Princess Emma Reviews: Torn by Carian Cole

Torn (Devils Wolves, #1) by Carian Cole
on January 1st 1970
Pages: 422
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5 Stars

He’s loved me since the day I was born. He’s taken care of me. He’s awakened me.
Tor. My father’s best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he’s always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his.
She’s always loved me. She’s shattered me. She’s healed me. Kenzi. My best friend’s daughter. I held her the day she was born, and I never let go. She’s forbidden to me. But she’s the only one that really gets me. We’re slowly being torn apart by everything we love. Everything we want. Everything we desire.
And now I want the one thing I can’t have... I want her.
** Please note: there is NO underage sex in this book. This book is intended for readers 18 years and older **
** Portions of sales of this book are donated to various pet rescue organizations.**

Series: Devils Wolves #1
Also in this series: Tied (Devil's Wolves, #2)
Also by this author: Tied (Devil's Wolves, #2)

5 Crowns

Book 1 in the Devils Wolves series. This book is the start of a spin off series from the Ashes & Embers series and features characters from that series throughout. You do not need to have read that series to enjoy Torn, however I recommend you do as it will give you more of a background to the characters and the world in which they live in.

Kenzi Valentine is just about to graduate high school and isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life. The daughter of rock stars, her and her father have had to survive life without her mother for the last few years and it has been tough. But with the love of her close family, her dad and her dad’s best friend, she is as happy as she could be without the presence of the mother she adored. Tor, her father’s best-friend and her god-father has always been her closest friend, the person she could rely on and her go to person when things got tough. Only 15 years older than her, she has always felt a deep connection with him. Until one day the line between love and friendship becomes blurred and it may never be quite the same ever again.

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Tor has always loved Kenzi with his whole heart. When his best-friends had her when they were 15, he promised to help them and he has never wavered in his commitment to them or her. She has always been the brightness in his life, the sugar in his tea and the light in his darkness. They share so much and connect on so many levels. But when feelings suddenly evolve and life moves in a direction you least expect, you can either go with your head or follow your hearts desires.

Oh god, how I loved this book. Having seen the synopsis for this book back in July, I just knew I had to read it. I quickly read the 4 books in the Ashes and Embers series in preparation and although I really enjoyed them, nothing could have prepared me for this book. It has everything I love in a good old fashioned, heart wrenching romance.

So I will warn you that Uncle (not by blood) turns into potential lover and with Kenzi just 18 and Toren 32, some may feel put off. I urge you not to be though. This is a real destined to be together type of story. It is beautiful because of the pureness of the love they have for each other and the battle that Toren in particular has with his feelings. There is no ickyness to it at all and I really have to praise Carian Cole for the way she has portrayed their story. It is full of angst and pure romance and it made me go all gooey inside.

 

If you want a book that has a bit of taboo, lots of angst and a love that could potentially last a lifetime, this book is an absolute MUST READ!!

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