Book of the Week – ‘Torn’ by Jennifer Armentrout

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In the second book of the series, we meet back up with Ivy as she has to choose between what she is fated to do and her love for Ren. Ren has to chose between duty and his love for Ivy. The title pretty much sums up what this book is all about. The first book grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go until the end. It’s the perfect mix of humor, lust, thriller, and mystery. It’s much like her other Young Adult/New Adult book series that she has written. She creates characters that we all fall in love with and root for everything to work out, even though it hardly ever does.

You can buy the book at any major retailer.

Other books coming out today are An Act of Obsession by KC Lynn, Bossman by Vi Keeland, and Pennie$ by Pepper Winters.

What books are you going to buy this week?

‘Torn’ by Jennifer Armentrout has Ivy torn between what is right and what is easy

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The highly anticipated second book in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy is available today! Be sure to grab your copy of TORN!

Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

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“You need this book. You need this series. It’s paranormal at its best. It’s New Adult at its best…Can I give this book more than 5 stars? I would if I could.” ~Valerie, Stuck in Books

 

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REVIEW

The plot of this story is what I like to call a pretzel plot. It has so many twists and turns that you don’t where it ends and where it ends. The story picks up right where the first one left off and it doesn’t let you go until the end.

The book dives a little bit into the darker realm as Ivy has to decide on what she is going to do with the fact that she is the one that everyone is looking for. It is her duty to make sure that the Prince doesn’t get what he wants, but doing the right thing is not the easiest thing to do. Ivy is a world of turmoil as she tries to figure out what she can do in this book. The stress gets to her almost immediately as she makes some crazy decisions in order to protect the people that she loves.

Tink is that best friend that we all want to have. He doesn’t sugar coat anything and he tells it as it is. He becomes more involved now that Ivy finds herself in trouble. He has a few secrets of his own that he’s been keeping secret and it only complicated Ivy’s life. If you don’t like this character, then there is something really wrong with you. I love everything about Tink that I wish he was real so that I could get a little Brownie for myself.

Ren and Ivy’s relationship is probably the most romantic kind of romance since Seth and Josie from Armentrout’s Titan series (third book coming out soon). They are kick butt when they need to but they always put each other first. Ren is all romantic and swoon-worthy that a part of you wants to not like Ivy for the fact that she gets to have him. Whenever Armentrout love stories, she writes them with so much detail and carefree. You can tell that it’s effortless that these characters love each other because that’s what true love should be. Effortless.

The story is heating up and it’s going to be a doozy of a final book. The war that is going to happen is going to be tough to read because you know that there are going to be casualties. It’s inevitable. But I hope that we don’t lose someone that we love because if we do, it’s going to be a hard and rough final for me to swallow.

Rating: A

EXCERPT:

I lifted my right hand, reaching for my iron stake out of instinct, even though I knew it would do no good against the prince.

“You shouldn’t do that.” His voice was deep with what reminded me of an English accent. “I know you want to, but it would be very, very unwise of you, Ivy.”

My hand twitched.

Creepy Prince smiled slightly. “Your friend has been very helpful.”

That got my hackles up. I slid my sunglasses onto my forehead and forced my tone to stay calm and level. “I’m sure she has. Speaking of Val, happen to know where I can find her?”

His lips curled in a semblance of a smile as he stepped closer. The prince was tall, taller than Ren, who was pushing six foot two. My entire back stiffened as I forced myself to hold my ground, even though every instinct demanded that I run and run super fast, because he had almost killed me once before. Correction. He would have definitely killed me if he hadn’t realized what I was and had, I guessed, healed me.

“I’ve been waiting for you,” he said, instead of answering my question, his pale blue eyes fixed on mine.

My hand curled into a useless fist. “That is extremely creepy to hear.”

That cold smile returned. “Why don’t we talk? There are seats across the way.”

“Yeah, that’s not going to happen.”

The slow smile increased but never reached his eyes. “Oh, I know it is.”

Fine hairs rose on my arms.

“What exactly can you do right now?” he said in the same coldly polite voice. “Refuse me?” Creepy Prince laughed, and it wasn’t a bad sound. Again, it was something that was just cold, as if he were mimicking what a human would do. “You can’t.”

“I can.” My palm itched to grab the thorn stake secured under my pant leg, but I held still. I might be reckless, but I wasn’t stupid.

“Really? I will have to beg to differ on that. You see, humans surround us. So many of them, and I have an extraordinary appetite.” His eyes appeared to glimmer as his gaze slithered from the top of my curly head down to my toes. “A rather impressive appetite for many, many things.”

“Okay. First off, ew.” My lip curled. “Secondly, I don’t want to hear about any of your appetites.”

One dark eyebrow rose. “Oh, but you should know that I could kill twenty of these humans in less than five seconds and feed on the rest, leaving them to believe that it was this little red-headed girl who murdered these innocent people.” His voice dropped even lower as he leaned in and icy air brushed my cheek. “You deny me this, those lives will be on your hands, little bird.”

Anger flushed hotly as my eyes met his. There wasn’t a single part of me that doubted anything he said. He had me. God, I hated to admit it, but he had me.

 

“Drama! Action! Romance! Twists! Torn had it all…Torn was a perfect continuation of the Wicked Saga.” ~Kim, Kimberlyfaye Reads

 

 

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Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Tink and Ivy have a heart to heart in ‘Torn’ by Jennifer Armentrout excerpt

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The highly anticipated second book in #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy is releasing July 19, 2016, and we have an excerpt for you! Check it out below, and be sure to grab the first book in the series, WICKED, which is on sale for $.99 for a limited time!

 

EXCERPT

 

My fingers tightened around the slender remote. “I was thinking that if the prince can sense me, why hasn’t he showed up here?”

“I don’t know.” Tink came down to the coffee table and started marching across it. I’m not the prince, but if I was the prince, I’d be buying time.”

“Buying time?” I scooted to the edge of the couch.

“Yeah, because he’s got to win you over.” Tink swiped up the straw he’d had in his Coke. It was nearly the size of him. “That’s basically what he has to do if he wants to impregnate you.”

I cringed, like a full body cringe. “Please do not use the word impregnate ever again.”

“Why? That’s what he wants to do.” He started dancing with the straw, the kind of dancing you see in the clubs. Hips gyrating all over the place. “He knows coercing or tricking you isn’t going to get the deed done, so he’s probably trying to learn how not to be a sexed up dickhead.”

“Sexed up dickhead?” I repeated.

“Uh-huh.” Tink dipped the straw as one would a dancer. “Remember when I was telling you how I saw the prince getting it on with three females once? He’s totes sexed up. And he’s a dickhead. In other words, he has no empathy or compassion. No humanity.”

“Most fae don’t.”

Tink twirled the straw. “Yeah, but the ancients are worse. They’re as far away from human as you can get. He’s going to have to work on wooing you.”

I slowly shook my head. “That’s…” There were no words.

“That’s what I’d do.” Tink dropped the straw and whipped around toward me. “Or he’s plotting something major and any moment he’s going to knock down the front door and storm the place.”

“Wow.” A fine shiver curled down my spine. “That’s really a relaxing thought.”

He zipped over to the couch and sat on the arm. He tipped his head back and stared up at me. “Don’t worry. I’m here to protect you.”

I just looked at him, because other than ordering shit off of Amazon, the only strength he had was the unique ability to annoy the crap out of me while somehow still managing to be endearing.

Tink grinned. “Trust me, Ivy. The Prince is not going to want to mess with me.”

 

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Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans…

Don’t miss the first title in the series, WICKED, now just $.99 for a limited time only!

 

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Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Top 5 books coming out in July

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#5 – Bossman by Vi Keeland
Out: 7/19

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30138344-bossman?from_search=true&search_version=service

In this new book by Keeland, it involves a woman who falls for a man and wants to hook up with him but can’t because there is that pesky business of him being her boss. There is going to be lust. There is going to be angst. And there is going to be heartbreak. Someone is going to get hurt and it’s only going to be the history of what makes them come together that is going to decide how bad they do.

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#4 – Pennie$ by Pepper Winters

Out: 7/19
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25296512-pennies?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the first book of a new series by Winters, we dive into another level of a dark world. Tasmin thinks that she survived death only to find that she is in a new pit of Hell. If you have read books by Winters, then you know she dabbles into the dark side of what reality has to bring us and this book is going to be no different. It deals with sex slavery and I for one am excited to see where she is going to take us this time.

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#3- Hottest Mess by J Kenner

Out: 7/12

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27245809-hottest-mess?from_search=true&search_version=service

This is the second book of the SIN series. While the book takes place in the world of Stark International, it deals with different characters. Dallas and Jane experienced something that no one should experience and they are trying to find their road to recovery. It sounds simple until they find that his ghosts are ghosts but in fact demons that are tearing apart his life. Jane tries to be the person that he needs but the father into hell she goes the harder that she sees that it’s going to be to help him.

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#2- An Act of Obsession by KC Lynn

Out: 7/19

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28574017-an-act-of-obsession?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the next book of the series, we reconnect with Kolan and Sophie as Kolan tries to get over the fact that he almost went away for murder and Sophie just might be the perfect outlet for him. Sophie has her own demons from her past so it’s going to take a lot of strength from Kolan to be the man that she needs. If you haven’t read any books from Lynn yet, then you are missing out. Each book brings you more characters that you fall in love with and this book will likely do the same thing. From what we’ve read from the last book and the synopsis of this book, we are going to get a big amount of romance in the BDSM department. Be prepared for a new master.

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#1 – Torn by Jennifer Armentrout

Out: 7/19

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23149314-torn?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the second book of the Wicked series, we meet back up with Ren and Ivy as they try and deal with the secrets that they unfolded in the first book and decide if they have what it takes to make a relationship last. Like the Titan series, it deals with love, romance, relationships, friendships, with a touch of paranormal added in. There is a lot of characters that we can all fall in love with, but it’s the relationship between Ivy and Ren that keeps the fans reading.

What book are you most excited to read this month?

 

 

 

The cover for ‘Torn’ by Jennifer Armentrout has Ren and Ivy facing the future together

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Torn is the second book of the Wicked trilogy by Jennifer Armentrout. In the first book, we follow Ivy as she learns that there is someone out there trying to . The cover was made by Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations with photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton from K Keeton designs.

Blurb

Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

Start the series off by reading Wicked. It is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time.

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Jennifer Armentrout

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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