Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Tied Man - Tabitha McGowan

Cover Rating: 5 out of 5 (L.O.V.E IT)
Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: 

Lilith Bresson, an independent, successful young artist, is forced to travel from her home in Spain to the wild borderlands of northern England, to repay her feckless father’s latest debt by painting a portrait of the enigmatic Lady Blaine Albermarle.

On her first night at Albermarle Hall she meets Finn Strachan, Blaine’s ‘companion’, a cultured and hauntingly beautiful young man who seems to have it all. But Lilith has an artist’s eye, and a gift for seeing what lies beneath the skin. She soon discovers that Blaine is more gaoler than lover, and if the price is right, depravity has no limits.

As the weeks pass, Lilith finds that she too is drawn into the malign web that her patron has spun, yet against the odds she forges a strong friendship with the damaged, dysfunctional Finn. In a dark, modern twist to an age-old story, Lilith Bresson proves that sometimes it’s the princess who needs to become the rescuer.

Please note that this story-line contains depictions of drug abuse, violence and non-consensual sexual activity.

Review:

Even in his absence he filled every corner of my shrunken world 

4 great stars.

Not what I was expecting really, after reading Captured in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark I wanted something similar, this... wasn't it... it was the perfect retreat away from it.

This should have been dark and mournful but McGowan writes in such a way inappropriate laughter is expected. Finn is written perfectly and he has a way of making even awkward jokes funny.

Blaine... I wish I knew more about her, I wonder what made her so soulless, but I guess monsters are sometimes just there.

A stand out character was Nat, I really liked him and I wouldn't mind reading his story.

I love character driven stories and that's what this is.

Lilith is hilarious, on the same par as Nora, Olivia and other fantastic leading ladies.

I want book two! Like now. Pwease. 


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