A Crown & Anchor Novella, #5
Genres: Romance, M/M
My Rating: 4
Read: November 1st 2017 (ARC)
Publication: November 22nd 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Series: Crown and Anchor
Governor Chris Rock is Carli Katana’s boss—well, ex-boss. And now that she’s run off with her man candy, Whiskey Crown, Chris finds himself in trouble. Without her keeping him out of the press, out of trouble and in check, he’s in for a dick of a lifetime. I mean, a trip of a lifetime.
Arriving in New York for a Governor’s something or other, he’s finding himself in a predick-ament. As a prolific public figure and ex-Marine, there’s always been an expectation of who Chris is and should be; strong, dangerous, fearless, and the typical man’s man. But that’s not him. And as he finds himself longingly staring at the speaker, Tyler Marshall, Chris knows he’s in trouble. Tyler is gorgeous, and he’s everything Chris looks for in a man. The real problem is that in this venue, Tyler’s unattainable.
**This novella has characters from both the Crown and Anchor series and the standalone Rushed. It’s sexy hot and full of laughs. Pre-warning you about it won’t do you any good.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
5 Stars to Tied (A Crown And Anchor Novella, #5) by Kerri Ann.
This is my first read by this author. I found the writing to flow well. The truth is I found nothing wrong with this authors style of writing or talent. The small issues I did have were of my own. For instance there are so many secondary characters in this book; I got curious as to what their own stories were. Since I did not read any of the prior books in this series, I felt a little lost regardless that Tied is a standalone. That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, only that I wished I knew the stories of the secondary characters. Some of characters were hilarious, while some were sweet, kind and protective. I would definitely like to read the prior books in this series.
Another small issue I had was the lack of character development and backstory of the two mains; Chris and Tyler. Were they likable? Definitely. My heart strings were tugged, my smile was wide and my emotions were in overdrive at times hoping these two men would get their HEA. My final issue was the abrupt ending. It seemed to end on a happy note but I had several unresolved questions in my mind. An epilogue would have helped.
That said, I did enjoy this short, sweet read.
Chris and Tyler…….
Chris is the current governor of Indiana. He is a former military VET as well. He is a good man. Unfortunately he has had to hide his true sexuality his entire life. I won’t go into detail as this is a short story but I will say that I was saddened for him for being forced by our society to hide his true self.
Tyler is a man who is very comfortable with his gay persona. He is not afraid to hide himself and unlike Chris, Tyler has the love and support of his family and friends. However he does have fears of trust and commitment. Again, I won’t give anything away.
I enjoyed watching Chris and Tyler find each other. The road to their romance was not easy. It was beyond bumpy. Their relationship started off rocky and stayed that way for most of the book. So when they did finally admit their feelings for each other, it was sweet and I admit to being not a little relieved.
This is an author I would definitely read again.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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