Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog Tour & Review for TOXIC (Torn Series #4) by Author K.A. Robinson!

***Toxic: Logan's Story is Book Four of the Torn Series, but
it can be read as a standalone if desired.***

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?

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TOXIC = Logan's story!! YAY!

According to the author Toxic can be read as a standalone. I must admit that I was hesitant about this claim because I have not read any other book in the Torn series, but I thought I would give Toxic a chance. The claim that this novel can be read as a standalone is correct. I did not feel that I missed any part of the story by just reading this novel. However if you want the full story of what happened from then to now then it is best to start from the beginning of course, but please note that it is not necessary!

Okay, so here are my initial thoughts about Toxic.

*My heart hurt for Logan.

*I was rooting for him the whole story.

*There were times where I hated Chloe because she was the cause to the way he turned out to be.

*Logan has a very big heart, but since his kindness was taken advantage of, he turned bitter and womanizing for a period of time.

*Logan is thoughtful, insecure, paranoid, and HOT as hell.

*I loved that Logan did not initially succumb to his feelings and decided to get his life in order.

About the Story:

I need to say this again: Oh Logan! I just want to give him a hug and tell him that everything happens for a reason! Honestly, this novel depicts just that.

After years of Logan crushing hard on his best friend Chloe, he finally managed to start a real relationship with her. Things are going great...well at the time Logan at least thought so. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. Chloe confessed to Logan that she was not faithful throughout their relationship. She in fact cheat him on with a local rock star, Drake. This part of the story portrays that there was a love triangle that occurred in the previous novels. Logan sets out to find Drake and smash his face in. He does just that, but Drake confesses that he is in love with Chloe and she in fact shares the same feelings. Logan at this point is heart broken, but makes an agreement with Drake that whoever Chloe chooses then the other will respect that decision and back off. At first Chloe says that she cannot be with anyone. Logan decides to back off and put some space between him and Chloe. After a while he learns that Chloe is not taking the separation very well so he decides to make amends. This is the part of the story where I hate Chloe because shortly after Logan patches things up with Chloe she decides to give Drake a shot! GRR!

At this point in time Logan puts up a good front and struggles to hide how he really feels about Chloe and Drake being together, bit Logan isn't fooling everyone!

At this part of the story Jade steps in and calls Logan's bluff. Note: Jade is the drummer in Drake's band. At first Jade's intentions were just to be there for Logan to console him through these times. However as time goes on it is evident that Logan and Jade share a mutual attraction. Jade at the time is Logan's person. He needs all the support he can get since he resumed the role of Chloe's best friend, but it is killing him inside to root for the opposing team when all he wanted was to share his life with Chloe forever. At this point Logan is damaged and begins his womanizing phase. However what Logan and Jade both need to consider is that sometimes what you need is staring you right in the face.

So, if you are curious to learn how Logan has coped with all this and what exactly becomes of him and Jade then read TOXIC! It is definitely worth the read. I loved this novel.

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA
Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.

Other books by K.A. Robinson:

Torn Series:


Ties Series:

Shattered Ties: AMAZON

Twisted Ties: AMAZON

 Breaking Alexandria: AMAZON

I raised an eyebrow. “Why are you so determined
to make sure that Jade and I end up together?” 

       “Because I
want you both to be happy, and after all of this sorted out, I think you two
could be really happy with each other. You both care a lot about each other.
I’ve never seen Jade act the way she did when Drake called her. She was really
upset. And you’ve been Mopey McMoperpants since you came home. It’s obvious
that you’re both miserable without one another.” 

      “Do you really
think that we’d be happy together? Honestly, I’m not so sure. I don’t exactly
fit in with the rest of her world.” 

      “Why do you think that?” 

      “She’s a rock
star, Chloe, and I’m just…I’m not into that scene. I don’t like the same things
you guys do. I don’t look like any of the other guys she hangs out with. I’m
not pierced or tattooed. I’m not…I don’t know what the fuck I’m trying to say here.”

     Chloe started to say
something, but Drake cut her off, “Look, Logan, I’ve known Jade for a long
time. I’ve watched her get hit on by tons of guys, and she’s never paid
attention to any of them. She didn’t care that they were part of our scene.
Truthfully, most of the guys we hang out with are womanizing assholes.” 

      “True story,”
Chloe cut in, giving Drake a dirty look.

     “Hey, I haven’t been
that way in a long time. Don’t glare at me like that. Anyway, my point is, just
because she lives a certain way and has a certain profession doesn’t mean that
she’s going to want a certain type of guy. She obviously likes you, so just go
with it.” 

      “He’s right.
Don’t doubt yourself because you two have different lives. You’re a good-looking
guy, Logan. You don’t need tattoos or piercings for girls to notice you. Jade
obviously likes you just the way you are.” 

      “I feel like I
should pull the car over, so we can all hug. This is getting awkward,” Drake

      Chloe laughed. “Don’t
be jealous, Drake. I think you’re a goodlooking guy, too.”

     He rolled his eyes.
“Thanks. I feel much more secure about our marriage now that you’ve admitted
you’re attracted to me.


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