KNOT by M. Mabie
Wake Family #1
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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Knot is book #1 in the Wake Family series, I was gifted an ARC of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
Im a huge fan of this author, id honestly count her as one of my favourites. She managed to make the unacceptable ok. She made frustration into anticipation, she made me fall in love with a compelling brilliant world full of honeybees and betty. I love her for that and so I was incredibly excited to read her latest contribution.
Well I’ve finished Knot…..
This is an incredibly hard review to write.
Its took me three days to plough my way through this story, I read quickly and in normal cirmcustances this book would have been read in three hours tops.
Ive struggled. A lot.
Even after finishing it I feel disassociated with the story. I feel almost empty.
This story is beautifully written, Mo’s style screams from every word and please don’t doubt that for a moment that every sentence isn’t written with thought and care.
My problem is my reaction to the story. Now it really did cause a reaction. My problem is that the reaction I had to this book was sadness.
My husband asked me why I was so sad while I read this book and I told him that I was upset because I was only reading it and not living it.
Its rare that I read a romance where I don’t want the main leads to end up together. But if Reggie and Nora had walked away and never spoken to one another again I would have been pleased.
I loved the cheeky, stoic, control freak that Reggie was when they first met. But Nora gradually pecked at every strong, endearing quality he had and she spoiled him. She emasculated him and I don’t think I will ever forgive her for that.
In the past this authors female characters have driven me insane but ive always understood their misguided actions. But I just don’t get Nora, she was argumentative for no reason, she was hurtful for no reason and she broke his heart again and again and yet he was always the one apologising.
I just didn’t understand this love story.
There were moments where I had to pause and I almost saw it. But then they would pass and id go back to feel indifferent.
I hate how ambivalent I feel about this story.
I hate that it left me cold.
I hate that I didn’t love it.
I hate that I feel sad.
I wanted to live this story, I hate that I just read it.
I don’t want to offer a star rating, I have no idea what id give it.
Im just sad.