Monday, March 4, 2013

Torn by K.A. Robinson {Review}


Normally when I post a book review it's because I've been contacted by an author or a publisher. Not today and probably not the next few reviews I do. Because I LOVE the books I just read and I found them all on my own on Amazon. I paid the cash for them and am now running sadly low on Amazon gift card $$. It's the only way I will buy books, because I have a major addiction and if I would buy them whenever I felt like I would be even more broke than I already am. ;) 

The book I'm going to talk about now is Torn by K.A. Robinson. I posted a teaser from her next book, Twisted, in the Torn series Saturday. Did you see it? If not click over here and read it real quick. 

So what do you think? Winner, right? You'll thank me after reading her books. You're welcome.

Book DescriptionChloe 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.
** 18+ for adult situations and language.

When I first came across this book I was finishing up reading one of my others and was browsing on my Kindle to find another. The cover kept drawing me in. I loved the simplicity of the hand holding but I also knew it could be so much more. So I clicked on it and read the description. I was instantly intrigued because it was set in WV. Being from WV I love reading stories based here. 

But I didn't buy it. I wait. As I said I only had a little on my gift card and I didn't want to waste it on a book I might think is 'just okay'. 

This was a new author. How good was she going to be? Was I willing to take that chance?

So I waited a few more days and then I did it. I clicked buy and started reading.

I read this book in one sitting. I don't know that I even paid attention to anyone around me. Ok, I did (my kids did have to eat ya know) but I hurried back to my book. 

I fell in love with the characters and I could feel their emotions. The story made me laugh and cry and quite possibly blush a few times. ;) Chloe and Drake drew me into their world and I wanted them together. I wanted to smack Logan and push him away...and I can't say anymore because I hate ruining a book for someone else. I just loved it. That's what it boils down to. But as with any book in a series it left me with a cliffhanger. So now I have to wait until Twisted comes out in April.

Until then I comfort myself by stalking the author's Facebook page and joining in on the Twisted Release Party in hopes of the teeniest tiniest little snippet of info that will make my heart soar.

You can get your own copy of Torn on Amazon for only $3.99. It'll be the best 4$ you have ever spent!  Trust me. :) It can also be found on Smashwords and soon to be on Kobo and iBooks.