I one-clicked With You after reading a tempting review from Naomi @Nomi's Paranormal Palace. Thanks, Naomi!! I can't wait to get started on Torn from You. :)
Tear Asunder #0.5
Release Date: December 20, 2013
Genre: Dark, Contemporary Romance
Source: *Freebie* puchased on Amazon
Rating: 4 Bookworms
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Sculpt is an illegal fighter.
He's also the lead singer of a local rock band.
No one knows his real name.
And from the moment I met him, he made me forget mine.
In order to convince Sculpt to give me self-defense lessons, I had to follow his one rule - no complaining or he'd walk. I didn't think it would be a problem. I could handle a few bruises. What I hadn't anticipated was landing on my back with Scult on top of me and my entire body burning up for him.
I tried to ignore it.
I failed of course, And having a hot, tattooed badass on top of me week after week, acting completely immune to what he was doing to my body - it was frustrating as hell, so I broke his rule - I complained.
Then he kissed me.
Author's Note: This novella is Sculpt and Emily's beginning and how they met. It is an extra and not required to be read before Torn from You. Their story and what happens to them is the novel Torn from You.
*Warning* Huge cliff-hanger. Like huge! But With You and Torn from You are released on the same day.
With You is the prequel to Torn from You and is a compelling introduction to the characters of Emily and Sculpt. I'm hooked and am eager to begin the rest of their story.
Emily lost any chance of building self-confidence when her father died when she was 10. Her mom was too self-absorbed and reminding Emily constantly of how she'd ruined her life. She spent most of her teen years with her best friend and her best friend's brother, whose unique circumstances bonded them. A frightening experience sends Emily looking for Sculpt, a fighter, hoping he'll teach her some self-defense moves.
Sculpt is a fighter as well as the lead singer for the band, Tear Asunder. We don't know much else about him other than his past is scary, he doesn't talk about it, and he's over the moon for Emily.
We are witness to these two getting to know one another and falling for each other. And it's heartwarming really, and I enjoyed it. Both Emily and Sculpt have walls put up to keep people from getting in. But, while Emily does some growing, we still don't know that much about Sculpt aside from his feelings for Emily and he doesn't have much character growth.
Then the night of Emily's first time to see Sculpt's band...BAM!! I'm chomping at the bit to know what happens next!