Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Toxic by KA Robinson

                                                                Toxic: Logan's Story
                                                                     (Torn Book 4)
                                                                  By K.A. Robinson

                                                                       4 Lipsmacks


***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?


 Ok, so I have to confess --- Toxic is the first KA Robinson book Ive read *hangs head in shame*

I stayed away from this series because Iam generally very anti love triangle-- I hate them. But, after reading Toxic, I must say that I am going to have to go back and read the first 3 books in the series.

Ok, so moving on-- I had not read the first 3 books, and I must also confess that I didn't realize I had signed up for the review part of this blog tour. So, when I realized I had, I dove in. I was afraid I ws going to be confused as to what was going on, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Not only could I keep up, but had I not known there were other books that Toxic was based off of, I never would of even guessed it.

Toxic is Logan's story seen through his eyes. And I tell you, my heart just broke for him. I wanted to be the one to cuddle up to him and make it all better. And I wanted to punch Chloe a time or two. Talk about leading the poor man on!!! And Logan was such a sweet soul, with the biggest heart. And I loved the way he gave himself over 100% to the people he cared about. And although he wore his heart on his sleeve, he was not a pansy. He was still strong with alpha tendencies, and a plan for life. He had to learn the hard way that life does not always work out as planned, but I love the way he just kept going and did what he had to do in order to come out on top.

Jade, loved her!! She is seriously one of my favorite leading ladies ever. Strong, independent and snarky. As a drummer for a rock band, she had to hold her own with the boys, and she gave as good as she got. She was not about to be ran on top of, and since she had to prove she could survive in the boys world, I found it awesome that she did not become bitter or hardened. She could hold her own but yet she was still a lady. She is the kind of person I would want to hang out with. She was loyal, and she had your back. But it was her forgiving nature with Logan (and the band) that made me really love her. Her ability to recognize that people are not perfect, that as humans we make mistakes, our minds are affected by the lives we have lived, and when emotions are high, we can let them take over and do and say things we instantly regret. She had this ability to see past the hate that people use as a defense when they are angry, scared and hurt, and honestly I think everyone could learn from her.

Toxic is about second chances. Its about fate. And how we may have a plan for our lives, but we can't see the end. How everything happens for a reason, even if we dont understand the reason or like it. It's about discovering yourself, your potential and how to rise above all the crap that you have had to live through. That being a survivor means victory, but being a victim means being a slave to the past.

I love how Logan and Jade heal each other. A relationship born out of dire circumstances that bloomed into a lifetime of love, commitment, and loyalty. And I loved it!!!


Book 1 --- TORN -->  http://amzn.to/1ipytic

Book 2 --- TWISTED --> http://amzn.to/1ipyGlq

Book 3 --- TAINTED --> http://amzn.to/SdlTMq

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