Review: Ties That Bind by Jaci Burton

Posted December 7, 2012 by Shari in Reviews / 1 Comment

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Review: Ties That Bind by Jaci Burton
The Ties That Bind

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on November 6, 2012
Pages: 105
Format: eBook
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Rick and Lisa were young and in love, but without protecting, Lisa winds up pregnant and married to her best friend Rick. They were too young and after three years, they decided to divorce, but for the sake of their daughter, they worked hard to maintain a friendship. Both sacrificed a lot to give their daughter a good life as well as build their own educations and careers. After 16 years, their daughter has graduated from high school and now Lisa and Rick don’t have the daily connection to keep them together. With help from his daughter and Lisa’s friend, Rick plans a get away for himself and Lisa to try to rekindle the love and passion they once knew.

Lisa was a very strong character and had some very strong thoughts on getting back together with Rick. She needed the vacation and even reconnecting with Rick was wonderful, but old fears of losing his friendship and even trying to make a relationship work have her backing down.

Rick was awesome. He never once took his responsibility for Lisa and his daughter for granted. He gave up a lot over the years, but it was all worth it. Now he wants what he knows he loves and has loved from the beginning. The secret vacation is a way to show Lisa he has grown up, matured and is ready to be with her without the push of an unexpected child forcing them together.

The passion was off the hook hot as well as the mature feel to the story. It isn’t a long book and it ends happily. Because they have over a 20 year relationship, it doesn’t feel rushed with what happens.

A fun afternoon read!

About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. Visit her website at for excerpts, her blog and contest information.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
9 years ago

This has an appeal to me. I love friends to lovers romances.