Ties that Bind (Complicated Love #2) by Neeny Boucher

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*Recommended for audiences over the age of 18*
Forced to return to her hated hometown to work, Christina Martin, lawyer and ex resident bad girl, finds herself questioning her life choices. Reunited with her former husband, Nicholas Riley, their tenuous and complicated relationship is tested when secrets from the past and present are revealed.
Riley, a man with explosive secrets and penchant for psychological games, faces the dilemma of keeping the woman he loves through lies by omission or potentially losing her with the truth. This isn’t just their second chance for happiness, it’s their last chance and there may be some things that love can’t conquer at all.
Equal parts helped and hindered by a colorful cast of supporting characters, ‘Ties that Bind’, Book Two in the Complicated Love Series, continues the dysfunctional relationship of Riley and Dina introduced in ‘Lost in Flight’.
Warning: This book is not about bondage. I have nothing against books about bondage. Heck, I’ve been known to read a few works myself, but it’s just this book isn’t one of them. Unless, of course, you’re referring to the tangible and intangible bonds of human relationships, ties that bind and ties that can be broken. Then, this book is definitely about that.

‘Ties that Bind’ is not a standalone and forms part of a series. It is highly recommended that you read Book One, ‘Lost in Flight’ before this one. Also, this series is full of quirky, socially awkward, and badly behaved characters, underpinned with dark humor. It is not a traditional romance and there is no guarantee of happy ever afters.

Krystle’s 5 Star Review:

Ties that Bind, the sequel to Lost in Flight, is hands down one of my favorite books of the year. I was fortunate enough to beta read both books of this series and even reading it bits at a time and before Neeny had perfected it I absolutely adored every word.

As you may know from my review of Book 1, Lost in Flight, these characters are some of my absolute favorites! They are so easy to relate to and honestly from very early on in the series I just fell in love with them and felt as though they were close friends of mine. Reading about them in this second book only solidified my love for them and honestly it makes me want to cry a little bit thinking that their story is over. Sure, they are stubborn as all hell and drove me mad half of the time but they are hilarious, genuine, and a blast to read about!

Christina, Riley and their friends and families are definitely different…but a good different. Each one of the characters is broken in their own way yet so strong and unique in another. My favorite part about these stories is that I’m reading about REAL people. I’m not reading about the typical characters we are fed over and over again and that quite frankly I tend to get sick of.

The story is different than what I am used to also. The way that Neeny Boucher worked the story from past to present and left intentional holes in the story kept me on my toes the entire time. Each time I was forwarded chapters of the book I couldn’t read fast enough in hopes of getting the answers I was craving. Neeny Boucher definitely delivered and left no stones unturned.

I would definitely recommend this series to anyone looking for a DIFFERENT story. A real story that you can relate to. A story that submerges you into a different world that may be very much like your own. A story filled with crazy characters that are impossible not to love.

I give this book and the series as a whole 5 stars!

Author Bio:
Neeny Boucher is a nom de plume because my real name sounds like a 19th Century suffragette.  Originally, I’m from New Zealand and am a long-time supporter of the All Blacks.  Currently, I am living in Europe and a trailing spouse, following my husband all over the world for his work.  This not only gives me the opportunity to write, but also, experience the world and indulge in one of my favourite past-times:  people watching.

My own employment history is varied and ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.  All of those experiences and encounters, however, have allowed me to collect amazing stories, which now form the basis of my writings.

I have always loved the weird, the outcast and those on the margins of society because they see the world in a different way.  These are the people my characters are based around.

I have a BA Hons (English and Pacific Studies) and a PhD in Sociology/Indigenous Studies.


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