Friday, June 29, 2018
eARC Book review: Torn (Whiskey Sharp #3) by Lauren Dane
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
Sometimes what you find isn’t what you were searching for...
Beau Petty has been searching his whole life. Searching for a place that fills all the empty spaces in him. Searching for a way to tame the restlessness. Searching for answers to the secret he’s never stopped trying to solve. What he wasn’t searching for was a woman to claim all of him, but when Cora Silvera walks back into his life, he’s ready to search out all the ways he can make her his.
Cora has spent her life as the family nurturer, taking care of others. But now she’s ready to pass that job on to someone else. It’s time to make some changes and live for herself. It’s in that moment that her former teenage crush reappears and the draw and the heat of their instant connection is like nothing either of them has experienced. He craves being around her. She accepts him, dark corners and all.
Beau thinks Cora’s had enough drama in her life. He wants to protect her from the secrets of his past, even if it means holding back the last pieces of himself. But Cora is no pushover and she means to claim all those pieces.
Cora is a people pleaser. She's spent a lot of her life taking care of her mother and trying to keep everyone happy. She's had enough and is determined to live for herself now and pursue her own happiness. Beau was a guy she used to know when she was to young for him. He walks back into her life with baggage of his own. Beau grew up in a cult and was forced to marry and had twin boys. He got out and has not seen his twin boys since. Wildly successful as a chef, model and TV show host he's got all the money he needs to look for his boys and try to reunite with them. I've gotta say i loved the first two books in this series. I have not read a lot of Lauren Dane but really liked the blurb for the first book in this series so i decided to try this series out. Fast forward to this book. While i liked the characters a lot there wasn't much to this book. It was like of just enjoyable and that's it. I expected more conflict from Cora's mom and something with Beau's kids or something. There was a lot of how much Cora and Beau loved each other and their daily lives but it got boring in the middle because i kept waiting for the conflict. As the book drew closer and closer to the end I started to think there was not going to be a conflict anywhere. They really never argue or fight. Kind of a disappointment in some ways. It was OK but not something i would read over again.
Find out more about Lauren Dane and this series here www.laurendane.com