Torn (Torn Series #1)

Torn (Torn Series #1)

by K.A. Robinson
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Torn (Torn Series #1) by K.A. Robinson

For fans of Colleen Hoover and Sylvia Day, a passionately intense love story about two people with battered souls who are thrust together unexpectedly, leaving a profound impact on each other’s lives. The first book in the Torn Series.

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 grabs 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.

Developing feelings for each other was never a part of their plan, and when it happens, things do anything but fall into place. Long-hidden emotions are revealed and friendships are tested to the brink as Chloe and Drake become helplessly entwined in each other’s love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476752136
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: K. A. Robinson's Torn Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 338,128
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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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Torn 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
upallnightbookblog More than 1 year ago
Review: I loved this!  Do you know when you need to go to sleep at night so you try to even though you want to stay awake reading, and the characters cant seem to leave your imagination so you are left staying awake far longer than you intended anyway? Yep I am sleepy, suffering from a book hangover today.   Chloe is a girl with a lot of sass.  She has been damaged and is doing her best to live and keep the people around her happy.  She sees Drake for the first time and electricity is sparking from the first moments their eyes connected.  Drake is hot in the bad boy kind of way.  Chloe somehow makes him want to be a better man.  Chloe had a mom that should have been arrested and charged with abuse and neglect.  She is a terrible person who should not of had the privilege of being a mom.  Chloe finds comfort growing up in her two best friends, Logan and Amber.  Amber's mom and dad love Chloe.  The relationship between them was a reminder how families are what you make them.   Drake has also had his fair share of pain.  Despite his pain, you are still wanting him to be the solid rock for Chloe.   The sex in this was sweet and sexy.  K.A. Robinson often gave me the chills in her writing style.  This book is an all out 5 stars for me.   This has some great elements, there is a love triangle, the hot bad boy, the cool best friend and the damaged vixen. You are left anticipating the next book Twisted which has a release date in late April.  
Wonderlands_Reader More than 1 year ago
I've heard so many good reviews on this book! Everyone was raving about how amazing it was. Unfortunately, I did not fall in love with it as everyone else has seemed to. In fact, I found myself wondering why it was as popular as it was as I read. There were moments when I was reading that I just could not go on because I was so frustrated with it. Probably my biggest problem with this book is the characters. I just . . . I couldn't find one thing I liked about Chloe or Drake and I really hate to say that. I wanted to like them but they made it very hard. Chloe was just terrible. She was extremely judgmental and indecisive. She was so immature and just all around mean to her friends. And, apparently, she was completely blind to how others felt about her. It was painfully obvious how much her best friend liked her and she remained blissfully oblivious until after he had to tell her. And even after that, she continued to lead him on and tease him! Drake was supposedly the "bad boy" of the book. However, he wasn't "bad" at all save for his appearance. Chloe was all too happy to write him off as too dangerous to date even after his actions proved otherwise. She immediately assumed he was a terrible person because he had a tattoo and a couple piercings. I couldn't even root for their relationship because I didn't care much about either of them. Drake was just plain boring and I didn't understand him at all and Chloe...well, I've explained that already. I wished I could say otherwise but I just really can't. Another thing that was bothering me throughout this was just how stiff and cliche everything was. It felt like the author had taken lines from every single NA book out there and strung them together and forced them into the characters mouths even if they didn't fit or work with a scene. The things they said to each other were terribly awkward and I didn't understand how either of them fell for the other. The book was so focused on the non-believable love going on between Drake and Chloe that the plot was thrown to the side. A good and interesting story line was set up but the author never did anything with it. It went nowhere and had basically no relevance to the book but it should have. I really, really wish I had better things to say about this book. It was not my cup of tea but that doesn't mean other people won't love it! I had wanted to love it when I began reading but was let down. I can only hope that the next book in the series makes up for this one!
SDickerson More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It is a relatively short book at around 170 pages but once I started reading and got into the story, I had a really hard time putting it down. The characters are believable and you find yourself feeling the emotions that each one of them are feeling. This is definitely a book that I would recommend to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book it was a page turner for sure. It doesn't hurt that I'm from West Virginia either. I can totally relate to a lot of things in this book. It shows WV can enjoy the sounds of rock music. Not everyone is a hillbilly or country music fan. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Got a little too back and forth but overall great read. Loved the characters. Will be getting the second one right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's good but this book could have been finished in one. I dont get the need to turn books into sequels that we have to wait months for. There wasnt much of a story line to turn it into two books. What happened to the stand alone novels?
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
Torn, along with its sequel, Twist were sent to me by Atria almost two months ago. I was so excited to pick up this new adult series because I have read such amazing reviews of it and also because Atria sent me one of my all time favorite New Adult books "The Sea of Tranquility". Unfortunately Torn was a horrendous experience. The plot lines, the characters, and their relationships were so shallow and fake that I couldn't even make myself believe that they are true. I like to think that in some alternate universe, these characters actually exist in real life but the absurdity of the plot and stupidity and lack of depth of the characters ruined that whole idea for me. On top of all that, I felt that this New Adult book was just too adult. New Adult books are mature YA books, meaning stories about people in college and their twenties. Books like The Sea of Tranquility, as well as Slammed do this description justice. However Torn was just an outright adult book to me. Nowadays most New Adult books are mislabeled and should actually belong to the Adult genre. I really disliked this book but the high ratings of it kept me going.. however after finishing it I am definitely not going to pick up the second book. This book was made up of a bad plot, shallow characters, and horrible cliches that made me cringe throughout the whole novel. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I fell in love with drake and his charm just like chloe did (:
sweetace More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!! But I must say... UGGG!!! It was so angsty. It's like we all knew from the get go that she belonged with Drake, not Logan but watching Chloe figure it out for herself was not only painful but heartbreaking. It's definitely worth the read. Plus after this one, you get to enjoy Twisted. Great series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The characters are well developed and I could not put it down. Can't wait to read more K.A. Robinson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't stop reading...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am loving this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read/story. I thought their was too many sub-plots happening too quickly between Chloe, Drake and Logan. At times I felt like I was reading excerpts from 'Easy', 'Melt Into Me' and other recents 'Fab' reads. Will take a cjance on Book 2 when it comes out.....Rated 3.5 LOVEANDLIVETOREAD!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok. It did remind me of a watered down version of Thoughtless. No one writes like Stephens, though. Ill definitely get the sequel.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rachel Book provided by NetGalley for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know where to start with this one. I actually had no idea about K.A until one day I was looking for something new to read and came across Torn. I read some reviews on it but decided I wanted to find out for myself what it was about. This story pulled me in right from the start. Everything about it I loved. The character were real, and thats hard to do. Being an author I know this but when I picked up Torn. I wasnt judging the book through my author eyes, I was enjoying it as a reader. Ever since then, I've read everyone of K.A Robinsons books. They just suck me in. Belive me, if you haven't read this book yet I suggest you get it now. You'll fall in love with Drake Allen and Choles story! :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Have to admit I was kind of rooting for Logan, Drake just never grew on me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this series but it has a different cover. Almost bought it again lucky I check my library first. They should work on this problem this is not the first time this has happen. I did enjoy reading this series.
Dre1133 More than 1 year ago
Torn by K.A. Robinson Rating 4 Stars Summary: 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 My Thoughts: This is my first K.A. Robinson book. I wasn't sure what to expect going into it. I started reading it last night and finished it this morning. I enjoyed the story, although it was a tough one. I am not a reader that is against reading a story that involves cheating. I think that if the author does it correctly then the reader is going to feel everything that the characters are going through. To me as a reader that is the most important part about reading. I want to connect to the characters and feel everything they are feeling. K.A. Robinson did that for me. I felt everything that Chloe was feeling. I felt the love she had for her friends, the indecision she was faced with, the guilt, and the passion. Cheating is something that will bring emotion out of everyone. It might be hate, rage, or disgust, but it is still an emotion. I felt all of those thing and more. I completely understand the title of this book. That is exactly how Chloe feels the entire book. Talk about angst. She was constantly second guessing her feelings to try and make everyone else happy. In the process she ends up hurting the ones she holds closest to her heart. I can't wait to read the next installment of this series.
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
I am so sorry to say that I didn't care for this novel. I had high hopes going in, but my own life experiences, values, and beliefs just didn't mesh with some of the events in this story, and because of that, I personally didn't fall in love with it, which is okay, but always makes me feel bad. Unfortunately, I really didn't care for the characters. Logan, though his heart is in the right place, is a controlling young man. His anger gets the better of him on a few occasions, and he's much too pushy for my liking. I get that he's fallen in love with his best friends of four years--that's the best kind of relationship stepping stone, but When a person is obviously, obviously drunk, I truly believe you need to take the high road, ignore their pleas, and NOT sleep with them. I feel like that is taking advantage of a person who isn't in their right mind, and it rubs me the wrong way--I lost some respect for Logan and Chloe due to their antics, but especially for what they do when one or the other is under the influence of alcohol. Drake was enticing to me as a reader at first. I like the bad boy image, but any man who pushes a woman away, tells her to date someone else, and then openly pines for her loses my respect quite quickly. Let alone that he then sleeps with Chloe on multiple occasions while she's dating Logan, well--again, I need my characters to take the higher road. I can understand a one time mistake--passion getting the better of a person, it happens... but after all the guilt, to go ahead and do it again a few months later, well, there is no excuse for that. Not for any of the characters. Chloe ticked me off more than anything in this novel, and it started when she was nearly raped and refused to report it. I'm sorry, but this is close to my heart and you have to get over yourself and go to the police. Ladies, if anyone ever attacks you, you can't just think about your own embarrassment--you have to think about the potential other victims this man will set his sights on AFTER you. Do the right thing and report it. Sure, it's going to be an awful experience, but so was almost being raped. Think about the other woman you can save by being the bigger person. In this instance, Chloe's decision, and Drake's for just going along with her decision, turned me off immediately. From there, I just felt Chloe strung the men in her life along, trying to keep both, eaten up by guilt, refusing to come clean about it all... and as reader, I had no sympathy for her. And I couldn't believe that there wasn't really much fall out when everything finally came out into the open. Chloe is definitely at fault, but in the end the other characters are even more sorry than she, and that just didn't work for me. The novel also doesn't have closure. I'm used to cliffhangers, but I wouldn't say this is a cliffhanger, at least, it's not for me. Instead, it just felt like the novel ended with the appearance of another character we've heard little about, and so there truly isn't an ending, which left me a bit unsatisfied. I'm sorry to say that this novel just wasn't for me--it had potential, but the characters and events just weren't for me.