Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Ties That Bind by Jaci Burton

The Ties That BindThe Ties That Bind by Jaci Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sixteen years is a long time to carry a torch for your ex. It’s high time Rick and Lisa act on long-dormant desires and reignite the flame that still burns inside them both.

Jen's Review
WAY cute story! I love a good romance from those who grew up together.

In this book, we have Rick and Lisa - Lisa was 14 when they met, Rick was 17 - they both knew instantly that they were going to be together. They waited until Lisa was 16, but then she got pregnant.
They got married and tried to make the most out of life. Rick was barely 20, trying to work his way through college, raise a daughter and his teenage wife.
But times like that are hard, the bills pile up, and the stress takes over. They both knew that the best thing for them was to get a divorce.

But they still remained friends. Rick was there for their daughter no matter what. And even though they both dated off and and on, neither one found that special someone.

The book starts off with everyone ganging up on Lisa to take a week vacation with her BFF Connie. Lisa is a nurse now, and she works too hard. Takes life too seriously.

Caving in, Lisa heads off to St. Thomas Island.. Connie was going to meet up with her later since they couldn't get on the same flight. But when Connie called Lisa to tell her that her flight was delayed and she wouldn't be in til tomorrow morning, But reassured Lisa that she had found someone to meet her down at the bar for dinner so Lisa didn't hole herself up in the hotel suite alone.

Lisa was feeling lonely and not really anxious to meet some strange guy. But she headed down to the bar.. and that's where she met him.

Was the connection between Lisa and Rick strong enough to let them re-kindle their own flames? Or was Lisa's over thinking going to cause too many doubts in her head to give happiness a shot?

Really cute story - lots of "hot" times :)

Juls Review
How long would you wait to have the love of your life? Rick wait 16 long years.
Lisa and Rick were married young, had a child young and even though their love was fierce things didnt work out the way they planned.

Lisa fell in love with Rick when she was 14 never fell out of love. That torch still burns for him and every day she longs for the one man she knows she cant have. Or can she?

Rick has always been there for her and their daughter. Now that their only link is off to college Lisa feels as though she must move on with her life. No more pining over Rick. She cant keep him trapped to her, even though he is there willingly.

Lisa decide yes she will go on vacation with Connie her best friend. And while there, she will live a little. Unbeknownst to her, there are plans and schemes afoot.
Connie's flight is delayed and from there Lisa vacation has done a complete 180. She just wanted to relax and enjoy this time away but nothing is going according to plan.

While Lisa waits for an unwanted date she sees a familiar face. Rick? It cant be him, right? It is and the two that were so in love when they were so young come together as consenting and willing adults. That spark is still there but like any sane woman, Lisa has reservation. She doesnt want Rick to feel obligated to be with her, she wants him to want her for her. And he does, with everything he has. He really is a beautiful man. The way he stood by her even though they werent together.

A nice feel good kinda a book for sure. I really enjoyed it.

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