A man whose lifestyle is so different from her own....
Nic Dalton's cupcake bakery is thriving. She serves both rock stars and locals alike, content with her growing business. But one adventurous night out with her best friend, Bailey, turns her life upside down. She meets a handsome stranger who makes her skin sizzle and her heart race. Their one night together is explosive and unexpected, but when he has to suddenly leave without taking her phone number, Nic resigns herself to never seeing him again....
What will it take to trust and submit to his every desire?
Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle's finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault. And he has a penchant for bondage.
Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he's ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he'll never get her out of his system.
And he'll do whatever it takes to make her his.
"Give in to this, Nic. Let me prove to you that I will be one of the best decisions you ever make." - Matt Montgomery
©2014 Kristen Proby (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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I have mixed feelings about this one. In comparison to the other stories, TIED was mediocre. I think I just wasn't as into Matt as I was the other brothers, and the subtle DOM/SUB theme didn't add or take away from the storyline, it just--WAS. I don't want to feel mediocre about the stories I listen to--but I suppose when it's all make believe anyway, it's fine! :-)
I'm looking forward to the next two because I'm intrigued by the characters, and really have enjoyed Kristen Proby's writing. Overall, the story was good enough, just not awesome.
"Another Hot and Sexy 5 Star Listen for Kristen :)"
I have just loved every book in the With Me series by Kristen, so of course I was dying to get my hands on Tied with Me, the latest book in the series. Within this series, Kristen has written about every type of Hottie imaginable so far, a rock star, a sexy man with tattoos and a motorcycle, a movie star, a professional football player, and an ex-Navy SEAL. So, it was fitting for the next leading man to be a sexy police detective that dabbles in BDSM...
Matt Montgomery is a natural protector and the one that his siblings lean on for support and strength. He has a great job as a Seattle police detective, but with his dominant tendencies and his “secret” fetish for BDSM, he hasn't been able to find the one person he can share his life with. That is until Nic walks into his life. He realizes that she isn't the typical submissive, but something about her draws him in...
Shy and insecure Nic Dalton is the owner of a successful cupcake bakery. She loves her business and her close friends, but due to life-long medical conditions she finds it easier to push people away then be hurt when she can’t live the life that most take for granted. After a chance meeting with Matt leaves her reeling, for once she wants more and finds herself interested in things she never thought she would enjoy...
As always with Kristen's books, the sexy portions of the book were off the charts and Oh SO YUMMY -- Nic and Matt definitely didn't lack sexual chemistry and bringing in BDSM added a whole Lift to the book. Matt was dominate in the bedroom, but he wasn't your typical Dom who liked to control all aspects of Nic’s life, he knew when to assert his authority and when to back off. Tied with Me also gave us a small glimpse back into the characters that we have all thoroughly enjoyed in the previous books in the series and we were also given a pretty obvious idea of who book 7 will be about. I'll be snatching it up as soon as Audible releases it... :)
"Waiting for the story..."
This wasn't "horrible"; but at the same time, during most of the book I felt like I was waiting for the story to actually start. I was waiting for that one thing to seriously draw me in and it never happened.
"Not Even Close to 50 Shades"
Jennifer Mack carries increasingly weak stories and makes them more interesting. Proby's female characters are cool, but the men are childish, overly possessive and juvenile, no matter what their occupation. The male narrator doesn't help. MEN JUST DON'T THINK OR TALK THAT WAY. Ok, so the guy's into kink....why ? We never find out. In 50 SHADES there was a Mrs. Robinson-type, who got the main character into that kind of lifestyle. In this book the main character's a cop but hardly anything about that is in the story. For gosh sakes, you can't get some tension with a detective as the main male character ? There's hardly any tension and you can see the end coming a mile away.
Make the male characters more mature. On one page they hardly know the woman, on the next, they're mating like bunnies and are ready to kill anyone who even looks at their new girlfriend. There's little or no tension, as there was in the first two. The men are increasingly unlikable.
She's a great narrator. She can handle the sexy parts, as well as the normal narration and make you interested. She's one of the best I've ever heard.The male narrator is a huge distraction.
Real disappointment. I'm a guy, so that may influence things. Proby's a good storyteller and the idea of following the romances of one family is clever. The problem is increasingly clear that the guys are over-possessive dolts and the women are either to dumb or too scared to ever tell them to drop dead.
The series is running out of gas. First couple books were great, but it's been all downhill after the first two.
"Loved this Book"
Loved this book and the story line! I also loved the characters and their personalities in the book!
"I'm a masochist for finishing this."
People who want mind readers as a BDSM partner. Case in point:"
"In clubs, safe words are mandatory, so if we ever go to one together, your word will be ‘red.’ The second you say ‘red,’ everything stops, no questions asked. But, honestly, the way I feel about safe words is, you shouldn’t need one with me. It’s my job to learn what you can handle and what you can’t, and I’m a firm believer in ‘no means no.’"
People who don't mind repetition. "I've ever" felt, experienced, whatever appeared 17 times. 17!
"It’s the most incredible thing I’ve ever felt"
"....finest specimen of man I’ve ever seen."
" ... most alluring smell I’ve ever experienced."
"...Matt is perhaps the best thing I’ve ever experienced."
Other words were repetitive too but I couldn't be bothered to find more examples.
Nic was TSTL at times. You go home with a guy you don't know tied up bc he says he's not an "ax murderer"?
How many times can your hands be tied behind your back with rope. There's more to bondage than that and how about some spontaneity. It was like appointment sex.
Matt was a lot of talk "when I get you home". There was a bathroom scene where he could have tied her with his belt instead he tells her she has 5 minutes to get to the car. Yawn.
Spoiler! Nic again is TSTL with the whole "I can't have a baby so if I love him set him free." Utter nonsense what year is it because there is this thing called adoption and surrogacy. So tell the man and if has to have a child that has he's DNA then he's a worthless pile. That storyline is as played as rich guy meets virgin.
Mack does this fake laugh/chuckle that is really annoying. It's super aloof and contrived and I rolled my eyes so many times I thought I might roll them out of my skull. Her men's voices were ok.
The male narrator was much better sorry I've forgotten his name and am typing on my phone bc I'm so annoyed by this book.
I had the Charlie Brown reaction to the adults. Wah wah wah wah.
If your an audio masochist do it but if you like bondage, alpha males, a strong non wishy washy heroine and a dash of D/s stay away.
"Hot Cop Ties Up Sweet Little One"
I consider the audio edition of Tied with Me to be better than the print version because I could visualize the characters interactions easier when I listen to the different voices. I could close my eyes and picture the story unfolding.
My favorite character was Nic because she was so multidimensional. When she encountered adversities in life she found ways to overcome them with little to no support from her family. She followed her ambitions to build the life she wanted.
I have listened to other performances by Jennifer Mack and this one was a more pleasurable listen because Eric Michael Summerer performed more of the story from a male POV. It's easier to listen to male narrators for strong male characters.
Get tied up by a hot sexy cop.
"Didn't hold my interest"
I agree with what a lot of other reviewers have said. This book really lacked conflict. The most dramatic thing that happens in the book happens to Natalie. I found myself not really caring about Matt & Nic.
As far as the BDSM part goes, it was...meh! I was surprised to find I was uncomfortable with it in this story. Whenever Matt would go into "Dom Mode" I found myself wishing Nicole would tell him to eff off. I'm a huge fan of Cherise Sinclair. The stories in the Masters of Shadowlands series never leave me feeling uncomfortable. They feel natural and organic. Matt's story never felt that way. I think it's because the story doesn't fully go into Nic's apprehensions. Even well into their relationship he asks about her not being completely settled with his being a Dom. Next thing I know, that's it. Never really gets resolved or sorted out.
A few chapters in, I found myself skipping to Dominic's story. Mark seems too young mentally; not interested.
This was a letdown after Caleb's story, but it was great to see how the rest of the Montgomery-Williams clan fare.
This is one of those books that I loved listening to at the time. I loved the chemistry between the Nic and Matt. I loved both their careers and the details that added to the story. I loved that the book was written with alternating POV's and that the audiobook did that with both a male and a female narrator. But after finishing the book and thinking back on the story there were a couple of things that made me wrinkle my nose. Just minor details about how the characters acted/reacted that just seemed a bit too extreme.
Matt is a cop who's into Shibari. He's not huge into the whole other aspects of the BDSM world. His kink is really tying a girl up and maybe a spanking or two. But he's not extreme at all. This book is light on the BDSM so it's good for those who aren't huge fans...like Nic. But what Matt is...is possessive and dominant...big time. While this works in a fiction novel and is super-sexy, I think this would be a guy who was super-creepy and scary in real life. LOL
Nic is a vanilla girl...at least that's what she thinks. She's also extremely independent. But she likes when Matt takes control in a big way, even though she really isn't comfortable with it. Nic has some issues...with trust, self-esteem, and relationship etiquette. And this is one of the parts that bothered me at the end of the book. Without giving away too much away with spoilers, Nic has serious relationship maturity issues. She walks away with no words...what?? Seriously, wtf? SHE doesn't deserve a second chance after that. Really that one thing almost ruined this entire book for me. Be an adult and suck it up and give the person you supposedly love some basic, human respect.
I did really enjoy every moment listening to the audiobook. I loved that there were two narrators on the story so that when the book switched POV, so did the narration. Both narrators did an incredible job with the voices. And this is a tough book because there are some huge group scenes and they rocked those. I haven't read any of the rest of this series and although all those characters make appearances in this, the book is written so it's not confusing at all.
Overall, I enjoyed it and I realized after I listened to it that I have book #5 in my print TBR pile, so I need to pull it out. I've also heard great things about #8 and it's available in audio with the same narrators so I'll probably pick that one up after I whittle my audiobook pile down a little.
"Tied me up good!!!"
There was one thing i wanted from this was more tying than whining. The story itself was great, and the narration was right on spot but i felt that there could be more than just using his rope on her....
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