Book Review: Torn by KA 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.

Release Date: May 7, 2013
Age Group: NA
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed By: Kelli

I love the New Adult genre, especially contemporary NA fiction.  These kinds of books are the perfect easy read.  I don't have to remember the "rules" of a paranormal or fantasy book, and I get to escape within the pages, often imagining myself as the main character.  I love reading about people falling in love, often for the first time, and NA fiction always leaves me happy in that regard.

Torn was reliably good.  I liked it, but didn't love it.  It was a good read, employing the tried-but-true formula of good girl with a sad past falling for the bad boy, with the requisite best friend and best guy friend.  I liked Chloe from the start, and wanted her to find happiness.  I knew who she would end up choosing, but the journey was enjoyable nonetheless.  

One thing I don't like in love stories are games between the characters.  I don't like lying and I don't like it when the girl goes back and forth between two guys.  All of that happened in Torn and I didn't like that about this book.

Robinson does a good job with the characters' pasts and with the character growth.  I enjoyed Torn and would read the next book in the series, if I could get my hands on a library or NetGalley copy.

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