Tied with Me
Tied with Me by Kristen Proby
Book Six in the fabulous With Me in Seattle Series and it’s a corker!!
We have come a long way with the amazing Montgomery Family and in this book we get to meet in a little more depth the quiet guy, the sober soul that is Matt.
Matthew Montgomery, detective in the Seattle PD, is a bit of an enigma. He keeps himself to himself but through his brother Caleb we learnt a little more about him and in this, he gets to show his true colours. It has been intimated in previous novels that Matt has a predisposition for the more erotic but nothing has ever clarified. In this we get to see that he is a bit of a Dom and a Master in the Shibari (the use of rose as an erotic art form – he likes to bind his women and is a master at the art)but his dominance extends to the bedroom and no further. He knows his limits and he will not be topped. He is actually a really considerate lover and while he definitely rules the bedroom, day to day he is really nice guy – he loves his family unconditionally, he is loyal to his friends and partner.
Demonstrating his art at a Fetish Festival Matt comes into contact with Nic Dalton (Nicole) when encouraged by her friend, she allows him to tie her up. The draw between them is electrifying and one thing leads to another.
Nic has one small issue – that being that she is a bit of a control freak and giving up control does not come easy to her. Unfortunately for Nic, since the first time she laid eyes and everything else on Matt, she can’t get him out of her head, so when she meets him again at Caleb’s wedding ( she supplied the wedding cake) she just can’t stay away.
“Give in to this, Nic. Let me prove to you that I will be one of the best decisions you ever make.”
The ensuing romance is a complete mix of everything that Kristen Proby does best, it is every inch the perfect romance novel with just the right mix of sex and angst to make it a joy to read.
Despite the issues that they face (and I like that Kristen always has an obstacle for her couples to over-come – life isn’t plain sailing after all) Matt refuses to give up – he knows she is the one – he describes it beautifully when he says:
I see the whole package when I look at this woman. Marriage and babies and houses and bills. Fights and laughter. Everything.
The argument between them is intense and when he walks away we know that he is definitely coming back – and what a comeback it is – and I hope we hear more from Ben in future stories because I think he could be a great addition to the fold.
I loved this book and it too precedence over another novel that I had sitting read to read on the same day but Kristen Proby is one opf my all time favourite authors, someone I know I can allow to take me into her world and who will thrill me while I am there.
I love the fact that we always get a catch up with the rest of the Montgomery family during the novel but I also love her humour. Kristen brings in great secondary characters to each novel and in this case it was Bailey who is an absolute scream – such a wicked sense of humour ! And also Asher, Matt’s partner on the force.
Despite the implication of Matt being into BDSM- it really is quite tame and is dealt with in a very sensual and loving way. Their story is intense but above all romantic, Matt’s priority is Nic and for her he is prepared to do anything;
At the heart of it, we are you and me. This” —he wags his index finger back and forth, pointing to both of us—“ doesn’t work without you.
One thing we can all take refuge in is the fact that with Ms Proby at the helm, the relationship we all have with her works!!!!
Rating 5 out of 5