Wednesday, June 17, 2015

REVIEW: Tyed by L.J. Shen

Rock bottom has built way more champions than privilege has.

Blaire, an underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you) needs something from Ty.

Mixed Martial artist Ty, a soon-to-be Welterweight champion of the Xtreme Warrior League and the hottest guy in the Bay Area, wants something from Blaire.

But Ty has a secret.
And Blaire can barely even handle his truths.

Life is about to throw a few knockout punches at both of them. Can they handle the pain?


Release Date: July 1st, 2015

3.75 “I see you” Stars

Blaire Stern is used to being “Boring Blaire” in comparison to her supermodel, twin sister “Sizzling Izzy.” She’s also used to be a disappointment to her parents and being ignored by most.

Blaire has a final assignment for her communications degree and the professor chooses the topic; no chance for changing the subject matter. Blaire’s topic is MMA – mixed martial arts – which at first she has no clue what it is.


With the help of her best friend, Shane, she’s gets connected with a MMA gym. This is where Blaire meets "up and coming" champion MMA fighter, Tyler “Zombie” Wilder.


Tyler and Blaire appear to be total opposites yet they're drawn to each other. Blaire needs to interview Tyler for her assignment and he’ll only agree in exchange for a date. From there, these two get to know one another. There’s a lot more going on as Shane, Blaire’s BFF has an agenda; Izzy, her twin is also keeping secrets and majorly self-centered which is a detriment to her relationships; Blaire doesn’t trust Ty’s interest in her; and Ty is a mystery, we know something’s lurking in his past.

I liked Blaire and had to laugh at some of her antics. But there were moments when I had to…

She could be silly and immature. I really liked her with Ty. As for her BFF, Shane, he wasn’t always on the up and up and I so wish that Blaire had put him in his place.


I loved Ty. Yes, he was sexy, hot body and all broody alpha but the refreshing thing about him was he was mature. He'd made his fair share of mistakes and he wasn't telling Blaire everything but, he straight out told Blaire -- I'll tell you when I’m ready. Fair enough if you ask me. I would have loved getting Ty’s POV.

While there wasn’t a lot of smexy times, these two had chemistry.


“I crave you. I want all of you, every single inch of you.”

I would recommend this book if NA is your thing, you love sexy, confident MMA fighters and you're looking for a good romance with a little angst, some laughs and sweet times. This was an enjoyable debut novel and I look forward to what else Ms. Shen has in store.

*an ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

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