TIE ME DOWN Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

Find out what happens after the happily ever after in TIE ME DOWN by Michelle Hazen, the follow up to Danny and Kate’s story. A wild-spirited tour manager & an inked-up bassist found love on a tour bus, but now their jet-setting jobs are tearing them apart. This sexy, heart-wrenching novella is perfect for fans craving a happy ending that feels like it could happen in real life.

 

Title:  Tie Me Down

Author: Michelle Hazen

Release Date: May 7, 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Series: Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll #2.5

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 148

 

Synopsis:

What happens after the Happily Ever After?

Once upon a time, a tour manager and a rock star fell in love on a tour bus.

Many months and miles later, Kate and Danny are trying to build a life together in between two jet-setting jobs in the music industry. But despite their bondage-friendly lifestyle, Kate is rope-shy once the bedroom door opens.

Secretly, she craves something more than professional satisfaction, even though she swore she’d never swap her backstage pass for a picket fence. But it’s going to take more than words for this Dom to help his self-reliant submissive realize she’s never been more free than when she’s tied down.

**This is a sequel to Playing the Pauses, not a standalone. However, you don’t have to read the rest of the series to understand these two.**

 

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TIE ME DOWN Excerpt

Copyright © 2018 Michelle Hazen

 

In my purse, a text message waits on my phone, but I don’t check it.

My assistant needs more supervision than I can afford to give him, the production manager’s blood pressure could really use me running interference between him and the neurotic pyrotechnics specialist, and I should ride the bus tonight to try to repair my working relationship with the backup dancers. I have a hundred places to be and the only one I want to inhabit is Danny’s apartment, in his beautiful silence that always stretches to make me a comfortable part of it.

It’s enough to make me wish Danny said I love you. He thinks it’s absurd to repeat a sentiment I already know is true, but in moments like these where I’m falling a little short in every area of my life, I could really use the simple comfort of those three words. I pull out my phone to check his text, even though I know it won’t say what I need it to.

Sure enough, the screen doesn’t fill with words. Instead, it’s a picture.

I squint in the dim backstage lights, turning up the brightness until I can make out a sketch in the spare, soft lines of his characteristic charcoal.

It’s of me, asleep with my hair pooled beneath my relaxed cheek. The lines of my face are graceful, more beautiful than they ever look in the mirror. The care with which he constructed my image just from memory makes me catch my breath, tears burning at the corners of my eyes.

He misses me. And this is the only way he can say it.

 

KIM’S REVIEW

I really enjoyed Kate and Danny’s story in Playing the Pauses, so when I saw they were getting their own novella epilogue I had to read it!

In a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same, Kate and Danny are still trying to learn how to build a life together when they are apart more than they are in the same state. Kate has taken a job managing the tour of a high profile singer, and Danny is back at home while The Red Letters are on a break from touring. They talk constantly but they don’t really TALK. Their communication issues remain the biggest barrier to finding a future filled with happiness, and they are both worried about upsetting the other if they talk about what they really want.

Danny knows Kate’s biggest fear is being tied down to one spot (or person) and becoming bored, and he made a promise that he would never hold her back from finding success or having a fulfilling career. So that leads to him refusing to tell her that he misses her or that he would like her to take a bit more of a break so that they can actually see each other more than a few days over the course of 3 or 4 months. For her part, Kate is realizing that the grind of the tour life isn’t holding as much appeal for her anymore now that she isn’t with Danny, but she is afraid to admit that because she doesn’t know what to do if she isn’t managing a band or a tour.

It takes a bit of frustration and drama, but eventually they find a way to get on the same page and they forge a HEA as that is just as unique as their relationship itself. I will admit that I didn’t love this novella as much as Playing the Pauses, but Tie Me Down is pure Kate and Danny and it was a fitting follow up for them. We get a little glimpse of Danny’s best friend and fellow band member Jax’s story too, and I am looking forward to seeing how that all plays out in the future!

SEE HOW KATE AND DANNY’S STORY GOT STARTED IN PLAYING THE PAUSES

Rock Star Dom + his Queen of the Spreadsheet employee = KRYPTONITE

Kate is a globe-trotting tour manager who can’t be tied down.

Danny is a Dominant rock star and tattoo artist who needs her help to explore his true kinks.

Kate just got her big break, running an international tour for a rising band. Her job is everything to her…at least until she meets the band’s enigmatic bass player.

After they collide in one unforgettably erotic night on a hotel balcony, he comes to her with a proposition. As a former BDSM club performer, Danny’s spent so long fulfilling other people’s fantasies that now he wants to reclaim his own—and he says she’s the only one who can help.

Getting caught in bed with her rock star boss could cost her career, and yet there’s something about Danny’s quiet intensity that she can’t resist. He steals her heart, hard. But the end of the tour is approaching, and their jobs are headed two different directions.

To be together one of them will have to stop touring, but the only thing they crave as much as each other is music.

** This book can be read and understood as a standalone, but does contain spoilers for earlier books in the series. **

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About Michelle Hazen:

Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem. Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. As a result, she wrote most of her books with solar power in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, a golf cart in a sandstorm, and a beach in Honduras. Currently, she’s addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

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