Book Review: Torn (Torn #1) by K.A Robinson

Reviewed By: Siobhán
Format: Kindle Ebook
Pages:  268   
Published: 7th May 2013
Publisher:  Atria Publishing
Source: Publisher/Netgalley
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
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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.

I first heard of this book when I receive an email from the publisher. I didn't know it was originally a self-published book until I started reading it and went onto goodreads. I have noticed a big trend with New Adult books being picked up by big publishers and this is great. And Torn does deserve it. I thought it was a super quick read, really well written and real! Although it wasn't perfect.

Torn is about Chloe, she is starting college with her two best friends but on her first day she is instantly attracted to the bad boy, Drake. She tries to fight her feelings for him, all the while trying to figure out her feelings for Logan. This leading to heartache and bad decisions that could tear her world apart.

Chloe had an awful childhood, her mother was a complete waste of space so Chloe ended up moving in with her best friend Amber's parents. I think once you learn about what Chloe has been through you just want to applaud her for still being so strong. I personally would have broke I think. She just felt very real and believable. The author doesn't make her the type of character who is perfect. Hell....she is far from perfect. She makes mistakes, she hurts people but she doesn't mean to. When she meets Drake I totally got it. He is hot! "Mr Tall, Dark, Tattooed and Pierced" as Chloe calls him once. Now, Drake.....ok he is yummy, he is everything I look for in a guy. I am sucker for tattoos, piercings and oh, he is a lead singer in a rock band!!!! Hello!!! However, he is your typical bad boy, sleeps around, uses woman but he is drawn to Chloe andhe falls for Chloe but like any good romance it isn't all plan sailing. Then there is Logan, he is sweet, he has been friends with Chloe since freshman year in high school. He loves Chloe, everyone knows this apart from Chloe. Even though he is sweet and his heart is in the right place but DAMN he was so annoying and overprotective in a bad way.

Torn is a very quick read. I was drawn into the story from the first page but about halfway through I did lose interest for while. I found the story slowed down and it got to a point where I was thinking, "Where did the plot go? Will something exciting happen already?" The ending did pick up and the last 100 or pages kept me gripped into the story and the characters. And then the ending OMG Cliffhanger!! I knew how the story was going to play out and the with the ending I knew it was coming because of the build up within the main story but it still leaves you on a Cliffhanger that you need the next book!!

I do recommend this to those you like a good New Adult romance, with a steamy love triangle that involves the boy next door type and the bad boy!! Go on!! You know you want to read it now!!! ;)

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