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Tainted (Torn #3)

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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?

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154 pages
Published January 23rd 2014 by K.A. Robinson Publishing LLC
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Lesley Peck
Dec 03, 2013 Lesley Peck rated it it was amazing

I read this in beta and OMG. It was terrific. If you have been following Drake & Chloe's story in Torn & Twisted then you will love reading the conclusion. It starts off during the months that Drake & Chloe are apart. And then continues as he goes to win her back. This is a highly emotional read. I cried and held my breath so many times. I was so totally pleased by this book. I just know that fans of Drake & Chloe are gonna flip over it! <3
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Hearts Cole, Lucas, Jesse  & James ✝✝


Tainted is the final book in Torn series. Reminiscing Torn, I adored Drake too much and had a love-hate relationship with Chloe. Then came Twisted, we saw them struggle. And Tainted gives a perfect sweet ending.

Drake and Chloe as a couple learn together what is forgiveness, fighting their demons and staying in love.


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If you are in mood for hot tattooed boy, you might want to consider Drake.

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Happy reading

D xo

**ARC provided for tour**
Reanell Tisdale
Jan 30, 2014 Reanell Tisdale rated it it was amazing
5 'I wanna have Drake's baby' stars! (lol)

Full review to come as part of blog tour!


Way a great way to end a superb series! I love Drake and Chloe's story, yes it started out rough but that happens with this thing called life. I loved how she split this story into 3 parts, and told the story from Drake's POV from when he was using. It helps you get a better feel for the way he was and why he did it. Even though K.A. made my heart hurt from reading what he went through, I'm glad to know how
Hooked On Books
Jan 22, 2014 Hooked On Books rated it it was amazing
I love what K.A. Robinson did with this book. If you have ever wondered what happen while Chloe and Drake were broken up then you will love this final book! You see what Drake went through while he was on his summer tour after Chloe left him on the bus. It was so well written it gave me chills. Drake suffered as much if not more then Chloe did while they were part. Then to see what they went through while trying to repair their broken relationship. It takes a lot on both of their parts to mend t ...more
Feb 01, 2014 D rated it really liked it
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
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jan 28, 2014 Kendall {Book Crazy} rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
4.5 stars!

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 befo
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Feb 07, 2014 Christine (Shh Moms Reading) rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS!
I had a lot to catch up on with this series so had to go back to TORN to start from the beginning and boy am I glad I did! K.A. Robinson is a new author to me and I will undoubtedly read more from her in the future.

I enjoyed this series - it was a quick read going through all three books in three days. What's not to like when you have young love thrown in with a love triangle here and there, a troubled rock star with an all consuming love for the sweet girl next door. That combined wit
Kim Person
Jan 30, 2014 Kim Person rated it really liked it
I have to admit when I had Tainted in my hands I was torn between....

and ......

because this is the last book for Drake & Chloe not saying we may or may not see them in the future but as far as them being the focus of the book this was it. I was sad to say goodbye to them and I sure hope we get little glimpses of them in the future!

I honestly was surprised to see the third book was about them. I thought the Twisted was it given the Epilogue but the author gives us the in between period that w
Sweets Books
Jul 16, 2015 Sweets Books rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought this couples story couldn't get any better! I'll admit after the ending of book 2 I was a little like 'huh'! Cause it just ended so I was so happy when this one finally came out!

Chloe ~ I still love her so much! She is one of my favorite female MC's! She tries hard to hold back to work things out and talk about everything that needs talking! But who can hold off for long when Drake is your finance! She is thrown into the world of Rock Stars and isn't sure of what to do and ho
Nerd Alert
Feb 07, 2014 Nerd Alert rated it it was amazing
By - K.A. Robinson
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tainted is book 3 in The Torn Series and the continuation of Drake and Chloe's story. Tainted fills in a lot of the blanks that were skipped over in Twisted. Tainted starts out being told in Drake's POV. Chloe has known for awhile something was off with Drake but she didn't know what until she found the bag of cocaine. And she made him choose between her and his drugs.
"...Either you get your shit togeth
Cocktails and Books
If you've read any of the Torn series by K. A. Robinson, then you know the story of Chloe and Drake. And while their story probably could have ended where it did at the end of book two, the author gives us just a little bit more to show us what Drake and Chloe went through to get to that epilogue at the end of TWISTED.

Broken up into three parts. In part one we get Drake's POV as he deals with the fallout from his addiction and the steps he takes to overcome them. It's not an easy fight and it's
Flirty Fiction
Jan 28, 2014 Flirty Fiction rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. ~Jess

It's absolutely NO secret that I'm a huge fan of K.A. Robinson's writings. But this book...THIS book was brilliant!

I LOVED that this book was divided into sections to give us the conclusion of Chloe and Drake's story, giving us the complete story of Chloe and Drake...including all the parts that we missed while they were apart. I loved that we were given the opportunity to see Drake's struggles with his drug addiction, his
Trina Meskauskas- harbaugh
Jan 27, 2014 Trina Meskauskas- harbaugh rated it it was amazing
Drake and Chloe, Chloe and Drake.... My oh my what a path you two have been on. I have been rooting for y'all since day one and I am so glad in this book you finally got it all figured out!

I love myself the mans perspective in reading books, not sure why but maybe after I have read so many books from the females perspective it is nice to get their side of the story and what a story it was... Not everything is love, flowers and rainbows and getting to go on that missing journey with Drake well w

If you've read Torn and Twisted, you might agree with me that this book needed to be written to satisfy us, the readers.

Without trying to rehash the synopsis. Everything you wanted to know regarding Drake and his daily doings since Chloe walked away and what pushed him to check into rehab can be found in Part one of this book.

I'm glad that Drake has a strong support system. Even though he is an orphan and really has no family other than his Uncle who is aboard. His bandmates has become his fami
Manda Kelley
Feb 01, 2014 Manda Kelley rated it really liked it
Manda's 4 Star Review:

What a great conclusion to this fantastic story. Tainted is an emotional journey through what happens after Chloe leaves Drake on the tour bus. Feeling lost without Chloe by his side, Drake falls further and further into his drug habit and hits rock bottom before being forced to face his demons. Knowing the only way back is to face everything he has kept buried, Drake is determined to stay clean and win back the woman he loves.

After having no choice but to leave the man she
Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
Jan 31, 2014 Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews rated it really liked it
4/5 hearts

I have really enjoyed these books, watching Chloe and Drakes story as it developed and the hurdles they have had to overcome. It has been an amazing ride and I am so glad that I have been a part of it!

In this final book we actually get to see exactly what Drake went through all those months with out Chloe. What was in his head and how he dealt with everything. I like when I get to see his POV because it gives me an insight into his head. His feelings and emotions. It was not pretty but
Beautiful conclusion to Chloe & Drake's to come on 2/3 with my tour date.


“Chloe, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for it to happen.” “That’s a lie. If you didn’t want it to happen, you wouldn’t have started using to begin with. You’ve gone years without using. I thought you were done with this shit.”

Losing the one person you thought would always be there is a tough pill to swallow…or line to snort as the case may be. Drake has spiraled out of control, despite his cons
Reading in Black & White
I don’t know if I have the right words for Tainted by K.A. Robinson. I read this book in one day. The behaviors and emotions that were expressed within the pages of this book were too real and some places hit too close to home.

“I think we’ve figured out where things went wrong with you. You never deal with any of your problems. You simply push them to the side and use drugs and sex to distract yourself. If we can teach you how to face things head-on, I think you will be able to go through life w
Jan 27, 2014 Lyndsie rated it really liked it
Tainted is book three in the Torn series. You will need to read book one, Torn, and book two, Twisted, before you start Tainted.

For me I didn’t really think I needed another book for Drake and Chloe. Twisted ended nicely and gave me a sweet Epilogue and I was fine going straight to Logan’s book. That was until I read Tainted… I’m happy Kelly decided to give us more Drake, Chloe and the gang, although this one left me wanting more.

**Warning, if you have not read the first two books I would not
Emily-Jane's Book Corner
Jan 26, 2014 Emily-Jane's Book Corner rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 star review!

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

I didn’t think that Chloe and Drake’s story could get any better, but I was proven wrong. Not only do we get to see the progression of their relationship in this book but we also get to see those 6 terrible months that they were apart in Twisted from Drake’s POV. I was filled with emotions. I was hurt and then I was happy again. The ending was pure bliss for me!

That insight into Drake’s time dealing with his illegal
C.M. Foss
Jan 29, 2014 C.M. Foss rated it it was amazing
Thank fuck this book was written!!! I mean...could I have read Torn and Twisted and been okay? I guess....

But I'm soooo glad I didn't have to be. Tainted gives you insight into the missing pieces of Twisted and also takes you a little further into the future. Oh it'll hurt your heart all over again!!! But I'm a glutton for punishment and loved every moment. If you haven't started the Torn series, do that. When I hurt, I want others to hurt along with me. Thanks.

Okay, trying not to give anythi
Feb 04, 2014 iloveladyporn rated it really liked it
The first part of the book was Drake's struggle with drugs. I was not very fond of him during this time in "Twisted" and I honestly still was not fond of him after hearing his side. There was a lot more that he needed to work on then just quitting the drug's. Once he has that fight behind him he will have to go and fight for Chloe.

As for Chole's part of the book, she was afraid of getting hurt again. They tried to take it slow, and I thought they did pretty good, but their resolve did not last
Eye Candy Bookstore
Jan 25, 2014 Eye Candy Bookstore rated it it was amazing
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Mar 04, 2014 Bing rated it it was amazing
Drake and Chloe gave me an awesome journey with their story! I think it's genius to make this book into 3 parts - Drake's POV during their 6 month separation, the other 2 are a continuation of their story once they were back together. I love getting both characters' POV, and getting through Drake's was heart-wrenching, yet sweet at the same time. I'm glad the author didn't go for the typical rocker-getting -famous-hence- cheating- inevitable plot. For me, the strength of this series is the fact ...more
Jan 29, 2014 Kylee rated it it was amazing
A triple threat all in one book! Tainted is divided into three sections, filling in the gaps of the previous books and a look into Chloe and Drake's future. Personally, I LOVED this! The gaps were definitely filled and more of an understanding was made as to the emotions Chloe and Drake were feeling. I felt more emotion in this book than any of the others. Almost got teary eyed with Drake's demons he fought and his journey to overcome. Chloe and Drake definitely have a lot to learn about themsel ...more
Jan 29, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
What a wonderful way to bring this series to a close! If you have been reading Chloe and Drake's story, you will love, love, love reading this book. You get to get inside Drake's head while he and Chloe were apart. It shows SO much about him and about how much he struggled. He was a mess, plain and simple. However, he was a redeemable mess and once he figured that out, he had so much life to live.

The second part is Drake and Chloe's reconnection. I love how real it is. It's not the typical "I s
Feb 11, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Tainted fills in all the gaps from Twisted. We find out what happened when Drake went to LA and hit it big. How his struggle with drugs got worse and what prompted him to make hard decisions. We also find out more information of how the epilogue from Twisted came to be about. Where and how did it happen? You definitely need to read all the books in this series in order.

I loved the scene from the cemetery. It cemented to me how much I wanted Chloe and Drake to have a HEA. Tainted is the book whe
April Merriman
Jan 21, 2014 April Merriman rated it really liked it
4 Stars
I barely made it through Tainted. The emotions I felt nearly did me in.
I felt love, anger, hatred, pity, and even had an OMG I can't read any future moment. Thankfully I wiped up my tires and continued on to read the conclusion to the captivating lives of Drake and Chloe.

Brilliantly written, engulfing me into the story as I turned page after page.

Drake's life is in a downward spiral and bad decisions just intensifies the head on collision. Can he pull himself together and get the love of
May 18, 2014 Marci rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
Ya know, I really loved the first book. The second book was good, but I did not at all like that Drake did not trust Chloe and ran to drugs instead of talking to Chloe. It didn't seem like him at all from the first book, and I further felt the Drake in this third book never quite made it fully back to the lovable guy we initially met. I don't know, I liked the conclusion to their story, I just was underwhelmed with this book.

The dialog seemed generic or cheesy or contrived, it simply didn't see
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
This was just what I needed to calm my nerves about there being no more Chloe and Drake after Twisted !!

I cannot even begin to explain how fulfilling this story was for me.

I love all things Twisted but the time gaps and Drake being out of the story for 6 months just drove me crazy , in a good way but still...

As much as I imagined Chloe suffering without Drake it really was nothing compared to what he went through before and during his rehab. The way it was written was great , I felt his pain an
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