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- Print Length: 482 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: M. Mabie (July 12, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 12, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G6C70SK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Unlike the majority, she has no dreams of the perfect man, the white picket fence and 2.5 children. Its not that she finds such things objectionable, they're just not things she sees in her future ... ever.
There's absolutely no place in her life or her future for someone like Reagan Warren.
Reggie, as he's known to friends and family alike, certainly hasn't been actively chasing those things either, but where he differs markedly from Nora is that he's always seen them as something that would come eventually, when there's time.
Confident, assured, controlling, even domineering, he's the kind of guy to make no bones about going after what he wants, and right at first sight, he wants Nora.
Employing the cardinal rule of her lifestyle choice, honesty, Nora informs him that there's simply no chance in hell that she'd even be capable of being happy in the kind of relationship he's used to, and minces no words in leaking him to the conclusion that the reverse is true for him.
Doomed from the very beginning, their mutual attraction leads them to push their better judgement, and their own personal boundaries to the side in an effort to make things work. What they never counted on, however is that while they struggled to work around the rules each has set for themselves, love was busy changing the rules.
As any M. Mabie fan would expect from any novel related to the Wake series, this story is filled with angst, misunderstandings, heartache and pain. Some really beautiful moments interspersed with tragedy as hope and fear conspire to drive a relationship beyond breaking point again and again.
For those who've read the Wake series, this particular tale is woven through the story you're already familiar with, but isn't at all reliant on it, so could easily be read as a standalone.
Told first person from dual points of view, the tension between these two ripples off the page. Starting with a relationship that's beyond broken, each perspective is explored through flashback after flashback and serves to underscore how very different these two souls are. How they think, where they come from, their whole outlook on life only serves to underscore the immense challenges each would need to overcome in order to truly make a go of things, and lets the reader in on exactly it can't work.
There are lots of romances that pull at the heartstrings, wring all sorts of emotions from their readers, surprise and excite, and Knot does all of that without a doubt, but beyond that, to truly get Reggie & Nora's story, Knot also challenges the reader to broaden their perspective, to embrace the notion that some people have such vastly different outlooks on life and love that need to be understood and respected for what they are before anything beyond the most superficial of connections can be made.
But I also know her writing. I understand how she writes. I know what she put Casey and Blake (and let's face it, ME) through with Bait, Sail and Anchor.
Just looking at the cover of one of her books gives me anxiety.
Because she knows how to write angst, and what you're afraid of most.
And she knows what to do to grab your heart strings and pull.
She understands how to make you fear the outcome.
She knows you'll get to a point in that book, whichever one of hers you're reading, and say, "There's no way this can resolve!"
And you start reading faster, but want to read slower, because you don't want it to end!
And you keep yelling at your book, or kindle, saying, "You two just need to talk and figure this out."
The characters never listen. They hurt each other, and fight, and make up, and fight some more.
And then you see it. A glimmer, a glimpse of the why, and you understand the characters more.
You find yourself at that one point, tears in your eyes, saying, "I can't believe he/ she did that. How beautiful...romantic...selfless...fitting...perfect
And in this understanding, you're sitting there, reading, hoping for these two people you've only glimpsed previously, loving them, and rooting for them to find their peace, like they were best friends you had lost touch with.
Well done, Mrs. Mabie. Well done.
This book.. I have no idea where to start when trying to tell how I feel about it. I can't even. It made me feel so many different emotions. It brought me to the edge and back again. Like the Wake series, it is full of angst, makes you a complete blubbering mess, but has you feeling/hoping/praying for these two characters. I absolutely love this story, and how M. Mabie stepped into the gray areas. It is a story unlike anything else I've ever read. This story is nothing short of PURE GOLD.