The Tied Man
Lilith Bresson, an independent, successful young artist, is forced to travel from her home in Spain to the wild borderlands of northern England, to repay her feckless father’s latest debt by painting a portrait of the enigmatic Lady Blaine Albermarle.
On her first night at Albermarle Hall she meets Finn Strachan, Blaine’s ‘companion’, a cultured and hauntingly beautiful young man who seems to have it all. But Lilith has an artist’s eye, and a gift for seeing what lies beneath the skin. She soon discovers that Blaine is more gaoler than lover, and if the price is right, depravity has no limits.
As the weeks pass, Lilith finds that she too is drawn into the malign web that her patron has spun, yet against the odds she forges a strong friendship with the damaged, dysfunctional Finn. In a dark, modern twist to an age-old story, Lilith Bresson proves that sometimes it’s the princess who needs to become the rescuer.
Please note that this storyline contains depictions of drug abuse, violence and non-consensual sex.
THE TIED MAN is a dark fairy tale where the Princess comes to save the Prince.
♦Lilith♦ is the princess in this twisted tale.
♦Finn♦ is the “Rapunzel” of Albermarle Hall.
♦Blaine♦ is the evil queen.
The Tied Man is kind of like the ‘boy’ version of Captive in the Dark and Escape from Paradise.
My only issue I found with the story is the foreign lingo because it kept tripping me up. The writing style made it hard for me to be fully immersed in the story because it took awhile to get use to it. Otherwise it was a good dark and twisted tale.
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Book 1 can be read as standalone. | Book 2 will be a second story with the same protagonists, but a whole new plot.