Thursday, May 27, 2021

Book Review: Tie Me Down

I thought yesterday was Friday and now I think today is Friday and no. Today is Thursday. I'm so over this not being Friday thing already. Just super over it. I don't know why I'm all hardcore about it being the weekend, we really don't have any plans despite it being Memorial Day and all but ugh... I need a life. That's what I need. A life. 

Tie Me Down - Melanie Harlow

Just friends.
That’s all Beckett Weaver and I have ever been.

Sure, he’s a hot cowboy who left Wall Street behind to take over his family’s ranch. Yes, I’ve had a secret crush on him since we were seventeen. And who wouldn’t appreciate those strong hands, that massive chest, and the way he fills out a pair of Levis?

He makes a girl sweat just looking at him . . . and I look. A lot.

But I’m a single mom trying to move on with my life, and he’s running that ranch single-handedly while taking care of his elderly father. We don’t even live in the same state. I only returned to my hometown of Bellamy Creek to sell my late mother’s house, and he just invited me and my son to stay with him because he’s got a big heart.

That’s not the only big thing he’s got--which I discover the night I finally sneak across the hall to his bedroom and shed my inhibitions right alongside my pajamas. And once we give into each other, we can’t stop.

The hayloft. The bed of his truck. The dock by the pond.

Nothing has ever felt so right, but his past has taught him not to believe in happily ever after, and every perfect night I spend in his arms brings us closer to goodbye.
First off, I have been anxiously awaiting Beckett's story because I absolutely KNEW I was going to love it and Melanie Harlow didn't let me down. 

She nailed it. *snicker*

I am a fan of friends to lovers trope, which is kind of the theme to this series as a whole. I also love the single mom getting it for herself- I'm here for that. If I had to rank these books, this one isn't at the top, it's maybe the bottom but please good lord don't let that steer you off! This entire series is so dang great and I hate to even rank them because they were all really great for their own reasons. The great thing about this one is that all of the little story lines and pieces from all of these books come together in this and it feels like it's a nice little bow at the end of it. 

This is a second chance romance and it goes back and forth to present day but also their friendship/chemistry from 15 years ago. There isn't a lot of steam in this one between Beckett and Maddie, but in the place of that it feels like a deeper love but also mutual respect, which is sometimes missing from other romances, so I did really like that. The only thing about this that made my eye twitch is one of my big pet peeves is when there is a commitment fear. He wants Maddie, it's like all of the things are lining up and the stars are perfect and then he's like, "Nah girl, this can't work" and it's ALWAYS for a totally stupid reason and it drives me crazy. It's kind of a theme in these books and knowing that going in prepared me a little more for it in this book. 

It doesn't make me hate it less though. 

Overall? I did love this one, I had all of the feels, and I'm sad to see Bellamy Creek go. This is definitely a series I would re-read, and I wouldn't hesitate to grab the next Melanie Harlow I'd see. 

A huge thank you to Melanie Harlow and Social Butterfly PR for having me on this tour! Have you read this series yet? It's a perfect one to add to your summer reading list for sure!

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1 comment:

Why Girls Are Weird said...

TOTALLY need to read this.

And I feel you, I am so confused this week. Usually I work Monday through Thursday, but this week I work Thursday through Saturday. So I have no idea what is going on. Is today Wednesday?