Ties That Tether

Ties That Tether

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.

At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture even after emigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping--forcing--her to stay well within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and white.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her growing feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother who will never accept a relationship that threatens to dilute Azere's Nigerian heritage.

Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.

Title:Ties That Tether
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593101940
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    Ties That Tether Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is a promising debut and I’m really happy to have a chance to read it because learning more about different cultures, their traditions, approaches, perspectives turned me into a excited child w...

  • Jessica

    2.5 stars. Trigger warning for surprise pregnancy, loss of a child, loss of a loved one, and traumatic childbirth. **I would like to clarify that these triggers do not happen to the same people and do...

  • Book of the Month

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  • Lily Herman

    Okay, um, I can't get into this review until we acknowledge how RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS this cover is. Oh? My? God? It's one of my favorites of 2020, hands down.Jane Igharo's Ties That Tether is a wonde...

  • Jite

    This is an interesting romantic debut from a Nigerian-Canadian author. Being Nigerian myself, and a lover of Nigerian romance, this seemed like it would be an excellent match for me. I’ve read this ...

  • Amanda Hupe

    Thank you, NetGalley, Berkley Publishing Group, and Jane Igharo for the opportunity to read this book!Ties that Tether by Jane Igharo started off as a cover request. I mean, come on, just look at this...

  • Precious ?

    I have nothing. Nothing could have been changed. Nothing could have enhanced this story more. Nothing could be better. Nothing can change my mind. Perfection.🖤--------So two months later and this b...

  • Cortney Evans

    This book was absolutely beautiful! I loved it so so much! I enjoyed getting to know Azere and learn about her Nigerian culture. The Ties That Tether did an amazing job of bringing to light the beauty...

  • Lisa Wolf

    At first glance, Ties That Tether might seem to be just another contemporary romance. But really, it’s so much more.Right off the bat, we know that Azere has done something completely out of charact...

  • Ezinwanyi Chinyere

    I was really excited to read this book as a first generation Nigerian American. I knew this story will resonate with me and feel as personal as it ended up being. This story wasn't as much a love stor...