Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Familiar Ties by Naya Nikki

Familiar Ties by Naya Nikki

Book Description:

Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother's death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.
These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches. However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?


Familiar Ties is what I would like to say is a true romance novel; it’s one of those books you pick up and don’t put down till you reach the end.  I would say it was worth losing a bit of sleep.

Naya Nikki has written a fantastic novel, her writing is excellent, words flowed well; character description were developed so well you truly felt like you knew everyone.  The story is told with different points of view and flashbacks looking at their lives together.  Naya has done a terrific job and I loved this story.

We meet Amy and Max who are best friends and raising their daughters, who also happen to be best friends.  Amy’s boyfriend is an actor and never around.  Max’s wife died in child birth and Max has been raising his daughter with the help of Amy and his family. 
Max and Amy also share a history and dated while in college but things changed but they stayed good friends.  With Max losing his wife and Amy being alone most of the time, a great friendship is developed between the two of them.

Amy’s boyfriend has been gone a long time and on his return he realizes his family is slipping away and wants his family closer to him. Can Amy give him this, can she move away?  Can Amy leave Max and his daughter?  Life changing decision will happen, mistakes are made.

Can Max and Amy find their way back to each other?

You have to read Familiar Ties to find out the rest.

I have rated this book a 5 star rating as I loved it and will read anything Naya Nikki writes. I love a great romance novel.

Thank you to Inkspell Publishing for giving me a chance to read and review Familiar Ties by Naya Nikki.