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Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Part One: Facing My Demons
Drake lost everything the day Chloe walked away from him. Feeling angry and hurt by her abandonment, he dives deeper into his cocaine use. Each day becomes a struggle for him. After his band is picked up by a recording studio in Los Angeles, things go from bad to worse. What happens to a man who has lost everything he ever truly cared about?
Part Two: Learning to Love Again
When Drake showed up on Chloe’s doorstep, begging for forgiveness, she couldn’t turn him away. To Chloe, loving Drake is like breathing and she couldn’t bring herself to let him go again.
But what happens next? Follow Chloe and Drake as they learn to forgive and heal together.
Will Drake’s fame get in the way of their happily ever after? Or is love enough to keep them together?
The epic conclusion to Drake and Chloe’s story.
I was really excited to read this book! I loved the other books in this series and I couldn't wait to see what happened to Chloe and Drake next! This book was different to what I was expecting because it actually goes back in time to scenes in the second book and then it goes into the future! The first half of the book went back in time, the next 40% went six months into the future and then the last 10% went seven years into the future! I haven't actually read a book like this one before with being split into different parts, so it was a new experience for me! I liked it though! I originally gave this book 4 stars to start with, but then I bumped it up to 4.5 stars because I felt that 4 stars didn't do this book justice! It really was amazing! I enjoyed the whole idea of this book being split into three different sections, but I didn't enjoy the first half as much as the second half! The plot of the first half was highly effective and I understood it as I had already read some of the scenes through Chloe's eyes! I loved getting to experience them through Drake's eyes too though as he was a pivotal character in these scenes! The six months into the future scenes showed Chloe and Drake adjust to being back together and Chloe adjusting to Drake's growing career, but the last seven years into the future scenes made me squeal! The scenes were perfection and showed that Chloe and Drake's love really could withstand anything! The characters were again amazing! Chloe was again the main female character, but she wasn't in the first half of this book that much, as it was told during a time she wasn't there! When she was in this book though, she was just as amazing as what she was in the first two books! She was there for Drake and she grew to accept him for his career choice, even though she was scared of what was going to happen with it! I also loved that Chloe gave Drake his space and left the ball in his court with their relationship and if it was going to continue! She had also grown tremendously from the first book in this series as well! I just adored her! Drake was again the main male character and in this book, I got to go inside Drake's head and see how he felt and what he was experiencing when he was away from Chloe in the second book in this series, Twisted! It was such an experience going inside his head during his drug addiction, but it was also amazing seeing him battling his demons to get better! I also adored that it was his ultimate love for Chloe that got him through! Going into the future in this book also showed how far Drake had come! It showed that he was a lot stronger than he thought he was and it showed him that he didn't need to take drugs ever again to get him through! I'm really sad that Chloe and Drake's story is over, but what a story is has been! I'm also super excited that another character in this book, Logan, is getting his own book! I can't wait to read it and I'll definitely be anticipating its release! The cover for this book is so hot! Like seriously, can it get any hotter?! I think not! Big thank you to K.A. Robinson for an ARC of Tainted and to TheSubClubBooks for having me on the Blog Tour!
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K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and Shattered Ties. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she loves to read dystopian, zombie, and New Adult books. She has an addiction to Caribou and Starbucks coffee.