My family has secrets. I’m always the good girl, doing what’s necessary to keep my loved ones safe. I’ve kept the darkest secrets from everyone I know. As painful as it is to hold them all inside where they live and gnaw away at me, that’s where they must stay.
I haven’t seen my closest childhood friend, Christian Bear, since I was a teenager—he hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still temperamental and plays by his own rules with the law following two steps behind him.
Christian remembers me. But he doesn’t know the first thing about me anymore. I should’ve shared my feelings with him the day before I moved away with my family, promising him I’d stay in touch. It broke my heart when he didn’t keep his end of the bargain. As a consequence, we haven’t spoken in years. Even though Christian and I have always had undeniable chemistry, I won’t let him shatter my heart a second time.
Christian has shown up in my life again with secrets of his own, and demanding answers. That doesn’t mean I’m willing to give them. He’ll know my secrets when I’m ready.
Our secrets, the risks we’re taking, and the danger he imposes make it impossible to know what our future holds.
Either our tethered souls will bind back together, or our secrets will separate us forever.
“He’s shattered my heart into a million pieces.”
Beth Flynn is an incredibly creative storyteller. She has a very unique way with words and ‘Tethered Souls’ is very original. Although I would not say it is a traditional MC romance, the characters are mostly all from the ‘Nine Minutes’ series (one of my favorites – A MUST-READ!!). That being said, this book can be read as a standalone. And if you are a fan of Beth Flynn’s other books, then you will LOVE Mimi and Christian’s story and this book will fill your craving for these unforgettable characters.
What could be more satisfying than a story about the children of Kit, Grizz, Bear and Christy? As with most of these characters, Mimi has lived most of her life living with secrets. She’s in college now but has never forgotten about Christian Bear. I loved how this book alternated between the past in South Florida and the present in North Carolina, two places that the author knows well. Although separated by time and distance, Mimi and Christian meet again under VERY unusual circumstances. It is very clear that these two still love each other deeply and no one can ever keep them apart again.
“We’re tethered souls, and you’re back where you belong. Where you’ve always belonged.”
Beth Flynn has layered several storylines here, and the plot kept me guessing and intrigued until the very end. I wasn’t sure who could be trusted or where the story was going to end up. I loved reading about Christian’s brother Slade and loved seeing all the other characters that I have come to love from the ‘Nine Minutes’ series. This is a gritty love story, with very real characters and very real settings and very real emotions.
”I’ve got you, Mimi. I’ll always have you.”