Friday, July 13, 2018

Blog Tour: Torn (Whiskey Sharp #3) by Lauren Dane

Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: June 2018

Sometimes what you find isn’t what you were searching for

Beau Petty has been searching his whole life. Searching for a place that fills all the empty spaces in him. Searching for a way to tame the restlessness. Searching for answers to the secret he’s never stopped trying to solve. What he wasn’t searching for was a woman to claim all of him, but when Cora Silvera walks back into his life, he’s ready to search out all the ways he can make her his.

Cora has spent her life as the family nurturer, taking care of others. But now she’s ready to pass that job on to someone else. It’s time to make some changes and live for herself. It’s in that moment that her former teenage crush reappears and the draw and the heat of their instant connection is like nothing either of them has experienced. He craves being around her. She accepts him, dark corners and all.

Beau thinks Cora’s had enough drama in her life. He wants to protect her from the secrets of his past, even if it means holding back the last pieces of himself. But Cora is no pushover and she means to claim all those pieces.

Torn is the third book in the Whiskey Sharp series.  This is Cora and Beau's story.  Picking up about two years after the events of Jagged, Cora is back from an extended business trip with her mother.  Tired of traveling, she is finally ready to settle down and plant some roots.  Running into an old friend may help make part of that plan a reality.  

I liked this one,  just didn't love it.  It wasn't my favorite of the series.  Cora and Beau were cute together, but I kind of wanted more.  It was almost too easy with no real obstacles in the way. They clicked, had sex, and fell in love.   So, their story got a little dull toward the end.  Beau's past and Cora's mother aren't huge issues for them.  I guess I was expecting a deep dark secret, but there really wasn't one. I was a bit unsatisfied with the resolution to Beau's situation.  

Don't get me wrong, there is plenty to like about the book.  Beau was adorable and surprisingly well adjusted given his cult family background.  I also loved Cora.  There is the added bonus of the Dolan sisters, Rachel and Maybe showing up in the book.  It was nice to catch up with those characters.  It's a fast read and a nice addition to the series.  It just wasn't as dark as I was expecting it to be based on the synopsis.

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About Lauren Dane

The story goes like this – While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.

Today Lauren is a New York Times bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres.

Connect with Lauren

Monday, June 25th: @laceybooklovers
Tuesday, June 26th: @booknerdingout
Wednesday, June 27th: @utcbookblog
Thursday, June 28th: @novelgrounds
Friday, June 29th: @sarahandherbookshelves
Saturday, June 30th: @novelmombooks
Sunday, July 1st: @remarkablylisa
Monday, July 2nd: @mellys_books


Monday, June 18th: The Book Disciple and @thebookdisciple
Wednesday, June 20th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Thursday, June 21st: A Holland Reads – spotlight or excerpt
Monday, June 25th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Thursday, June 28th: Why Girls are Weird
Thursday, June 28th: Books and Spoons – excerpt
Friday, June 29th: Stranded in Chaos
Monday, July 2nd: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt
Monday, July 2nd: Books and Blends
Tuesday, July 3rd: Read Love Blog – excerpt
Monday, July 9th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, July 10th: OMGReads
Wednesday, July 11th: Romantic Reads and Such
Thursday, July 12th: Books & Bindings
Friday, July 13th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, July 16th: What is That Book
TBD: Books a la Mode – excerpt/giveaway

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