{Review+Giveaway} Tyed by L J Shen

October 16, 2015 Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 2 ★★★½

{Review+Giveaway} Tyed by L J ShenTyed by L J Shen
Pages: 222
Published by Amazon Digital Services on July 1, 2015
Series: California Love #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author
three-half-stars

Rock bottom has built way more champions than privilege has.

Blaire, an underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you) needs something from Ty.
Mixed Martial artist Ty, a soon-to-be Welterweight champion of the Xtreme Warrior League and the hottest guy in the Bay Area, wants something from Blaire.

But Ty has a secret. And Blaire can barely even handle his truths.
Life is about to throw a few knockout punches at both of them. Can they handle the pain?

Tyed is a standalone novel.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Tyed is the first book in the new adult California Love Series by author L. J. Shen. I don’t have the opportunity to read very many fighting books. It isn’t that I dislike them, but normally I don’t feel the appeal in the summary. But when I read the description of Tyed, I felt drawn to the book and the characters, which is always an excellent start. The idea that Blaire was the less successful and somehow not as pretty twin of a supermodel seemed like such an intriguing idea to me. Where was that going to go? And could it really be true? I wanted to find out. Plus reviews were saying great things about Ty, and I love a strong alpha male character.

Ty and Blaire were a treat to read. I could not put Tyed down. Sure there was alpha dominance and strength with huge fights, as well as insecurity issues with Blaire. Those were the things that I expected- they were the obvious aspects of the story, and don’t get me wrong- they were very well done and worked out well in the overall plot line, but the real star for me in Tyed was the unexpected softness to Ty. I just loved him so, so much. I thought I would like Blaire more at the start of the story because she is a really great girl and she has no problem sticking to her ideals, but Ty stole the show for me. He won my heart and then some. I actually sided with Ty time and time again!

I am not really sure if the next story is going to be able Ty and Blaire again. I would love it to, but I think it might be about Blaire’s sister, or perhaps someone else at the gym. Tyed is a story that fans of new adult fighting romances will love. It will be a great addition to their collection of favorites. And I think people that don’t read too many fighting themed new adult romances, should start with Tyed and the California Love series. It is a great entry into the genre.

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