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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  286 ratings  ·  67 reviews
When Katie Harrington becomes engaged to Branson Stone she believes her life is right on track for all her dreams to come true. However, flashes of a life she never lived haunt her-leading her to discover a past that has been purposely erased from her memory in order to protect her from horrible truths. The look on her fiance's face as she retells everything she remembers ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published January 6th 2014 by Lisa P. Murphy (first published January 5th 2014)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Torn
Author – Eleanor Green
Publication Date – January 7, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by blog tour in exchange for an honest review.



Review
Such a sweet love story in the beginning and normally with such sweet stories, I would be throwing up a bit in my mouth….but not with this book because the unexpected happens partway through it.  Even though Katie is plagued with nightmares and the same dream over and over again – she is a sweet, strong and f
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Jennifer Marie
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Torn by Eleanor Green

Review by Jen

Torn was an amazing story. This book puts you through so many different emotions. There were moments I laughed, cried, and just got angry. As you are reading, you really feel like you’re right there in the story with these characters. This was an intense and emotional roller-coaster ride. You get a little bit of everything .. there was passion, suspense, and romance. Eleanor Green did such a great job with her debut novel. I also think she did a great job incorp
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Karen Harper
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given the ARC of this book in return for an honest review.

You know a book is good when you start talking to the characters and offering them advice. And that was what I did in “Torn”………. several times. Funnily enough, Katie didn't listen to me.
Chapter one started and I was immediately sucked into Katie’s world. If you haven’t worked it out yet, Katie is the main character and most of the story is from her point of view. Chapter two spun off in a different direction and, at this stage I tho
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B.A. Wolfe
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is so different from other's that I've read in a really good way.

I went in blind, so when I opened my kindle and began this journey into 'Torn' I had no clue what to expect. Wow. The way that Ms. Green starts this novel is intense. You will be hooked from the first few words. You'll want to know exactly what happened to Katie in her past and when you find out, your heart will break... into a million pieces.

Enter Branson. Oh sweet, Branson. I wanted to unwrap HIM for Christmas. You'll
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Shirley Frances
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

I'll try to review this book without giving too much away since is one of those stories that has a little bit of everything and most of it's good. You know the type of story I'm talking about, that one that you start talking and then keep on rambling and spill everything out because you have to share it with everybody so that you can make them understand.

I was surprised by this story. It had some of the elements I've come to expect from this genre - a troubled main character, an angsty
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Booty Dancin Graphix BOOK fri-ENDS
ARC Was Given to Blog for Honest Review

This book broke my heart and by the end had completely repaired it. A few things Torn made me irrevocably aware of is the existence of fate/destiny. Sometimes your fate can be obtained quickly and it’s a smooth sailing ride with absolutely no problems occurring. Other times road blocks, dead ends and alternate routes get in the way but in the end you will always wind up where you are supposed to be. Also, no matter how much you try to keep something from so
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Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, blogged
4.5 Stars
What started out as a beautiful love story between a girl from a seemingly happy childhood and a sweet, caring, smart guy quickly turned into a heartbreaking story of hidden secrets, dark pasts, manipulation and heartbreak.
I was seriously swooning over Branson and his ability to say and do exactly the right things in very real ways. This wasn't a storybook romance with the perfect guy sweeping the perfect girl off of her feet. It was the story of two people who stumble into the love of
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Faith Andrews
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you want an emotional journey about love, loss, deception and redemption, then Torn is the book for you.

Eleanor Green encompasses all the hurt, pain, and betrayal young Katie has to face in the early part of her life. At times, the horror she has to endure is heartbreaking, but an angel in the form of her quirky, seemingly traditional, a little controlling, long lost grandmother chances all that for her.

As Katie gets her life back, she also gets a chance at a happily ever after with Branson
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Tiffany Daniels
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is not what I expected at all, in a good way. It's about a young woman named Katie, who has an amazing life. She is a great student at Yale, working toward the nursing program. She has friends and an amazing support system from Gram who has raised her. Her life is basically perfect. She meets a guy, Branson who sweeps her off her feet. But sometimes things aren't always what they seem and can always change at the drop of a hat.
I absolutely fell in love with the characters in this book,
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Page Turning Book Junkie
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, fav-must-read
*ARC given for an honest review* for more info and reviews follow me at http://www.pageturningbookjunkie.blog...
4.5 out of 5 Heart Clenching Stars!

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I can not begin to express how surprised and delighted I was with this amazing debut novel by Eleanor Green! I didn't really know what to expect from this book, but I always keep an open-mind. I was enthralled by the emotions this book evoked in me. Right from the beginning you are provided with an incredible allure of mystery. I was unde
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Ashley Jasper
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Somehow this book got buried in my kindle, I purchased it almost a year ago! I am absolutely kicking myself for waiting this long to find and read this beautiful tale. The whole cast of characters really allowed me to connect more fully with the story. Everyone from Maggie, Gram and Pete played a significant role in the shaping of the story. There was a little back and forth in the POV in the telling of the story (even within the same chapter). It flowed seamlessly and wasn't confusing to discer ...more
Lustful Literature
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**MEGAN’S REVIEW**

*4.8 Stars*


I’m almost sort of speechless. I’ve only just finished Torn and I can say this book sucked me in, deeply!! I didn’t stop until I was finished.

This book is so different and the same to what we are use to reading.

Girl meets boy…boy meets girl….they fall for each other-HARD…. see pretty normal right!!

NOT-Then things happen and the story takes a oh-so-what-in-the-world-is-going-on-here turn. It was such a freaking great ride.

I found myself high on a beautiful rainbow and
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Jessie
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookclub-reads
I finished this book last night...
STOP HERE IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE BOOK.

****SPOILER ALERT****


Okay, so it starts off with a sweet love story. Two kids meet in college, the relationship progresses, all is well until they meet each others family. Meeting his family went find but when he met her grandmother, this is where things started to reveal themselves. The grandmother exhibited this weird behavior that lets you know there are secrets being kept by someone you just aren't quite sure wha
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Abbie
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Glorious Stars

~Arc provided by the author in exchange for an honest review~

"When he caught her gaze, she let her eyes linger on his for a daring moment, feeling drunk from the woozy feeling that swam through her veins."

Katie Harrington was smitten with Branson Stone the moment she laid eyes on him. Up until this point in her life she didn't have too much of an interest in love. Katie was concentrating on becoming a nurse, she has her entire life planned out even had a set wedding date, though
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Jennifer B
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

The start of the book had me intrigued and I was hooked from the very first chapter. The story opens with Katie being seen by a psychologist. As you read I’m sure you’ll ask yourself the same questions as I did myself. What kind of tragedy happened to Katie to make her see a psychologist? Who decided to have her put under hypnosis and create a fabricated childhood? It all gets answered …I was almost too impatient to find out and d
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Danielle
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars

When I first started reading Torn, I wasn’t really feeling it. Honesty sucks, but the beginning of this book was just way too sweet for me. Katie is so innocent and pure and her relationship with Branson was a little cheesy to begin with. About 25% in, I was pretty sure this was not the book for me since I tend to love darker books with more angst, though I kept reading. I’m so glad I did because around 50% this book takes a drastic turn! Once Katie’s memory returns I was floored by e
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This Coull Chick
This was a awesome debut for Eleanor Green. I was hooked from the first page and read it in a day. I really just couldn't put it down. It was engaging, lovely, romantic, heart wrenching, disturbing. frustrating and sweet


This is what I was thinking while reading this book

OK interesting
Awww
Awww
What what
Awww
Woh there
WTF
WTF
WTF
OMG
Oh nooooo
Ahhhh
Omg wtf nooooo
Yay
Nooo
Awwww
Awww

And in that order!!!

This book took me though a wide range of emotions!! While this starts out wonderfully and you think you are g
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Karen
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Torn is definitely unique in its content containing romance, heartache, action and suspense. This story takes us on a complex journey through the life of Katie Harrington. Katie makes it through her four years at Yale with intense focus and concentration. She is determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse and showing her grandmother how thankful she is for her love and care. During her senior year, Katie notices handsome Branson while playing tennis. After a carefully orchestrated introd ...more
Allison
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-hdx
4 Stars

~Arc was provided by the author an exchange for an honest review~

Katie has always had her life all planned out, from becoming a nurse to her wedding date (before she even had a boyfriend). While in the last year of College she meet the love of her life Branson, they are so inlove and the perfect couple. They get engaged and very happy with one another. But when Katie starts having flashbacks and vivid, haunting nightmares and has no memory of that life, one her Gram tired to hide from her
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Nikki Reeves
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW and WOW!!!!! This was my first book by Eleanor and I am still completely blown away. When I started this book, I had no idea was I was in store for and believe me this book will leave your mouth hanging open saying did that REALLY just happen??!!

When the book starts, everything is perfect. It has an amazing cute start to the story with a shy girl named Katie. Katie doesn’t drink, party, go out, or really anything else. Katie wants to graduate college and start her career and take care of
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Three Chicks
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Torn was a book that totally sucked me in for the get go.

It started off as a pretty normal book situation, where the hero and heroine fall in love with each other, pretty quickly. Then it took a turn- and not in a good way.
Katie was a typical girl- sweet and fun. She is described as the quintessential girl next door.

Branson was a great hero, and I fell in love with him, so it’s no wonder Katie felt the same way. They are finding out they have some of the same interests and slowly start a grea
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Becky
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a little torn over this book. It took me reading half the book before I was able to get into it. It started out as your normal sweet love story where girl sees a boy and falls in love. Then it had a dark side and took you on a roller coaster ride.

Once all of Katie's memories were revealed that is when it started to gain more of my attention. I felt sorry for her at times and then there were times where I was just shaking my head. No child should have to live the way she did. Glad to see tha
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Gloria Green
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Katie Harrington has endured a most horrific childhood. She's plagued with nightmares. When told that her past could be erased from her mind she has no reason to say no. She wakes from hypnosis excited about her future and has only the best memories of life with her Gram. Unfortunately the nightmares have not totally been cured.

Katie finishes high school and continues on to college. Life is good. Katie meets Branson, the perfect man. Just as they are ready to start their future together after co
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Christina - My Guilty Obsession
I don’t think I’ve read a book quite like this one. The twist had me holding my breath praying that it didn’t really happen. I loved the characters and the story line. Eleanor writes a book that will grab you and have you sitting on the edge of your seat. There’s drama, suspense and true love. The sexy scenes are sexy and tasteful. Many times I found myself so deep in this book, I lost all track of time. I would most definitely say I suffered from a “book hangover” after finishing this book.
I v
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Anny hernandez
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

Let me start by saying that this is the first book that I read from this author.

I have to say I love this book, this is not what I was expecting at all, I am gone keep this short cause I don't want to give anything away.

Let me just say This book puts you through so many different emotions, I felt like I was in a roller coaster, I laughed, cried, and just got angry with it sometime it made me feel like throwing my kindle away, but I love ever
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Marlene W
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW....

I won an ARC of this book in a giveaway I entered. I had never heard of the author and had no idea at the time what the story was truly about, but I was excited to dig in.

Wow....what a roller coaster ride! This story is so filled with emotion. Terror, angst, love, heartache, hope, determination and perseverance are just a few of the emotions that you will experience. I'm sure I could fill pages of thoughts on this book, but I don't want to risk spoiling even one bit. So...on to my stars:
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For the Love of Books
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 AWESOMELY CONFLICTED STARS! I was intrigued from the beginning with this book. The book did seem a little long at the beginning but I don't think I would feel the way I do about the characters if I didn't get the backstory to their relationship. Katie is a sweet innocent girl who is haunted with nightmares of a people she doesn't know and things that never happened. She goes to college and in walks handsome charming Branson. They just fit and work together beautifully. They get engaged and thi ...more
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Torn is simply incredible, beautiful and heartbreaking MUST READ to get lost in it.

Katie Harringtons journey will bring a range of emotions from the reader.

Katie met Branson Stone the last year of college. They instantly clicked and they started to spend more and more time together. With tome they realized that the friendship was turned into something more deeper. They fell in love with each other.

The bliss of happiness didnt last long. Katies past, the past that she coulnt remember, was coming
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Tiffany
I can give this book 4 stars because I was highly pleased with the last 10% of the book. If she had gone the other route I would have been pissed. I loved that Katie and Brandon's love was so sweet and pure and not about the irresistible urge to hump each other nonstop. I think Katie overreacted when she told Branson about her past and was too quick to flee. If she would have stayed everything would have been alright and there wouldn't have been so much turmoil. Her past was pretty horrific. I k ...more
Theresa
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the beginning of the book until its end, I was on a roller coaster of emotions. Let me tell you THAT is what makes a book so GREAT. I fell deep into the book, anticipating the next page, next chapter.

This book is about Branson and Kari, you could tell they were destined for each other. Like any normal relationship, there were ups and downs. What made this book different were the circumstances. Despite that, overcoming the battles were in the sight. Or was it?

Filled with many emotions alon
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