Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tethered by L.D. Davis- Blog Tour and Review


From the New York Times Best Selling Author of the Accidentally On Purpose trilogy…

“You were born to be mine and I was born to be yours.”

Donya Stewart’s chest filled with the soft beating wings of butterflies when she first met Emmet Grayne’s green eyes at the ripe age of five. Unable to identify the tugging pressure within her when in his presence, Donya moved through the first several years of her life addled by her feelings for the boy who was her best friend’s brother, and very much like her own sibling. But one cool autumn night in her mystifying teenage years, Emmet erases any ideas Donya has of him being anything like a sibling.

Donya and Emmet, unable to deny the invisible cord that fetters them together on an incredibly visceral level, begin a long journey on a road abounding with challenges, hurdles, and destructive forces. Their love for one another is absolute, and the emotional link between them is strong, but when they make a series of painful decisions and mistakes that pull them apart, the strength of that tether is challenged.

Donya’s career as a model took her around the world and away from Emmet who was working hard for his law degree. When Donya makes a hard decision for both of them, the tether between them stretches beyond what seems possible.

“The tether contorted and quivered and groaned in protest.”

Happy endings aren’t always a guarantee, even for two people who were born into this world for each other. With age comes maturity and hindsight. Will Emmet and Donya have to live apart and with the consequences of their choices? Will the link between them bring them together or prove to ensnare them in heartache?

If you are in search of an angst-filled romance novel, get tied into Tethered…

My Review:
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

It seems that each book in the Accidentally on Purpose series I read is my new favorite book in the series. In each book we not only get to know a different character's story, but we also get deeper insight into the characters that we already know. New angles on situations we have already experienced, but from new perspectives giving us a better understanding of the whole picture. So now Tethered is my favorite, and I didn't expect that. This one really ran me through the emotional ringer. The tension and the angst was exquisite throughout.

The tricky thing about this book was that I had a few ideas about the stories of Emmett and Donya based on reading the previous books in the series. Turns out I had no clue. Something interesting that came from having my preconceived notions being shattered was that I felt a little more connected to some of the other characters in this book who were close to Emmet and Donya, but also not fully informed about the true depth of their relationship and connection. Like other books in this series, we see that sometimes the journey to a wonderful life can be full of mistakes, hurt, healing, love, and dysfunction. Despite all the challenges and tragedy faced by Donya, it was wonderful to see the way that Emmy's family took her in at a young age and made sure she had the love, and care she needed throughout her life.

Then there is the incredibly intense connection between Donya and Emmett. Whoo! Besides the blazing sexual chemistry these two share, it was pretty wonderful to get to experience the love and friendship that they have experienced with one another since childhood. Besides giving me new characters to love, this book enhanced my love of the whole Grayne family and the Kesslers. I feel more connected to this series now than I did before, and I was pretty hooked before. I would insist that people who have read and enjoyed the first three books in the Accidentally on Purpose series read this. 4.5 stars!

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

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Author Bio

LD Davis has been writing since she was in grade school, leaving a trail of mostly unfinished work behind her until her first published novel Accidentally On Purpose in 2012. When Accidentally On Purpose made the New York Times Best Seller’s list, L.D. left her position in retail slavery and became a full-time novelist.
When she isn’t writing, Mrs. Davis enjoys reading, watching, British period pieces, and gets a little nerdy with some occasional sci-fi. She enjoys the beach, sipping good wine, and embarrassing her children by dancing and singing in public.

L.D. lives on the east coast of the United States with her husband, children, and two cats.