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Book Review: Torn & Twisted



Torn by KA Robinson: Two people with battered souls are thrust together unexpectedly, leaving a profound impact on each other’s lives.

In K.A. Robinson’s USA Today bestselling debut novel, Torn, Chloe hasn't had the easiest childhood. With a mother who was absent most of the time, she practically had to raise herself. Determined to start a new life and leave her demons behind, she heads to West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan. On the first day of classes, she spots a student who takes her breath away. Drake is a pierced, tattooed bad boy, and no matter how hard she tries to fight it, he’s all she can think about.


Drake has never cared about anyone other than himself, but when Chloe takes the empty seat next to him in class, he is instantly drawn to her. Drake is left wondering whether this girl can take his cold, womanizing heart and alter him forever.
Falling for each other was never a part of their plan, and when it happens, things do anything but fall into place. Long-hidden feelings are revealed and friendships are tested to the brink as Chloe and Drake become helplessly entwined in each other’s love.

File Size: 563 KB
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (May 7, 2013)
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Language: English
ASIN: B00CK6KF3Y
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled

My thoughts: Broken girl Chloe goes to college, and meets misunderstood bad boy rocker, Drake. Drake decides that he is no good for Chloe, pushes her away, and then is surprised when she finds comfort in the arms of another man. So, I was a little disturbed at how easy it was for Chloe to just turn to another man, and for Drake to push her away. I did appreciate how lost Chloe felt, and how she just wanted someone to love her that she could love in return. She nearly destroys all the relationships she has built. If this book does nothing else, it shows that true love, whether romantic or through the bonds of friendship, will always win.








Twisted by KA Robinson: Love has the power to break through even the most twisted of circumstances.

In the second book in the bestselling Torn series by K.A. Robinson, Chloe and Drake have soldiered through a heartbreaking love triangle and are finally within reach of their happily ever after. Unfortunately, their demons have come out of the dark with a vengeance, looking to destroy them. Chloe’s abusive mother enters back into her life with an evil plot that sets off a chain of events no one could ever have anticipated. To add to their distress, a relentless, conniving ex reappears determined to tear the couple apart through any means necessary. The extra strain pushes Chloe and Drake to the brink, bringing out their greatest weaknesses and putting them up against old but powerful addictions.
The foundation on which their love was built is crumbling beneath them. What are they willing to give up in order to stay together?

File Size: 592 KB
Print Length: 291 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615785824
Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (May 7, 2013)
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Language: English
ASIN: B00CK6KFA2
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled

My thoughts: Book Two finds us traveling to an area I know well. It’s always fun when a book ends up in your backyard! A new love triangle is formed, and Drake once again has to fight for his true love. When a jealous ex decides to rain on the love parade of Chloe and Drake, Drake falls back into some very bad habits that Chloe cannot accept. This was a fairly heart-wrenching story of dealing with death on a couple of levels, disappointment, and of course, a break-up. I like the realism in the book, and felt that Robinson really captured the world of addiction, and how easy it is to fall into and ruin more than one life. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, and would have liked for Chloe to not “give in” so quickly. All-in-all, it was on par with Book One, and a great series.






Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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