Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Toxic by K.A. Robinson ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway


***Toxic: Logan's Story is Book Four of the Torn Series, but it can be read as a standalone if desired.***

True love is forever. After years of chasing his best friend, Chloe, Logan finally managed to win her heart—or so he thought. His world crashes down around him when she confesses to cheating on him with a local rock star, Drake. Unable to let her go completely from his life, Logan reassumes his role of best friend while he watches Chloe find her happily ever after with another man. Each day, he sinks further and further into his depression, and the kind, caring Logan he once was dies. When Jade, a member of Drake’s band, inserts herself into his life, Logan never expects to fall for her. He’s too broken, too damaged.

Jade ran away from home when she was seventeen, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather and her controlling boyfriend, Mikey. The only regret she has is that she left behind her little sister, Bethaney. When Jade’s band, Breaking the Hunger, hits it big, she vows to go back to her hometown not only to reconnect with her little sister, but also to show her stepfather that she’s not worthless like he said.

The moment Jade saw Logan, she knew she wanted him. Unfortunately, he was with Chloe at the time. After his world falls apart, Jade steps in to comfort him, determined to bring back the Logan she once knew.

Sometimes, you find true love with the person you never least expect. Can Logan and Jade heal each other? Or will they forever be changed by their toxic pasts?

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I somehow forgot that this story was coming out so this was a HUGE surprise for me!  I loved Logan in the Torn series and love him even more after reading his own story! 4.5 stars!

If you've read the Torn series you know that Logan has been in love with his best friend, Chloe, for years.  When he finally gets his chance at love with her she breaks his heart by cheating on him.  Eventually they fall back into their best friend routine but things are never the same.  Logan is no longer the kind, caring, man he once was.  Now he's womanizing, depressed, and  bitter towards women.  As he sinks further and further into his depression he finds a friend in the one place he didn't expect it to be, Jade.  As she roots herself in his life he knows he's too damaged to be with him but can't help but want to anyway.

Jade hasn't shared her past with many people.  Content with her life now she doesn't like to go back, but something about Logan makes her want to share it with him.  From the instant she saw him she had a crush on him but never thought it would come of anything.  When he needs a friend Jade is happy to step in.  As their feelings develop more obstacles are put in the way never leaving them a chance at a relationship; but when Jade decides to confront her past she knows the one person she wants with her is Logan.

Did I mention I love this book?! Gahhh!! The way this story developed was such an emotional roller coaster! For years Jade and Logan pine away at each other, for years their love, friendship, and attraction grows but they never do anything about it.  When they finally get their shot, of course, life throws in a wrench.  I loved how tender Logan was.  How emotional he was.  Jade saw through his exterior and saw how vulnerable, defeated he was; how much he needed someone to help him through his darkness.  Logan never thought he could trust again so when he started to want more from Jade, he knew it couldn't happen.  He couldn't risk their friendship.  
Toxic has it all; love, laughter, hot steam sex, friendships, and so much more.  This is by far one of my favorite series and I cannot recommend it enough! Make sure you have enough time to finish the whole book in one sitting because you won't want to put it down once you start!

Reviewed by Lauren

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.
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Other books by K.A. Robinson:
Torn Series:
Torn: http://amzn.to/19SJIRw
Twisted: http://amzn.to/1m0s9PK
Tainted: amzn.to/19SJIRw    
Ties Series:
Shattered Ties: http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Ties-K-Robinson-ebook/dp/B00GM0PF7A/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1399865729&sr=8-1&keywords=Shattered+Ties

Twisted Ties: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Ties-The-Series-Volume/dp/1495269655/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399865729&sr=8-2&keywords=Shattered+Ties


 Breaking Alexandria: http://amzn.to/1mpWgSl

Please Chose 1 Excerpt
Excerpt 1

I raised an eyebrow. “Why are you so determined to make sure that Jade and I end up together?” 

       “Because I want you both to be happy, and after all of this sorted out, I think you two could be really happy with each other. You both care a lot about each other. I’ve never seen Jade act the way she did when Drake called her. She was really upset. And you’ve been Mopey McMoperpants since you came home. It’s obvious that you’re both miserable without one another.” 

      “Do you really think that we’d be happy together? Honestly, I’m not so sure. I don’t exactly fit in with the rest of her world.” 

      “Why do you think that?” 

      “She’s a rock star, Chloe, and I’m just…I’m not into that scene. I don’t like the same things you guys do. I don’t look like any of the other guys she hangs out with. I’m not pierced or tattooed. I’m not…I don’t know what the fuck I’m trying to say here.”

     Chloe started to say something, but Drake cut her off, “Look, Logan, I’ve known Jade for a long time. I’ve watched her get hit on by tons of guys, and she’s never paid attention to any of them. She didn’t care that they were part of our scene. Truthfully, most of the guys we hang out with are womanizing assholes.” 

      “True story,” Chloe cut in, giving Drake a dirty look.

     “Hey, I haven’t been that way in a long time. Don’t glare at me like that. Anyway, my point is, just because she lives a certain way and has a certain profession doesn’t mean that she’s going to want a certain type of guy. She obviously likes you, so just go with it.” 

      “He’s right. Don’t doubt yourself because you two have different lives. You’re a good-looking guy, Logan. You don’t need tattoos or piercings for girls to notice you. Jade obviously likes you just the way you are.” 

      “I feel like I should pull the car over, so we can all hug. This is getting awkward,” Drake muttered. 

      Chloe laughed. “Don’t be jealous, Drake. I think you’re a goodlooking guy, too.”

     He rolled his eyes. “Thanks. I feel much more secure about our marriage now that you’ve admitted you’re attracted to me.


Excerpt 2:

Chloe quickly turned away from us and headed across the parking lot to her car before either of us could say anything. We watched in silence as she pulled out of the parking lot and disappeared around the corner. Once she was out of sight, I turned my attention back to Drake.
“You destroyed everything!” I shouted at him.
“Fuck this. I’m going back inside. As much fun as it would be to watch you two idiots beat the shit out of each other, it’s cold out here,” Adam muttered as he turned and walked back to the bar.
 Eric and Jade watched us for a second before turning and following him. I didn’t miss the pity in Jade’s eyes, but I ignored it. I didn’t want anyone to feel pity for me.
“You think I don’t know that, asshole?” Drake said as he glared at me. “I know this is my fault.”
 “Then, why did you do it?” I shouted.
“Because I love her!” he shouted back, stopping me in my tracks.
 Of all the responses I’d expected, that wasn’t one of them. Drake used women. He didn’t love them.
“You what?” I asked incredulously.
“I love her. I’ve tried to ignore it—believe me, I’ve tried—but I can’t. I love her, and I don’t know what the fuck to do about it.”
 “You’re incapable of love, Drake. I’ve watched you screw every woman in sight for months!”
 “I haven’t touched another woman since I figured out how I felt about Chloe. I wouldn’t do that to her.”

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