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Dating pool ever since But when another match made by mom goes wrong Azere ends up at a bar enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano a man who is tall handsome and whiteWhen their one night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious Azere is caught between her growing feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to p. I have nothing Nothing could have been changed Nothing could have enhanced this story Nothing could be better Nothing can change my mind PerfectionFurther RTC

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Ties That Tether

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart she must choose between love and her familyAt twelve years old Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture even after emigrating to Canada Her mother has been vigilant about helping forcing her to stay well within the Nigerian. 25 stars Trigger warning for surprise pregnancy loss of a child loss of a loved one and traumatic childbirth I want to start out with saying I was so excited to read this book The cover is gorgeous and this book sounded so good with the main character falling for a man that was not Nigerian when she promised her deceased father she would marry a Nigerian man Unfortunately when I started this book I was really not enjoying the writing style The dialogue felt very forced and cliche and there were FAR too many movie references Rom coms are our main character s thing but she goes on to reference at least ten movies and follow that reference up with an entire paragraph summarizing the movie or scene she was reminded of This got to be too much and while I love movies and knew every single movie she referenced I just didn t care and it took me out of the story each time On to the actual plot This book deals with surprise pregnancy which is my least favorite trope While this is definitely a me problem I wish the synopsis mentioned this because I wouldn t have even picked the book up I honestly would have DNFd this book at that point if I weren t reading this for review There is a love triangle between Azere and two guys a Nigerian guy she has a past with that her mother picked and this other guy she had a one night stand with I didn t really feel any of the connection or past to the guy she had a history with and I didn t feel the chemistry that much with the other guy she had hooked up with None of the romance really did it for me It also felt like a lot started in this book and then just stopped or wasn t fleshed out enough I feel like we still don t know these characters who they are or what they like other than the main conflict of the story It was just missing that real life authenticity to the characters I will say I did appreciate the important discussion about dating someone that is not of your same ethnicity and how cultures can or cannot come together in a relationship Azere has a lot of guilt over not staying completely loyal to her Nigerian roots and disappointing her family s expectations However the story itself the writing and the romance just did not mesh with me

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Lease her mother who will never accept a relationship that threatens to dilute Azere's Nigerian heritage Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian Can she be with him without compromising her identity The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughte. At first glance Ties That Tether might seem to be just another contemporary romance But really it s so much Right off the bat we know that Azere has done something completely out of character After a terrible first date with yet another mom approved man Azere decides to cool off by having a drink in the hotel bar where an attractive stranger strikes up a conversation with her After talking for hours they end up in bed and have a fantastic night together but Azere leaves uietly the next morning never intending to see him againAzere is Nigerian Canadian born and raised in a village that she remembers fondly until her father s death when she was 12 years old led the family to immigrate to Canada under the protection of her paternal uncle While Azere and her sister Efe learned to become Canadian Azere s mother holds the girls to their heritage and most of all she holds Azere to the promise she made to her father on his deathbed To marry a Nigerian Edo manAzere feels guilt over her one night stand because she s never been with a non Nigerian man before but intends to move on and be a dutiful daughter once again until the man in uestion Rafael shows up in her office as a new hire with whom she ll be working closely Rafael is white of Spanish decent and is nothing like the type of man her mother would approve of But there s an undeniable chemistry between the two of them and then something complicates matters further no spoilers from me in a way that guarantees that Azere and Rafael will have to deal with their feelings for one anotherBesides the terrific connection between Azere and Rafael this book really shines when it comes to exploring the immigrant experience spotlighting the pressure to be loyal to one s heritage while at the same time trying to establish a new life in a new worldAzere is a wonderful character She adores romantic movies which I find incredibly endearing She can pull out rom com uotes or comparisons for seemingly any occasion and it s just so cuteAzere tries so hard to be the good daughter her mother expects but her mother leaves her no room for anything but the way she thinks she should be going so far as to threaten to disown Azere if she persists in a relationship with Rafael It s a terrible situation and the author lets us see the awful pain Azere experiences being forced to choose her family or the man she loves with no middle ground availableThe book does a very convincing job of showing the challenges of being an outsider in a new country particularly for children who are expected to live up to family expectations and keep traditions alive yet whose day to day existence can be brutal at an age where differences can mean exclusion Only by adjusting their clothing food and other outward signs of their culture can Azere and Efe finally make friends and fit in as young girlsThe writing is lovely letting us inside Azere s head and occasionally Rafael s showing the heightened emotions of falling in love without going too far over the top and sometimes surprising with how powerful simple words can beThe course of true love never did run smooth so of course there are all sorts of issues beyond the cultural differences that stand between Azere and Rafael Still given the nature of romances there s never any doubt that these two will end up together it s just a uestion of how and how long it will takeThe author like Azere immigrated from Nigeria to Canada at age 12 and it s obvious that she knows what s she s talking about Azere s struggles and experiences feel authentic and realistically portrayed She s a wonderful main character and I loved seeing the care and thoughtfulness she devotes to fulfilling her own romantic destiny while not discarding her family heritageI really enjoyed this book start to finish It s a uick and captivating read that pulled me in right from the start The romance itself is terrific full of steam and attraction as well as true emotion and vulnerability If anything Rafael is maybe a shade too perfect and even though Azere has cause to distrust him we readers know perfectly well that he s hiding bits of his past for valid reasons and can guess what those reasons are As a couple Rafael and Azere are easy to root for they re just so right for each otherTies That Tether is a delight Don t miss it Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley Full review at Bookshelf Fantasies


10 thoughts on “Ties That Tether

  1. says:

    This is a promising debut and I’m really happy to have a chance to read it because learning about different cultures their traditions approaches perspectives turned me into a excited child who is happy to discover new colorful worlds and appreciates the knowledge is power Most of our ancestors have migrated from other countries and sometimes respecting your ancestors’ wishes and protecting your cultural id

  2. says:

    25 stars Trigger warning for surprise pregnancy loss of a child loss of a loved one and traumatic childbirth I w

  3. says:

    Okay um I can't get into this review until we acknowledge how RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS this cover is Oh? My? God? It's one of my favorites of 2020

  4. says:

    This is an interesting romantic debut from a Nigerian Canadian author Being Nigerian myself and a lover of Nigerian romance this seemed like it would be an excellent match for me I’ve read this with mixed emotions the summary of w

  5. says:

    I have nothing Nothing could have been changed Nothing could have enhanced this story Nothing could be better Nothing can change my mind PerfectionFurther RTC 🖤

  6. says:

    This book was absolutely beautiful I loved it so so much I enjoyed getting to know Azere and learn about her Nigerian culture The Ties That Tether did an amazing job of bringing to light the beauty and the richness that comes from in an intercultural relationship This book really made you uestion how well do you know yourself and what makes you you? This book gets all the stars from me A must read I want to thank Netgalley and Be

  7. says:

    free review copy 5 stars for originality in romance AMEN for a voice and story from a culture Nigerian Canadian not seen oft

  8. says:

    At first glance Ties That Tether might seem to be just another contemporary romance But really it’s so much Righ

  9. says:

    I was really excited to read this book as a first generation Nigerian American I knew this story will resonate with me and feel as personal as it ended up being This story wasn't as much a love story as it was a Coming of Age story where the heroine had to find her own way in life Much like the heroine Azere I was often subjected to my parent's constant stressing about the importance of not losing cultural id

  10. says:

    455 ☆ 5DISCLAIMER Thanks to Penguin Random House Global for the e galley in exchange for an honest reviewTrigger Warning

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