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Book Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson

Chloe hasn't had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past.

On her first day, she meets a stranger who takes her breath away at first sight. Until she met Drake, no one had ever sparked her interest. Now this tattooed and pierced bad boy is all she can think about, no matter how hard she fights it.

Falling for Drake was never part of her plans, but when it happens, things seem to do anything but fall into place.

Dealing with a tragic past, Drake has never cared about anyone else but himself and his band. But when Chloe takes the empty seat next to him in class, things start to change. Instantly drawn to her, he begins to wonder if one girl can take a cold hearted womanizer and change every part of him?

Long hidden feelings are revealed and friendships tested to the brink.

By: K.A. Robinson
Series: Torn # 1
Release Date: May 7th 2013
Publisher: Atria Publishing
Reviewed: e-book
*I received this book from net gallery for an honest review*

"Torn" by K.A. Robinson was an interesting read. There were several times that Robinson had me on the verge of tears. Chloe has had a hard life. All she wants is to stay away from her mother. Chloe grew up in an unstable household where her mother didn't love her and abused her. Chloe is not in college and she is trying to figure out her own way and her own life. 

Chloe ended up being blessed with two friends Amber and Logan. Amber is Chloe's best friend. Chloe used to live with Amber she she was in school and her mother disappeared on her. Logan has the hugest crush on Chloe and so he takes it upon himself to try to protect her. Chloe is naive and oblivious in the fact that she doesn't believe that Logan has feelings for her, even when it is completely obvious. When Chloe meets Drake, Logan gets completely jealous and demands that Chloe no longer sees Drake. Chloe isn't going to begin to let Logan tell her what to do but when Drake turns Chloe down on her advances. Chloe runs to Logan. 

Logan and Chloe begin their relationship but they begin to move too fast and then Chloe doesn't seem to know what she wants. Chloe's world seems to quickly tumble down all around her. Chloe has some major choices to make and she needs to think them through before she messes everything up.

I think Robinson is a decent writer, she has a lot of potential. I think she has a great story here. It was easy to become invested into the characters and become attached to them. I think Robinson does a good job with her character development, providing the reader with characters that are interesting and dynamic. A book is only as good as its characters because if you can't love the characters than you normally aren't going to like the book. That is pretty plain and simple. I think the characters were great. 

I think the biggest issue I had with this book was that the sex scenes were a little too graphic for my taste but that doesn't make my opinion of the book lessen. I just want to mention this in case people are sensitive to the topic. The scenes aren't explicit, they just get into more detail than I would like to know.

I really like the fact that Robinson was able to create a realistic story with realistic characters. There are a lot of girls that have the guy best friend that is in love with them, and the screwed up childhood. I think "Torn" is a novel that people can relate too. I think it will be a hit once people start picking it up. I haven't seen a whole lot of exposure for "Torn" but I have seen it in one of the local stores where I live. Definitely give "Torn" a chance. I think it is a great contemporary story. I do have to admit that there is a lot of heartache though.

I give "Torn" three out of five bookshelves.

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