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Chained Hands

(Keir & Sailor Duet #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  4,352 ratings  ·  473 reviews

My husband sold me.
Not only did he sell me, but he told me he loved me while doing the deal.
What lies he tells.
Only fools believe him.
Unfortunately, one of those fools was…
.. me.


Not in the habit of buying women.
I didn’t need to.
I was a king of my realm, the devil you whispered about in your sleep.
So when his debt fell due, he sold me his wife.
And I was happy beca
Paperback, 302 pages
Published October 5th 2021
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
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'CHAINED HANDS' is the first romance book in T.L. Smiths's 'Chained Hearts' duet. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

The BLURB alone had me anticipating this book, then one look at the COVER course I was signing up!!

This was so easy to get into, but not so easy to put down. I read this like the pages were on fire. Such a great start to this series and I am sticking around for the next book.

Keir reigns havoc over New York city as their reigning mafia King of the underworld, he's a man feared
Keri Loves Books
Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A fierce mafia king that will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He never expected the woman he took as collateral to change everything.

Keir is a mafia king. He takes what he wants. He’ll shoot you for disrespecting him faster than you can blink. The man is an absolute force.

Sailor was supposed to be payment for her husband’s debt. Once it’s settled Keir planned on killing her. However, the meek woman has found her back bone and she is not taking any flak from him. This woman will challenge h
Oh Keir…yes please!! Sold by her husband, now Sailor is in the hands of another man…a bad one named Keir. He is owed a debt and Sailor is what’s paid to him. Can this notorious mafia bad boy change his ways when he meets this one woman? She is like no other he has met and isn’t scared to let her feistiness out. He finds that fact quite intriguing. Wow, from the very first chapter you are drawn into this captive, mafia romance. Keir is a delectable and ruthless mafia king that gets what he wants. ...more
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
2.5 Stars

Truth be told, I struggled with my rating on this one. On the one hand, this book is a hot mess. On the other hand, I read it in one sitting. I'm seriously bummed, because that blurb and cover were utterly delicious.

Let's start with the good. I loved the plot. Our heroine is a previous bad girl who married and lost herself. She became a bit of a doormat to her philandering husband and struggles with this new Sailor. Her douche of a husband takes her to a party, only to sell her as a de
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
Damn T.L… you threw the gloves off in this one didnt you? what a way to make us loathe and love a few characters at the same time with this twisty crazy fucked up dynamic because let’s be real:


Sailor has known that her life wasn't perfect but she had a husband who loved her and would do anything for her. Or so thought. Quickly getting a rude awakening on the type of man that he husband is and what he’s gotten himself into, Sailor is now forced to come face to face with someone who makes th
Literary Temptations

RELEASE DATE: 06 October 2021

ARC was kindly provided for an honest review


I can literary review this book using the GIF above. That’s it. You’re welcome. You don’t need to read the rest of my review, thanks for coming.

Man, did I have I high hopes for this book. The blurb alone had me salivating for it. When I sign up for ARCs I read the blurb and think yeah, that sounds amazing. Fast forward a few days to a few weeks, the ARC arrives, and I don’t bother reading th
Oct 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
A heroine with a back bone?? Yes please! An asshole through and through?? I’ll take him! This was a really fun start and I know the wait until November will kill me.

Oct 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is already an intense start to the duet. Sailor and Keir's story had my attention. I couldn't put it down. But am I the only one who thought their connection was somehow forced? Other than that, I loved Sailor's character. She was a bad girl who turned into a good girl because she wanted the marriage, kids, and a happy family. But somehow her husband had turned her life upside down by selling her to the mafia. So with Keir, she unleashes her bad girl side again and I loved that challenged h ...more
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Star Rating : 4/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : Yes

Hero : Keir

Heroine : Sailor

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Triggers Involved : Kidnapping , Bullying , Forced Proximity

Plot Summary :
Sailor never had an easy life but now it is worse.. Because her husband sold her. He sold her to the mafia king of NY. Keir is a man who likes to play with his toys and now that is what would happen with h
The Romantic Rush Blog
Oct 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love the bold gusto that I’ve come to expect about a TL Smith dark world story. Her stories are fast paced, unapologetically gritty, and full of feisty energy. This blurb gave me all the happy tingles- forced arrangement, sold wife, mafia king? YUMMY YUMMY.

I knew going in this was a duet, which meant not only we’d end in an epically jaw dropping TL Smith style cliff hanger, but that we’d also only get part of the truths of these characters and their dynamic. And, overall I enjoyed this first
Sep 29, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Tf did I just read😐
Larissa Rye
Oct 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holy dark read Batman! I couldn’t put this book down. I needed to know what happened next. Needless to say the ending only slightly surprised me but the book overall was one big surprise.

I loved Keir & his dark & deadly side. It was hot. Like red hot. I also loved Sailor & her sass & badass take no shit attitude. These two are either going to screw or kill each other haha I love it! Made for such an intense & dark read. I can’t wait for book two!
Feb 22, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2022, mafia
Can I say that TikTok made me read this book? Seriously though it sounded interesting, so I went ahead and read it. I can say that Sailor and Keir's story was enjoyable even if I found some aspects quite irritating. ...more
4.5 smokin' stars

Ever devoted wife, Sailor, discovers that her husband sold her to the head of the mafia in exchange for his debt, which it seems he has no intention on repaying. But Sailor doesn't know that mafioso Keir has always had his eye on her even with his closed heart and his single-minded ruthlessness in the underground.

This book was pure entertainment -- great story, great characters. Sailor, seemingly meek, had a past of misdeeds. A disastrous marriage had her disguising who she rea
Oct 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hell! That is my first thought after reading this book. Ok, so I have never had a fantasy of being sold to someone. Yet, if that someone is like Keir, I might just have to reconsider the possibility.

Keir is the ultimate alpha male. He has this cool and tough exterior but behind closed doors he is not afraid to get on his knees and please Sailor. Keir knows how to use his tongue. Sailor is a strong woman. I like that she tested Keir and did not easily fall for his charms at every chance she
Rhonda Ziglar
Oct 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 PHENOMENAL DARK STARS!! Here we go again....I could not put this book down. T.L. Smith writes dark sexy stories like no other other. Keir and Sailor will take you on one heck of a ride and you will love every second of it. You must read this delicious book.
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 3 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 4 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Chained Hands is the first book in the Chained Hearts duet written by author T.L. Smith. It tells the story of Sailor and Keir, and it was intense, gritty, and I seriously couldn’t put it down! I have a weakness for mafia romances, and I was hanging onto every word like it was my lifeline! Just a reminder, since this is the first book in a duet, be prepared for it to end in an epic cliffhanger!

Chained Hands is an ama
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Stars
🌶🌶🌶/5 spice

Damn this was good.
This book grabs you from the beginning & it doesn’t stop. It’s fast, it’s dark, it’s spicey & the MC’s are 😘

Sailor is FIERCE. I internally shouted “Yas Queen” so many times. It was great reading her find her inner strength again & be unashamedly herself!
Keir is 🥵 why are mafia men so attractive? Why am I obsessed with reading about them? 😂

I LOVED the story in this. The plot wasn’t so driven by spice (not that I would’ve complained about that bec
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Lollipop!!!" stars***


"We get told of fairy tales, of Prince Charming, but what about the devils that live below? Do they not need love too?"

This book was kind of fucked up!!! The main characters were soooo messed up!!!
But guess what??? Maybe I'm kind of fucked up myself, cause I liked it... a lot!!!
This was a very dark and sexy mafia romance.... and after that darn cliffy, I can not wait for the second part of this messed up story...
Sailor and Keir were incredible
Robyn Corcoran
Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I was totally captivated by this story from the very first page and couldn’t put it down! If I could give it more than five stars I would! I need the next half now!

Reading the blurb I knew Sailor’s husband wasn’t a great guy but hello, I literally wanted to throat punch him when reading this book and no I am not a violent person. He is such a douche canoe and that’s being nice! This author truly knows how to build evil character descriptions up so brilliantly. In actual fact, she knows how
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 fantastic stars!!

This is book one of the “Chained Hearts Duet”, and ends in one hell of a cliffy. I don’t have it in me to wait for book two, I need it like yesterday!!

*Reader-made teaser. I acknowledge the copyrights of the photographers who own these images.

Omg this book was epic! I’m all for the broody alpha male who falls for the spicy chick. I don’t even have words for how I am feeling right now. The end of the book was like bomb after bomb. Damn this author always knows how to have you h
Oct 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Arghhh!!! This book!!
This story is an absolute ride…
I love these characters…when we first meet Sailor she is pretty downtrodden and relies heavily on her husband…as the story develops her character blossoms and then we see the real Sailor and man she is feisty!
Keir is the king of the underworld, ruthless, nasty, cares for no one except for himself….then he buys Sailor and all bets are off!
The banter and interactions between these two is perfect, I love that she challenges him at every turn and
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Oct 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was sooo good! I love a good dark mafia romance and this has all the makings of one ! The unique storyline drew me in and I was hooked the chemistry between Keir and Sailor is explosive it’s intense and so hot and OMG that ending!!! Aghhh I need the next book now please!!!
Oct 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
Chained Hands

I loved this one !

I couldn’t not put it down !!

Mafia romance might just be my new thing ! I can’t wait do the next book !! It seems to far away.

I love these characters they where so easy to fall in love or love hate or just a full on hate relationship with .
Oct 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow I was not expecting that little turn of events!!!
I really do love when you think you know which way a book is going to go then all of a sudden BOOM 🤯 we’re on a completely different pathway!

I do love a good TL Smith book but this one has more edge, more grit a little bit more sass and more evilness sprinkled on top.
I Thoroughly enjoyed Chained Hands and cannot wait to dive into book 2 📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️
Sarah Dale
Oct 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 deviously gripping stars

TL had me gripped from the very beginning. She has given us a story filled with drama and steam, making it hard to put it down until you have finished and then leave you screaming for more.

No-one delivers characters that want to hate, that your head tells you you SHOULD hate but yet you can’t. Characters that completely draw you in, like Keir.

I did enjoy watching Sailor grow, develop some sass. Even though she’s been dealt a majorly bad hand by the men in her life she
Sep 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow wow!
I mean I couldn't put it down, would definitely recommend to everyone I possibly can,
Can not wait for book 2
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Who needs sleep when a book as hot as this is on your kindle!? Not me!!!

Keir and Sailor...FIRE! Omg these two are straight addictive and nothing but heat! This story is not for the faint of heart! It will push your limits! I loved Avery single second of crazy and I can not wait to see what’s to come!

Sailor was a sweet shock and a heck of a heroine! I loved her sassy mouth and her strength! She was a storm that over took Keir! Now don’t be mistaken though, you can’t tame a beast, but what if you
Sep 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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USA Today Best Selling Author T.L. Smith loves to write her characters with flaws so beautiful and dark that you can’t turn away from. Her books have been translated into several languages. If you don’t find her in her home town of Queensland, Australia you can usually find her travelling around the world to sitting on a beach in Bali, to exploring Alcatraz in San Francisco or walking the streets ...more

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