Tethered - L.D. Davis

“You were born to be mine and I was born to be yours.”

Donya Stewart’s chest filled with the soft beating wings of butterflies when she first met Emmet Grayne’s green eyes at the ripe age of five. Unable to identify the tugging pressure within her when in his presence, Donya moved through the first several years of her life addled by her feelings for the boy who was her best friend’s brother, and very much like her own sibling. But one cool autumn night in her mystifying teenage years, Emmet erases any ideas Donya has of him being anything like a sibling.

Donya and Emmet, unable to deny the invisible cord that fetters them together on an incredibly visceral level, begin a long journey on a road abounding with challenges, hurdles, and destructive forces. Their love for one another is absolute, and the emotional link between them is strong, but when they make a series of painful decisions and mistakes that pull them apart, the strength of that tether is challenged.

Donya’s career as a model took her around the world and away from Emmet who was working hard for his law degree. When Donya makes a hard decision for both of them, the tether between them stretches beyond what seems possible.

“The tether contorted and quivered and groaned in protest.”

With age comes maturity and hindsight. Will Emmet and Donya have to live apart and with the consequences of their choices? Happy endings aren’t always a guarantee, even for two people who were born into this world for each other. Will the link between them bring them together or prove to ensnare them in heartache?

If you are in search of an angst-filled romance novel, get tied into Tethered…


DNF @ 88% (Crazy I just can't finish the last 12 %)So I am going to be the party pooper of the numerous high ratings for this book and am giving it a 2. I was not very fond of Donya, nor was I very fond of Emmet. (Actually, to come to think of it, I wasn't very fond of much of the characters in this book.) I just couldn't understand if Donya & Emmett felt so connected, so tethered did they feel the need to marry other people. I ask myself why because of the repetition of this connection, that was repeated so many times, I kind of got the picture the first couple of times said. I didn't like having to read the same repeated we are connected, soul mates, tethered. over and over again. Their disrespect and deceitfulness for and towards one another proved in the events that unfolded. I think maybe if this was my friend or someone I knew personally happen to, I'd probably think this is why the divorce rate is higher than marriage. Donya and Emmett had to go and marry other people, for the wrong reasons. Yet they felt so connected. I think this story is ridiculous. It didn't show any redeeming qualities after reading their teenage years to adulthood. They were still the same, in my eyes. They still didn't grow up, didn't mature, and still after all this time lacked respect towards one another or maybe they did, and I just didn't get to read the bits they grew up and found happiness and peace with one another. I guess I will never know til I read the last 12%