Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Tied to You
Author: Riley Hart
Series: Wild Side #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: Riley Hart
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Miles Sorenson prides himself on his brutal honesty. Facts and logic are a hell of a lot easier to deal with than emotions. He’s got his career and a small, close-knit group of friends, and he doesn’t need nor want anything else. The total opposite of Quinn Barker, who doesn’t take life too seriously and thinks a good laugh can cure anything.
When Quinn takes Miles home, it’s supposed to be a one-time deal. Except they really click in the sack and end up spending the weekend together, enjoying each others’ bodies as much as their company…to Miles’ dismay. Matters get even more muddled when, months later, they run into each other at the popular West Hollywood bar, Wild Side, and pick up right where they left off.
On the surface, Quinn and Miles are like oil and water, but the draw between them is undeniable. As their lives further entwine, they realize there’s more to their connection than the way they singe the sheets together.
But demons from the past have a way of catching up, and no matter how strong the link is tying Miles and Quinn together, the pressure may be enough to make it snap.
Review: Miles is one of the original trio (turn foursome) of friends we met in Gone for You made up of Chance, Oliver (and Matt). He was the serious one who always honest to a fault and focused on his career as an attorney who didn’t have much time for or interest in a relationship. The friends have a standing Friday night meet up at Wild Side bar, which is where Miles hooked up with Quinn.
This story jumps right in on the end of that hookup which began as a one-night stand and ended up continuing through the weekend, something that Miles never does. But, Quinn is hard to resist, and it is easy to see why. He was fabulous! He was sexy and cute, funny and easy going. As can be expected, the two continue to hook up, both telling each other that’s all it is, even as it is clear as day it will inevitably become more.
Miles and Quinn had fantastic banter and great chemistry. Seriously, Quinn is one of my favorite new characters, and I fell in love with him even quicker than Miles. He managed to get under Miles’ skin and past barriers that had Miles telling Quinn things he hadn’t shared with anyone else (other than his closest long-time friends). They shared a similar childhood which was the beginning of their connection. It was that past that led to Miles’s issues with letting someone in and trusting them not to abandon him. And while they hit a snag along the way, it didn’t take long for them to overcome.
There were a few things that kept me from loving the previous book quite this much, but they were not present here, and this truly felt like the Riley Hart story that I’ve come to expect. While I am glad Oliver and Matt’s story has been told, I am thrilled that we are moving on to the others. I’m looking forward to the next installment and hoping the sexy dancer Chance will meet his match next!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*