|Release Date: July 19, 2016|
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"Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.
Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.
Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?
But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself."
My Thoughts:Look, I love basically all JLA books, so I shouldn’t be surprised but I truly adored Torn, even more so than Wicked. It’s been a while since I have been so invested in a book. I’ve been in a big reading slump, but I devoured Torn in a way I haven’t devoured a book in about two/three months and the feeling was wonderful. I love all things JLA, but Torn ranks up real high on the JLA favorites list.
I absolutely adore Ivy. She is so so strong and I admire that strength so much. She doesn’t give up and she is willing to make sacrifices for those she loves. I love how kickass she is and that she refuses to go down without a fight. I also love her sass. She doesn’t always think before speaking and I love it. Poor Ivy is put through the wringer in this one, but she is tough as nails.
Then we have Ren and Ren is basically the best. Ren has a lot of competition since JLA is the queen of book boyfriends, but he holds up well. Ren is such a great mix of alpha and beta hero. He is protective of Ivy and wants her safe and is obviously a badass, but he also knows she can handle herself and doesn’t hold her back. He lets her do her thing and helps when she needs it. It’s awesome and I love their dynamic.
I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to talk about Tink because Tink is THE BEST. He never failed to crack me up. He is so funny and he steals every scene he is in. Tink is easily my favorite of all her secondary characters and it hurts me to betray Deacon this way, but I love Tink and I relate to him (don’t judge). While we are talking about secondary characters, I gotta talk about our newest character Dixon cause love. Basically this book has a great cast of supporting characters.
Torn has such a great balance of romance and action. Of course I adore the romance between Ivy and Ren and I loved the steamy scenes, but I also loved everything else the story delivered. The plot was awesome and non-stop and the action was fantastic. This whole world and concept is awesome and I love this take on fae. I love how the world expanded in this one and the twists delivered.
Torn was a great read from beginning to end and I simply devoured it. Waiting for the next book is going to be torture.