Knot by M. Mabie



He knows everything.
She has all the damn answers.

I’ve always been a free spirit. It’s my nature.
I crave control, but with her it’s far more.

He’s a power hungry climber.
Her wealth could buy and sell me.

It’s too much pressure being the center of anyone’s focus.
She underestimates my desire for her, my need to please just her.

When he’s vulnerable, it’s hard to deny him.
Her crooked smile cripples me.

He hides his demons, but I’m no fool.
She thinks not committing to anyone makes her more honest. She’s wrong.

A man like him deserves someone who can offer that kind of love.
She promises nothing, yet I feel like a king when she says my name.

I never let anyone possess me like he did. Not before. Not after.
My greatest regret was compromising. I should have never held back.

Still, when we’re apart I’m not myself.
I miss the days when she was just down the hall.

He’s better off without me, and it hurts.
The ugly truth is I need her more than she needs me.

Our relationship was born out of lust and curiosity.
The lies we told ourselves killed it.

Together, we found Nirvana.
We learned it was all a mirage.

I ruined him.
I broke her heart.

I keep coming back.
I can’t let her go.

KNOT is a contemporary romance and a complete standalone. It is the first spin-off from the best-selling Wake Series. You do not need to read BAIT, SAIL, or ANCHOR to enjoy this book in its entirety, but if you love angst you’ll enjoy them, too.


When I first read about Reggie and Nora in the Wake Series for Blake and Casey, I immediately asked M if she was going to write about Reggie and Nora and thankfully she said yes!

“It’s so fucking scary out there. I’m terrified most of the time. I think if I let myself feel this much happiness, I’ll die if it goes away. If I give you everything, and it’s still not enough, you’ll take all that I have when you leave.”

I knew that these two were going to be filled with drama and angst and gritty sex and they are these and then some. A very very good then some. So get your wine, Xanax, bubble wrap for your Kindle and sit back and “enjoy your ride”.

“We had a deal, and it was only about fifteen minutes old.”

Their relationship is not conventional by any means. Both have hurdles that they need to overcome for themselves and for their relationship.  Each are the very opposite of each other but this brings them together in a beautiful way. One infuriated the other but secretly it is what these two made who they are. Reggie is one who loves and needs control and with Nora’s free spirit and open thinking, this poses as a constant challenge for him and for her as well.

“Love was so unfair because withholding it felt like the only thing I could give her that was greater than myself.”

Each want the same from each other but it is being brave enough to voice.

“We wanted different things, and we both deserved what we wanted.”

They volley off of each other. Let me tell you, It was quite a gripping journey.

“Sometimes I thought we were both cats hunting the same mouse named Love. Other times we were both mice scrambling, both trying to avoid being eaten alive by a monster with the same damn name.”

I found myself squeezing my kindle, and chanting “knock it off!” each had a way of angering the other and in turn the reader. Then the next moment I was all “bow chicka bow wow” Reggie has one of the hottest mouths I have ever read! He can whisper sweet naughty all the things in my ear and get me all knotted up with need.

“Of all the things on Earth, I craved him most—in every cell, every atom—and I wanted him to invade me. To fill me so full of himself that even if we did part, I’d have residual Reagan in my veins for life.

You are in depth with their story and want to see them untie those Knots and be one fluid rope that each hold onto and come together and make a nice neat bow.

“There are no rules, Nora. You either love someone or you don’t.”







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