Review: Tie the Knot by Cynthia Rayne

Tie the Knot by Cynthia Rayne
Release Date: July 19, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 59
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

John “Sax” Saxon wants his estranged wife Maggie back in his life and in his bed. As his submissive. During their whirlwind courtship and short-lived stint as a married couple, he’d kept his kinky desires to himself, worried that his sheltered wife wouldn’t understand. Now that they’ve separated and counseling has failed them, he has nothing left to lose. Sax is going to show Maggie just how pleasurable submitting to him can be.


Review: Tie the Knot by Cynthia Rayne is not part of a series but I could see one easily following the two main characters of this story as they explore sexually. I chose this book because I wanted to know how it would turn out.

John “Sax” Saxon wants his wife Maggie back but to do that he needs to come clean about what he wants in bed Sax also does not open up to his wife. He seems to have a very typical English attitude about talking about his feelings. I am amazed that he hired woman to dominate and spank after splitting from his wife.

Maggie is in the dark as to why Sax won’t communicate with her. When he finally tells her, she is the exact opposite of what Sax expected. Maggie wants her marriage to work with Sax but she needs him to talk to her, listen and compromise with her. All the things he is not doing now.

The chemistry between Maggie and Sax is explosive. Nevertheless, as this story shows chemistry is not enough if you don’t talk to each other. The sex scenes were blistering hot.

The ending took me by complete surprise because up until that point I had no idea nor an inclination that Sax was a switch and not just a Dom. I would have liked some hint to this before the ending. Other than that, this was a great story. I loved that it did not have the feel on a short story. I found it hard to believe that it was only 59 pages long. I will be keeping an eye out for more by Cynthia Rayne.