Tied – Carian Cole

Reviews by Yael Waknin


Tyler Grace was many things.

A killer. A myth. An outcast. A hero.

My prince.

My childhood and innocence were stolen when I was kidnapped at five years old. For eleven years I clung to my childhood fairytale books, waiting for the prince I hoped would someday save me and carry me off to a happily ever after.

I had no idea my savior would come in the form of a scarred recluse, covered in tattoo’s, who can’t–or won’t–speak a word.

But the moment our eyes met I knew he was the one. My prince.

Tyler Grace is haunted by his tragic past and he’s sentenced himself to a lifetime of solitude in the woods. He’s as lost in society as I am; scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me.

He saved my life that day he found me and killed my captor with his bare hands. I was warned to stay away from him. But I can’t stop thinking about him. I ache to hear his voice and see him smile. And I want nothing more than to be the one to break through his walls.

I think he’s the only one who can break through mine, too.

Together we can have love, happiness, and a closeness that once felt impossible to have. But can we overcome the horrible twisted past that ties us together?

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My review

The second book in the All Torn Up series. The first was the book Torn that I loved so much!

I read another book by the author – Don’t Kiss The Bride and also really liked it.

Carian’s writing is so special and sweeping. The first second the book started (I listened to it in the audio), I knew I was going to get sucked into the story.

The narrators in this book are Eva Erickson – who narrates Holly. Holly was abducted when she was five, and only after 11 years, Tyler (who is narrated by Guy Locke) accidentally find her. Tyler lives in the woods because of a personal tragedy that happened to him.

We knew Tyler a little bit in the previous book, but we really go into the depths of his painful story in this book.

This book is the epitome of the sentence – a story of broken people. It’s a story of two broken, wounded, lost people who find each other in a very fateful way and time.

I loved that this book focuses on both of them and what happened to them more than the physical side. I loved that I learned so much about Tyler and was able to see it in a completely different light than in the previous book.

But what I liked most was that something between them managed to get through to us, the readers, without them saying it. There was some invisible connection that I just felt when they were together.

Eva Erickson gave Holly a voice that suited the plot, her tone, her fears (when they were), her hope. The adjustment she made in her voice to the whole range of Holly’s emotions was breathtaking.

Holly’s family has been sitting in my throat until now. It is said that people dealing with traumas and tragedies should not be judged, but I cannot accept, understand and forgive her family. Can not.

Guy Locke has managed to revive Tyler in a mesmerizing way. The rough voice, the anger in his voice, and the love in his voice just entered my heart.

This book was special to me, and at the same time, the previous book about Torn, Tyler’s brother, entered my heart in a much stronger way. I thought about the book Torn months later. And this book will stay in my head, but because of the (mental) difficulty, I did not allow myself to absorb too much of it, so these are usually books I avoid – heavy, hard books, full of wounded and tragic souls that break lives.

This book is highly recommended, and I am sure there are many readers here who will enjoy it!

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