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Tethered [Kindle Edition]

L.D. Davis
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Book Description

From the New York Times Best Selling Author of the Accidentally On Purpose trilogy…

“You were born to be mine and I was born to be yours.”

Donya Stewart’s chest filled with the soft beating wings of butterflies when she first met Emmet Grayne’s green eyes at the ripe age of five. Unable to identify the tugging pressure within her when in his presence, Donya moved through the first several years of her life addled by her feelings for the boy who was her best friend’s brother, and very much like her own sibling. But one cool autumn night in her mystifying teenage years, Emmet erases any ideas Donya has of him being anything like a sibling.

Donya and Emmet, unable to deny the invisible cord that fetters them together on an incredibly visceral level, begin a long journey on a road abounding with challenges, hurdles, and destructive forces. Their love for one another is absolute, and the emotional link between them is strong, but when they make a series of painful decisions and mistakes that pull them apart, the strength of that tether is challenged.

Donya’s career as a model took her around the world and away from Emmet who was working hard for his law degree. When Donya makes a hard decision for both of them, the tether between them stretches beyond what seems possible.

“The tether contorted and quivered and groaned in protest.”

With age comes maturity and hindsight. Will Emmet and Donya have to live apart and with the consequences of their choices? Happy endings aren’t always a guarantee, even for two people who were born into this world for each other. Will the link between them bring them together or prove to ensnare them in heartache?

If you are in search of an angst-filled romance novel, get tied into Tethered…

Note From Author: Tethered is meant for mature readers over the age of 18. This is a standalone novel - reading my other published novels is welcome, of course, but not necessary.

Product Details

  • File Size: 925 KB
  • Print Length: 505 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497470161
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,410 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth more than 5 stars - A must read April 8, 2014
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I am not sure where to begin with this book review. I read a lot of books and I don't usually write long reviews because I feel there is no need for me to rewrite the storyline or the synopsis for readers to read. However, this may turn out to be a pretty long review because there is so much to say about this book. I ABSOLUTELY 100% LOVED THIS BOOK. Bravo L.D. Davis!!!!!!

This is essentially a series containing three books, all available with this one download of Tethered - Book 1 Tethered, Book 2 Frayed and Book 3 Tied all for $4.99 (can't beat it). Once I started to read it I could not put it down, Unfortunately I had to stop reading for work and kids, lol but I ended up finishing it in a 24 hour period.

There are so many components to this book that everyone can relate to; friendship, family, struggles of growing up, unconditional love and longing, success, hardship, peer pressure, soul mates, drugs, alcohol, mental illness, suicide, joy, growing older, marriage, children, and so on and so on. The author did a phenomenal job at describing the lives in the story. The detail was written so that I felt as I was living life right along with them somehow worked into their story. I felt what they felt, saw what they saw and experienced what they experienced. I cried when they cried, laughed when they laughed and smiled when they smiled. There were no boring parts to skip over and every word written was necessary to the story.

One of the most interesting things that I enjoyed so about this book were the ethnicities of the two main characters; Emmett and Donya. Emmett is a Caucasian and Donya is African American but like most books this was not a main focus in the book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book of the year! April 2, 2014
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Holy mother of God, This book knocked my shoes, socks and pants off. Seriously! It was everything I could've asked for and so much more. L.D Davis really outdid herself this time. I was sucked into this story from the very first word and wished that I didn't have to work or do anything but read this. Donya and Emmet frustrated me like no other couple before me had. But, when the love is strong and it's real, this is to be expected. We all know L.D knows how to write drama and sex, but who would've thought she could be so angsty? She's definitely the kind of author I would 1-click without even reading a synopsis. I just wish more people knew about her, she's a damn good author. Keep up the good work woman!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! March 31, 2014
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Grab a blanket, nestle in and get ready for a great, juicy read about a love that never dies. Another great one by L.D. Davis!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Started off GREAT but then... April 15, 2014
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This book started off GREAT. I loved the section where Donya and Emmett were kids. Very real and well written. But then… the book became bogged down when they were teenagers. There were 300ish pages devoted to them from the ages of 15-18 and I just got so annoyed by that! I hate 'New Adult' romances, and that's what this book turned into for a large portion. Then it picked up again when they were adults, although by that time Donya was getting on my nerves. She was a head case, plain and simple. And then at the end when there were real stakes, everything was kind of wrapped up in a convenient bow. Amicable divorces were happening left and right, and it all just wrapped up a little too cleanly for me.

Little Emmett and Donya skateboarding! So cute.
Melded, unusual families - love it
Side characters were great (except Felix, didn't buy that for one minute)
I liked seeing two soul mates meet as kids and move through the years
Pretty good sex scenes, although they got a little repetitious toward the end

Stilted, stiff dialogue. For a good portion of the book, these characters were supposed to be teenagers. They talked like adults, for the most part. Very flat and boring.
The repeated metaphor of the tether. Yes, we got it! We didn't need it to be repeated every paragraph.

So, I think I would recommend this read to other people, but it just didn't always work for me. To each their own!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars wasted time April 28, 2014
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It started out good but fizzles about 1/2 way through. Both characters have issues and can't seem to commit. The story is too long and then the ending feels rushed. I wanted to see them entwined together more instead of chasing around with other people but professing love to each other..Also neither has balance or compromise. She "has to work seven days a week" to be successful . I dont believe that. she is selfish throughout the story. He is a wimp. I dont think I would recommend this or read it again.It is a long story willed with stupid mistakes and missed opportunities.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This book started of great. It was recommended by a friend so I said why not. I liked the Prologue and then how it went through when they were kids and how their bond grew. Once she hit her teens (15) the book just seemed to drag on and on. When they became adults it started to pick up again but everything was tied perfectly in a little red bow. This is the first book I read from this author and I do not think I would read another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this so much
So good. I love that we got other characters stories from the first book. I loved that we also got the first book characters in here too. I loved it all.
Published 5 days ago by Corrine
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This was an awesome book. At first I was skeptical but after I finished it. It was worth it.
Published 7 days ago by TONEICHIA GRAHAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is not perfect....
This book is a must read. This book has an amazing love story. The writing is so good I could feel the characters. That's what I call a good book. Loved it!
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Word can not express how much I love and enjoyed this book I did not...
Word can not express how much I love and enjoyed this book I did not want it to end
Published 15 days ago by Danielle Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
wow, Sonya and Emmett, what a life to live. They were born to love one another. no matter how far away they were from one another, the tether always kept them close. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Tasha Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute MUST Read!
This is my first time reading something by L.D. Davis and I must say I Loved this book! This book was a great read, plus left a lasting impression. Read more
Published 24 days ago by classicbeauty
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction
It's rare these days to find a standalone novel with the scope and depth of this one. As I read the last page, I felt thoroughly elated with emotion. Tethered has everything. Read more
Published 25 days ago by N. Almeida
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most beautiful coming of age books I've read!
Awesome, first time read of L.D. Davis work. This book was Such an emotional roller coster of a love ride I've ever read! Thank You.
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Price!
This was a book that was starting to stir a lot of talk in the IRR community. I had to get my hands on this book and I am so happy that I did! I HAD A BOOK HIGH! Read more
Published 29 days ago by Megan
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Long....
Really long, but really worth it! Great read, wasn't sure how it was going to turn out for a while there (cheated and read the last few pages to make sure it was going to end the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephanie R
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More About the Author

L.D. Davis was born and raised on the east coast in the United States. Her debut novel "Accidentally On Purpose" was published in April of 2012 and made the New York Times Best Seller's List in December of that same year. Since that time L.D. Davis has published 3 new novels and 1 novella. While most of her work is of the romantic-angst sort, L.D. is looking forward to introducing her readers to future works that include: Fantasy, Young Adult, and novels with a dark element.

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