ARC AUDIO & BOOK REVIEW: Obedience (Ties that Bind #1) by Liza Snow


Publication Date: March 27, 2023
Format: Audio
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Narrators: Rapunzaroo, Daniel Zbel, Isabele Salazar, Lisa Graham, Pippa Ryder

Publisher: David Abel & Liza Snow
 14 hours 26 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


When a new beautiful new student enters his circus, will it tempt this acrobat to cross the line?    


Growing up, I was mesmerized by a man soaring the skies. 

The greatest silk aerialist in the world, Chandler Moreau.

He was once my lifeline, the dream I clung to after my parents died. I’ve always believed he was my destiny. To join him at the Dreamers Academy. To perform for him.

To soar with him. 

He’s more than I ever imagined. Far more than a mentor. When I am high in the silks, turning, flying, falling, he’s my lifeline once again. Twisting my heart and my body into knots like the knots of his beloved Japanese rope bondage, Shibari.

I don’t want to live without him. With each lesson, each touch, I crave more. Only he can satisfy me. And only he can destroy me…

But I must keep safe him from the past that relentlessly follows me. 


She is my protégé, the student I’ve been waiting to take under my wing for my entire career. Someone with whom I could share my lifelong journey in my family’s circus, Cirque du Lys.

I never intended to fall in love with the student I was supposed to protect—from myself and the demons that lurk in my shadows. But sometimes fate has other plans.

Cassandra, my beautiful butterfly. I know she’s off limits. Forbidden. Still, I want her in my life. My heart. My bed.

My grandfather's taunting words still linger. 

Mieux vaut plier que rompre

Adapt and survive. 

It’s what we must do. Cassandra and I share a history that entwines us more than the silks we’ve spent our lives mastering ever could.

There are secrets from the past that must never be told. And truths that could destroy what we’ve just begun…


I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through and LovesBooksTours.  I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

This book is also free on Kindle Unlimited 

There is nothing as exhilarating as being wrapped up in silk high in the air, I know this from first hand experience.  Arial Arts are not easy but they sure are made to look that way.  I appreciated the aerial portions of this book and how the author drew a connection between aerial silks which bind, pinch and can be painful to Japanese Shibari rope bondage. There are quite a few times I felt like I was bound and unable to escape but unlike Shibari you can get out of silks by yourself. 

There is a huge mystery regarding Chandlers family and why they are dangerous and there is also some mystery surrounding how Cassandra's family died and why.  She believes it was her Uncle who was responsible but there now seems to be some connection to Chandlers family.  

There are many twists and turns and lies and secrets being held.  Chandler doesn't share everything with Cass and Cass doesn't feel comfortable sharing everything with Chandler.  Ultimately I think this decision cost them time, and ultimately led to the ending of this book.  

This book ends on a cliffhanger and the 2nd book in the series is due to come out in October 2023. 

This book was recorded with a full cast and sound effects which really brings the story to life even more than usual. The story is captivating and the narration is superb.  I can't wait for the 2nd book! 

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