My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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This is a touching book about the struggles young couple Emily and Sculpt aka Logan endure after they both escape the pits of Hell.
I thought the first 35% of the book were really intriguing. Emily has been abducted and taken from her loving friends. She thinks this is it. Her life is over. Until she hears his voice. The voice of her lover, Logan, but she's sadly mistaken to find that not only is he not there to save her, but he's also to be called Master.
"I loved how he looked at me and saw everything I am and could be." -Emily
Eventually, Emily is able to escape from Raul and his treacherous compound. But she has to leave Logan behind. And she's does. For two years she's been free. Well she thought so until Sculpt comes back into her life demanding he loves her and won't let her out of his side ever again. He went through so much to get back to her and he's not taking NO for an answer.
He was determined and unfathomable. He was confident with no fear. A steady resolve as if nothing could break him. It was scary hot... Now ... it scared me. Because I didn't trust him.
I was totally loving this book for the first 40%. It was so Pepper Winters' material. She's being abused, beaten, never raped though because Logan's her master and deep down he wouldn't betray her like that. So that was pretty grueling, but I loved how Logan treated her in the compound. He did what had to be done so they could survive.
It hurt. He hurt. The memories hurt. I knew escape was my only answer before I fell back into a place I swore I wouldn't go again.
But then when he comes back 2 years later I just found Emily to be so annoying! Every time Logan attempts to talk to her about what he went through so he could come back to her, she was like "I love you, but I can't trust you ever again." Okay I kind of understand since he had to be somewhat cruel so she would fear him, but he spent two years trying to escape for you, loves you to the moon, and gave you your dream of rehabbing horses. And you can't even give him a chance? Please. So I pretty much came to detest our heroine, which made the book go downhill for me.
I had to be crazy to still love this man, and yet... some fragment of my soul did.
Overall, I'm giving this book 3.5 STARS out of 5 STARS. Buy this book with the With You novella. It explains a lot of the references Torn from You. I was a little annoyed with the heroine, but I was loving the supporting characters! Kat and Ream are steamy and I cannot wait for their story. I'm more excited for the Unyielding Series spin off because I need to know if Deck and Georgie get together. And the mysterious Kai... that's gonna be so interesting!
Read by Taryn Lee on March 1, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on March 1, 2014
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