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Ties That Tether

By: Jane Igharo
Narrated by: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Gary Tiedemann
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Publisher's summary

One of Betches' 7 Books by Black Authors You Need to Read This Summer

One of Elite Daily’s Books Featuring Interracial Relationships You Should Read in 2020

One of Marie Claire's 2020 Books You Should Add to your Reading List

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother's heart, she must choose between love and her family.

At 12 years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping - well forcing - her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and...White.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.

©2020 Jane Igharo (P)2020 Penguin Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

Critic reviews

“A beautiful, heartfelt story about the power of love, identity, and family. Ties That Tether is a delightful debut that romance lovers won’t want to miss!"
Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train To Key West

“Lovingly written and heartfelt. Ties That Tether is a beautiful exploration of culture, family, and romance. Azere’s journey to find her own voice should resonate with anyone who’s ever felt trapped between conflicting worlds and expectations.”
Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test

Ties That Tether takes the reader on a rich, emotional journey. A big, bold story about finding ourselves amidst the struggles of family loyalty, honoring one’s culture, and the endless facets of love. Loved every glorious moment of this book!”
Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of Love on Beach Avenue