Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Title: Torn
Author: Shawn Bailey
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN: 9781614958956
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs  
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Sam Mason needs an immediate escape plan, hopefully before his drug addict boyfriend, Tony, turns brutal. As it happens, Sam notices a man watching him. Attorney Justin Quick is more than willing to help Sam out of the chaos; with luck, Justin may be able to convince Sam to spend the night.

Torn is a realistic well-paced action love story. The characters are complicated as well as engaging. Sam, along with his best friend Caleb, lived on the streets during their latter teenage years. Both are hard working independent men with dreams of owning a restaurant. Sam and Caleb worked at the same club; however, they did not live together. Sam lived with Tony and Caleb lived with his boyfriend. Justin is an honorable wealthy man. Justin chose to work because he enjoys it, not because he needs the money. At their first meeting, Justin was sexually attracted to Sam. Discovering that Sam was an excellent cook, Justin vowed to do everything within his power to help Sam achieve his dreams.

Shawn Bailey has created a fantastic saga filled with emotional drama. Sam and Caleb were abused by their former boyfriends, Caleb has issues from the past that were never dealt with and Justin is somewhat confused regarding his status in Sam’s life. The intimacy scenes are incredibly sensual. I thoroughly enjoyed this happy ever after romance.

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