Book Review – Alluring Ties by Skye Turner

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review – Alluring Ties by Skye Turner Title: Alluring Ties
Author: Skye Turner
Series: , #2.5
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: March 5, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
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In Alluring Turmoil, we were introduced to Lexi Sloane’s two best friends, Bradi and Erik. Alluring Ties will take you on a journey into their pasts and bring you to their present.

Bradi St. James is a force to be reckoned with. She’s strong, independent, and has something to prove. All of her life, she’s watched the world around her and is determined to have a different fate from what she’s grown up with. The path you’ve always believed to be the right path, may not be your destiny after all.

Erik Jenson is a kind man. A nurturer and the kind of friend everyone wants to have. Growing up surrounded by friends and family who support him, he’s a confident man. The choices he must make and the chances he must take as he lives and grows make him the strong, loving man he becomes.

Alluring Ties is a companion novella to the Bayou Stix series. It’s Book 2.5 Bayou Stix. It is NOT recommended to be read as a standalone book.

Alluring Ties contains explicit sex, including some male/male, strong language and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who does not like M/M romance.

Alluring Ties is a companion novel to the Bayou Styx series by Skye Turner.  It comes after the first two books, however, it tells of the history of Erik and Bradi.  This book was great.  I laughed and cried through it.  I loved reading how Lexi and Erik met Bradi and the relationship that grew over the course of the seven years prior to Alluring Turmoil.  The book also gives the history of Bradi’s and Micah’s relationship.  Although, I would love to read a full length book on both Bradi and Erik, it was refreshing to read how all of the characters met and how their lives intertwined with each other.

Bradi is loud.  Not obnoxiously loud, but has a fun personality.  When we meet her, it is the start of college for Bradi and Lexi.  Bradi has decorated her side of the dorm room with zebra prints, hot pink and lime.  However, Bradi is the second greatest friend to Lexi who sees through her BS right off the back.  Bradi comes from a single mother, who as she states is “a whore.  Straight up.  Not a prostitute and she’s not trashy, but she’s a whore.”  Bradi does not want to be anything like her mom.  She wants to be independent and make her own way without needing a man to give her everything that she wants.  She does not want to be a kept woman.  I can not blame her, Bradi is stronger than that.  The old saying that beauty is only skin deep goes a long way in describing Bradi.  Yes, she is beautiful, but she is also smart and hardworking.  She is the kind of friend that every woman needs.  She will tell you straight up how it is, but yet will be there for you when things are really bad.

I say that Bradi is the second greatest friend to Lexi, because the other is Erik.  Yes, when we meet Erik, Bradi all but falls into a pile of mush for him.  He has to tell her that he is gay and that although she is beautiful, she is just not his type.  He also says the same thing to his roommate Micah.  Micah is not gay either and does not care that Erik is, but would prefer if Erik not check him out.  These two bond over the fact that Erik tells Micah that he is not his type and that he blondes.  Erik is the serious friend that Lexi needs.  Of course he knows her history.  Also, Erik has his own struggles.  He is gay, he is out, yet he has not met the one person that he knows will make him completely comfortable in his skin.  As he puts it he is seeing Joe who is pushing him to be more open about their situation, but Erik is not sure he is ready for a relationship.  He is not embarrassed or ashamed.  To me, it seems that he has not met that one guy that will make him feel completely comfortable in his skin.  And I love the scene later in the book when Erik realizes that Alec is the man for him!  “Alec smiles back at me and takes my hand.  They’re resting on the table top for the world to see, but I don’t care.  I want everyone to know the love I have for this man.  He’s my world.  He’s my present and he’s my future.”  I loved this line.  This showed me that Erik found his true love who made him completely comfortable in his skin.  Totally swoon-worthy!!!

This is a great series!  Definitely check it out!  I can not wait for the next book to see who once again falls in love!



About Skye Turner

Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately life intervened and she made the choice to leave her studies.
She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.
When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.