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Ties that Bind By: Heather Huffman Review and Giveaway!

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kate Yager never had a father, and she never minded - until her mom died. Now, acting on the name called out on her mother's deathbed, Kate has moved to San Francisco and gotten herself hired by the man she suspects to be her dad. As if a new job, new apartment, and new parent weren't enough, Kate finds herself head-over-heels in lust with a complete stranger she met at an art show. A stranger who, she later finds out, happens to work in her office.

As her relationships with her friends and father grow stronger, Kate has to confront the decisions of her past to find out whether she can love the man who gave her up, love the man who loves her truly, and even whether she can love herself.

Goodreads Summary

Before her mom died, Kate Yager didn’t miss having “family”. Feeling lost and alone, she’s decided to move to San Francisco and begin a new job. She loves the job, loves her friendly co-workers, and finds she’s falling in love with another new hire, British Gavin Nichols. Kate also suspects that her new boss is the father she never met. Next, throw in a scary, stalker named Justin and a serious car accident….and you have what sounds like a really improbable, overdone plot. Huffman, however, combines these dramatic moments into an enjoyable, believable read.
The humorous dialogue between Kate and Gavin when she realizes that he is younger than her is fun to read; the way Huffman later incorporates it into Gavin’s courtship for her is touching. Situations such as when they enter a salon to give each other a new hair style caught my attention. I might try that with my husband for fun. Gavin seems a perfect impossibility – a great-looking, thoughtful, sexy, considerate, funny, family guy; yet, every reader will want a Gavin! Huffman even makes the situation with Kate’s father seem understandable. First, there is shock and uncertainty. Later, there is a desire to try to have a relationship, even if it is thirty years late.

Three and a Half Stars 

*Reviewed by Colleen*

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  1. Andrea said...:

    This book sounds good!!
    Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

  1. Andrea said...:

    sorry forgot to leave this...
    adawnn1 AT gmail DOT com

  1. Kate is very brave to move all the way to SF to start a new life but it sounds like that as the right decision. Gavin sounds sweet and wonderful! And she gets a chance to get to know her father. Very curious about his story.

  1. Carl said...:

    A great concept for a story and I love the setting. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. Thanks for offering copies of this cool-sounding book.


  1. great review thanks Gale

  1. The book sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway!

  1. Nancy said...:

    Sounds like a good story. Thanks for the giveaway.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  1. This sounds interesting. Thank you for the chance to win!

  1. This book sounds so funny. The love interest sounds hilarious and enjoy reading when a character has an accent. Thanks for the giveaway!


  1. Alison said...:

    looks like i have another book to check out :)

  1. This book sounds so good. I would love to read it to find out the rest of the story. It has a really cute cover. Please enter me. Thanks!

  1. This book sounds pretty good. :)

  1. I really like the cover. Or more accurately, the shoe. I don't read very many Adult fiction books, but this one seems like one that I could read without cringing. I love the idea of taking my husband to a hair place with me and both of us getting new "do's". That would probably be tough though, since he keeps his head shaved. Oh well, still a great idea. Thanks for the post!

  1. I would really like to read Ties that Bind. Thank you for the great review and the chance to win a copy.