Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Release Day Review ~ Ten (Love By Numbers) by Tia Fielding

Release Day Review ~ Ten (Love By Numbers) by Tia Fielding

Title: Ten
Series: Love by Numbers
Author: Tia Fielding
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 211
Can two broken men build one life?
Ten years.
That’s what Makai lost for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s been exonerated, but the abuse he suffered in prison isn’t so easy to leave behind. He heads to the one place he remembers being happy: Acker, Wisconsin, where he spent summers with his grandpa. Unfortunately, not everyone wants Makai there.
Ten days.
That’s how long Emil, now twenty-one, was held prisoner as a teenager. The mental and physical injuries he suffered at the hands of a drug trafficking ring still haunt him.
Nightmares, anxiety, and PTSD challenge the connection forming between Makai and Emil, though together, they might find a way to move beyond their pain and into a future—and a relationship—that both had thought impossible.
Now they just have to convince Emil’s father, the town sheriff. It won’t be easy with danger closer than they know….

4 Stars

Ten is the first book in a new series by Tia Fielding. Makai is sent to prison and stays there for ten years for a crime he never committed. Emil is kidnapped, held hostage and abused physically mentally and sexually for ten days all because of his father’s job. Both men think they are broken.

After being released Makai returns to Acker, Wisconsin, where his grandfather used to live and where he grew up. Once he arrives he realizes he is not wanted there and decides to lay low. Soon after he meets Emil who is looking after a young genderless child who forms a quick attachment to him. Emil and Makai realize everything they have in common and get closer to the point they decide to attempt a relationship. Will it work out?

I loved both main characters. They were both well thought out and they were honestly perfect for each other. They both had their quirks due to past trauma but they complemented each other very well.

I really liked this book. As mentioned above, I loved both guys but the ending itself I found a bit rushed. I love the fact that cats were included in the story because what is better than a hurt/comfort story? Cats, of course!

The ending has Makai gaining contact with his past cellmate then it ends. Since it's the start of the series, I'll be waiting for the next one to find out what happens with the meeting.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***


  1. Hi, I just wanted to correct you that it actually IS a series, and that the next book, called Four, will be out sometime in the summer. The cover itself states that it's part of a series called Love by Numbers. :) Thank you for the review!

    1. Hi, thank you for letting us know. I edited it and send it back to our reviewer so she can fix it on the places she crossposted.