Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson

Torn by K.A. Robinson
Series: Torn Series (# 1)
Release Date: May 7,  2013 (re-release)
Publisher:  Simon And Schuster
Pages: 272
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review
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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.

 

Review: Debut novels are always scary…
You never know if you are going to love them or want to throw your kindle against the nearest wall.
I. Loved. This. Book.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good love triangle, so sue me. Chloe was a very damaged and real character. As usual with most NA books, she has a lot of past baggage—baggage that her friend Logan is only too excited to help her with. You see, he’s been in love with her for years, but the timing has always been off. Now that they are away at school he’s ready to give it a go. But is she?

The lines become blurred when all of a sudden Chloe meets Drake. Drake is your usual bad boy. But after saving Chloe a few times, she starts to fall for him, knowing that he’s probably the worst sort of person to fall for.

I enjoyed Chloe’s character, though at many points I wanted to shake her. Drake was an awesome bad boy, he’s in a band, he’s super protective and so attracted to Chloe he cant’ see straight.

Logan. Sigh. What to say about Logan. I feel like he got the crappy end of the deal. I HOPE that Amber and he end up together because he really needs his own happily ever after.

I didn’t appreciate how Chloe used him to get over Drake. And I really didn’t like how Logan basically knew it but grasped what straws he could grasp.

All in all it was a great quick read.