Friday, July 15, 2016

Book Tour Review for Knot by M Mabie


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.

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"I wish I could mute my memories of her, but that laugh will haunt me forever."

Some books just swallow you up, heart and soul. Some books wrap you up and hold you tight, gripped in their storyline. Knot was one of those books that caused my heart to beat fast, my breathing to stifle and my mind to race. M Mabie can write angst. I love angst. I crave angst. I got my angst I was looking for in this book....and a new set of abs from clenching while I read it!

I will say this; some people will probably not connect with Nora. Some will think Reagan is an asshole. Some will even go so far as to call them shallow. Here's how I know differently: I saw a little bit of myself in both of them, and I felt like I knew what was going on with both of them, all the while questioning every s.i.n.g.l.e. thing they did!

I have anxiety. But I'm a functioning adult. I have ways that I deal with things. 
I have insecurities. But I'm a strong woman. I work around things.
I second guess myself. But I take care of business. I get things done. 
I am stubborn AF. But I know when to give in (sometimes). (And when to use my dimples)
These may not define me, but they sure do describe me.

I saw so much of these traits in both characters, and I could easily relate. This was probably one of the BEST things about the story.....I could relate. I loved how M Mabie wrote the story so you could understand what was going on. You could empathize with their feelings. Not everyone is strong 100% of the time, even though we like to think we are. The give and take, the push and pull, the stealing of emotions; it was all so powerful between Nora and Reagan. I feel like they were each other's escape, each other's drug, each other's pain, and each other's balm. I just want to jump around, waving my hands, telling you that you MUST read this book!! Their love was so deep. I love a love like theirs. 

When you find a love that circumnavigates what YOU know as normal life....changes up what you do and how you do it; that is a love you FIGHT for. That is a love that defies all 'logic' as you know it. I loved that Nora and Reagan didn't have an easy road because, while true love should be easy, it almost never is. The road you travel, the bumps you make it over, the problems you correct, make that love that much stronger. I cannot stress enough how much their story made me think and made me feel what they were going through. Their love was EVERYTHING. The challenges they faced within themselves was my favorite thing to see. It was a kind of story you just wanna say, "UGH!!!!! Read this now!"

I felt like with Reagan, every act had a meaning. Every move had an emotion attached to it. They were so powerful with each other. That unspoken love that they were both trying to navigate. It was beauty in it's finest form. 

So strong
So powerful

I really connected with Reagan and Nora and this book is most definitely a must read, must get signed, must display on my shelf kinda read. The emotions never stopped in the book. It was like a high the entire time you read it and there was no respite. I held on for dear life for my heart's sake as I read about their love....story.

"When you love someone, your instincts don't always follow logic." 

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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost. 

M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person. She promises.




  1. Oh my gosh Bee! Once again I'm at awe with your review. Very well said. I just love it. You made me crave for this book. It would be another good book for us to discuss.

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