If you looked up the word love in a thesaurus you’d find fondness, devotedness, respect, beloved, and soft spot, those are just a few words to describe how I feel about Kristen and her With Me in Seattle series. Each book has gotten better and better the further we’ve gotten in the series and I couldn’t be happier or more proud of it’s success.
Now, without further delay…meet Matt & Nic!
A man whose lifestyle is so different from her own…
Nic Dalton’s cupcake bakery is thriving. She serves both rock stars and locals alike, content with her growing business. But one adventurous night out with her best friend, Bailey, turns her life upside down. She meets a handsome stranger who makes her skin sizzle and her heart race. Their one night together is explosive and unexpected, but when he has to suddenly leave without taking her phone number, Nic resigns herself to never seeing him again.
…What will it take to trust and submit to his every desire?
Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault.
And he has a penchant for bondage.
Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system.
And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.
“Give in to this, Nic. Let me prove to you that I will be one of the best decisions you ever make.” –Matt Montgomery
I make it no secret, I LOVE this series and Kristen. In Tied With Me we FINALLY get our hands on that mystery man, Matt Montgomery!
Matt and Nic’s story kept me swiping my Kindle screen like a woman possessed! Kristen gives us yet another Montgomery man to fall for (I’m currently in fictional relationships with Will, Caleb, Nate and a few others from her Under the Big Sky series, don’t judge me!)
I absolutely loved seeing Matt and Nic’s relationship develop, Kristen gives us another feisty, fun, independent female and Matt is 100% take charge, gives me the shivers alpha man!
What impressed me and makes me the most proud of Kristen is with Tied With Me she seemed to step out of her comfort zone in terms of their bedroom activities, we know Kristen can write a helluva love scene, but I really liked how she kicked up the kink here. She stepped out of the box in terms of her previous characters relationships and for me, it worked. The scenes with Matt and his ropes had me wanting to run outside in my bathing suit to cool off (I live in NJ, it’s freezing here) I also liked how she showed us a realistic side to a BDSM relationship. Matt was attentive, caring, loving and always, ALWAYS respectful of Nic and her needs/feelings. I was happy to finally see our Matt find love. The With Me in Seattle series has become like comfort food, I know no matter what kind of day I’ve had catching up with the Montgomery’s will always make me feel better and put a smile on my face when I’m done. I can count on Kristen’s books to make me happy sigh.
As is typical for me, I listened to a wide range of music while writing Tied With Me. Music often inspires emotion for me, and there are a few songs that I listen to on repeat when writing specific scenes if it fits the feeling of the scene.
Make A Move by Gavin DeGraw was a song that I listened to frequently through the book. When I first heard it, I knew it fit Matt and Nic. I especially love the line, “I’m aware of what you’ve gone through. Not afraid to say I’ve fallen for you…” It’s such a meaningful line, and is perfect for Matt and Nic.
Burn by Ellie Goulding was also one that was on repeat a lot, especially during love scenes. It’s just a super sexy song. I even found myself listening to it in the car, singing along, then would rush home and write.
And finally, Diamonds by Rihanna. Also a sexy song. I love Rihanna’s voice, and when I was writing the scene where Matt takes Nic to his club for the first time, this song happened to be on Pandora. You’ll see me reference the song in the scene. I kept it on repeat while I finished that chapter, and the whole thing just flowed through me.
I hope you enjoy the entire Tied With Me Playlist! Happy Reading! Kristen
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.
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