Review: Twisted by K.A. Robinson

Twisted by K.A. Robinson
Series: The Torn Series (# 2)
Release Date: May 7, 2013 (re-release)
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster
Pages: 291
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review
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Love has the power to break through even the most twisted of circumstances.

In the second book in the bestselling Torn series by K.A. Robinson, Chloe and Drake have soldiered through a heartbreaking love triangle and are finally within reach of their happily ever after. Unfortunately, their demons have come out of the dark with a vengeance, looking to destroy them. Chloe’s abusive mother enters back into her life with an evil plot that sets off a chain of events no one could ever have anticipated. To add to their distress, a relentless, conniving ex reappears determined to tear the couple apart through any means necessary. The extra strain pushes Chloe and Drake to the brink, bringing out their greatest weaknesses and putting them up against old but powerful addictions.

The foundation on which their love was built is crumbling beneath them. What are they willing to give up in order to stay together?

 

Review: I both loved and hated this book.

Lets start with the reason I loved it. The first book, Torn, sucked me in. I had to see if Drake and Chloe would stay together. That being said, I thought the story line was really interesting. In the first book we learn of Chloes psycho mom. In this book, she’s back and she wants to inherit her sisters money, money that by all means should go to Chloe.

Chloe goes home for a few weeks. Her awesomely hot boyfriend Drake, was just getting ready to tour with his band, so he can only stay for a few days.

Long enough to meet Chloes old flame and get jealous enough to set the house on fire. With reluctance, Drake leaves, while Chloe tries to power through the last days she has with her aunt.

I loved seeing Chloes side of the family. I found it odd, however, that she claims to need money in the first book and now we discover she actually comes from a lot of wealth. At any rate, it makes for an interesting twist. Suddenly, Drake, doesn’t seem good enough.

I loved seeing Drakes protective side and appreciated the fact that he was so trusting of Chloe, that is until it all hits the fan.

One of Drakes ex girlfriends finds out that they have a mutual acquaintance. Chloe’s cousin. She goes for a visit, fabricates pictures and all of a sudden Drakes perfect world comes crashing down.

And enter in the hate.

Chloe’s mom was a drug addicted, TERRIBLE woman. Drake knows this, he knows how Chloe feels about drugs yet he relapses.

WHAT?!!

As a reader its the number one thing you PRAY doesn’t happen. As an author, I applaud Miss Robinson, but still, my heart fell to my stomach and didn’t return to normal until after the book ended, and even then I kid you not, I had a nightmare.

I hated Drake, as in HATED HIM, because in the end, it took losing not Chloe but his dream of music for him to wake up! I mean she was the love of his life and it still wasn’t enough to pull him out of it.

I was pissed. I hated how accurate Miss Robinson was with the whole addiction scenario because it is so heartbreaking! I read to feel good, I read for the romance, and this one was just too realistic for my taste. I was so stressed out I could not enjoy it. Not sure if that means its incredible or just not the book for me.

In the end, I would recommend it, but with a warning, you may want to throw your kindle against a hard surface halfway through.