Book Title: Torn (Torn #1)
Author: K.A. Robinson
Published Date: May 7th, 2013
Publisher: Atria Publishing
Series: Book 1 in Torn series
Book Link: Goodreads
Purchase Link: Amazon
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I just… I am not even sure why this book has gotten so many high ratings. I just don’t get it. I tried really hard to understand why this book was so highly rated. Drake did nothing for me and actually I lost a LOT of respect for him throughout the book. What kind of guy hooks up with a woman who’s spoken for? This of course leads into my extremely negative feelings about Chloe. I was really hoping to like her and I did until she got in over her head and played with both guys’ hearts.
It’s extremely disrespectful to essentially help someone cheat on their boyfriend. I am never going to think that was okay.Because it wasn’t. Drake struck me as pushy and abrasive and arrogant.Definitely not my type of guy. But the aggravating part is that Chloe lapped it up. That was unbelievably frustrating.Logan was a total sweetheart and actually he really reminded me of my ex.All my ex wanted for me, was for me to be happy. Yes, Logan got a teeny bit controlling at times and that was definitely not okay. I would have nipped it in the bud immediately.
Chloe seemed very emotionally immature,especially in the ways that she handled Drake and Logan. She never once thought about how they were feeling. Nope it was all about her, her, her. I actually liked the bits with her mom even if I couldn’t relate. It made Chloe a little more likable for me. I also liked her friendships with Amber, Rachel and Jade and I don’t think enough attention was paid to them.
Overall, I really didn’t like this book. Chloe was selfish and emotionally immature, Drake had no morals and Logan was having to play second best even if he didn’t realize it.I really was very disappointed by this book and that’s why I have to give it two stars.