Monday, June 25, 2012

[Blog Stop] Ties That Bind by Heather Huffman

Ties That Bind (via Goodreads)

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.


A cute, little, sweet novel.

Kate is a very likeable person. All the coworkers immediately opened up to her. This is a little, I don't know, odd because normally office tension always happen. I mean, I know Kate as a person is very likeable but people aren't always nice, right?  The romance is very sweet, and Gavin is almost not humanly possible sweet. The characters are simple and complex at the same time.

I really enjoyed the winding love story, it makes the story more realistic. The story is also funny. I really like how Heather added in a stalker into the book,  but with that said, the plot is a little too predictable. The plot is paced quite to perfections. It is definitely a light read.

Now I love a little guest post from Heather about her writing cave. :)

My Writing Cave
I tried creating a writing room once. It was decorated just how I wanted it, in colors I love, with some of my favorite things surrounding me to aid creativity.
The theory was that I’d close the door when writing so I could immerse myself in the story and characters and write to my heart’s content. The only problem with that – once the door closed, my three sons took that as a license to destroy the house with their wrestling. Hearing things crash and a certain desperate tenor in my husband’s voice did nothing for my creative streak.
So I tried writing with an open door, and that became an invitation to hang out with mom. I love spending time with my boys, but it definitely hampers the word count to have them chilling on the bed chatting while I’m trying to work through a scene.

I finally gave up on the writing room when we moved. Now we’re on a 10-acre homestead. The house doesn’t have enough rooms for me to get my own writing cave and I prefer to be where I can keep an eye on our free-ranging chickens anyway.
The place that I wound up being able to best do that is the kitchen table because it sits by French doors leading to the back yard and pasture where the bulk of the animals are. I block out the chaos of the house by plugging earbuds into my laptop and listening to the soundtrack I’ve created for whatever book I’m working on.
It’s not much of a cave, but it has an amazing view.
About the author:
Heather Huffman writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense with strong female leads who refuse to lose hope. She sees her books as a way to not only entertain, but to also raise awareness of the realities of modern day slavery. She shares the passion of her resilient heroines to make a difference, and so dedicates both her time and a portion of her book royalties to organizations that fight against human trafficking.

Heather was born and spent her early childhood in Florida, but now calls the beautiful state of Missouri home. Her greatest joy, aside from writing, is to hit the road with her three boys for adventures unknown.
She is the author of Throwaway, Ties that Bind, Jailbird, Suddenly a Spy, Ring of Fire and Tumbleweed. You can find out more about her writing and charitable work on

Connect with Heather online:

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  1. This sounds like a cute, fun read! Thanks for sharing it and i loved learning about the author

  2. This sounds so adorable! Whenever my mom works from home, she always works in her room, but if the door's open, I always run in there and give her a hug and just sit on her bed when I'm bored, so I can totally imagine how counter-productive that is!

  3. Sounds like a fun read - thanks for the chance. And I love the view! What a great place to write.


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