I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Knot (Wake Family, #1) by M. Mabie
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 12th 2016
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
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He knows everything.
She has all the damn answers.
I’ve always been a free spirit. It’s my nature.
I crave control, but with her it’s far more.
He’s a power hungry climber.
Her wealth could buy and sell me.
It’s too much pressure being the center of anyone’s focus.
She underestimates my desire for her, my need to please just her.
When he’s vulnerable, it’s hard to deny him.
Her crooked smile cripples me.
He hides his demons, but I’m no fool.
She thinks not committing to anyone makes her more honest. She’s wrong.
A man like him deserves someone who can offer that kind of love.
She promises nothing, yet I feel like a king when she says my name.
I never let anyone possess me like he did. Not before. Not after.
My greatest regret was compromising. I should have never held back.
Still, when we’re apart I’m not myself.
I miss the days when she was just down the hall.
He’s better off without me, and it hurts.
The ugly truth is I need her more than she needs me.
Our relationship was born out of lust and curiosity.
The lies we told ourselves killed it.
Together, we found Nirvana.
We learned it was all a mirage.
I ruined him.
I broke her heart.
I keep coming back.
I can’t let her go.
KNOT is a contemporary romance and a complete standalone. It is the first spin-off from the best-selling Wake Series. You do not need to read BAIT, SAIL, or ANCHOR to enjoy this book in its entirety, but if you love angst you'll enjoy them, too.
***3.5 I’m going to need a countdown to deal with Nora Stars***
So this is a tough review for me to write. I ADORE M. Mabie and thus far, I have LOVED all of her books. I was looking forward to reading Reggie’s story because he seemed so brooding, and I just knew all that pent up Alpha was going to do me in (and it did), but then there was Nora. I did not care for Nora at all. I never made a connection to her and I felt like she just kept stringing Reggie along because she knew she could. She made Reggie’s anxiety worse.
In real life and in fiction, I hate women like Nora. I hate the girls who use the good guys and play victim all along when in reality, majority of what happens to them, is their own fault. Nora was poly-amorous, a life style that I have a difficult time wrapping my head around, and she felt like that was the only life style for her because both of her parents were unable to stay committed to their spouses. She played this tug of war of emotions with Reggie almost the entire book, and quite frankly, I really wanted Reggie to say “Fuck Nora” and move the Hell on. But he didn’t, he continued to give her his all. He even tried to venture out of his comfort zone to prove to Nora he was truly into her and that he took her feelings serious. And when the time came down to Nora putting her money where her mouth was, she was unable to go through with it.
In the end, these two were able to get their ish together and make their relationship work. I still feel like Reggie sacrificed way more than Nora to make it work, and maybe that works for him, but I would have grown to hate her in the end, if I gave up everything I worked so hard for.
Again, I love M. Mabie and this one character will not detour me from reading her books in the future. I get it, there are tons of people who absolutely LOVE angst, and while I like a little myself, this was a little more than I could handle. So if you are angst lover than, this is the book for you.