Book Review – Distorted by Laura Dunaway

Posted 07/12/2013 by Juliana in Book, Review /// 0 Comments ///

Book Review – Distorted by Laura Dunaway Title: Distorted
Author: Laura Dunaway
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: May 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
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Aly Chase has worked for Paul Pierce for years, loving him from afar. He is handsome, rich, and the powerful CEO of Pierce Homes. Just when Aly has decided her love for him is futile and vows to move on, Paul begins to give Aly the attention she had always desired, forcing her to feel confused by his actions.

Then there's Aly’s best friend, Ethan Baker. He's sweet, handsome and charming. He is also in love with her. He's accepted that Aly and he will only be friends, until one day Aly realizes that her feelings towards Ethan are way more.

Aly is caught in between the man she’s loved for so long and the man that has always been there for her. As her feelings are pulled and tugged in both directions, she must make a choice before her distorted life loses both of them.

Who will end up winning Aly's heart?


Aly Chase is the assistant to CEO Paul Pierce of Pierce Homes, a community outreach program. Aly has loved Paul from afar, knowing it could never happen, because Paul has a longtime girlfriend. Ethan Barker is Aly’s best-friend and also works at Pierce Homes. Ethan has been Aly’s rock and is also in love with her. Aly finally decides she needs to move on, and quit pining over a taken Paul. Ethan is excited about this and finally sees his chance to show Aly how he feels about her. When Ethan starts making efforts to win Aly over, Paul, out of the blue, decides to take notice of her and wants her too.

The only character I honestly liked in this story was Ethan. I thought he was sweet, caring and probably way too good for the indecisive, flaky and mostly annoying Aly. Aly couldn’t decide what she wanted to save her life and just got caught up in the fantasy she had built up in her head. Paul was just messed up. He decides out of the blue that he can’t live without Aly because she finally moves on.

This is Laura Dunaway’s debut novel and I really did enjoy this book to an extent. Writing skill wise the book was good and I think there was a story to be told there but it got lost somewhere in character development. I just could not connect with them. I spent the majority of the book yelling at my Kindle about their stupidity. I love a good love triangle but this one was not for me. I am not sure if she is writing a book 2. The last chapter made it seem like there might be one.