Book Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson

New Adult Contemporary
Date Published: 5/7/2013

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.

My Review:
I really enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters in this story. There was so much emotional baggage for both of them and that caused most of their problems, but the chemistry was always undeniable. I liked the fact that they truly did start out as friends, even if it was only because of their issues and they both wanted more. They were able to create a foundation and make memories without them all being romantic.

Some of my favorite moments were those when they had the sexual tension, yet it was pure and chaste. That tattoo scene was amazing and I loved the way that Drake pushed Chloe out of her comfort zone. They really did both compliment each other so well. 

This story will have you going through so many different emotions. There is a bit of a Love Triangle and while I do really love Logan and think he is an amazing friend and rock for Chloe, they just didn't work for me romantically. Drake blew him out of the water in that department. 

I'm interested to see where the Author takes their story next. 

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review from Atria Books via NetGalley*

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