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From the New York Times best-selling author of the Accidentally on Purpose trilogy...

"You were born to be mine, and I was born to be yours."

Donya Stewart's chest filled with the soft beating wings of butterflies when she first met Emmet Grayne's green eyes at the ripe age of five. Unable to identify the tugging pressure within her when in his presence, Donya moved through the first several years of her life addled by her feelings for the boy who was her best friend's brother and very much like her own sibling.

But one cool autumn night in her mystifying teenage years, Emmet erases any ideas Donya has of him being anything like a sibling. Donya and Emmet, unable to deny the invisible cord that fetters them together on an incredibly visceral level, begin a long journey on a road abounding with challenges, hurdles, and destructive forces. Their love for one another is absolute, and the emotional link between them is strong, but when they make a series of painful decisions and mistakes that pull them apart, the strength of that tether is challenged.

Donya's career as a model takes her around the world and away from Emmet, who is working hard for his law degree. When Donya makes a hard decision for both of them, the tether between them stretches beyond what seems possible.

"The tether contorted and quivered and groaned in protest."

With age comes maturity and hindsight. Will Emmet and Donya have to live apart and with the consequences of their choices? Happy endings aren't always a guarantee, even for two people who were born into this world for each other. Will the link between them bring them together or prove to ensnare them in heartache?

If you are in search of an angst-filled romance novel, get tied into Tethered....

Note from the author: Tethered is meant for mature listeners over the age of 18. This is a standalone novel - listening to my other published novels is welcome, of course, but not necessary.

©2014, 2015 LD Davis Media (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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My Long Wait Is Over and Rewarded!

It's been three long years since L D Davis released AOP on Audible. So when I got a tweet that Tethered was coming out I preordered and downloaded it at midnight the second it became available.

All I can say is wow! I loved, loved this story, it's well written and takes place from when Donya was a young child and straight through to adulthood and her long lasting connection to Emmett, her bff's older brother. It's filled with drama and angst but it never feels contrived. It's real world problems.

Don't expect the this to be a pretty love story about perfect people who live perfect lives and never do anything wrong or deceitful and live happily ever after. It's a gritty love story about imperfect real people who make very real mistakes and hurt themselves and others along the way. Kinda like real life if you ask me. That in a nutshell is why I enjoy this authors writing so much, it's like me wrapping gifts at Christmas, yeah it's all wrapped up in a pretty bow in the end, but the carnage to get it there is littered all around.

Great job by the narrator, and here's to hoping we get a lot more on Audible from LD Davis.

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A Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions

This was a long listen but worth the time.
I found myself either smiling, tearing up or laughing out loud.
The characters were well-developed and the story line kept my interest through the end.
The narrator was awesome.
This will be a story I'll be happy to listen to again some day.

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A BITTER-SWEET SAD LOVE STORY THAT SPANNED YEARS

Donya and Emmet's love story spans decades... and this book is downloaded in three parts because of its length.... but you know right from the Prologue that things weren't going to go well for them. Then you're taken back in time to when Donya was just 6 and had made friends with a girl whose family would change her whole life... but it was Donya's connection to her friend's brother Emmet that would grow into an unbreakable bond between soul mate to soul mate. However, that bond would be tested over and over again, be strained to nearly breaking point and sustain emotionally devastating damage.... but never did it break.

There was the innocent years, the confusing teenage years, the secretive years and the adult years - and in those times Fate threw in some heartbreaking curveballs. Curveballs that would test their love, curveballs that would break them apart, curveballs that felt like a punch in the gut... and curveballs that would eventually mend broken hearts, shattered dreams, wasted years and lost hopes. They naively thought that love was enough... but sadly real-life got in the way of their dreams and Destiny, for a long while, took them in very different directions - until.... well until they were both finally headed in the same direction.

This was a good book with an emotionally intense storyline... but it did focus a lot on the 'early years' of Donya and Emmet's budding relationship with all its teenage angst - however this laid the foundation to their unbreakable bond, their love and their self-sacrificing commitment to each other. The drama that followed them into adulthood (which again spanned years) was painful, heartbreaking and totally riveting because what lay ahead for Donya and Emmet was emotionally cruel. I did wonder at times if this love story would end happily... however, I shouldn't have doubted this Author - no, it wasn't the ending that I'd initially pictured early on for them... nevertheless it was still perfect. Told from Donya's POV, there was sex, plenty of undiluted passion and breathless romance mixed in with all the heartache.... and the narration was ok.

Worth a credit? This is a long story, an emotionally tense and draining story, a battered yet beautiful second chance love story.... and YES a very creditworthy story.

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Not sure at 1st, to couldn't put this book down!

I wasn't sure about this one at first, as I am not a fan a of childhood romance stories.... but as the author so intently writes and narrated the natural blossoming feelings of this beautiful story, I couldn't help but stay on the Rollercoaster and listen! Though I had to get used to her voice at 1st, I liked Emmett and Sam's voices (even though they were all the same Narrator. The steamy scenes were great and well timed, written and definitely left the readers wanting more . It was beautiful and I was pleasantly surprised through every chapter. Read for yourself and enjoy!

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this story makes me cry every time I listen and read it. i just love it

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Loved it!!!

Great story absolutely love it, just wished it would have included Emmitt's POV with a male voice.

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BEST BOOK EVER!

I've read this book more than ten times at lease, and I still think it's the best out of all my more than seven hundred Audible books that I own. We need a Tethered Emmett's version. Thank you so much for your hard work that you put into your wonderful awesome books.

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So much emotion!!

This book was truly amazing!! It’s pretty emotional and made me cry a lot. I think Kate Udall did an incredible job bringing this story to life. I felt like I was in the story hence all the crying lol. The type of connection talked about in this book is so magical and intense. I would strongly recommend this book!!

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Great title

These two people was their own worst enemies. The story was one that pulls you in and you dont want to.put it down. This book had a lot of suffering going on and while they were both stubborn she was queen of stubborn. Although she accomplished what she wanted to do , she was aware and careful about the pitfalls that could affect her life which was awesome for someone so young. It was great that she didn't fall face first into the lifestyle that models succumb to which hurt them. They drug their feet a lot wasting time. Fred told them right. I enjoyed this story very much.

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Marvelous

Wow! This was engrossing and beautiful and epic. What a love story. The narration was so good too, it really made the long listen a delight. Kate Udall was perfect for this job.

Donya is my favourite kind of heroine: spine of steel, vulnerable at times but never helpless; ambitious and driven; loves hard and true. Emmett is a dreamboat, just wish he had been a little bit patient. If he had been, this would have been an 8-hr listen only. :)

LD Davis, I'm now a fan.

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Tethered Forever!!

I absolutely loved Donya and Emmet's story. This is a spinoff from L D Davis Accidentally on Purpose Trilogy but can be read as a stand alone. Donya is Emmet's sisters best friend and from the day they meet when Donya is only 7 years old there is this pull between them they seem to know what each other are feeling. Years later they secretly become a couple as there families see them more as brother and sister than anything else and believe me the path to them finally been together and having their happily ever after is definitely not a smooth one but something always pull them back together.

They are Tethered forever.




Definitely one of my favourites and definitely worthy of more that 5*.