Tied Up in Knots by Wayne Mansfield ~ Book Review by Queue

TiedTitle: Tied Up in Knots

Author: Wayne Mansfield

Publisher: JMS Books

Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs

Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/05/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay Romance


Cody has never been lucky in love. In fact, he isn’t feeling very lucky at all. Losing his job and all his money means he has to sell his home. He feels overwhelmed at having to start from scratch again.

Cody decides to get away from it all, and retreats to a secluded forest for some peace and quiet. But two days into his journey, he’s hit over the head as he’s emerging from his tent. When he wakes up, he discovers he’s tied to a chair in a dark room. He struggles against his bonds, and when he hears someone approaching, he begins to panic.

Who kidnapped him? What do they want from a man who has nothing left?

My View:

Tied Up in Knots is a short read and not a bad one, but not a great one.

The blurb hints at a darker story than you actually get and there isn’t a lot of BDSM in it either.

Cody has been having a tough time with life lately and after losing his job and having to sell his house he decides to go camping away from everyone and everything. However, he ends up the captive of a mysterious man named Baz.

This is where I expected the story to get kind of dark but it stays rather light and on the unbelievable side. It isn’t long before Cody is popping a boner, despite being tied up and forced around by Baz.

Baz’s story about why he is in seclusion is interesting but there are things about it that don’t really make sense. The cop’s addition toward the end of the story was totally contrived and everything that happened from that point on just felt unbelievable.


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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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