’s ready for him, though, and in the end, it’s Chad who’s left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.

Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad’s sister—the same sister who holds Owen’s career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad’s sexy taunts push him too far. There’s something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can’t seem to stay away…

My View:

I have been through a bit of a book slump recently. I read 3 great books in quick succession, then nothing satisfied me.

Other than the Focus series I haven’t read any Megan Erickson, and so I wasn’t really aware of the Gamers series before this book, which by the way can be read as a standalone, and I was so happy. Focus on me was on of my top 5 reads of last year, but it dealt with some difficult issues , Tied Together is pretty much a classic love story.

If you’re writing that kind of classic theme, then its HOW you tell it, can you get the reader invested in the characters or is it just formula for formula’s sake ? Luckily for me, this was a  stonkingly good romance.

Chad is bad, well not bad really, just a happy go lucky 27 year old, who moves jobs and sex partners very regularly. If he gets bored or it’s too much like hard work – off he goes. Chad is used to people seeing him as a one dimensional, one word descriptor guy.

Owen is a good boy, he works hard and wears bow ties, and his life is an even keel. Owen, he may be a little boring at times.

When these two meet, it’s instant attraction, and while they act in it, they seem to hate each other-  obviously that wears off! And they start to get to know each other, and despite being opposites in many ways, they click. And along with attraction comes understanding and like. Then of course there is some drama.

Like I said initially, this is about how these guys get to where they need to be, and where we WANT them to be, and how ME writes romance so very well. The length of this book is perfect, its a snapshot into the lives of Chad and Owen, and there is a wonderful epilogue.

There is a scene in here that uses the bow tie to great effect, and I can honestly say that my view of bow tie wearers has been altered forever.

A fun, sexy and uplifting tiramisu of a book.

 

Links

Tied to Trouble on Goodreads
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Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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