Tyed by LJ Shen

Tyed - L.J Shen

Book – Tyed

Author – LJ Shen

Publication Date –July 1, 2015
Genre –New Adult/MMA
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars


Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


Rock bottom has built way more champions than privilege has.

Blaire, an underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you) needs something from Ty.

Mixed Martial artist Ty, a soon-to-be Welterweight champion of the Xtreme Warrior League and the hottest guy in the Bay Area, wants something from Blaire.

But Ty has a secret.
And Blaire can barely even handle his truths. 

Life is about to throw a few knockout punches at both of them. Can they handle the pain?

Tyed is a standalone novel.

My Thoughts - Story
Wow…what a great debut novel from Ms. Shen. Job well done and I’m not a big fan of the MMA genre but this book gripped me with the witty banter and arrogance turned to a perfect specimen of a man.



Both of these characters were developed perfectly throughout the story and the author was able to express the emotions and feelings these two went through during their relationship. It was easy to connect with them and with the story that I felt the flow and storyline was smooth which made this a quick and easy read.


I was captivated and devoured this book in no time from the moment I picked it up.


Ty was easy to hate in the beginning but shit…I fell for him hard when I learned more about him and his outer shell he showed to those not close to him. Boy oh boy…I want a man like him!



Blaire has the assignment from hell and she HAS to get a good grade in order to graduate. She must write an article about MMA for her journalist class. She gets into an altercation with some hot guy in the parking lot before her interview and it turns out he is the one she will be following around.


What can get worse than that?


How about how much her lady parts tingle when he’s around? Or maybe how he is dead set on irking her whenever possible…is it attraction? Or just plain annoyance?


Reason for Reading – Author Request
Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam –  4.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4.5 out of 5 Stars

HEA (Spoiler) – [spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]

Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend To – Readers who like angst, MMA and a pure Alpha male with a heart of gold