It's the Tied Up With Love blog tour!!!!
‘We’re from KMW. Do exactly as you’re told and you won’t get hurt...'
Readers are immediately thrown into a scenario where Izzy is whisked away by the Kidnap My Wife heavies, but it doesn't take long for it to become apparent that this isn't a book built around titillation or smut. There are some raunchy scenes and there's plenty of sexual tension...my kindle was smoking with the sparks flying between Izzy and Ethan! But I wasn't expecting a 'kidnap-my-wife-to-spice-up-our-sex-life' company to then become a book which is about so much more than sex. I had preconceived ideas about what the plot would be and I was totally wrong.
I'd expected bondage and experimental sex, when in reality Tied Up With Love falls firmly within the boundaries of humorous romance rather than erotica. It focuses on community life. Friendship. Family. And it has a serious moral at the heart of it, one simple lesson that's tied up in every plot and subplot- not to judge others.
This makes it sound more heavy going than it is. It's actually really witty and sharp, a feisty ball-of-fire of a book. Tied Up With Love is full of one liners and Izzy is a strong protagonist (both in her ability to use her fists and her determined character)- she's a memorable heroine. And Ethan...not the kind of man I'd usually go for but there's something in him which I fell for. He comes across as rough and ready but there's a soft centre in there, a vulnerability hidden inside. I wanted him and Izzy to stop fighting the feelings and just admit they needed each other! But with two headstrong characters it's always going to be a battle of pride and willpower...
This was a book which seemed to speed along, there's no opportunity to get bored or skim-read because it hurtles along at pace. It's also fresh and modern, totally different to anything else out there at the moment. Fantastically fun!