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Knot (Wake Family #1)

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Due to its considerable length, KNOT is now the KNOT DUET. TWISTED DESIRE (available March 15, 2018) and TETHERED LOVE (available March 29, 2018).

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.
ebook, 1, 480 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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4 Jekyll and Hyde STARS

Whoa, this was intense!

And by “intense” I really mean...





Because HOLY HELL did this book do a number on me. It chewed me up and spit me out like an old piece of gum.

And to think that I almost stopped reading it around the middle. Because that game of nerves with no end on the horizon?

Yeah, it was a bit mentally and emotionally exhausting.

But I’m so glad I didn’t give up. Because the second part of the boo
Olga therebelreader
5****** STARS

My heart aches, my senses are on overdrive. This book was filled with so much emotion, hate, healing and love. I truly loved every single page of this book! The author’s writing is flawless in so many ways. She blended the past and present perfectly and smoothly.

About the story, Reggie is monogamous and Nora is polyamorous. Not only that but also they both are stubborn, intense, hardheaded, alpha. So, what happens when these two fall in love? Reggie and Nora’s relationship is explos
Aestas Book Blog
May 28, 2016 marked it as to-read
*** SOUNDS GOOD!!! ***

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.

We learned it was all a mirage.

I ruined him.

I broke her heart.

I keep coming back.

I can’t let her go.
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 3a78ce8c4414c85351735d2e482925_zpsl7sieojo.gif“We’d been two people lost. Wandering around, pretending we’d known everything.”

Knot by M. Mabie is a highly addictive, intense, riveting, and emotionally consuming read that cuts you to the core that will leave you breathless and have you questioning why M. Mabie why must you leave us in knots. And a big part of me already knows the answer if you are familiar with her work, it’s because she can and will continue to deliver those love sto
Lea ★
*Arc kindly provided by author in exchange for my honest review*
5 super angsty stars!

M. Mabie is one talented writer. I am in awe. This was... INTENSE!
She has wonderful writing skills and she created these really believable characters that are complex and memorable.
Let me tell you... this book will break you. You will question so many things after reading this...
This book truly blew my mind in every sense of the word.
I even find really hard writing this review because I fell inadequate
  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"M. Mabie" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

SERIES: (Wake Family, #1)
AUTHOR: M. Mabie
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
CHAPTERS: 53 + Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: July 12th, 2016


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KNOT: Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' (Reggie & Nora)

This starts off in the 'Prologue' (June, 2010) and then jumps into 'Present Day' (September, 2010) looks like it swaps backwards and forwards from chapter to chapter.

My only hope with the backwa
Adriana Locke
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Don't mind me. I'm just in a heap on the floor trying to recover from this book, from this knot Mabie wound around my heart and squeezed tighter and tighter with each page, each word, each beautifully strung line of dialogue.

I thought about saying this was "angsty". Then I laughed. Then I flipped through the thesaurus and was unable to locate a word that means more than "angsty" and sufficiently described Knot.

Reggie (*clutches heart*) and Nora are headstrong, infuriating, vulnerable, and compli
Sheila'S Book Corner
I want to start this review with a couple of words about M. Mabie. As you guys know she destroyed me royally when she put out Bait. DESTROYED.

I thought that after that I would be ready. That my heart would be ready. I WAS WRONG!

Because she came back with Knot and she tested me. She pushed me. She ruined me.

I don't think there are any words that I can come up with to let you know what this book did to me. But i'll try. It might hurt again. It might kill me. It might leave me in a puddle of mush
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
Arc kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book. Gah. This book. When I read a M. Mabie book, I always know it. Because she is the definition of what an indie author should be. This story was incredibly complex and different than anything I have ever read. The words were original and one of a kind. I found myself constantly on the edge of my seat because I had no earthy idea what was going to happen next.

Reggie and Nora both won me over so hard with their intricacies. These characters were so deep and both had so many things about t
Jul 06, 2016 marked it as never-finished
Shelves: arcs, dnf
DNF 30%. I hate to do this especially when and ARC is provided but after a couple starts and stops, I think this one just wasn't for me. I had a hard time connecting to the characters. I didn't feel a pull to either of them or their struggles. I don't think it helped that the storyline was non-linear with changing dates in each chapter. As a personal preference that is usually one of the quickest ways for me to be unable to connect since I'm either rushing through sections to skimming.

The story
Jan 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
I should not be surprised but I am. From the summary and reviews I read I thought I was going to read a book about a woman who was proud of her sexuality and if the hero had sex with OP then she would too. After all, supposedly she does not want commitment and likes group sex. The hero is the one who supposedly want to be in a commited relationship and faithful. Guess what happens?
They are both full of hot air. She spouts that malarkey because she is afraid of being hurt and hopes to scare him
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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Excerpt and #Giveaway of KNOT by M. Mabie!

As I watched the tears fall from her eyes—after I pushed into her for the very last time, filling her with everything I’d never told her—misery infected my gut.

Then, I felt the knot constrict.

We’d tangled the delicate thread between us too many times.

It tightened to a point of throbbing pain. I knew there’d never be a minute left in my life where I didn’t feel the ache of her. Her absence, the source of blinding tension. The sharp pulse of a love rippe
Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
When you’re a reader, there are many kinds of books you come across. There are some books you read. There are some books you whole heartedly enjoy every word of. There are some books you know you’ll never forget too. There are some books that make you laugh, or cry, or feel angry, or some combination of all three. There are some books that hurt you just as much as it hurts the characters in the story, and there are many books out there that put you back together again right along with its charac ...more
Three Chicks
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review by Lisa Kane

Where do I start with this book? I adored the Wake series and Knot has the same vibe as Bait. Two people who you know are perfect for each other, but life just keeps them apart. Knot has multiple emails that fill in much of the action and provide telling information about what is going on in the background.

Reggie Warren is 24 and he's Blake's brother, the heroine in the Wake series. Readers are familiar with him as he played a big role in that series. But now we see him as mo
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I struggled with this book big time. It took me at least to the 30% mark to get into the story and I almost dnf’d 3 times. I felt the beginning of Knot was very confusing because so many things were unsaid and I couldn’t really tell what the major conflict was between Reggie and Nora.

Reggie is a monogamous kind of guy and is currently dating when he crosses paths with Nora. He can’t stop thinking about her and tries to pursue her. Nora is polyamorous and although she is attracted to Reggie she
This was an interesting read and a topic I've never read before. At the beginning it was confusing, but after a couple of characters, you get the dynamic between both characters and you get to feel the struggle, sadness and anxiety they feel. On one hand, the author makes a great job explaining why they feel like they can't be in a relationship with each other, and I understood it and was curious about how, and if, they were going to be able to do it.

However, the main 'problem' I had with this b
Tiffany Johnson
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5-5 tumultuous stars!

"When did we stop telling the truth?" I asked and took the towel she handed me. The moment held so much levity. There we were naked and clean, but still hiding behind excuses.
"When we fell in love," she answered. "I guess when you have something worth lying for, you'll lie to protect it. Even if it is just to yourself."

I'm not sure any passage has ever described a book as well as this one does. Reggie and Nora. Man, you knew their story would be a doozy. And with angst
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has grabbed me by the throat LITERALLY, while I was reading this I felt as if I couldn't breathe.
I was literally sweating.

I'm blown away absolutely BLOWN. If you've read anything from Mo in the past like myself, prepare yourself because this book is not what your expecting. Mo Mabie, has created such an angsty, sexy, heart stopping, lose your breathe love story. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, I was yanked from my seat, pacing my room, heart pounding, unfucking believable.

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Mo Mabie has got it going on with this series. With Knot being the beginning, I don't know how she is going to follow up with anything better. Reggie is an alpha strong character that will do anything to get what he wants. Then comes along Nora...and Nora doesn't take anything from ANYONE! Watching the two battle through what they thought they wanted and what they really wanted, oh my. In the description of this book, one word is used: angs
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-read, ku
Love was so unfair because withholding it felt like the only thing I could give her that was greater than myself.

This is my first book by M. Mabie and I did like her style of writing. There is a ton of angst in this story. It is about the cat and mouse relationship between Nora and Reagan. They both have different thoughts about relationships and doubt they are good for each other But yet they have such great chemistry and lots of passion when together but they just seem to fight it. That did
Libby Harrison
Tried to read it...

I am not in the mood to read romances with no plot and just a lot of confusion

Mandi Beck
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brutal. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of Knot. Exceptional is another. M. Mabie truly out did herself with Reggie's story. I'm such a fan of her work and I've come to depend on the kind of emotions her words elicit from me.

Let's start with a little back story. One of my favorite trilogies in all of the world is the Wake series. It is the story of Casey (God I love him) and Blake, who is Reagan's (Reggie) s
DJ Sakata
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It was a power like I’d never known, and I was both greedy and grateful.

I hated how the moment had been spoiled – it had been among many other good ones that ended the same way. I’d been harsh with him. He’d been rude with me. But what happens in a lover’s quarrel when you have no arms left to swing with? No legs left to stand on?

You said not to start, and I didn’t. I know you don’t like answering any of my questions, but, then again, sometimes you do. I know you told me to shut
Ellen at Book Bellas
What a sexy, romantic, heart-stopping story!! Reggie is not your average contemporary romance hero. He has some serious anxiety issues which are described perfectly by M. Mabie. She writes a male POV like nobody's business! Reggie must have control always BUT he must also go very slowly when it comes to the gorgeous and elusive Nora. She is defintiely NOT looking for love, or even for a relationship. Instead, she practices a poly lifestyle, only interested in threesomes or multiple lovers at the ...more
Candy at Prisoners of Print
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it

After reading several books by this author, I know I can always depend on M. Mabie to deliver when I’m craving angst and steam. Her characters have proved to be complicated and frustrating, with chemistry that is beyond sizzling. The world she has created with Knot is no exception and I found myself addicted to Reggie and Nora’s story.

This first book in the Wake Family series is written in dual point of view, and it does sparingly go back and forth from past to present. While it took a little bi
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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She is the author of the steamy comedy Fade In. Her sophomore release, Bait, is the first book in the angst-filled erotic Wake Series. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."

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