Series: Torn #2
Genres: Coming of Age, New Adult, Romance
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Chloe and Drake have found their happily ever after... Almost.
When Chloe's mother comes back into her life with a bang, it sets off a chain of events no one could have ever expected.
Everyone has their demons, and Chloe and Drake's hit them with a vengence.
Sex, drugs, money, a crazy ex, and Rock n Roll.... Can they survive it all?
Things are beginning to feel a bit... Twisted.
This book is the sequel to another book I read/reviewed last week, and I have to admit that I had decently high expectations for this book. So the book literally picks off right where the other one left off, Chloe and Drake are in their house together when Chloe’s dear ole’ mom shows up at the front door. And from the build up from the first book in the series you can tell this is not going to be a welcome hello from mommy dearest.
The setting for this book is much different then the first because Drake’s band is leaving to go on tour and after Chloe finds out that her aunt is dying, she ends up spending much of book at her aunts house. So there is definitely a separation between Chloe and Drake for much of the book, while they are still together as a couple they are away from each other, which makes the interactions they do have together all the more intense.
Chloe as a character was much more likable to me in this book than she was in the first. In the first book it felt like Chloe was only about herself and couldn’t seem to see how her actions were hurting other people. But in this book, she really does do her best to take care of the people in her life that she cares about. She is also a very forgiving person in this book. While she does seem to be abnormally likable by all the boys (seriously every guy that meets her seems to want her), she herself was much better for me this time around.
Drake as a character in this book, well I hated him. Like seriously hated him. I get the whole bad boy appeal, I really do, but Drake was so over the top that he stopped being enjoyable for me. Drake takes jealousy to a whole new level in this book, he’s jealous of everything and everyone, I mean anyone looks at Chloe and he freaks out and more often than not resorts to violence. Drake deals with a very real drug problem, and I can appreciate that it was well written and lets face it decently accurate for an addict, but it wasn’t enjoyable to me. So much was lost between Chloe and Drake, between their lack of interactions in person, and then when they are in person there are so many issues (most of Drake’s making) that I actually found myself wanting them to break up and never get back together, and that’s the last thing I want in a romance.
I have to say that even in spite of my dislike of Drake the book was still decent. I liked the storyline with Chloe’s mother, and there were several moments where I gasped because the intensity of the situation, and there is something towards the end that I didn’t see coming.
I think there is a lot of different elements in this book that will appeal to readers. People who have dealt with addiction or been around addicts will definitely recognize some of the signs in this book, because it’s well written. And if you enjoyed Chloe and Drake in the first book, then I would recommend reading this one as well. While I don’t think it’s imperative to have read the first book, I do recommend it, it makes this book much more meaningful. Overall a decent new adult romance.