Tight was inspired by the novella ‘Still’ which was featured in the now banned Bend Anthology. Now a full length novel we get to hear the story of Riley & Brett.
They both meet one night whilst in a hotel in the Bahamas. Riley is there on a bachelorette weekend with her best friends and not being the partying type, retreats to her room early. Brett notices her discomfort and offers her a pair of slippers. Brett is an intense kind of man, and whilst he is the perfect gentleman, he is also oozing sex appeal that Riley is quite prepared to forgoe her recent spate of celibacy.
Riley is a small town girl, Brett is a rich boat salesman. He begins to woo her with weekend trips to exotic locations and for a time life is perfect. But perfection isn’t reality and secrets can’t be hidden forever and the story detours down a different path where dark and complex issues arise.
Told mainly from Riley’s POV, with some sneaky peaks into Brett’s mind, we are left wondering how this is all going to pan out and it keeps you guessing from early on. All the way until the end I didn’t know for sure where this story was heading, even though I had my suspicions and was proved right. I liked that there was a touch of mystery and I was satisfied with the ending.
This was very different to previous works by this author and I think if you are aware of that then you won’t be disappointed. It wasn’t as erotic as I was expecting (although, plenty of steamy scenes) but the underlying message was very thought provoking and deep.
This is not a story about servitude.
This is a story about strength.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review