Author: K.A. Robinson
Series: TORN Series, #4
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: May 19, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance
True love is forever. After years of chasing his best friend, Chloe, Logan finally managed to win her heart—or so he thought. His world crashes down around him when she confesses to cheating on him with a local rock star, Drake. Unable to let her go completely from his life, Logan reassumes his role of best friend while he watches Chloe find her happily ever after with another man. Each day, he sinks further and further into his depression, and the kind, caring Logan he once was dies. When Jade, a member of Drake’s band, inserts herself into his life,Logan never expects to fall for her. He’s too broken, too damaged.
Jade ran away from home when she was seventeen, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather and her controlling boyfriend, Mikey. The only regret she has is that she left behind her little sister, Bethaney. When Jade’s band, Breaking the Hunger, hits it big, she vows to go back to her hometown not only to reconnect with her little sister, but also to show her stepfather that she’s not worthless like he said.
The moment Jade saw Logan, she knew she wanted him. Unfortunately, he was with Chloe at the time. After his world falls apart, Jade steps in to comfort him, determined to bring back the Logan she once knew.
Sometimes, you find true love with the person you never least expect. Can Logan and Jade heal each other? Or will they forever be changed by their toxic pasts?
***Toxic: Logan's Story is Book Four of the Torn Series, but it can be read as a standalone if desired.***
When I first read Torn & Twisted, what feels like ages ago, seeing how heartbroken he was after Chloe chose Drake, I couldn’t help but wish Logan too would have his happily ever after. It’s not often a book ends with one of the characters bitter, angry, and near hostile.
“The one person I’d thought would never hurt me was the one who had ripped my heart to pieces.”
But that was Logan. He’s loyal to a fault. Loves completely. The readers are taken on that journey with him and cannot help but feel that pain when Logan watches Chloe marry Drake…
“This was only the beginning of their new life, but it was the end of mine.”
Enter Jade, the strong-willed, confident drummer of Breaking the Hunger, who reaches out to Logan in his time of seemingly endless agony over Chloe. The two, although near opposites on the surface, form a binding friendship. Together they take an emotional and heartfelt journey about finding love and redemption in the aftermath of devastating heartbreak.
The friendship and craving that Logan and Jade shared was a delightful changed compared to what either of them had in the past. However, I could’ve used some more naughty sex scenes to keep me on my toes. There were parts of the book where I thought the story line had wrapped up nicely and the book was coming to an end…only to realize my Kindle told me I was only at like 62%. Nope, not done yet. More was in store for Logan and Jade. By the time I reached the end, I did find myself getting a bit annoyed with Jade’s ever “I’ll wait for you as long as you need me to” attitude. Logan was a good guy, so you know he wouldn’t screw her over, but that mentality of waiting to the man to get his shit together kind of irked me.
This romance makes for a light summer read that is sure to make you feel good in the end. Although it is book 4 in the series, the writer does a good job of getting you up to speed so you are able to read this book as a stand-alone. I personally think you’d be able to connect with Logan better had you read at very least Torn, but it’s not needed.
Chloe quickly turned away from us and headed across the parking lot to her car before either of us could say anything. We watched in silence as she pulled out of the parking lot and disappeared around the corner. Once she was out of sight, I turned my attention back to Drake.
“You destroyed everything!” I shouted at him.
“Fuck this. I’m going back inside. As much fun as it would be to watch you two idiots beat the shit out of each other, it’s cold out here,” Adam muttered as he turned and walked back to the bar.
Eric and Jade watched us for a second before turning and following him. I didn’t miss the pity in Jade’s eyes, but I ignored it. I didn’t want anyone to feel pity for me.
“You think I don’t know that, asshole?” Drake said as he glared at me. “I know this is my fault.”
“Then, why did you do it?” I shouted.
“Because I love her!” he shouted back, stopping me in my tracks.
Of all the responses I’d expected, that wasn’t one of them. Drake used women. He didn’t love them.
“You what?” I asked incredulously.
“I love her. I’ve tried to ignore it—believe me, I’ve tried—but I can’t. I love her, and I don’t know what the fuck to do about it.”
“You’re incapable of love, Drake. I’ve watched you screw every woman in sight for months!”
“I haven’t touched another woman since I figured out how I felt about Chloe. I wouldn’t do that to her.”
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