Torn Advance Book Review

November 13, 2013 / 0 comments

Torn Advance Book ReviewTorn by Monica Murphy
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #2
Published by Avon on November 19, 2013
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: to slap Gage Emerson in the face. Poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life—even if he can make her melt with a single kiss …
When Gage discovers that the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut-and-dried. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down—as she steadily steals his heart.
Gage’s persistence and intense passion war with Marina’s determination to protect her family. As they delve deeper into an affair they didn’t see coming, Marina’s torn: Will she lose her heart to Gage—or everything she holds dear?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Because of the economic crash the Molina’s are struggling to keep their multiple businesses afloat. Gage Emerson is out to purchase some of this business for its prime real estate. The one property that he wants the most is now being managed by one attractive Marina Knight.

Meeting her for the first time, he was immediately smitten by her intelligence and charm. That same night he ends up insulting the Molina family without realizing that she was part of it. Needless to say, he tries every trick in the book to get into her good graces not only because he’s attracted to her  but also because he wants a part of their inner circle.

As much as Gage seems that he’s using Marina, she is doing the same too. She wants his connections to broaden her business and if she gets a piece of him in the process than that would just be icing on the cake. What they never accounted for was instead of it all being about work and business it all turns into nights of intense pleasure and so much more.

“Don’t you feel it, Marina? Feel the chemistry between us, brewing and popping? Don’t you want to do something about it?”

I loved  Book 1: Crave and was very excited to get my hands on this one. Just as much as I found Crave enjoyable I found that this one was too.

From the very start I was enraptured by Gage. I thought those very first chapters were quite amusing in fact. How one successful man makes a fool out of himself over one attractive woman. Mind you, their entire conversation lasted a mere fifteen minutes and yet he manages to terribly embarrass himself. After that incident he sure goes to great lengths to earn her forgiveness.

I loved the tension between Marina and Gage in this book. They tried to fight these feelings that were brewing between them because they knew that so much was at stake. With Gage it was the loss of an important business acquisition that he has been working on forever. With Marina it was even more. With the way it was written, you could really feel that both were struggling with prioritizing their goals when they realized that their relationship was moving to something serious.

I also appreciated that we were given the opportunity to check in with Archer and Ivy too . The fact that these books can be read independently may be another added plus for some. However, I have to tell you that once you’ve read one or the other you won’t be able to help yourself and end up reading both instead. They are that addicting.

The only downside I found with it was that they’re shorter than your normal books. The stories just seem to end so fast , leaving you wanting more. I just can not help fall in love with these alpha-male billionaires. Just like Crave, it being short & sweet and direct to the point this book did not disappoint in delivering one  hot and sexy  romance.

The Verdict:




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About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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