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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
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Blaire itches for Ty's touch.
  • I Want You
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Blaire wants to remember the look on Ty's face.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Ty pushes Blaire up against the fence.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Tyed by L. J. Shen
Blaire learns Ty's shocking secret.
  • 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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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.

6 of 6 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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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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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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Loved it!

Great writing and narration! I loved both of these characters, and I didn't want to stop listening! This was my first book by both the author and narrator, but it definitely won't be my last!

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NOT MY FAVE!!!

L.J. Shen is an exceptional writer. That being said, I felt like the book was just 'okay.' In the beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed Blaire's wit and sarcasm, but kind of felt like she deadpanned a lot at odd times (often during serious moments). I loved the idea of Blair and Ty together. I found them to be very interesting character's. I also didn't mind Ty's dark past and his willingness to evolve. However, I hated how judgmental Blair was as the relationship progressed (I get the initial 'shock' of Ty's past but she knew going in, Ty wasn't perfect and he'd changed for her).

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I don't look at things the same way

almost stopped reading when she decided it was ok to go to the guys work to confront him about an issue instead of waiting until an appropriate time.

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ok read. plot got a bit weird.

not a terrible read in general but the plot got a bit weird and some things didnt really make sense. there wasnt any supporting background info to the weird parts to back them up so they would work well in the story as a whole and it just didnt fit a all. Disliked the male narration soooo much it didnt suit the character but the girl part was fine and flowed well. chemistry was definitely there between the two characters which is always a plus and makes it easier to read but i wouldnt recommend to pay full price or wasting a credit on it only get it if on sale.

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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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  • Lisa Wooldridge
  • 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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful