‘We’re from KMW. Do exactly as you’re told and you won’t get hurt…’
Being grabbed off the street, blind folded, tied up and thrown into a van was not what Izzy expected to happen when she stepped out the door that morning. But when an accidental kidnapping at the hands of the sexy Ethan Chase and his ‘Kidnap My Wife’ sexual fantasy business leads to just that, Izzy seizes the chance to turn her misfortune into a brilliant new job opportunity…
Since then, life has been one big tangle of new client meetings, fake kidnapping pick-ups, and handling the temperamental, but drop dead gorgeous ‘bad boy’ Mr Chase. But, as liberating as being tied up in Ethan’s life is, Izzy knows the time is fast approaching when she must make some decisions and take charge of her future. The only question is: will Ethan allow himself to be a part of it?’
When the lovely Amelia asked me to read her latest book I practically dived into my screen and wrestled her to the floor for a copy, after reading her first book, Beneath The Moon And Stars, I was DYING to get my hands on her latest story. After finding out what Tied Up With Love was all about my excitement was kicked into high gear. The concept of this book is so fresh and exciting, include that with Amelia’s incredible writing and you have yourself one hell of a book!
I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. Everything about this book pulled me in and refused to let me go. At times I wanted to crawl inside and BE Izzy.
Izzy was minding her own business when suddenly a van came out of nowhere and came to a stop in front of her, then before she knows what is happening a huge man jumps out of the van, throws a bag over her head and throws her into the back of the van. It turns out these men are from KMW and if she obeys she won’t get hurt…. but who the hell are KMW? Terrified about what is about to happen Izzy starts to think up worst case scenarios in her head. Izzy is shaking so much her kidnappers are starting to get concerned and realise that she has no idea what is happening. They try to calm her down by telling her Dave asked them to bring her to him, but the thing is Izzy has no idea who Dave is!
Izzy decides she isn’t going to sit back and let this happen, so as they are trying to tie her to the bed she lashes out and quite simply kicks some arse and makes a run for it. But she isn’t quite fast enough and is soon caught and tied to the bed. It’s not until Dave appears and is horrified to see its not his wife laid out before him that the Kidnappers realise they have kidnapped the wrong girl!
Horrified and at a loss of what to do with Izzy they bundle her back in the van and decide to take her to their boss. Izzy is terrified she is about to be killed, she knows what they look like and what they drive surely there is no way they are about to let her go… When the van finally comes to a stop she hears the angry roar of the boss. He opens the doors and she can’t quote believe how gorgeous he is, he promises he isn’t going to hurt her and sweeps her up into his arms and takes her into his office. But Izzy isn’t about to play into his hands, oh no, as soon as he unites her she pretends to cry then when he leans into her she punches him in the face and makes another run for it!
She of course gets caught again. When she finally calms down and stops screaming Ethan explains everything, how he runs a company called “Kidnap My Wife” and how couples pay for the woman yo be kidnapped and taken to a house where they are then handed over to their partners to enjoy lots of sex! Ethan then offers Izzy two thousand pounds as compensation and Izzy could see her spending money for the trip to Australia flashing before her eyes. But before she says yes she suddenly has an idea, she turns down his money and instead asks for a job. Ethan of course says no but Izzy makes it quite clear that by saying no she would go to the police. She only wants the job for six weeks as she is leaving for Australia, leaving Ethan with no choice, that’s how she finds herself working for Ethan Chase.
I need to stop talking now really, before I just retell the entire story!
One of the things I absolutely loved and adored about this book was the fact it was told from both Izzy and Ethan’s perspective. Ethan had this whole bad boy, womaniser reputation but Izzy refused to believe rumors and find out for herself what people were like. I really loved that about her and found it made her so warm and likeable. As for Ethan, that whole bad boy image he had obviously made me fall completely in love with him, that and the fact no matter how angry he tried to be with Izzy, secretly he kept thinking about how gorgeous she was and how much he wanted to rip her clothes off! The both of them have this intense and mesmerising chemistry between them, yet for very different reasons they are trying as hard as they can to stay away from one another. As a reader that sort of relationship has you hanging on to every word and desperately reading as fast as you can to see what will happen next.
Not only are Izzy and Ethan lovable, the secondary characters are just as loveable and I found myself wanting to know all about them. Especially Gizmo, he stole my heart and hasn’t returned it since.
There are not enough words to describe just how much I love this book. Everything about it was spot on, it was sexy, funny, sweet, romantic and completely and utterly irresistible. I found it impossible to put down. This is only Amelia’s second book and already outstrips her first one by a million miles. I cannot wait to see more from her, I see a very bright future ahead!
Tied Up With Love is out on Valentine’s Day, forget a romantic date with your man, the only man you need is Ethan Chase!