KNOT by M. Mabie
He knows everything. 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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Sometimes when you have no idea what to expect, the shock of the unknown smacks you in the face and screams WAKE UP! You blink, shake your head a little bit and slowly open your eyes. and still feel a little disoriented. That’s exactly how I felt while reading Knot.
This is a story of two people who couldn’t be more different, yet somehow fit together seamlessly.
Nora doesn’t do commitments. She’s seen firsthand where that road leads and has no desire to dip her toe in those waters.
Reggie is domineering and likes control. He doesn’t like the unexpected and needs order in his life. He wants all of Nora, physically and emotionally.
“I need you to talk to me, give me your body, and want me back.”
Their relationship is one big clusterfuck, but when they’re together the passion, the fire, the connection, it’s all consuming. When they’re apart, they feel incomplete and lost.
“We thought we could make our own rules for love, Nora. Even if we didn’t know that’s what it was when it all started. That’s what we did.”
I really enjoyed Knot and only wish there was somewhat of a stronger connection between these two characters. The physical chemistry was there, that’s for sure, but I wanted to feel what brought them together emotionally. This is a story of love, acceptance, and learning to grow and heal. M. Mabie knows how to write some serious angst. There were times that I had no idea where this story was going. My stomach was in knots, twisted and pulled tight so unsure how these two could even bear to be near one another.
About M. Mabie
M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody “real-life romance.”
She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
M. Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person. She promises.