Ties That Bind by Jayne Lockwood
Ties That Bind is the last book in an absolutely fabulous dark romance series. Everyone’s (and my) favourite alpha CEO billionaire Richard Mason is back for another round of expertly getting in his own way when, really, he has all the opportunities to achieve his ultimate dreams.
Despite being surrounded by people who love him, Richard succumbs to old demons, unable to shift the weight of addiction, stress, feelings of inadequacy, and – not in the least – his dark past as a mobster.
This is a tale of love, family, and everlasting ties as much as it is addiction, mental health, and redemption. The action is fast-paced and hearthumping, the characters are layered, real and relatable, and the smut is smoking hot and absolutely delicious.
I devoured this book, just as I did the entire Closer Than Blood/Switchblade Romance series. Ties That Bind is impossible to put down. It’ll make you laugh and cry, the smut will have you in need of a cold shower, and the action and downward spiral into addiction will have you at the edge of your seat, praying for the wonderful cast of characters to just be okay in the end.
Ties That Bind can be read more or less as a standalone, but I would still recommend reading the other books first (part of the Closer Than Blood/Switchblade Romance series), purely to have the best possible experience. Because, trust me, you will want to have read all of them – they are just that good.