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.
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.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
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... :)
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.
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.
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....
Still a Kristen Proby fan! Another great book in the series. She always finds a way to add more characters and keep the story great!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good story. I liked both Matt and Nic and their story was very sweet and enjoyable. FYI, most of the BDSM in this book is mostly bondage based.
Nic is a very nice lady that owns a bakery. She moved to Seattle for culinary school and loved the area so she stayed to open her bakery. Nic is doing very good at the shop but spends most of her time working and doesn't date much. Nic is convinced by her BFF, Bailey, to go to a fetish festival which is way out of her comfort zone but when she meets Matt, Nic finds she doesn't care so much about her comfort zone.
Matt is one of the many brothers in the Montgomery family. He's a Seattle cop (detective actually) and loves his job. Matt is a dominant in the bedroom but he's more into bondage (he's a master at Shibari) than the rest and usually leaves his dominant side in the bedroom. In normal life, he's a nice and sweet guy that you probably wouldn't peg for a dominant.
Matt happens to meet Nic during a demonstration at the fetish festival. There's an instant attraction between them and Nic ends up taking Matt home with her. They had a good night but Matt had to leave unexpectedly due to a call about a family issue. The call was about an accident that Brynna had in Safe with Me with her girls in the car. When Matt left he was asking how Brynna and the girls were and once he was gone, Nic thought about it and decided that "the girls" must be his daughters and he must be married. This pisses her off and disappoints her so she thinks that maybe it's a good thing Matt didn't get her number before he left. Matt actually planned to call Nic and looked up Nic's number but because of a family wedding he was too busy to call her. They're surprised to see each other at the wedding (Nic baked the wedding cake) and Matt is happy to see Nic but Nic isn't returning the favor. Matt finds out why Nic is pissed at him and explains that he's not married and doesn't have kids.
Matt expresses an interest in seeing Nic again but she's a bit freaked by Matt's dominant side. Since she doesn't know much about the BDSM world, Nic makes some erroneous assumptions about how their relationship would go, thinking that Matt will try to rule all areas of her life. Matt convinces her to see him as a friend and uses the times to convince her they'd work together (which doesn't take very long at all). Matt helps Nic explore BDSM but as I said...it's mostly bondage that Matt prefers so it's not a wide exploration. Between Matt's convincing and a talk with her BFF, Nic decides to give a relationship with Matt a chance and see where things go between them. They find that they work well together but there are certain things that make's Nic feel that Matt wouldn't want her long-term. Unfortunately, Nic doesn't discuss these issues with Matt and they do cause her to suffer from a bout of relationship dumbassedness towards the end. Thankfully there's some well timed interference from family and friends and Matt and Nic are able to figure things out between them so they end the story heading towards their HEA.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Nic pretty well. I got a little annoyed about her whole "our relationship could never last because I'm not good enough for him" but it wasn't overly dramatic and didn't take too long to get worked out so I was alright with it. Matt was a really good hero...I actually can't think of any complaints about him. Overall, this was a really good story with some very likable characters. I'd recommend this story. :)
* note - This story was from both Nic and Matt's PoVs so there were 2 narrators, a female for the sections from Nic's PoV and a male for the sections from Matt's PoV. Both narrators did a very good job.
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