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Twisted (Torn Series #2)by K.A. Robinson
Love has the power to break through even the most twisted of circumstances.
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/b>… See more details below
Love has the power to break through even the most twisted of circumstances.
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 by 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?
you breathless and desperate to get to the next page."
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My ears were ringing. I looked up as Drake grabbed my arm; his lips were moving, but I couldn’t hear anything he was saying. She was here, in Drake’s home, my home now. I felt Drake pulling on my arm and I forced my legs to move as he led me to the couch. As he pushed me into the cushions, I caught sight of scarlet dripping slowly down my legs from several small cuts. That was funny; I could see the blood, but I didn’t feel any pain.
Drake kneeled in front of me, stroking my hair gently. “Chloe, can you hear me? Snap out of it baby,” he said in a soothing voice.
His voice snapped me out of whatever trance had taken over my body. I blinked rapidly and shook my head, trying to clear the ringing in my ears. It had settled to a dull hum in the background, and I breathed a sigh of relief that I could hear him.
“I’m here. I’m sorry, I don’t know what happened.” I glanced back at the front door. “Is she still here?”
He ran his hand across my cheek before standing. “Yeah, but I’m going to go get rid of her. Just stay here,” he said as he turned to the door.
“No, let her come in. Let her say what she has to and then she can get out.”
Drake looked back and forth between the door and me, doubt clouding his face.
“Really, I’m all right. Just let her in,” I said as I leaned back into the couch.
Frowning, he turned and walked back to the front door. I could hear both his voice and my mother’s, but I couldn’t make out what they were saying, only that they were angry.
A moment later, he stepped back into the room with my mother following closely behind him. I watched her as she took in our home with a look of disdain on her face. Andrea Richards, also known as my mother, had aged greatly since the last time we had seen each other. She looked at least ten years older than her thirty-six years. Wrinkles lined the corners of her mouth and eyes, and her skin looked gray and withered. Her hair was still as blond as mine, but it was unkempt and her roots were starting to gray. All in all, she was a perfect picture for the “after” portion of an anti-drug commercial.
Our identical blue eyes met as she sat down in the chair across from me. Hers were glassy and watery, but she was still able to show her dislike for me through them.
“When did you get so dramatic, Chloe? You didn’t have to put on a show for me—a hug would have sufficed,” she said with a smug smile.
“Cut to the point, woman, or get out. It really doesn’t matter to me,” Drake barked out beside me.
I jumped at the sound of his voice and my mother smiled. “What’s the rush? Maybe I want to catch up with my long-lost daughter.” She turned her attention to me. “So tell me, Chloe, how have you been? I see you landed a nice guy to take care of you. I wonder how long he’ll stay with you until he gets bored?”
Drake jumped to his feet. “That’s it! Get out of my house and don’t come back. Chloe doesn’t need your bullshit.”
“Calm your horses—I’ll say what I came to say and then I’ll leave.”
“Then just say it and go, Mom,” I said as I grabbed the back of Drake’s shirt and pulled him back to me. I didn’t want him fighting with her and getting himself in trouble.
“Fine, have it your way. It’s about your Aunt Jennifer. It seems she’s been hiding her failing health from us. She doesn’t have much time left—a couple of weeks max.”
For the first time in my life, I saw my mother look truly upset. I had spent only a short time with my aunt, but she seemed like such a kind person, nothing like my mother, and her illness broke my heart.
“What’s wrong with her?” I asked.
“Cancer. They thought they had it under control, but it’s spread.” She took a moment to clear her throat and compose herself. “Anyway, she doesn’t have much time and she’s asking to see you.”
My eyebrows all but disappeared into my hairline. “Me? But why? I’ve only met her a few times in my life.”
“You’re her only niece, and for some reason she likes you. You and I both know that Jen has more money than she knows what to do with. She’s leaving most of it to Danny, of course, but she wants us to have part of it.”
This took me by surprise. Sure, Aunt Jen was a kind soul, but why would she leave me any money? Or my mother? She had to know what kind of person her sister was. And none of this explained why my mother had come here personally to tell me all of this. There was something going on that she wasn’t saying.
“I don’t want Aunt Jen’s money. Let her give my part to Danny or Jordan. They deserve it more than I do.”
“Of course you don’t deserve it, but she’s adamant about it. Since Jordan and Danny couldn’t seem to find you, she sent me to do it. We need to leave soon—time is against us.”
“Why do you even care if I get any of the money? There’s another reason you’re here, so tell me what it is. You’re not selfless enough to help even Aunt Jen.”
My mother’s face distorted in anger. “You listen here, you little bitch. You don’t get to talk to me like that—you don’t have a clue about me.”
Drake had settled into the cushion next to me as we spoke, but at these words he shot out of his seat and lunged at her.
I grabbed him and pulled him back as I glared at her. I was usually a calm person by nature, but she had pushed me to my limit. “No, you listen to me—I can talk to you however the hell I want. Tell me why you’re really here or you can get out, and all Aunt Jen will get is a long-distance phone call!” I shouted.
Her face paled as she squeezed her hands into fists. “Fine,” she spit out. “You want to know the real reason I came to find you? She won’t give me my share of the money if I don’t bring you to her. I wouldn’t be here dealing with your stupid shit if I didn’t have to be.”
Now this was the mother I knew. All her kindness toward Aunt Jen was for her own gain. She wanted the money so she could run around and do what she wanted with it.
“You have got to be kidding me! How selfish can you be, Mother? Berate me all you want, but don’t use your dying sister for your own gain. Get out.” I motioned to the door as I spoke.
I’d had enough of her lies. I knew there was something in this for her and there it was: she was going to use me to get money from my dying aunt.
“I’m not going anywhere until you agree to come with me. If you don’t, I’ll make your life hell. I know where you work, where you live, who your friends are. I bet Amber and Logan would love a visit from me. You know I’ll do it.”
My stomach knotted as I looked at the vile creature in front of me. She was low enough to not only make my life hell, but everyone’s that I cared about as well. If I did this, went one last time to see my aunt, maybe she would leave me alone. Even though I hadn’t seen my aunt in years, I thought the world of her. I just hated the fact that I would be accompanied by my mother when I went to see her.
“You stay away from them—they don’t need your bullshit. If I do this, I want you gone from my life permanently; you will disappear the minute I walk away from this mess. Is that understood?”
Drake turned to look at me, his mouth agape. “You can’t be serious! This woman is mental.”
“I’m serious. I’m tired of playing these mind games with her.” I turned my attention back to my mother. “Do we have a deal?”
I saw triumph flash in her eyes at my proposition. She had no idea what I was planning. The minute I saw my aunt, I was going to tell her not to give my mother or myself a dime; that money belonged to Danny, and I was not about to let my mother get her paws on it.
“Deal. We leave tonight.”
I shook my head. “No, Drake is leaving in two weeks. I’m spending them with him before he goes.” She opened her mouth to argue, but I cut her off. “I said no. If you don’t like it, I can call Aunt Jen right now.”
Her glare was murderous as she stood. “Fine, you spiteful brat, but I’ll be back for you in two weeks if you don’t show up. I’ll drag you into my car if I have to.”
“That won’t be necessary; I’ll drive Chloe to her aunt’s house. She doesn’t need to put up with you in a car by herself for hours,” Drake said from his seat on the couch. A storm was brewing behind his eyes, and I knew I was in for it the moment we were alone.
I stood and walked to the door, holding it open for her. “There, everything is settled. Now get out of my house before I remove you myself.”
She walked swiftly past me and out the door. She turned when she was outside. “I’ll be waiting. Two weeks, or I’ll be back.”
I looked behind her and noticed a beat-up car idling by the curb. A large man was sitting behind the wheel, watching us. He gave me a grin that made my skin crawl as I slammed the door in my mother’s face.
“Two weeks,” I groaned as I leaned against the door. I looked up to see Drake watching me from the doorway.
“Not now, Drake—yell at me later.”
“Are you out of your fucking mind?” he roared.
I walked past him to the kitchen and grabbed a broom and dustpan to clean up the glass I had dropped earlier. I continued to ignore him as I swept up every shard of glass, even though I felt his gaze on me.
“Talk to me, Chloe. What were you thinking? Making a deal with that woman is like making a deal with the devil. You know better than that.”
I glanced up at him and saw the worry in his eyes. “I’m not doing this for her; I’m doing this for my aunt. I’ll be damned if I let my mother have one penny of that woman’s money.”
“What do you mean? You’re going to see her. If you don’t want her to give your mom the money, you need to stay away.”
I gave him a small smile as I walked around him and dumped the glass into the garbage. “Not necessarily. I’m going to my aunt’s to tell her not to give it to her. I’m sure she realizes my mom is a horrible person, but once I tell her everything that she’s done to me, I have no doubt that I can get her to change her mind.”
The corners of his mouth turned up in a grin. “Wait, let me get this straight. She manipulated you into going only to have you turn the tables and manipulate her?”
I couldn’t help but giggle at the look of awe on his face. “Yeah, that about sums it up. She has it coming to her, and I’m going to personally make sure she gets what she deserves.”
Drake was across the room in a flash. He picked me up and swung me around until I started feeling dizzy. “Do you have any idea how sexy you are when you’re being evil?”
“Put me down! I’m not going to be very sexy if I vomit on your shoes, and you’re making me sick!”
He quickly dropped me and stepped back. I grabbed the countertop to keep my balance. “Thanks.”
But before my head could stop spinning, he grabbed me and pulled me into his arms, kissing me deeply. “Come on, I want to show you just how sexy you are.”
With that, we made our way to the bedroom, our now cold dinner forgotten. Who needed food when you had Drake?
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“You’re absolutely insane, woman!” Amber screeched at me the next afternoon.
I was having lunch with Amber and Logan, and I had just broken the news about my surprise trip to Maryland and my mother’s visit last night. Unsurprisingly, they were not taking it well.
“Chloe, this is insane—you’re willingly walking into the belly of the beast. Even if your plan to change your aunt’s mind works, you’re still going to be stuck in a house with that woman when your aunt breaks the news. I don’t see that ending well,” Logan said as he looked at me with concern.
After everything that had happened between us, he was trying to rein in his overprotective streak, and I could see how much trouble he was having right now. His voice was calm, but his eyes said he wanted to grab me and lock me in his room.
“I won’t be there when my aunt tells her. I’m only staying long enough to convince her not to give my mom the money, and then I’ll be in my car on my way to one of Drake’s shows. But if things do go bad, Danny will be there to help me, and I’m sure Jordan will be too.”
“How long are you staying?” Amber asked as she sipped her coffee.
I twirled my hair as I watched people through the window of the café we were sitting in, lost in thought. If I could pull this off without any problems, I would be there only a couple of days. If something went wrong—well, I wouldn’t worry about that now.
“Not long. Drake will be playing shows in Maryland while I’m there, so whenever I’m done I’m going to meet up with him and continue on.”
“So you’ll still be gone all summer?” Amber asked as she pouted. When I told her about Drake asking me to go with the band, she had not been happy at all. She had plans for us this summer that had involved lots of shopping, along with other things I absolutely hated. I had felt horrible about ruining her plans, but secretly I was glad I could get out of them.
“Yes, I’m still going with Drake. You’ll have Logan to keep you company—take him shopping,” I said as Logan shot me a glare.
“Yeah, not happening. I have better things to do than walk around the mall for six hours while Amber searches for the perfect pair of shoes,” he said with a visible shudder.
I couldn’t help but laugh at his reaction. If there was anyone else in this world who hated shopping more than I did, it was Logan.
Logan shot me a grin and I felt my heart lighten. After three months, I still took every smile he gave me to heart. There had been a few tense weeks when I thought I’d lost him forever, but Logan, being the kind soul he is, had taken me back with open arms. Even though things would get strained and awkward from time to time, Logan and I were healing together. Drake and he had both agreed to get along with each other, but if I brought Drake around I could easily see the resentment in Logan’s eyes. I tried not to let it bother me—the past was the past—but sometimes it did.
“Shut up, both of you. I don’t need either of you to go shopping with me; I can have fun all by myself!” Amber said, shooting us both a glare.
“We know you can, Amber,” I said as I hid a smile.
“And you’d better freaking call me at least once a week while you’re gone! I mean it. I can’t go from spending every day with you to nothing for three months,” Amber said.
“You know I will. I’m going to miss you guys too, you know—this isn’t all one-sided. It’s been a long time since I spent any real amount of time without you two and it’s going to suck.”
“Damn straight it will!” Amber said as she practically pulled me from my seat to hug me.
I giggled as I turned my head to look at Logan, who was watching us as if we’d lost our minds. “Get over here, big guy—group hug!”
He rolled his eyes as he leaned in and wrapped his arms around both of us. “You two are completely mental. How I’m even friends with either of you, I’ll never know.”
Amber stuck her tongue out at him. “You know you love us both, so shut up.”
His eyes met mine and I felt my stomach clench with guilt.
“Yeah, I do.”
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K.A. Robinson is the bestselling author of two novels: Torn and Twisted. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and their son.
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This is the most awesomest book in life i've shown my friends this book and they go crazy over it! They even want to buy the 3rd book and their not even done with the 1st! Its amazing book. <3 Kaylee
Reviewed by Rachel Book provided by NetGalley for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book 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.
Can Twisted by K. A. Robinson top the over-the-top angst and turmoil of it's predecessor, Torn? I think, yes, for sure! Chloe's life has hit some truly awful times, but she is never without the support of friends, even when she must be separated from Drake. Is the separation a good thing for them? Will there be just one more trial that breaks their often tenuous thread of love? Will the distance between them as Drake travels with his band become a breaking point for Drake, who obviously does not have Chloe's support system? Once again, deceit, conniving, and failure to communicate bring this couple to their knees, do they have just one more "do-over" with their relationship? Will it finally get the attention and maturity it deserves? K. A. Robinson has done it again! Not only has she created a book that will zing every nerve ending, but she does it with style and flair! Once again, I find that her characters became so realistic for me that I was doing the head smack again. Chloe, Chloe, how can you be so clueless, how one girl can so "innocently" have so many guys wanting her as more than a friend, and not know it is frightening to me. Be grateful they were not dogs. Drake, I wish you had the support system Chloe did. To the two of you, COMMUNICATION, very important! Twisted will turn your insides to knots, as K. A. Robinson holds nothing back with her writing. An author who can evoke emotion and strong feelings from a reader is doing their job and doing it well! Expect to have intense feelings about this book, the characters and how Twisted life can get. I received a copy from Atria Books in exchange for my honest review.
At the end of Torn, Chloe’s abusive, negligent mother shows up at her doorstep. We find out that Chloe’s aunt is battling cancer and doesn’t have much more time left. Her aunt told her sister (Chloe’s mother) that she wouldn’t see a dime of the money thatshe’s plans on leaving her unless she brings Chloe to her before she passes away. So the story starts off with Chloe going to her Aunt’s estate to not only see her aunt one last time but to convince her not to give her mother a penny of that money. Meanwhile, Drake leaves to start the band’s summer tour and leaves Chloe behind with her dying aunt, unpredictable mother, cousin [Danny] and his best friend/Chloe’s first [Jordan]. Yes, the Drama Llama comes out in full force during this book. I was hoping that I would enjoy this story more since Chloe and Drake are finally together and there would be no need for cheating. However, so much drama takes place that it left my head spinning. Once the whole dying aunt thing was over, then we were dealing with a jealous ex/stalker, then Drake’s “bad-boy” ways, then Jordan throwing out the “I just want you to know that I’m an option too” card, then more of Chloe’s mother and more of Drake’s issues and around and around it went. Normally, I’m all for a little drama. After all, it’s what makes a story interesting but this was seeming more like a bad episode of Jerry Springer. One thing I did like about this story was the interaction with the band. We seemed to get a little bit more band time than we did previously. Since, after all, Chloe goes on tour with them for a little bit. I would have liked to have seen a little bit more behind the scene’s when it came to the shows instead of the bus time but that just wasn’t in the cards for this story I guess. Even though I had issues with the cheating in the first book and the fact that this book had drama bombs blasting all over the place, I still enjoyed the ride.
I really enjoyed this book/series. If you haven't read Torn by K. A. Robinson yet, make sure you so before you read this one. The characters were all believable and K.A. Robinson did a great job of "twisting" your emotions throughout these books. One minute she will have you crying, the next minute you will be laughing and then you will be angry. I highly recommend these books to you and I am looking forward to learning more about Logan in the next book, and hoping to see more of the other characters in the future!
Are we reading the same book or do the sex scenes make the book? This is TORN all over again. Chloe continues to lie, mislead, and giggle. Chloe has not grown up at all and still not communicating with her livein boyfriend. ... Chloe call and communicate with Drake. This is more of the same ol same oh crap. Juvenile writing - Katie riding in the family car for the funeral. Chloe not mentioning how Katie is hanging around to Drake. Why did not the author not concentrate on the relationship between Chloe and Andrea (her Mom). After the reading of the will, I decided that this not even worth my time. Not sure I can give this author another chance. JUVENILE writing, WEAK plot ... Poor communication skills continue as Chloe continues to mislead Drake with lies and omissions leaving him flapping in the wind not knowing what is going on with Chloe. Chloe ... way to support your cousin Danny as you galavant around the pool after your aunt's death... Go to Drake because you are not helping you cousin Danny at all. Stop playing with Jordan and go support your boyfriend.
This book is just one word....amazing! I loved Torn and couldn't wait for this one to come out. I loved Drake from the beginning but his character just grew in this book! :)
How many pages is this book???
Mediochre. Still entertaining but predictable. Author spent a lot of time telling what happened instead of giving the characters voice and style throughout the story.
My mini review--I hope that once I am done recovering from Disney and the resulting cold, I hope to more thoroughly review this one. It was great to get back into Chloe and Drake's world and romance. They still have that undeniable chemistry, but their relationship is put to the test through death, past relationships, and doubt injected at every turn. This is an emotional book and it brings some new characters onto the scene, some that I liked, such as her cousin, and others that I wanted to choke. And of course, we get to deal more with Chloe's mom, who is a basket case, and has her own world of trouble that she is dragging along. Chloe and Drake are separated for a chunk of this book and that allows them to grow and also make some mistakes that ultimately make them stronger, even the ones that drag them down and through the mud at first. The ending took me by surprise and it was bold, but thank goodness for the epilogue that is colored with hope and redemption. Bottom Line: Good second book with characters I love going through some tough times.
Awesome awesome awesome must read ....like K.A. Robinson on facebook she is awesome trust me u will be happy u did plus u will want to after u read this book
When I requested this title from NetGalley a couple months ago, I didn't realize a) that it was part of a series or b) that I had read the first book in the series earlier this year and found myself completely underwhelmed by it. Despite my feelings for the first book, I decided to suck it up and read this one to see if some of the issues I had with the first book (namely immaturity and unoriginality) had been resolved. I am very, very glad I did. The author's writing improved vastly between the two books - and this one didn't have the typos and grammatical errors the first one did. Ok, now that I got that off my chest, I'll stop talking about Torn and start talking about Twisted. =) "There are moments in your life that stand out above all the rest – moments of pure bliss, pure anger, or pure sorrow. Moments that take your breath away." I found myself completely wrapped up in Chloe and Drake's story this time. Neither of them are perfect, but in spite of their problems and pasts (or maybe because of them), they work oh-so-very well together. Chloe matured and turned into a character I could actually like. I might not have liked some of the choices she made (mostly the lack of communication), but I could relate to her more easily than I did before. Drake's flaws made him more attractive to me in this book. I'm not sure what that says about me. But, through the jealousy and the addiction, his love for Chloe was obvious. Sure, he made some terrible choices, but it could have been worse. (Thank you for not being a cheater. That would have made me sick.) "It still seemed surreal to me even after three months of being together that she was finally mine. I knew I didn't deserve someone like her, but I sure as hell wasn't giving her up. I was too damn selfish for that. I wasn't sure what I had done in life to find someone like Chloe, but I wasn't about to start asking questions; I just thanked my lucky stars." These two had been through so much in the past, both together and separately, and unfortunately life wasn't quite done throwing curveballs at them. Between Chloe's aunt's sickness, her mother's abuse, her cousin's grief and her former boyfriendish person's jealousy and Drake's band going on tour, his addiction and jealousy, and crazy stalker chick Kadi, these two are in for a whole heck of a lot of drama. Since the book is written from both Chloe and Drake's perspectives, the reader is there for all of it – good, bad and in-between. I felt like their voices were both very clear in this book. I love when books are written in dual POV, as long as it's done well. I like getting inside both characters' heads and truly knowing what they think, instead of their actions being up to the interpretation of another character. I would be remiss if I were to write a review about this book and not mention the secondary characters. This book would have gone in a far different direction, I believe, if it hadn't been for them. I won't say they interfered, necessarily, but they were there for Drake and Chloe when they needed them. Our beloved main characters just needed a little bit of hand-holding and support at times. I loved Chloe's cousin Danny. I wish maybe there had been more focus on him in this novel than Jordan. What I will say about Jordan was that he was a good friend to Chloe... most of the time. I sympathized with his unrequited feelings for her, but they just didn't work together as anything but friends in my opinion. Drake's bandmates were great. I would love to see a spinoff series featuring some of the secondary characters I grew attached to during this book. All in all, I enjoyed this. Were there things I wish had been approached differently? Absolutely. But, I'm not a writer. =) I'm glad I gave it a chance. The author's writing style was honest and easy-to-read. Her characters were (mostly) likable and definitely relatable. I feel like I could have been friends with these people when I went to WVU. I laughed, I cringed, I got angry at the lack of communication, and I even got a little misty-eyed. But, overall, I was left with a smile on my face. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.
Picking up almost instantly after Torn, Robinson again throws us into the very confused life of Chloe. While she and Drake are working on their ‘relationship’, she needs to leave town for a family emergency. Again, I was hoping to see more of the background that would give viable reasons for the conflict between Chloe and her mother; and only a little piece of that came forward. Additionally, Chloe is again in another ‘love triangle’ which gets a little old as she was obsessing over Drake in the first book. This book felt rushed, there was not a great deal of development with the newly introduced characters, and the only truly ‘adult’ person was an aunt who often ran interference between Chloe and her mother’s drama. Robinson seemed to have taken a step back in time with this book: both characters and language are far younger and more immature, although their situations are often those of far older people. Drake is whisked off on tour, only to resume his “bad boy” ways, forgetting Chloe and his feelings for her and then dulling that pain with drug use. At this point, I wanted to put the book down and walk away. There were far too many crisis points for characters and the relationships, and no real resolutions. I had hoped that my affinity for the characters, and their emotional development would have me more engaged, alas these multiple roadblocks of distance, conflicts, drugs and death all had me hoping for some sort of actual resolution or real emotion that I could tap into. Again: Chloe is less than empathetic, and frankly none of the characters were very likable or real to me, and still I read on in the hopes that one would stand out. Unfortunately, none did, and this story was more twisted and fractured for me than torn. There are people who want something to entertain, that moves forward quickly without great emotional involvement and they will love this book. Sadly, it was marginally worse for me than Torn, although I will not be reading more of the series, it wasn’t a hopeless book. Beta readers and a good editor could have moved this from passable to good, removing a love triangle and cutting back on the devastating dramas that happen would have gone a long way. I received an eBook copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Love both books
I think this book was good but I cant say it was great. I liked the first book better I must say.
Once I read Torn, I knew I had to read Twisted. I fell in love with Chloe and Drake from the begining. The book is great. I would recommend this series to evrryone.
I loved this book - it was painful hearing Travis' version of their relationship, but I love it! End elpilogue was great too!