Review: Torn From You by Nashoda Rose

18068029Torn From You
(Tear Asunder, #1)
By: Nashoda Rose
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: Dec. 7, 2013
Genre: Erotic Romance

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Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy.

At least it did for me when Sculpt, the lead singer of the rock band Tear Asunder knocked me off my feet. Literally, because he’s also a fighter, illegally of course, and he taught me how to fight. He also taught me how to love and I fell hard for him. I mean the guy could do sweet, when he wasn’t doing bossy, and I like sweet.

Then it all shattered.

I was alone and fighting to survive.
When I heard Sculpt’s voice, I thought he was there to save me.

I was wrong.


1thoughtsYou really need to read Without You before starting the series. It will help you understand the relationship between Emily and Sculpt prior to her abduction.  It also puts the reader in a state of confusion as to why Sculpt is part of the human sex slave business. It definitely sets the stage for the series.

This book was pretty much set into two part. The first 50% are of Emily’s time in captivity and all the horrible things that happen to her. The second half of the story is set 2 years in the future and focuses on how damaged she is from the whole ordeal. It doesn’t help when Sculpt comes back into the picture because everything comes rushing back.

I found myself really interested in the first half of the story and sort of lost interested during the second half. Maybe it had to do with Emily’s character. She was a little wishy-washy to me. She’s be strong and stubborn one moment and then the next she’d be panting over Sculpt. I also couldn’t stand the multiple times Sculpt would tell Emily to stop “lego building” in her head. The chick did a lot of internal thinking so there for he commentated on her “lego building” just about twice every chapter.  He told her to stop lego building just about as much as he “chin lifted” (nod) to someone. The guy was chin lifting all over the place.

Aside from the few issues I had, the story was interesting. I think a lot of the second half could have been cut out to keep the pace going. I’m not really sure if I’d read another book from this series. I just didn’t really connect with the characters like I’d hope to.


1favequote“Maybe love couldn’t be forgotten. But maybe, just maybe it could be smothered by hate.” -Emily


4 Thoughts on “Review: Torn From You by Nashoda Rose

  1. i usually stay away from self-pub books (i’m a bit of a book snob sad to say…) but this one sounds intense from the synopsis. i dislike wishy-washy characters too and it’s junk when a book is just “blah” in the end.

    Thanks for stopping by my StS post. Sorry for the late reply.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

    • LoL No worries. Thanks for stopping by. I started out that way but learned that some self-published ones can be amazing. Maybe their work just hasn’t been discovered yet by a bigwig publisher or maybe they like having full control over their work. Who knows. Besides, I’ve read some books from major publishing companies that I’ve thought to myself, “Why would they publish this?!” *shrugs shoulders* I always read reviews from others before accepting any books and if the ratings are good and the synopsis sounds like something I’d enjoy, I accept it.

  2. I can imagine your annoyance with repetition. But at least the books captures your attention in the first half of it.

    By the way, I like the quote you selected because of the contrast in the words.

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