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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

Kiss
  • Kiss
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Blaire itches for Ty's touch.
I Want You
  • I Want You
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Blaire wants to remember the look on Ty's face.
Hot Hot Hot
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Ty pushes Blaire up against the fence.
Trouble in Paradise
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Blaire learns Ty's shocking secret.
Declaration of Love
  • Declaration of Love
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
It's a fact that Ty loves her.

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  • Kiss
  • Blaire itches for Ty's touch.
  • I Want You
  • Blaire wants to remember the look on Ty's face.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Ty pushes Blaire up against the fence.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Blaire learns Ty's shocking secret.
  • Declaration of Love
  • It's a fact that Ty loves her.

Publisher's Summary

Meet Blaire.

An underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you). She doesn't do bad boys. Actually, she doesn't do boys, like, at all. Not that she's a lesbian. And not that there's anything wrong with being one. It's just that...well...she kind of needs to focus on graduating from college right now.

And she needs something from Ty. Badly.

Meet Ty.

Mixed martial artist, soon-to-be Welterweight champion of the Xtreme Warrior League and the hottest guy in the Bay Area. He's cocky, arrogant and completely off-limits to anyone with more than three working brain cells...but dude, have you seen his butt?

On top of being a world-class player, Ty has a secret. And Blaire? She can barely even handle his truths. Life is about to throw a few knockout punches at both of them. Can they handle the pain?

©2015 L.J. Shen (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Misty
  • Washington
  • 03-18-17

Adored

I loved this story. A girl with self confidence issues and a mma fighter with all the confidence to give. I have read all of LJ's other books and I was really surprised by the sweetness of this book compared to the darkness I am used to from this author but it just shows her range.

It did get a little long towards the end. I felt like it was one chapter too long but other than that, I loved it.

Rebecca Snow wasn't my optimal narrator at first but she totally grew on me and by the end I was glad that she was the one chosen for the job.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Different than what I was expecting from LJ, but good stuff.

Based on previous listens, I expected something different. I guess because my previous listen from LJ stretched the lines of the romance genre, and this story fits right into that box. But either way, such a good listen and I loved the heroine Blair. She was funny, and I liked seeing her confidence build through the story. Ty, as a mixed martial arts guy, was super hot and I loved his cocky swagger. Rebecca Snow does a great job portraying both characters. Definitely well worth a credit.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Sweet MMA Contemporary romance

I listened to this audio book in one day. LJ Shen has consistently delivered interesting stories, and Tyed did not disappoint! After starting and stopping a few other audible books, this book finally captured my attention.

Told (and narrated) in the female point of view of the heroine, Blair. Blair who I wanted to smack upside the head. Blair who's character is so stubborn, but that I felt bad for the hero, Ty. Ty is a rising MMA star with a sordid past. As with all new relationships, the skeletons don't really surface until the relationship gets more serious. Despite the obvious love they had for one another, Blair just could not get over Ty's past indiscretions ... and that killed me! That's not to say that she showed how much she still cared for him and thought about him through her actions. Despite her words, her actions definitely spoke more about her character and reflected her true feelings.

This was a bit of a detour of LJ Shen's angsty bad boys. The angst/frustration was definitely stemming from the Blair. Yet overall, still an entertaining story with a great narration.

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3.75 Stars

I've listened to almost all of L.J. Shen's books. The others were a series or tied together with the series and I really enjoyed them so I decided to listen to one of her 3 other books that were stand alone. Out of Blood to Dust, Sparrow and Tyed I decided to try Tyed. I must admit that I enjoyed the other books I listened to better than this one.

Blaire is a 23 year old college student who is assigned a journalist article to cover the MMA. It's at the local MMA training gym that she meets Tyler 'Ty' Walker, the biggest up and coming fighter rising through the ranks. They initially clash from the moment they meet, but both still end up not being able to stay away from the other and they end up dating. Blaire has a twin supermodel sister and a male BFF who drum up some drama; especially the male BFF, but for the most part it stays on Blaire and Ty. Blaire is different than anyone he's ever met and he has completely changed his personal lifestyle to be with her, but he has a pretty heavy secret from his past that he has been keeping from her until he's ready to tell her. Unfortunately, her male BFF finds out due some snooping and digging from his ulterior motives and he spills the beans. When she pretty much confirms it's true (by her own snooping, not actually talking to Ty himself) she completely cuts ties with Ty. While I do understand the severity of his secret and everyone is entitled to their own reaction to that kind of past/secret, I personally felt like she overreacted and did not even give him a chance to explain himself and the reasoning of his actions. Plus, it was a few years before they even met and he stopped doing that part of his past a good 6 months before they met.

Overall, this was a cute story and I found the heroine to be funny and entertaining. I mostly liked Ty and didn’t have real issues with his character. Yes, he has anger issues he works on, but he’s a MMA fighter and he never physically hurts her or other females. Her male BFF annoyed me, he was an arrogant, immature jerk after putting together his actions from the beginning of the book to the end. What an a**. I felt like the ending was rushed and would have preferred a better, longer, more detailed epilogue. It seemed like it just kind of ended when I was expecting a little more. Just kind of felt a Happy for Now ending and not a Happy Ever After ending. I'd say a good solid 3.75 stars, but would have gotten more if it wrapped up more at the end and didn't feel so rushed and then just over.

As far as narration, this was my first time with this narrator, but I thought she did a good job. Sometimes her voice sounded very similiar with the different character voices (male and female), but overall she did good.

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I hate the abrupt ending!!!!!

I was totally digging this book and was so excited when the Hero and Heroine finally reconnected and in one more paragraph, the book ended. There wasn’t even an epilogue. What a flipping disappointment. I really hate when there is a bunch of angst that you make it through and then you don’t get to experience any of the HEA, with the couple.
Don’t get me wrong, the writing was awesome, as always, with this author, but I just felt like this book was incomplete. Not only did it end to abruptly, there was an article that the Heroine was suppose to write, that focused on the unique personality traits that serious athletes have. This article was going to focus on how these traits affected an athlete’s behavior. The article assignment was given but nothing more is mentioned about it. In my opinion, this was a big oversight. During the Heroine’s research, for this article, she could have learned some important facts that could have helped her understand some of the Hero’s behaviors that could have helped solved their conflict much earlier, in the book. With that being said, this novel is still an awesome listen and very credit worthy.
-V from Kansas

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Hot MMA fighter? Yes please!!!

I swear, there is nothing better than a hot MMA fighter who cares! Tyed was an unexpected type of love story that I couldn't stop thinking about. I would love to see this turn into a series following some of the supporting characters. The other characters had such a huge part of the story and I feel they need to tell their stories as well.

The narration was great! I cannot wait to listen to other books narrated by Rebecca Snow!

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Great story!

This is a great story by one of my new fav authors! The narrator's voice is slightly annoying at times but the banter between characters made up for that. You'll experience all the feels with this one!

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Chewing gum???

Why the heck is the narrator chewing gum throughout the story. it is the most annoying sound I have ever heard. yuck!!!

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Loved the book

Ok I really liked the book. I couldn't stop listening until the end of the book.

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Tyed

I loved this book!!! The author knew a lot about MMA. I will listen to this again. J....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-18

Amazing story and narrator!!

This was not the typical boring romance you can guess the ending to after the first chapter!! It it a long time since I have enjoyed a book this much. I just love the main character and the narrator really brings her to life!

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  • LI5A
  • 11-24-17

Boring and awful narrative

The narrator is more suitable for reading children books. Not usual L. J Shen standard.
I am trying to return it.

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  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
  • 08-01-17

Brilliant

I loved this story, mma fighter and budding journalist falling in love.
It's funny, quick witted, heart warming and the narration is brilliantly done and really brings the story to life her enthusiasm and emotion in when the plot calls for it really came across. The best narration I've heard.

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  • Lara
  • 11-13-17

Started out okay

Story was a bit scatty, with some gaping holes in the plot line or issues that were blatantly ignored so never resolved. The sister’s voice was very annoying. Not a keeper. Wouldn’t read the next one

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