Monday, April 29, 2013

[Blog Tour] Review - Twisted (Torn #2) by K.A. Robinson









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 vengeance.

Sex, drugs, money, a crazy ex, and Rock n Roll.... Can they survive it all?  Things are beginning to feel a bit... Twisted.




Release Date:  March 14, 2013
Publisher:  Self published
Pages:  331
Genre:  New Adult, Adult Contemporary Romance
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Twisted continues Drake and Chloe's story from the New York Times best selling book, Torn.  If you are an angst junkie like me, then this is the book for you.  Relationship problems dominate this book.  Just when we think Chloe is going to get a happy ending, we are hit upside the head with more drama from everyone in her life.

As Chloe and Drake prepare to go on tour with Drake's band, a not-so-welcome face pops into the picture.  Chloe's damaged, broken and abusive mother shows up to wreak havoc in Chloe's life.  Chole's wealthy Aunt Jenny is dying.  Chloe's mom wants a chunk of the inheritance, but in order to get it, she promises to bring Chloe to visit her sick aunt.  Although this throws a wrench in accompanying Drake on his tour, Chloe agrees to travel to see her only remaining relatives, all with Drake's unwavering support.  

Upon arriving in Delaware, Chloe and Drake are greeted by her cousin, Danny, and his best friend, Jordan.  Jordan is a college football player - tall, all-American handsome and charming.  He also happens to have a past with Chloe.  While adding to the tension between Drake and Chloe, Jordan also plays the role of protector.  I'm not sure how I feel about him, though.  I don't particularly like him, but it would be interesting to read a book in this series that focuses on him.  

Chloe's mom is a hot mess.  She's the worst mother I've ever come across.  She's selfish, uncaring, and crass.  She is so outwardly awful that I couldn't brings myself to feel sorry for her underlying vulnerability.  Chloe's mom hates herself, but she goes too far in this book, crossing over from abusive, cold-hearted wench to downright evil.  Chloe's mom does something that I could never forgive, something terrible enough that I don't feel one bit sorry for how she ends up.  It's amazing that Chloe is as well-adjusted as she is.

Drake, Drake, Drake.  I don't know what to say about him.  He won my heart in Torn but I have my doubts about him after Twisted.  Drake kept it together and proved he trusted Chloe when she received too much attention from Jordan.  However, his trust wavered later on in this book and that's where my doubts come into play.  Drake was manipulated by another character into thinking the worst of Chloe.  Instead of trusting in Chloe, he quickly misread the situation and did something I never thought he'd do.  My problem is not Drake's insecurity, although he showed that he has enough of that, but that he made a bad decision based on misinformation SO DAMN QUICKLY.  I thought Drake was smarter than that, and I approved with how Chloe handled the situation.

Over all, this was a good follow-up to Torn.  We see Chloe grow more as a character and become more comfortable with herself.  We learn that Drake is not the confident rock 'n roll band front man that we originally thought.  But what we find out is that no matter what life throws at Chloe and Drake, they will fight for their relationship.  The epilogue to this book was sweet and had me oohing and ahhing.  My only question is this - Robinson has said that she is going to write another Chloe and Drake story.  Where do we go from here?





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