Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
Written by bestselling author Kim Karr, Tied is one of the novellas in the Imperfect Love Kindle Worlds collection, so it takes some inspiration from the Imperfect Love series originally created by bestselling author Kendall Ryan. This novella was originally a short story entitled Begging for More in the multi-authored For the First Time series but it's been expanded. It features James Ashton and Lindsay Mills, who were peripheral characters in Karr's standalone Toxic, as well as her Tainted Love duet composed of the books Blow and Crush. This novella is the story of how James and Lindsay met and ended up as husband and wife in less than twenty-four hours and how, with the knowledge that they come from different worlds--his family is from old money and she's an up and coming supermodel--and have people around them--his mother included--wondering if this is a case of plain and simple gold digging and drunken foolishness, James takes on the challenge set before him by his doubting new bride: Prove that he is husband material within a month's time or be left with no other option but to cut ties with Lindsay.
Tied wasn't just my first Imperfect Love Kindle Worlds read but it was also my first of any sort in the realm of Kindle Worlds. I've read other books that were inspired by another author's series, but it wasn't part of the whole Kindle Worlds thing so I was curious to see if there was a difference, of which there wasn't. I've enjoyed Kim Karr's work in the past but I have yet to read the books in which James and Lindsay originally appeared in before. This didn't really matter because I was able to fully enjoy their story as told here. I liked how James was connected to Noah Tate from the Hitched books but how that connection wasn't overplayed, making this truly James and Lindsay's story. There was a fair amount of chemistry between these two, though I do think that it wasn't as strong as I would have expected it to be. I liked that there was a bit of waffling involved, especially since Lindsay was concerned that all they had in common was their sexual connection. There were moments that I feel were skimmed over, but overall, I enjoyed this novella and liked James and Lindsay as a couple. Tied receives four stars. ♥
Date Read: 07 June 2017
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