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Andrea •Romantic Mess•
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Rarely, a book gets me all emotional and sensitive, but this book touched a soft spot in my heart. Never Tied Down is a story about grief, forgiveness, reunion and especially pure, unconditional love. Anie Michaels wrote very emotional pages that not only enhance her enormous talent but at the same time pushes you to live every step with the characters.
"Then suddenly, Riot Bentley was sitting across from me, smiling, and I didn’t know if I’d be able to stay away from him any longer"
This book starts right after that Kallie suffer a huge loss. His grief affects not only his heart but keeps it away from the person she loves most in the world, Riot.
From both points of view, I can say that each character felt closer to my heart. (Thanks Anie for that!)
I think I can not write this review without feeling again every emotion and tears as I read it. Some parts more than others. I could feel the distance between them at the beginning of the book, that was something that I expected, just not in such a deep way. At the same time I can smile when they began to build their relationship again. The way Riot love Kallie in the distance, and how does she open her heart, is something lovely to read.
The attraction is not just physical, their connection is from the heart. In a gentle way, without reservation.
“You have nothing to be sorry for, baby. Absolutely nothing. You did what you had to do in order to survive, I get that. And I’m glad you’re here, now, giving us a chance to talk.” I rubbed my thumb over the back of her knuckles, gently, but then pulled away, not wanting to push it.
These characters are so mature, strong and positive. Kallie shone more and more as I turned the pages, just like Riot says, she becomes a beautiful butterfly. I love the way the author softened each edge of her personality.
Her personal growth, and as she realized she deserved to be loved, I think that is the part where many readers, as I connect to Kallie. Life can not always be run or flee, you have to take root next to the people who love you....
“I know we’ve been apart, Kal, but I’m here and I never really left. I’ve just been waiting for you.”
Riot is the most positive, thorough, careful and less selfish man I've read. He's just perfect and not even that word does justice. Anie could not have written a more perfect man for Kallie. I could feel his concern and love. he is such a good and noble man. And not just him, his family gah! amazing. Riot not only gave her love but shared his whole life, even small parts.
"I kissed her, then swept my arm under her knees and carried her back to the bed, looking forward to the rest of my life spent admiring the view of Kalli Bentley"
As always Anime style is fluid and from the first page emotions hit my heart in the most loving way she could have written.