Torn – to be disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love and hate"
Eli Warner had his whole life mapped out. He planned on proposing to his girlfriend, earning his law degree, then living happily ever after with the woman of his dreams. But in the blink of an eye, his entire world crashed down around him when the love of his life abandoned him, leaving him with nothing but a note.
Kalista Ellington made the best decision she could at the tender age of nineteen. Afraid and alone for the first time, she left the one person who meant the world to her, believing his future was better off without her in it. Little did she know, fate was ready and willing to step back in and throw them together, no matter how much either one of them resisted.
When Kalista finally returns home after fourteen years, can Eli find it in his heart to forgive her, not only for her desertion, but for the secret she kept which will change both of their lives forever?
Review by Lorena
First I want to say that S. Nelson is a phenomenal author and the books I've read from her have been remarkable. I have loved, absolutely loved every book I've read from her.
Torn was yet another fantastic book, well written and the story just consumed me entirely. I just found myself immersed in this book and was hard to put down. I loved the fact that both characters were headstrong.
Kalista and Eli have been together since they were very young, they knew from then on that they wanted to be together forever, they were making plans for their future and had everything all figured out. But then something unexpected happened and Kalista just took off leaving a vague letter stating that she had to leave and left with no explanation whatsoever. Eli was devastated and it took him a long time to get over Kalista breaking his heart.
Once Eli decided to get out of his slump, he vowed that he would never love again and he just used women for pleasure. As soon as these women would get attached or he felt like they would start getting attached, he would break things off with them.
After 13 years Kalista decides to come back home due to circumstances that has put her life in danger and she runs into Eli again and they both realize that there is so much to talk and work out. Eli is still hurt and doesn't know if he wants to be mean, and indifferent or if he should get over this and forgive Kalista for leaving him the way she did. Kalista had a lot of explaining to do and she did and it was up to Eli now if he wanted to accept her apology. Can he accept the reason why she left and how she left? She held a huge secret from him and he's extremely hurt about this because he's lost so many years that he can't get back.
The only thing they can do now is look forward and see where the future will take them.
This book was fantastic. I loved the story and the characters! I love this author and will continue reading her books as I get great pleasure and reading them :)
About the Author
S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until 2013.
Her passion to create was overwhelming, and within a few months she’d written her first novel, Stolen Fate. When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can.
She lives in the Northeast with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.
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