This scorching hot read will having you fanning yourself from the heat. He’s her “uncle” and she’s his everything. Will their family understand?
He’s loved me since the day I was born.
He’s taken care of me.
He’s awakened me.
Tor. My father’s best friend.
Fifteen years older than me, he’s always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want.
But I was born to be his.
She’s always loved me.
She’s shattered me.
She’s healed me.
Kenzi. My best friend’s daughter.
I held her the day she was born, and I never let go.
She’s forbidden to me. But she’s the only one that really gets me.
We’re slowly being torn apart by everything we love.
Everything we want.
Everything we desire.
And now I want the one thing I can’t have… I want her.
** Please note: there is NO underage sex in this book. This book is intended for readers 18 years and older **
My thoughts ya’ll:
First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room. You’ve read the synopsis and it probably made you a little leery of reading Torn. You’re not alone. I went back and forth several times on whether I wanted to read this book. I thought dirty taboo read. And I’m just not down with that. I was hesitant but, I read it anyway. I realized they were characters from the Ashes and Embers series by Carian. I’m so glad I did too. It does make me glad that she wrote the note at the bottom of the synopsis though. It eased my mind even more.
Finally, to the good stuff. Tor and Kenzi’s feelings were so realistic. You feel torn just like them because the writing is excellent. Their forbidden feelings create such drama between all the characters and I like drama and angst in my stories. It does raise my blood pressure though:) Carian is able to convey the emotions of uncertainty and second guessing that could easily happen in any new relationship. Age and familiarity just happen to be a factor in this one as well.
Tor was the perfect book boyfriend. He puts Kenzie first, thinks of her best interest, and takes care of her feelings like no one else can. You feel guilty for even saying he’s a good book boyfriend, because clearly after reading, you realize that he is Kenzi’s through and through. Tor is an alpha male for sure. Kenzi isn’t your typical high school student either. She’s has more adult life experience and her upbringing causes her to march to the beat of her own drum. She has maturity far beyond her peers.
Most of all the writing was incredible. Carian did a great job of telling their story and she told it in such an agonizingly sweet way. It pulls you into the love story and makes you root for them from the very beginning. They have a unique relationship. There are flash backs through out the story that strengthen the evidence of their bond and really give you a glimpse into just how deep it is. Tor and Kenzi really are soulmates. It shows in their love and devotion to each other.
There’s no underage hanky panky going on. After she becomes of legal age, there was some super steamy scenes between them though.
The title is appropriate. She’s his niece and the woman he wants his forever with. Tor has convinced himself he isn’t a good guy because he knows the taboo and stigma of who he wants. The writing makes you feel Tor’s anxiety and apprehension so well. Also, Kenzie’s persistence and naivety is easy to recognize as well. But that’s what makes it so amazing in the end, they both just can’t help themselves.
Why you should read it:
Stop debating and go read Torn because it’s an amazing read and a unique perspective on a love story. It literally melts your heart and your panties. Carian did not disappoint. If you’re like I was and debating on whether to read it, just dive in. You won’t regret it.
About the Author:
Carian Cole has a passion for writing bad boys and sweet girls for them to love. It’s evident in her series Ashes and Embers and this first book in the Devils Wolves Series. She’s talented and brings the character’s too life. If you want to check out her other titles head on over to her amazon page here and show her some love.
Did this review make you want to read Torn? Any books you think I should read? Let me know!