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What happens after the Happily Ever After? Once upon a time, a tour manager and a rock star fell in love on a tour bus. Many months and miles later, Kate and Danny are trying to build a life together in between two jet-setting jobs in the music industry. But despite their BDSM lifestyle, Kate is rope-shy once the bedroom door opens. Secretly, she craves more than professiona What happens after the Happily Ever After? Once upon a time, a tour manager and a rock star fell in love on a tour bus. Many months and miles later, Kate and Danny are trying to build a life together in between two jet-setting jobs in the music industry. But despite their BDSM lifestyle, Kate is rope-shy once the bedroom door opens. Secretly, she craves more than professional satisfaction, even though she swore she’d never swap her backstage pass for a picket fence. But it's going to take more than words for this Dom to help his self-reliant submissive realize she's never been more free than when she's tied down.


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What happens after the Happily Ever After? Once upon a time, a tour manager and a rock star fell in love on a tour bus. Many months and miles later, Kate and Danny are trying to build a life together in between two jet-setting jobs in the music industry. But despite their BDSM lifestyle, Kate is rope-shy once the bedroom door opens. Secretly, she craves more than professiona What happens after the Happily Ever After? Once upon a time, a tour manager and a rock star fell in love on a tour bus. Many months and miles later, Kate and Danny are trying to build a life together in between two jet-setting jobs in the music industry. But despite their BDSM lifestyle, Kate is rope-shy once the bedroom door opens. Secretly, she craves more than professional satisfaction, even though she swore she’d never swap her backstage pass for a picket fence. But it's going to take more than words for this Dom to help his self-reliant submissive realize she's never been more free than when she's tied down.

30 review for Tie Me Down

  1. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    Tie Me Down is book two-point-five in Michelle Hazen’s Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series. To understand this one, you need to have read Playing the Pauses. Playing the Pauses, the second book works perfectly fine as a standalone novel, should you wish to address it as such. Tie Me Down is a continuation of the story, an answer to the ‘what came next’ question we all have upon finishing a romance novel. It is not a necessity to read this story if you have read Playing the Pausing, but it is a nic Tie Me Down is book two-point-five in Michelle Hazen’s Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series. To understand this one, you need to have read Playing the Pauses. Playing the Pauses, the second book works perfectly fine as a standalone novel, should you wish to address it as such. Tie Me Down is a continuation of the story, an answer to the ‘what came next’ question we all have upon finishing a romance novel. It is not a necessity to read this story if you have read Playing the Pausing, but it is a nice little addition to give us something more of the world. For me, I was somewhat uncertain about Playing the Pauses. It was one of those books that I enjoyed it but nowhere near as much as I had anticipated. I gave it a four-star rating, but in truth it was more of a three-point-five-star rating rounded up. Nevertheless, I was interested in finding out more about the characters and their lives. I may not have been completely won over by Playing the Pauses, but there was enough to leave me curious for more. Hence my willingness to dive into Tie Me Down. Although I did find Tie Me Down to be a fun additional story, something you can quickly read through to get that something more you want, it wasn’t a story I was crazy about. It was nice to see the characters again, it was nice to see what came next, but I wasn’t sucked into it. In all honesty, I could have got by without reading this one. I didn’t dislike it, yet I wasn’t completely won over either. It was an okay read, just a bit more knowledge about the characters and their lives. Part of this may be a reflection of my feelings towards short stories. I have a love-hate relationship with them. If I’m going to be won over by them, it takes a lot – and this rarely happens. In the grand scheme of my feelings towards short stories, this was a decent read – middle ground in terms of rating. I may not have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the full-length novel in the series, yet as this often happens with me it is not enough to put me off reading the other books in the series. Overall, this was a nice little addition to find out more about the characters but it was not a story I was crazy about.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Tie Me Down is a quick and fun addition to the Sex, Love and Rock & Roll Series. Do you ever wonder what happens to your favorite couple after their happily ever after? Tie Me Down is just the novella that you’ve been waiting for. This short little novella packs quite the punch and will keep you on your toes. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself glued to the pages, waiting to see how Kate and Danny’s story is going to play out.. In Tie Me Down, we catch up to Kate and Danny months after they’ Tie Me Down is a quick and fun addition to the Sex, Love and Rock & Roll Series. Do you ever wonder what happens to your favorite couple after their happily ever after? Tie Me Down is just the novella that you’ve been waiting for. This short little novella packs quite the punch and will keep you on your toes. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself glued to the pages, waiting to see how Kate and Danny’s story is going to play out.. In Tie Me Down, we catch up to Kate and Danny months after they’ve found their happily ever after. They’re living their lives and trying to figure out how to make it all work. But, being many miles apart from one another isn’t easy. They’re trying their best, but sometimes life throws other obstacles their way…When Kate is presented the opportunity of a lifetime, she’s got to decide what she wants more; the life she always dreamed of or the man who completes her?? Tie Me Down was a quick and easy read for me. I finished it in just a few hours. I loved spending time with Kate and Danny again. The love these two share is stronger than words will allow. Their journey isn’t an easy one and it’s a learning experience, but if anyone can make things work, it’s these two. Tie Me Down might be a novella, but I promise you it packs a punch. From romance to drama and really frustrating moments to angst that tugs at your heart, this book has it all. Tie Me Down is great addition to this series and I look forward to seeing what this author has in store for us next! *I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

  3. 4 out of 5

    Marie Vasquez

    4.5 Stars Oh, how I love novellas like this one. Tie Me Down makes the fictional HEA realistic. I like most of my romances to end with the standard happy ending -where the characters dance off into the sunset with wedding rings and babies. But sometimes, I want to see their struggles after the curtain comes down and the sun rises again. Not every day is perfect and relationships are difficult. And like with fictional characters, strong personalities contribute to more than just easy kisses, steam 4.5 Stars Oh, how I love novellas like this one. Tie Me Down makes the fictional HEA realistic. I like most of my romances to end with the standard happy ending -where the characters dance off into the sunset with wedding rings and babies. But sometimes, I want to see their struggles after the curtain comes down and the sun rises again. Not every day is perfect and relationships are difficult. And like with fictional characters, strong personalities contribute to more than just easy kisses, steamy sex and fluffy hearts. Michelle Hazen continued Danny and Kate’s story a year later. On the surface, things are wonderful. Danny is still doing his part as guitarist for The Red Letters and using his time off to continue is art/tattoo work. Kate is still a workaholic that enjoys putting all her energy into taking care of eccentric and neurotic musicians and wrangling the chaos involved with touring. Both Danny and Kate know each other so well, they become a bit complacent until they realize that things aren’t as “happy ever after” as they thought. Fear of what they want being misconstrued as controlling or needy...they lose their ability to truly communicate. For a couple whose relationship is loosely built on a foundation of BDSM fundamentals...that lack of communication leads to silent misery on both parts. This story was beautiful, emotional and perfect. I fell in love with the characters in this series since the first book and I’ve yet to be disappointed in how I see their stories play out. I’m eagerly awaiting Jax’s story. I just have a feeling that I’m going to need to keep the tissues handy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    JJ

    Emotional! *** Engaging! *** Enthralling! Kate loves being in charge. She is the manager of a rock star and it’s the perfect job for her. She loves the challenge and the opportunity to create peace where chaos often rules. She is good at her job and appreciated. Lucky lady is also loved...though that word is never spoken. Although Kate is in charge at work, behind closed doors she becomes a willing submissive to Danny. (Heck, so would I. The man had me drooling all over the place.) These two are Emotional! *** Engaging! *** Enthralling! Kate loves being in charge. She is the manager of a rock star and it’s the perfect job for her. She loves the challenge and the opportunity to create peace where chaos often rules. She is good at her job and appreciated. Lucky lady is also loved...though that word is never spoken. Although Kate is in charge at work, behind closed doors she becomes a willing submissive to Danny. (Heck, so would I. The man had me drooling all over the place.) These two are devoted to one another but her job keeps her away for long periods of time...and often the "unspoken" leaves room for clarity. That becomes glaringly clear when she is on an extended tour. I was surprised to realize the slow start was anything but slow... it was just setting the reader up for one of the most powerful human exchanges I have read. EVER. Emotionally I was all over the place, especially when Danny expressed himself. Do yourself a big favor and take a chance with this one. My reader copy was burning up and I ended up reading it cover to cover. I was so pleased with the author's presentation, I went in search of more of her work. As for this one, a clear 5 star read....and deserving every earned star.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Reads & Reviews

    More Danny & Kate? Yes, please! Half the book from Danny's POV? Swoooon. I loved this novella from Michelle Hazen, even when I was seriously considering pinching Danny. This sequel/epilogue to Playing the Pauses finds Danny & Kate living with the reality of their jobs and geographical separation. Both are totally in love with each other and totally brand new at the relationship thing. Throw in not seeing each other in months and there's a whole lot of separation anxiety and enough lack of communi More Danny & Kate? Yes, please! Half the book from Danny's POV? Swoooon. I loved this novella from Michelle Hazen, even when I was seriously considering pinching Danny. This sequel/epilogue to Playing the Pauses finds Danny & Kate living with the reality of their jobs and geographical separation. Both are totally in love with each other and totally brand new at the relationship thing. Throw in not seeing each other in months and there's a whole lot of separation anxiety and enough lack of communication to break hearts. The thing I love about Hazen's work is that she shows you the reality of relationships while crafting a HEA. Kate needs to be independent. Danny needs to show Kate he won't hold her back. Kate feels her priorities changing. Danny... needs to show Kate he won't hold her back, most importantly because he's her Dominant and doesn't want to be the kind she ran from a few years ago. Tie Me Down is perfect as it forces Danny and Kate to grow, individually and as a couple. Relationships and people are fluid and this novella shows perfectly how we sometimes get caught up in the flow, causing a few tears and hurt hearts. Watching one of my favorite couples ever stumble into each other's arms was a perfect read for a quiet afternoon.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jami

    5++++ Stars - Rock and Roll Love I really adore this series. “The Red Letters” band members are an eclectic group of people that are impossible not to fall in love with. I loved Danny and Kate's story in Playing the Pauses but must admit that I wished there had been more, lots more. This Novella feels like a wish coming true for me. I was so happy to see that Tie Me Down was the follow-up to Danny and Kate's story, letting us know that they really did find the right path to be together. Danny and 5++++ Stars - Rock and Roll Love I really adore this series. “The Red Letters” band members are an eclectic group of people that are impossible not to fall in love with. I loved Danny and Kate's story in Playing the Pauses but must admit that I wished there had been more, lots more. This Novella feels like a wish coming true for me. I was so happy to see that Tie Me Down was the follow-up to Danny and Kate's story, letting us know that they really did find the right path to be together. Danny and Kate are both such selfless people that guard their hearts with every last ounce of energy that they have. The irony is that their selflessness actually turns them a little selfish, especially Kate. They both hold on to their fears so tightly that they forget to actually communicate with each other and almost ruin their relationship. I was in tears when Kate finally decided to throw caution to the wind and truly put her heart out there, giving Danny the opportunity to finally step up and claim her. It was truly magical. I look forward to more stories in this series and hope that we even have a few more novellas giving us more in depth looks at Jera, Danny and Jax’s lives. This whole series is worth your one-click. I highly recommend it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Isha Coleman

    Tie Me Down (Sex, Love and Rock & Roll, #2.5) by Michelle Hazen   Can Kate and Danny beat the odds and go the distance in their jet-setting lambada of love? Playing the Pauses served as an introduction to the naughty vixen and her lusty Romeo. Work brought them together, but will their career driven lives also tear them apart? Tie Me Down is a check in with the manager and the musician as they continue to learn about each other and work toward a happily ever after. They can't be tamed, but maybe Tie Me Down (Sex, Love and Rock & Roll, #2.5) by Michelle Hazen   Can Kate and Danny beat the odds and go the distance in their jet-setting lambada of love? Playing the Pauses served as an introduction to the naughty vixen and her lusty Romeo. Work brought them together, but will their career driven lives also tear them apart? Tie Me Down is a check in with the manager and the musician as they continue to learn about each other and work toward a happily ever after. They can't be tamed, but maybe their hearts can. A steamy escapade of a romance.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Silvia

    This is definitely what we were missing from Playing the Pauses! We get to see how Danny and Kate face the challenges in their relationship. It's not always fairytales and we get to see how they both struggle. I still absolutely love Danny! He gives so much and never asks anything for himself. When he finally confesses how he truly feels about Kate and their relationship, my heart melted! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. This is definitely what we were missing from Playing the Pauses! We get to see how Danny and Kate face the challenges in their relationship. It's not always fairytales and we get to see how they both struggle. I still absolutely love Danny! He gives so much and never asks anything for himself. When he finally confesses how he truly feels about Kate and their relationship, my heart melted! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Pat

    The storyline was well written and the characters were well defined which kept me turning the pages until the very last page!

  10. 4 out of 5

    ☆☆Hannah☆☆

    I read an ARC copy of this. I did enjoy this story. It was a nice continuation. We got to see how things ended up going for Kate and Danny. Yes it was rough but thankfully they got their HEA.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    This book was soooo Kate and Danny. I enjoyed seeing more of them! And whoa! Feels! Full review to come. . . . I loved getting lost in more from Danny and Kate! The emotions in this read were strong and I found myself totally sucked into this book. I devoured it and couldn't put it down. Kate and Danny are trying to find their way amidst their individual careers. These characters had an emotional roller coaster as they tried to adjust. They love each other but living outside of the tour "bubble" mak This book was soooo Kate and Danny. I enjoyed seeing more of them! And whoa! Feels! Full review to come. . . . I loved getting lost in more from Danny and Kate! The emotions in this read were strong and I found myself totally sucked into this book. I devoured it and couldn't put it down. Kate and Danny are trying to find their way amidst their individual careers. These characters had an emotional roller coaster as they tried to adjust. They love each other but living outside of the tour "bubble" makes things more difficult as neither wanted to admit how hard it was. I was captured by them and Michelle Hazen did a great job of giving me ALL.THE.FEELS. I highly recommend reading this continuation to their story!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

    Tie Me Down is a sequel to Playing the Pauses. I wish I had known this before I agreed to review this, because Tie Me Down is definitely not a standalone and it explains why I felt sort of underwater from the very beginning. Kate and Danny are trying to make a relationship work where she's on the road managing the tour of a woman named Ava, who's apparently a rockstar. Danny is Jera's best friend, from the first story in this series, A Cruel Kind of Beautiful. He and Jera and their band are rocks Tie Me Down is a sequel to Playing the Pauses. I wish I had known this before I agreed to review this, because Tie Me Down is definitely not a standalone and it explains why I felt sort of underwater from the very beginning. Kate and Danny are trying to make a relationship work where she's on the road managing the tour of a woman named Ava, who's apparently a rockstar. Danny is Jera's best friend, from the first story in this series, A Cruel Kind of Beautiful. He and Jera and their band are rockstars themselves. So it would seem that Danny and Kate's relationship would be a match made in heaven. He a rockstar and part time tattooist, and she a rockstar tour manager. But, there's obviously something wrong in paradise as Tie Me Down shows. Although I liked the premise of Tie Me Down, feeling out of the loop did not help me enjoy this much. The blurb makes it clear that Danny and Kate are in a BDSM relationship but if I hadn't read it in the blurb, I never would have guessed it by reading Tie Me Down. Danny is unlike any Dom I have ever read before. He's not controlling. He's not particularly alpha. He is more likable here than in A Cruel Kind of Beautiful, though. Kate too, seems like the least submissive sub, ever. So I was out of sorts and confused throughout the entire story. It's presented as being a BDSM relationship, yet neither seemed to be into BDSM and neither seemed Dom nor sub. There's only one scene, and it's a reunion of sorts, and it's very rushed and most definitely not BDSM like, at all, which is fine, but not when contrasted with the blurb. And then there's the fact that I didn't connect much with Kate. She seems very distant in Tie Me Down. Not just physically because she's on the road for most of the story, but emotionally. I couldn't get a good read on her character. All this leads me to have to 3 star this, unfortunately. At the end, I think if I had read Playing the Pauses I might have enjoyed Tie Me Down a lot more because I would have known (and hopefully liked) the characters more. It was nice to see Jera and Jacob, though, as I loved them in A Cruel Kind of Beautiful. And the rest of the band, and Jera's awesome dad, Hank, all make cameos, too, which are much appreciated. I received an ARC via Hidden Gems Books for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    We’ve all had those moments when we want to know what happened to a favorite couple after they’ve gotten their Happily Ever After, or in the case of Danny and Kate from Playing the Pauses, their Happily For Now. Well, that’s exactly what Tie Me Down is all about. It’s part two in their story from Playing the Pauses , so if you haven’t read that one, you may want to pick that one up first if you care about being spoiled. This is just a quick, little novella for us to get a second look into Danny a We’ve all had those moments when we want to know what happened to a favorite couple after they’ve gotten their Happily Ever After, or in the case of Danny and Kate from Playing the Pauses, their Happily For Now. Well, that’s exactly what Tie Me Down is all about. It’s part two in their story from Playing the Pauses , so if you haven’t read that one, you may want to pick that one up first if you care about being spoiled. This is just a quick, little novella for us to get a second look into Danny and Kate as a couple, and also to revisit some great secondary characters in the process. In Tie Me Down , Danny and Kate have been dating for quite a while — I think it’s been a year, if not close to it — and they’re currently on separate coasts (maybe even continents, I can’t remember), and they’ve got the communication down in their long-distance relationship. For now, anyway. Eventually, that communication becomes a litany of misunderstandings because someone can’t be bothered to open up his mouth and actually talk about what’s bothering him, which then leads to Kate over-thinking worst case scenarios, and it’s all just such a mess. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. Not much. The thing that I really disliked about the eventual communication issue is the fact that one secondary character felt the need to insert herself into their business. Like, I get it: Danny and Jera are the best of the best friends; they know what makes each other tick, and they know when something is wrong. So yeah, I understand her wanting to be the go-between for Danny and Kate and help get them back on the right track, but then you have another character inserting himself, and it’s just like, let this couple figure out their own shit, okay? You can give them a kick in the ass if they’re not getting it (Danny), but you can’t do the work for them (Jera). Anyway, as frustrating as it was to read this novella because of the miscommunication, Michelle Hazen writes some pretty fantastic characters and you can’t help but love them even if you want to smack a certain couple with their own book. Also, I really loved the ending and how unconventional it was. It fit them as a couple, without being too frou-frou. At least there’s makeup sex. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lilly Charysma

    As usual, I started with the second book in the story. I have not finished “Playing her Pauses” yet, but I did read “Tie Me down” completely. It took some time to understand the background, but at some point I focused only on the current story. The first thing I noticed was the friendly tone the author has used in the conversations. Even from the start, from the first scene, I got the impression my best friends were talking about things that happened to them. And this made me easily fall into th As usual, I started with the second book in the story. I have not finished “Playing her Pauses” yet, but I did read “Tie Me down” completely. It took some time to understand the background, but at some point I focused only on the current story. The first thing I noticed was the friendly tone the author has used in the conversations. Even from the start, from the first scene, I got the impression my best friends were talking about things that happened to them. And this made me easily fall into the plot. Kate and Danny are now into a relationship, with all things considered. They have an intense intimate life, they have feelings for each other, but now they have to face an enemy which is dangerous and hard to accept sometimes: distance. Being always on the road, they have little time to spend together physically, but more time to talk, to discover parts of the other that they did not know. But most importantly, they have time to understand what they want, what they need from the partner. The characters are mature and more about their story is included in “Playing Her Pauses”, but from what I could figure out, he is into the strong stuff, when it comes to intimate relations and she is still figuring it all out. However, the way they talk to each other, the way they behave when apart and together, lets us know how deep their feelings are. They face new roadblocks and challenges, let’s see if they make it out all right. I liked it, I liked the writing and the feeling of comfort it gave me while reading it. However, I must admit I wanted a bit more complicated, a bit more drama. Probably because of the short length and more because I have not finished yet “Playing Her Pauses”, I craved for something more. I can’t wait to go through the other books in the series and I’m happy to have discovered another great author J

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I really enjoyed Kate and Danny's story in Playing the Pauses, so when I saw they were getting their own novella epilogue I had to read it! In a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same, Kate and Danny are still trying to learn how to build a life together when they are apart more than they are in the same state. Kate has taken a job managing the tour of a high profile singer, and Danny is back at home while The Red Letters are on a break from touring. They talk constantly but I really enjoyed Kate and Danny's story in Playing the Pauses, so when I saw they were getting their own novella epilogue I had to read it! In a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same, Kate and Danny are still trying to learn how to build a life together when they are apart more than they are in the same state. Kate has taken a job managing the tour of a high profile singer, and Danny is back at home while The Red Letters are on a break from touring. They talk constantly but they don't really TALK. Their communication issues remain the biggest barrier to finding a future filled with happiness, and they are both worried about upsetting the other if they talk about what they really want. Danny knows Kate's biggest fear is being tied down to one spot (or person) and becoming bored, and he made a promise that he would never hold her back from finding success or having a fulfilling career. So that leads to him refusing to tell her that he misses her or that he would like her to take a bit more of a break so that they can actually see each other more than a few days over the course of 3 or 4 months. For her part, Kate is realizing that the grind of the tour life isn't holding as much appeal for her anymore now that she isn't with Danny, but she is afraid to admit that because she doesn't know what to do if she isn't managing a band or a tour. It takes a bit of frustration and drama, but eventually they find a way to get on the same page and they forge a HEA as that is just as unique as their relationship itself. I will admit that I didn't love this novella as much as Playing the Pauses, but Tie Me Down is pure Kate and Danny and it was a fitting follow up for them. We get a little glimpse of Danny's best friend and fellow band member Jax's story too, and I am looking forward to seeing how that all plays out in the future!

  16. 4 out of 5

    The Mysterious Reader

    Michele Hazen is a new author for me, and it’s probably a disadvantage to judge her based on her novels Playing the Pauses and Tie Me Down since they are books 2 and 2.5 of, and thus well into, her Sex, Love and Rock & Roll series. Happily though that makes no difference as these books worked perfectly well as standalones (though it is essential to read book 2 before book 2.5) and they were tons of fun. So much so that I’m promising myself that I will become much more acquainted with this author Michele Hazen is a new author for me, and it’s probably a disadvantage to judge her based on her novels Playing the Pauses and Tie Me Down since they are books 2 and 2.5 of, and thus well into, her Sex, Love and Rock & Roll series. Happily though that makes no difference as these books worked perfectly well as standalones (though it is essential to read book 2 before book 2.5) and they were tons of fun. So much so that I’m promising myself that I will become much more acquainted with this author. As Tie Me Down’s blurb notes, this book is “perfect for fans dying for a happy ending that feels like it could happen in real life.” These novels truly were, quite simply, wonderful. Their tale had just what I wanted and was well written and with a great plot and great cast of characters. Too manager Kate and rockstar Danny, the leads here, are perfectly crafted and their supporting cast is also superb. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed I could go on and on with praises - the book definitely deserves it. Since I can’t do that I will simply note that the book is most definitely one to read, it is easy to highly recommendand I’m definitely looking forward to book 2.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    This novella is a continuation from Playing the Pauses book. You will want to read that book first to really understand the characters and their history, though if you really don't want to, you can probably get through this without too much trouble. You just may not appreciate it quite as much. While there are some laughs, this particular book is a little more emotional. Not necessarily a cry your eyes out kind. While the couple (who have a long distance relationship most of the time due to their This novella is a continuation from Playing the Pauses book. You will want to read that book first to really understand the characters and their history, though if you really don't want to, you can probably get through this without too much trouble. You just may not appreciate it quite as much. While there are some laughs, this particular book is a little more emotional. Not necessarily a cry your eyes out kind. While the couple (who have a long distance relationship most of the time due to their jobs,) they are fighting themselves to decide if they are still happy where they are in their lives and with those jobs. She is a tour manager for a popular singer and that jet setting life and schedule is what she's always dreamed of. He doesn't want to hold her back, but in allowing her to do her thing, she feels he just doesn't care, or want her home. They both struggle with doing what they want and doing what will make them happiest. And overcoming their fears. It's well written. The characters each have their unique personalities. There is some sexual content. It's a novella so reads quickly... only a couple hours. *I volunteered to review an ARC of this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    S Paschal

    Kate and Danny both live fast-moving, nomadic lives. They've been together for a year, and have become totally wrapped up in one another. When Kate is hired into her dream job, she has to leave her man for an extended period of time and she begins to feel cracks forming in their relationship. While he will never attempt to tell his free-spirited Kate what to do, Danny misses her terribly and begins to fall apart without her. The type of all-consuming love these two share is a bit scary, with each Kate and Danny both live fast-moving, nomadic lives. They've been together for a year, and have become totally wrapped up in one another. When Kate is hired into her dream job, she has to leave her man for an extended period of time and she begins to feel cracks forming in their relationship. While he will never attempt to tell his free-spirited Kate what to do, Danny misses her terribly and begins to fall apart without her. The type of all-consuming love these two share is a bit scary, with each of them suffering doubt in the strength of their relationship, doubt in themselves and anxiety resulting from being separated. Both of them will have to bend if they want to make their relationship into something meaningful and permanent, but neither of them seems to know how. They are both afraid of losing themselves if they commit fully to each other. Intense and a bit dark, you are pulling for this pair to learn how to let each other in and find their way into a healthy and stable relationship. For those who enjoy gritty, real romance, this one's for you. The characters are conflicted and unique, as is their relationship. This is a voluntary review of an ARC of the story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    This is the second book I have read by this author due to the ARC I was provided in exchange for an honest review. Since I was given the novella for review, the author graciously provided the prior book. It definitely gave me an idea of Kate and Danny’s relationship so I knew what to expect of the novella. This story opens about a year after the prior book ended and Kate is on a major world tour while Danny is at home in Portland. They seem to be doing well but both of them are going through a d This is the second book I have read by this author due to the ARC I was provided in exchange for an honest review. Since I was given the novella for review, the author graciously provided the prior book. It definitely gave me an idea of Kate and Danny’s relationship so I knew what to expect of the novella. This story opens about a year after the prior book ended and Kate is on a major world tour while Danny is at home in Portland. They seem to be doing well but both of them are going through a difficult period of being separated. It made me really rethink how I judged the end of the last book. I really liked how they discussed the challenges and seemed to have come to an understanding. I guess the plan was good in theory and once they were living it, there were further trials that they did not plan for. As a couple they have an interesting dynamic and that helped to inform the way they worked through the bumps in the road of their relationship. This was a 3.5 Star novella for me!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)

    This is a quick little read about Danny and Kate whose story was featured in the previous book "Playing the Pauses". You will definitely need to read Book 2 for this book to make sense. Danny is still in the band The Red Letters and is currently on break. Kate is a tour manager who loves being on the road. She is currently managing a big act and while she misses Danny, she wants to have both - her love and her career, but is that possible? Can Danny survive having Kate gone for long periods of t This is a quick little read about Danny and Kate whose story was featured in the previous book "Playing the Pauses". You will definitely need to read Book 2 for this book to make sense. Danny is still in the band The Red Letters and is currently on break. Kate is a tour manager who loves being on the road. She is currently managing a big act and while she misses Danny, she wants to have both - her love and her career, but is that possible? Can Danny survive having Kate gone for long periods of time. I really liked this novella and at times, I wanted to shake Kate as she waffled back and forth about "choosing Danny vs. the gig of a lifetime". I enjoyed being able to see what happens after a couple's main book and I think a Novella rather than a full length book was perfect for this. While, I did enjoy this book, I did like Playing the Pauses Better. I received this book as an ARC for a complete and honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Tie Me Down is the long epilogue to Playing the Pauses, so you have to read that to understand and enjoy this one. Also, this review has many spoilers for the first book. The books in the series can be read as stand alone, but the band is amazing, so you’ll want to check out Jera’s story as well! In Playing the Pauses we see how Danny and Kate meet, fall in love, and get their happily ever after. Except, now we see them a year later. Kate is on tour the Ava, the Goddess of Rock and Roll, while Dan Tie Me Down is the long epilogue to Playing the Pauses, so you have to read that to understand and enjoy this one. Also, this review has many spoilers for the first book. The books in the series can be read as stand alone, but the band is amazing, so you’ll want to check out Jera’s story as well! In Playing the Pauses we see how Danny and Kate meet, fall in love, and get their happily ever after. Except, now we see them a year later. Kate is on tour the Ava, the Goddess of Rock and Roll, while Danny is at home. I missed them so much! Danny’s quiet suffering made me want to hug and yell at Kate most of the book, but I still loved every second. Kate’s free lifestyles has her on tour most of the time, and her fear of commitement makes her take more and more jobs and less time at home. But those little feelings, the one she got the first time she was leaving Danny behind aren’t going away, even when she’s on the verge of her getting her dream job. Danny misses Kate something fierce, but he promised her he would never hold her back, even if it cost him a bit of his sanity. So while he’s happy she’s doing what she loves and getting her dreams, he’s slowly going crazy with loneliness. I love how these two fit so well together yet are so different. Danny accepts thing in his quiet way, he knows Kate and loves her, and he deals with things the only way he knows. this line broke my heart but it describes his reasoning so well: “I can’t...love you and ask you to change,” I say. “So I just love you.” And that ladies and gent, is where I totally fell for Danny, the whole speech after that? My heart can’t take it. Tie Me Down is such an excelent conclussion to Danny and Kate’s story. I loved how much they grow, how they fought to get where they feel comfortable again and to make it through. My fangirl heart is bursting here. And the sneek peek at the end? I’m DYING to get my hand on Jax story!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Ooten

    This was a nice quick read! The writing flowed well, and it was so good to be able to get a glimpse into their lives after the story ended. I didn’t think they would have quiet as many problems as they did, but I should have known with how stubborn they both are. I knew Kate had problems with being made to feel like she didn’t have a choice, but she took that to a whole other level. I can’t imagine being away from my significant other for 3 months, and then bolt again after 3 days. I understand This was a nice quick read! The writing flowed well, and it was so good to be able to get a glimpse into their lives after the story ended. I didn’t think they would have quiet as many problems as they did, but I should have known with how stubborn they both are. I knew Kate had problems with being made to feel like she didn’t have a choice, but she took that to a whole other level. I can’t imagine being away from my significant other for 3 months, and then bolt again after 3 days. I understand feeling like you have the power to do what you want, but you have to make time for the other person too. I know that Danny didn’t want to tell Kate how to live her life, but I think he still should have let her know how he felt about it. His feelings are his own, regardless of what choices she makes. I was very happy to see them work everything out, and the ending was perfect. Exactly what these characters needed. I voluntarliy reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Carol 27

    I loved this sequel to Playing the Pauses where Danny and Kate first met. It’s a quick read, that’s well written, very emotional, and at times heart-wrenching. Danny has become quite introspective as he deals with his ever-absent girlfriend Kate while determined to stay out of her career choices and decisions. Kate’s become conflicted in what she believes she wants from her career, choosing jobs that ultimately pull her away from Danny. Things become complicated and communication breaks down. Ca I loved this sequel to Playing the Pauses where Danny and Kate first met. It’s a quick read, that’s well written, very emotional, and at times heart-wrenching. Danny has become quite introspective as he deals with his ever-absent girlfriend Kate while determined to stay out of her career choices and decisions. Kate’s become conflicted in what she believes she wants from her career, choosing jobs that ultimately pull her away from Danny. Things become complicated and communication breaks down. Can they strike the balance between work and love to ultimately gain what each desires the most? Once again there are major issues to be resolved and hurdles to overcome. I’m looking forward to Jax’s story next - Insatiable. I received a free copy of this book from Hidden Gems and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Pierson

    I'm very glad that the talented Michelle Hazen gave me this chapter after the happily ever after with Tie Me Down, as it's the look at how Kate & Danny are doing now that they are juggling two lives in the music industry that have them jet setting in every direction as they try to build their lives together. It's a quick read that not only provides the sexy times that I loved, but a new set of obstacles that let the f-bombs fly, with a side of emotional angst to squeeze my heart. It may be a nov I'm very glad that the talented Michelle Hazen gave me this chapter after the happily ever after with Tie Me Down, as it's the look at how Kate & Danny are doing now that they are juggling two lives in the music industry that have them jet setting in every direction as they try to build their lives together. It's a quick read that not only provides the sexy times that I loved, but a new set of obstacles that let the f-bombs fly, with a side of emotional angst to squeeze my heart. It may be a novella size story, but does pack a full size punch when push comes to shove, as Kate & Danny come off as realistic couple who have flaws but truly love each other, and are willing to work at making their relationship work. I'm fully addicted to their journey, and am excited to see what's up next! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Magali

    I consider that this book is a great long episode about Danny and Kate, and I loved it. It’s really well written, with complicate, strong characters, deep feelings. They’re searching the limits between let the other live her life, her career, and sharing love and decisions in a couple even if it means be far from the other. Danny and Kate are separated for a tour she manages for a famous singer, Ava. It’s hard for Danny who wants to marry Kate, but he doesn’t want to trap her in something he thi I consider that this book is a great long episode about Danny and Kate, and I loved it. It’s really well written, with complicate, strong characters, deep feelings. They’re searching the limits between let the other live her life, her career, and sharing love and decisions in a couple even if it means be far from the other. Danny and Kate are separated for a tour she manages for a famous singer, Ava. It’s hard for Danny who wants to marry Kate, but he doesn’t want to trap her in something he thinks she doesn’t wish, he wants to respect her career, and, as a controling man he is, he can’t stand this situation, and he doesn’t know how to react, he seems depressed. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Emily (Mrs B's Books)

    **My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review** This is pretty much like the epilogue to the previous book in the series, Playing the Pauses. Kate and Danny are still together, but Kate is currently on the road a lot and has not spent much time at home with Danny who misses her. Both are kind of stuck, Danny wants Kate home, but will not say anything as he does not want to hold her back and Kate misses home and Danny and wants him to ask her to stay. Its takes fore **My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review** This is pretty much like the epilogue to the previous book in the series, Playing the Pauses. Kate and Danny are still together, but Kate is currently on the road a lot and has not spent much time at home with Danny who misses her. Both are kind of stuck, Danny wants Kate home, but will not say anything as he does not want to hold her back and Kate misses home and Danny and wants him to ask her to stay. Its takes forever, but eventually after some intervention from friends things come to a head and both parties sort things out so that they both get what they want with each other. There are also two weddings in this book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Danny and Kate are working on their long distance relationship, Danny is taking a break, but he still in his band The Red Letters. Kate is enjoying her time as a tour manager and is currently on the road. She misses Danny but can’t find away she can have her career and a relationship at the same time. And Danny is finding his time alone with out Kate difficult to cope with but doesn’t want her to know and fears the knowledge would put more strain on their relationship. Kate was really a little se Danny and Kate are working on their long distance relationship, Danny is taking a break, but he still in his band The Red Letters. Kate is enjoying her time as a tour manager and is currently on the road. She misses Danny but can’t find away she can have her career and a relationship at the same time. And Danny is finding his time alone with out Kate difficult to cope with but doesn’t want her to know and fears the knowledge would put more strain on their relationship. Kate was really a little selfish, I didn’t like her much, expecting Danny to be at home waiting until she was ready to return, no wonder he felt unneeded and lost. I liked the story, Danny’s character had change a little in this book, he never spoke up for himself, but it still was an entertaining read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Will They or Won’t They Make It? Bringing you deeper into the Sex, Love and Rock & Roll world, you discover how Danny and Kate are dealing with the unaccustomed emotion of love, and worse, making it work with two careers that don’t seem to work together. Hazen twists them up like two chains on a swing, twisting them tighter and tighter until Dan & Kate are ready to spin - but are they going to spin out apart, or get thrown together? Every addition to this series adds more to these quirky charact Will They or Won’t They Make It? Bringing you deeper into the Sex, Love and Rock & Roll world, you discover how Danny and Kate are dealing with the unaccustomed emotion of love, and worse, making it work with two careers that don’t seem to work together. Hazen twists them up like two chains on a swing, twisting them tighter and tighter until Dan & Kate are ready to spin - but are they going to spin out apart, or get thrown together? Every addition to this series adds more to these quirky characters who inhabit their own worlds of pain, shame and guilt. It’s not hard to love them: it is hard to see them go through it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    LeeAnn Lewis

    A Great Finish to Kate and Danny's story! Danny wants Kate to live her own life and not feel tied down by him, but when she is away, he misses her. Kate wants to work, but the time she is away, she feels like something is missing. Can they admit their feelings to each other and work out the best solution for both of them? This story can be read alone, but is a continuation of Sex, Love and Rock & Roll - Book 2. I would recommend reading them in order. You'll love the ending of their story! I rec A Great Finish to Kate and Danny's story! Danny wants Kate to live her own life and not feel tied down by him, but when she is away, he misses her. Kate wants to work, but the time she is away, she feels like something is missing. Can they admit their feelings to each other and work out the best solution for both of them? This story can be read alone, but is a continuation of Sex, Love and Rock & Roll - Book 2. I would recommend reading them in order. You'll love the ending of their story! I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Comfy Couch Book Reviews

    I loved this sequel to Danny and Kate's story I just wish it had been longer it finished too quickly. I was captivated from the beginning of this book, and felt very emotional as they went through the turbulence of a long distance relationship. Ms Hazen's writing is so good it felt like being on the sidelines watching their relaltionship disintegrate. I could feel for Kate, what a hard decision for her to make especially as she is unsure about Danny who is being the strong silent type. Something I loved this sequel to Danny and Kate's story I just wish it had been longer it finished too quickly. I was captivated from the beginning of this book, and felt very emotional as they went through the turbulence of a long distance relationship. Ms Hazen's writing is so good it felt like being on the sidelines watching their relaltionship disintegrate. I could feel for Kate, what a hard decision for her to make especially as she is unsure about Danny who is being the strong silent type. Something had to break and I am so glad it did! Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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