Tied With Me is the 6th book in the With Me series written by Kristen Proby. I was apprehensive when I first started this series because not many first person romance novels are good. It has to have good writing in order to make you feel connected to the characters. And I feel that Kristen Proby does an interesting job stepping inside not only the female mind but also the male mind. Tied with Me follows Matt, the cop brother, who I believe is the second oldest. Sometimes its hard to tell with this series. Matt has certain tastes when it comes to his sexual desires. Here is a brief background provided by Goodreads: A man whose lifestyle is so different from her own…
Nic Dalton’s cupcake bakery is thriving. She serves both rock stars and locals alike, content with her growing business. But one adventurous night out with her best friend, Bailey, turns her life upside down. She meets a handsome stranger who makes her skin sizzle and her heart race. Their one night together is explosive and unexpected, but when he has to suddenly leave without taking her phone number, Nic resigns herself to never seeing him again.
…What will it take to trust and submit to his every desire?
Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault.
And he has a penchant for bondage.
Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system.
And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.
I find it really hard to believe that Nic would go home with a guy she just met at a fetish festival. Has common sense not affected this woman. You never go home with a stranger unless you wanted to be killed. Well, at least it is where I grew up. Anyways, Getting past that one little detail the rest of the novel was pretty good. Nic was an interesting character that had the same insecurities that most women have. She does not have a great family life, or a well-connected life, like the Montgomery members. I think Nic was a good character. I enjoyed her personality. She cared about people and really want them to feel good. Hence, the cupcakes. It was interesting that it started off as a one-night stand and developed into a more evolved relationship. These gentlemen do ave great cars. I think Matt was an interesting character to pair with Nicole. Matt is a detective in the Seattle P.D. He seems more quiet and more into himself (not the conceited way) but more hidden within himself. I almost cried when Nic embarrasses herself in front of the family. (I am also going to forever call them “the family”) They are so intimidating. Most of the novel was written in Nic’s perspective but there was certain moments where you were allowed into the mind of Matt.
As for the sex, the scenes were especially Hot!!! A little S&M and a little bit of public affection. This is very different from the other novels and yet similar. I thought it was great and really gets you in the mood. The sex is personal. I like the fact that it was written in the first person, it feels as though it is happening to you.
Overall I give this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars. This wasn’t my favorite book of the series. It seemed a little off not really my style. I believe the next novel will be closer to my style although my favorite is still Meg and Will.