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Tied Down

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Marrying her was part of the plan. Falling for her wasn’t.

Before Eva was my wife, she was nothing but a pawn. A piece to be played, my move against theirs.

But that was then. Now she’s the woman of my dreams, the love of my life, and the mother of my unborn baby.

I'm tied down to the perfect woman. Eva, the mouthy brunette who trapped me with her tempting curves and smoky e
Published June 19th 2017
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Linda Barrett
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tied Down is a fantastic 5 star read by the very talented Vanessa Waltz.
This book has everything and more you could possibly want from a book.
Tied Down is very well written and the storyline hooks you in from the very first chapter.
It's so good I read it in one sitting as I couldn't put it down (Thank god for days off)
I absolutely loved reading this book and would highly recommend you one click it as soon as you can.
The fact it kept me on tenderhooks for most of the book was brilliant and I fo
Diana Torres
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again I found myself not wanting to put a book down specially when it has to do with the mafia. Vanessa Waltz mafia writing style that is 😍😂. She knows how to get to you and in this case she manage to pinch a nerve or 2 as I was reading this story and became aggravated with Ritter and Carter, I was like goodness gracious why haven't they dropndead yet 😂, but then I realized that if they kill them too soon the story plot would've been another. My heart did fall for Sebastien and Eva, all he ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
How can the Mob Bosses Daughter at the age of thirty one never been married or have any kids with all of those wise guys around ?? But that life wasn't for Eva .. she wanted someone to take her away from that life and give her a family .. she doesn't need love she just wants kids. But when he dad asks one of his guys to marry her Sebastian can't say no.

But what Eva doesn't know is that Sebastian has a secret and he can't let anyone find out who and what he is ....

Can there chemistry, there frien
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tied Down has every possible thing I love in a Vanessa Waltz book... a bit of drama, betrayal, heartbreak, secrets, unadulterated lust, a twist or two, a well written storyline, great characters, love, and a HEA.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eva and Sebastian brought a lot to this story. He has his secrets and she has her dreams and add in a mafia style story and what you get is explosive from the get go. I enjoyed Eva and Sebastian and couldn't have asked for any more angst, betrayal, heartbreak, it's just gave me all the feels!

Reviewed by Shay from Mommys a Book Whore
Carrie White
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve always loved Ms Waltz’s crime-concoctions! Always put whatever I’m currently reading aside her for her crime babes!
Best Organized Crime writer ever! They’re kinky, sexy with lust-full scenes, dynamic, suspenseful, demanding, dangerous with extremely possessive alpha gangstas/bikers.
I was graciously gifted a copy inexchange for an honest review.
Lynn Thinking out loud
WOW just wow!!! It's been a while since Vanessa has released a new book. Boy did she come back with a bang. I feel this is her best book to date. I loved it. Highly recommend.
I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
I deserve a medal for not DNF’ing this although I wanted to many times in the course of reading it. I had to go back to look at the author name time and again for “Tied Down” because I couldn’t believe what I was reading was from the same woman who wrote “The Mechanic”. Whereas the latter was a pretty good read (close to great even), this book was very much subpar in all respects.

The h – Eva was a weepy, self-pitying, sad sack loser. I get wanting to help one’s father (even a Mafia boss) while h
Luisa Rivas
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
The author kindly sent me an ARC and I willingly read it for an honest review.  I had read a previous book by this author and loved it, The Mechanic.  Reading this book, I realized that she writes great male characters.  They aren't powerful guys, rich or famous, but your regular guy who faces difficult situations with bravery.  In this case, Bastien is the new guy in a Mafia family.  He has been in the Romano family for six months, and was just assigned to keep watch over the boss' daughter.  I ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW, Vanessa Waltz just brought out another amazing story.

Eva was the daughter of Vito Romano who was Dom in the Mafia. So I guess you can say Eva was the mafia princess. She had a good heart for a girl who was raised around crime. She want normal life, a family. She sacrificed so much for her father.

Eva loved her father even though he was evil to the core. It was almost like she looked at him through rose colored glasses. Through the book I tried to figure out if her father really loved her. By
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Vanessa Waltz knows how to write a great Mafia story! Tied Down is action packed, suspenseful and sexy. Sebastien has been tasked by his boss, Vito, to watch over his daughter, Eva. Her fiancé was recently murdered and she's grieving. Not grieving because she loved him, she hadn't been with him long enough for that, but because they had made plans to have a family and now she won't get that. It's her one dream, and is now impossible because when men find out her father is a Mafia boss, they run.
Mary Clark
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent, well-written and extremely intriguing story that had my complete attention throughout. The story just flowed effortlessly and all the different twists and turns made it quite an exceptional read. As Vito’s daughter, Eva is off-limits. Eva is alone again, after finding out her fiancé, Marc, is dead; she didn’t love him but he didn’t deserve to die. Bastien has had hidden feelings for Eva for the past six-months, but would never come between her and Marc; it would have been ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, it was a good entertaining read but it didn’t blew me away, which is rare when it comes to this author!

Tied Down is the story of the Mafia Princess, Eva and Sebastien, the secretive bad boy. The story is fast paced, action packed, well written and got me hook right from the start! There is suspense, secrets, betrayal, twist and turns, drama, banter, chemistry, heartbreak and some pretty steamy sex scenes that may set your kindle on fire, so be prepared!

Most of the char
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is a past and not the has is own book from Knocked up by a badboy, the mob boss Johnny Cravotta, he will be around later in this story since he will be gaining a lot at the end.

Started out with a drunk Eva and acting like a spoiled brat who is actually 32 or around there. But after her drunken mourning about her dead fiancee she will act her age and show her complete hatred for what her father is and does even sacrifice her dreams to take care of her dying father with lung cancer. But afte
Maria Hunt
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Tied Down by Vanessa Waltz!! Waltz's amazing writing style and the great storyline hook you from the very beginning. Mob princess, Eva,has a big heart and has remained seperate from her father's business. She longs for a normal life but realizes that with her father's connections that is unlikely for her. Sebastien is a guard for Vito Romano. When Bastien is charged with guarding Eva she doesn't make the task easy with her sassiness and her refusal to follow Bastien's orders. The chemist ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sébastien Lucchese is the new guy in the Romano family. Muscle for the boss, he’s been watching over his daughter Eva after her fiancé was killed, but he wants to do more than just looking over Eva while she drowns her sorrows…
When Eva’s dad suggests he marries her, Sébastien will convince her that he’s the answer to her problems. A soldier from a crumbling mafia family is the perfect husband for her and he has no problem giving her what she really wants.
This was my first read by Ms. Waltz and i
Claudia Cardoz
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best mafia books...

So this book is a treat of sorts. Not only it has Tied down but also two more bonus books added. But just reading Tied Down was a huge treat for me.
Bastien isn't really what he protrays. His thinking, his actions portray him as a decent guy. Eva is the daughter of the mob boss. She hasn't had noticed bastien until recently when he was assigned to guard her. Her fiance has recently been shot and all she ever wanted was a family. Yet her dreams seem to be far fetched.
Jackie D
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Bastien has been working as muscle for Vito for about six months, having had eyes for Vito's daughter Eva since the first time he saw her has been difficult, especially since she was engaged to another man. Well, her fiance Marc is dead, and the Vito has assigned Bastien to keep a close eye on Eva, things are getting hairy in that part of the mob world, he wants his daughter protected. Little did Vito know Bastien would do anything to protect her
Together these two are going to weather a storm of
Book A Day
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love when a book is so well written that it hooks you in the first chapter. This is one of those books. This is the first book I have read from Vanessa Waltz and I am so pleased to see that her previous series has the stories of those that play supporting characters in Tied Down. Brilliant to have Sebastian's story told within the mob stories. Well written and flowed well. Eva's feelings about wanting to get married and have a child like her friends is very real feeling, especially with Facebo ...more
Laura Price
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A tale of a boy, a girl, the mob, the good cop, bad cops and bikers with many twists and turns. Eva the daughter of a mob boss has not found love at the age of 31. She no longer hopes for love but a man she can marry to have a baby. She dreads checking her facebook feed because all those friends continually post about their happy families and lots of new baby updates. She encounters Bastien one of her dad's thugs when he is sent to watch her after the untimely death of her fiancee. He noticed he ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book definitely made it worth the wait between Vanessa Waltz novels. If you love a well-told mafia tale that has violence and HOT sexy times sprinkled in then this is the book for you. She also found a way to tie it into her Cravotta family mafia books, which I also loved. The h, Eva, is the daughter of a mob boss while the H, Sebastien, is an enforcer in her father's crew. At least that is what everyone thinks. Sebastien has
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
***** I received an arc for an honest review*****

I did read the other books to this series, you can read this as a stand alone, however, it would be a better picture of what's going on if you read them all. Eva has a plan, and when that plan is derailed, Sebastien is there to pick her up and a new plan is formed. Unsuspecting Eva doesn't see what danger or surprises are coming. She does get her HEA, but there's just a few details that the new husband has to work out to get them there. It's a qui
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mafia vs undercover cops with a few twists and turns. I absolutely love Vanessa Waltz's crime family stories they aren't too predictable and she brings in bosses from other stories she's told. This is a page turner for sure. I couldn't stop reading it until it was to the end because I wanted to know will good prevail or will everyone be slightly marred from what happens. Was not disappointed in the least. Sometimes I wish she would write an epilogue book on how these hard core Alpha males are ad ...more
Debbie Ballard
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading the amazing, exciting, and intriguing romance story by the phenomenally talented Vanessa Waltz. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader's copy.
Eva, the Mob Boss's Daughter, recently lost her fiancé and is drowning her sorrows in alcohol. Bastian's job is to guard and protect Eva, the sexy boss's daughter, even when she comes onto to him. When the boss wants Bastian to marry Eva, Bastian has mixed feelings. He cares about Eva and wants to protect her but what happens when the mo
Shelly Reynolds
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Vanessa Waltz, and it will not be my last! This book was full of suspense, twists, betrayal, danger, and of course, love. Sebastian has been working for Vito for six months now. He is way over his head. His latest job is to keep an eye on Vito's daughter Eva and make sure she's safe. Only problem is - he wants her. Eva just wants one thing before it's too late but fears she'll never have it. They both want out. His way out can't be trusted. She sees no way out at all. C ...more
Courtney R
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really ended up enjoying this book. I was not sure if it was going to be for me because I have not read any 'mob' romances before.
The book was well written and easy to read through. I was able to get through it over a busy weekend.

Bastien, aka Ethan, was undercover trying to take down her father. She was just trying to keep her head on straight with the cards she was dealt. When the proposal of a marriage to convenience ends up with feelings developing, it ends up with an eventual happily eve
Nyx D.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bastien & Eva ♡
From the start, this is a fast paced thrillride...drama, mystery, intrigues, and underlying everything, a dark torrid love story. Bastien is tasked with protecting Eva, for her own good. Eva's father, the mob boss, is dying of cancer and wants his daughter to be taken care he asks Bastien to marry her. Eva thinks she wants just one thing, a baby, but what if the big sexy man doesn't go away... and with secrets hanging over their heads, how long will it last? A twisty d
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first Vanessa Waltz book--and not my last. Very impressed with her writing and how fast she had me hooked! Hot mafia guy, hot mafia princess and let's not forget some steamy scenes! Oh yeah, and her jerk of a mafia father. It was a huge page turner and nail biter for me and kept me in suspense. I love the twists! I didn't know until after I read it that there are other books to go along, but you can definitely read this as a standalone and still have a grasp on who the characters are ...more
Laila Viking
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A story with a twist that you do not expect. The blurb tells a bit too much but this book has the opportunity to catch you.
From the first chapter there is action, drama, romance, lust, humor, murder and hot chemistry.
The two main characters have indeed their issues to deal with but they have also got a steamy chemistry that they can not deny.
If they dare to let go is a big problem. But you have to read the book to find out :)
I love the storyline. It is difference from the flow of romance books w
Mardi Sauve
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another huge two thumbs up!

What a great writer Vanessa Waltz is! I love her books, adore the stories and how they all seem to surprise me with twists and turns I didn't expect. Read Tied Down. It's about a young undercover police officer who finds himself in over his head and unsure who to trust, along with the compelling story of his inability to stay away from the mob boss's beautiful daughter and the story really heats up! It was a great read and I can't wait to find another story from this a
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Vanessa Waltz is a full-time romance author and a part-time beer connoisseur. She lives on the west coast and spends her days hunched over her laptop sandwiched between two cats. When she isn’t dreaming up new storylines, she’s hitting up the finest craft breweries Seattle has to offer. Drop her a line at

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