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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.
Goodreads link: http://bit.ly/19HjXln
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m so sad that Drake and Chloe’s story has come to an end. i miss Drake already. But it was time and all good things must come to an end.
Drake was every bit as delicious in this book as he was in Torn and Twisted. However, this time K.A. gave us more insight into who Drake truly was beyond the hottie rock star. We really got to see some vulnerable moments with Drake.
Chloe- I love this girl. She was so strong. it was great to read about her and not want to slam my head against the wall because she was a whiny B**CH. She proved to be independent, strong, loving and sweet. She was never immature in Torn or Twisted but in Tainted she still did some growing and maturing. I also love that the chemistry between her and Drake didn’t waver. I’m also glad that K.A. did not involve other characters for the sake of bringing in other characters and turning the book into a daytime drama or Jerry Springer episode.
Tainted was a great way to end Drake and Chloe’s story. The only thing that poked at me is I found a few scenes in the story that were rushed or missing something. I guess I am of the thought that if you took the time to mention it in the story, do not just do it in passing. This was the case involving Drake and his manager in regards to Chloe. This isn’t to say that the flow of the story was altered or impacted negatively, it was more you were left with the question of– “So what did the manager have to say about that?” Which I think the manager would have been quite vocal about it. Just my opinion though. There were also a couple of spots where i would have liked to have “heard” more from Drake and what he was feeling or thinking. They were some pretty vulnerable and intense moments and given Drake’s personality, I think he would have had more intense reactions as well. it is those parts that make this a 4 star over a 5 star for me.
I enjoyed how the story was broken up into 3 parts- it was how Drake evolved and changed too. Trifold.
Part 1: shows us Drake’s vulnerable and selfish side. There are things he must come to terms with and understand. There are things he must do on his own.
Part 2: shows us how Chloe and Drake relearn how to love each other so that they can completely trust and give themselves to one another, not just physically.
Part 3: shows us how Drake and Chloe have changed and how they have come to realize how their love is something worth holding on to and worth working on.
Overall, Tainted is a great read and definitely worth finding out what happens to Drake and Chloe.
I’m hoping K.A. does a spin off or maybe we will get Logan’s or even Amber’s story in another book.
This is an easy read with lots of laughs, angst, love and schmexy. D 4/5
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.
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