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Torn Hearts

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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A tale as old as time—a girl, tall and wispy, hair the color of the sun, eyes as blue as the sky, caught in a love triangle with the noblest of men…Not in this book, honey!

Okay so maybe I am caught up in a love triangle, but I’m sure as hell not running through a field of daisies in a sun dress. My name is Elizabeth and I’ve managed to avoid men for most of my life. I was
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published August 29th 2015 by Black Opal Books
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Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover

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

This was definitely a sweet story by a first time author. The writing was nice, there is a love triangle and which is most likely the reason why I kept reading. I had to know who the heroine would end up with. I felt the story was very detailed and wordy...a lot of inner dialogue. Also, the back and forth bantering between the characters just didn't seem effortless. I liked how the heroine was a size 12, she didn't ha
Amanda (Highlights And Hot Chocolate)
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Chuck and Teddy Monroe have lived in the spotlight ever since they took over their parents business. Their little sister however, has always avoided it. Elizabeth has her heart set on working at the Library of Congress. That’s why she’s going to college in DC after all instead of back in New York. She craves the quiet happiness that only books can give her, and she has it until two men enter her life and turn it into pure chaos. Soon Elizabeth’s heart is torn between them, a well-known playboy a ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in in exchange for an honest review.

New author, first book written!? I could not tell at all. This book is full of detail , characters are all exceptionally written and have many layers.
In this book you are not only getting romance ( a unique story at that) but you also get a bit of mystery.
Did I mention love triangle ? Not one, you get two! Both are very tastefully and well written.
I am still not sure how I feel about Simon or Spencer , and that is a good thing. I was
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing


"A tale as old as time—a girl, tall and wispy, hair the color of the sun, eyes as blue as the sky, caught in a love triangle with the noblest of men…Not in this book, honey!"

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I want to start this review by Congratulating M.E Gordon on writing a fantastic debut novel “Torn Hearts”. This book is a love triangle with a lot of hot mess between, a not so social socialite Elizabeth Monroe , a mysterious billionaire Spencer Salvatore and a charming photographer Simone. It will drive you crazy with
Jessica *The Lovely Books*

"I like the name Belle. You love books and you’re beautiful. I would be honored to be your Beast, so long as I turn into the prince at the end,” he said as his warm eyes met mine."

Hm...this is starting to become a habit. I'm at the fifty percent mark and I'm very undecided about how I feel for the book. I cannot for the life of me get on board with any of the male leads. They both are very dull and boring. Elizabeth is pretty quirky and fun; I don't really identify with her, but I like her chara
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off I would like to point out that I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. How gorgeous is that cover?? I'm in love with it, and can't wait to add a copy to my bookshelf.

This book is so relatable. We all have insecurities about ourselves, and with Elizabeth she's insecure about the fact she's a size 12. To her she's just frumpy and nothing special. So when a sexy photographer & billionaire bachelor start giving her attention she can't believe it. That doesn't mean she does
Mary Strunk
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC given in exchange for an honest review

New author alert and let me tell you this author brings it. The author keeps you hooked from the beginning of this book. It's a book that will have your emotions going different directions but you will feel them! I really enjoyed this book and was sad to see it end. One of my faves for this year.

Elizabeth (Beth) has never really had to deal with guys, not by choice but due to her size a lot of guys just skip over her. She soon finds herself in a love t
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Read and Share Book Reviews
Received an arc for an honest review

Debut novel?!?! I would never have guessed this was a debut novel! It was extremely well written, the story flowed and kept you interested right from the very beginning!! I mean come on, who doesn't love a love triangle, the angst, the heartbreak, all the feels! But one that's riveting with hot swoon worthy men and an arrogant curvy stubborn woman, that's where it's at!!! I loved all the characters and M.E made them al
Nathalie Reads
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book o my goodness where to begin! When one moment you thought she had it all figured out the next thing you know wam! The writing is so good, flows smoothly and just has you wanting more. I ended this book with one question... When is the second one coming out!? There has got to be a second one!!
Megan Vizzini-gordon
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: torn-hearts
Torn Hearts is a roller coaster ride of emotions. Elizabeth Monore is the girl in the middle of it all and I love that she is dealing with some real life self esteem issues. NOT EVERY GIRL IS A SIZE 2! and I think it's refreshing that the author has written a story that most women can relate to. Plus the guys are hot the romance is sizzling and the humor is right on! ~This is a must read!
L Morales
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Love this book it's hot and steamy!! This book has a great storyline and characters. It's fill with mystery,secrets and romance. I can't wait to read the next book!!!
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Torn Hearts by M.E. Gordon
5 star review

Reviewed on behalf of 2 girls who love books blog.

I loved this book! As soon as I read the synopsis I couldn’t wait to get reading. There were some great characters in this book and I loved reading their stories! The book is about Elizabeth who finds herself in a love triangle with two super-hot men, Simon and Spencer. Simon is a photographer and Spencer is a millionaire bachelor!
The whole time that I was reading this book I couldn’t decide who I actually
Michelle Austin
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Torn Hearts by M.E. Gordon was a 5 star read.
Romance, two Hot Alpha’s

He was just standing there like a beautiful sculpture. Slowly he turned, leaving from sight, but his image was burned into my mind.

My heart was Torn with this read.

A tale as old as time—a girl, tall and wispy, hair the color of the sun, eyes as blue as the sky, caught in a love triangle with the noblest of men…Not in this book, honey!

Okay so maybe I am caught up in a love triangle
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
*A copy was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

This book left me torn as the title suggest. I am not a big fan of love triangles. I often find myself not bonding with one or more of the characters because I don’t like the way a character is being treated or I am ambivalent about who I want to be with whom. From the beginning I was team Spencer and but yet found him and Elizabeth to often times be a confusing and frustrating couple. The push and pull between Elizabeth
Nikki Reeves
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

This was a fantastic book and Torn Hearts is the perfect title for it. I was literally torn throughout the whole entire book. Elizabeth isn’t a very social person. She is shy, quiet, and mostly tries to stay out of the limelight. Elizabeth has some issues with her looks but she doesn’t realize how truly beautiful she is. Elizabeth’s brothers already take up most of the spotlight so Elizabeth likes to keep a low profile until she is right in the center of it all.

Elizabeth is torn between two me
Jennifer Zamora
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elizabeth Monroe is used to hiding in the background. Letting her brothers take on all the spotlight themselves. Elizabeth for the most part is a character that was very easy to relate to. My only problem with her, was I felt she was a little over the top with her weight issues. First a size 12 isnt that large. And second is how she is a little too back and forth. One minute she talks about how she jogs and is ok with herself. Then literally next minute saying theres no way a hot guy could lust ...more
Oct 08, 2015 rated it liked it
This story had all the makings to be something great, but a few things fell short for me.

I love that the female lead, Elizabeth, isn't cookie cutter. She is a size 12 and has a lot of insecurities. She is used to being the sidekick and not the lead character. That all changes when she catches the eye of two men.... one being the most eligible bachelor and another being a member of the paparazzi. Can you guess where this is going? I'm disappointed that I guessed exactly what was happening, right
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this one. Elizabeth (Beth) stays out of the limelight while her brothers are always in it. Her brothers Charles (Chuck) and Teddy are great brothers. I loved their brother sister relationship. They are very protective of Elizabeth.

While out at a red carpet event, Elizabeth meets sexy bachelor, Spencer. She also meets Simon, who is a photographer. This story definitely has a love triangles. Elizabeth seems really confused on which guy is best for her. Both Simon and Spe
Naughty Beauties Book Blog
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Elizabeth has been living in the shadows and is now about to encounter more than she bargained for. Meeting a photographer and a bachelor are indeed complete opposites. She's in a love triangle and character development certainly leaves you guessing for the next move.

The only repetitive issue was seeing her go back and forth with her insecurity about being a size 12. What girl wouldn't worry but it was a bit overkill seeing her work on being fit and then seeing her unhappy about it.

The story is
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review. This was a great book. I loved how the author made the main girl not Barbie size. Elizabeth struggles between Simon and Spencer both seem great. She also struggles with her body image but finally learns that she is beautiful being a size 12. The way the writer tells the story draws you in and has you torn between which guy Beth should choose. Even though I myself have never had this problem (dang) you can relate to her issues. With the help of ...more
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, romance
3.5 stars. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

The blurb really intrigued me on this one. I honestly thought it would lean toward the funny side. There were a few funny moments, but overall the mood was more serious.

I really don't enjoy love triangles. They make me nervous and I hate not knowing who will end up with who. It drives me crazy. However, the author managed to get to me a little bit. I couldn't decide who she should pick either! In the end though, I know who I want :
Emma White
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy for an honest review so here goes.
A new Author to me so was looking forwards to seeing how the story played out.

Elizabeth has insecurities about her weight and appearance as she feels frump un against her 2 very good looking and successful brothers.
So when the good looing eligible bachelor Spencer is interested in her she is unsure.

But not only has she caught the eye of Spencer along comes Simon a photographer who tries to win her heart.
Twists and turns for Elizabeth who stil
Chianti Summers
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Gifted a copy for an honest review. What do you get when a young woman has to make a decision between swoon or sweet? You get Torn Hearts by M E Gordon. Elizabeth doesn't think of herself as drop dead gorgeous but just herself. She has Spencer in one hand and Simon in the other. This book relates to a lot of people in this world when it comes to self image. It has suspense, laughter, steamy scenes and a great mixture of romance. Who would you choose? Secretive and sweet or electricity and heat! ...more
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Received an ARC for an honest review, and so i could read book 2!

Beth has not one but two gorgeous men wanting her. One she has all the butterfly feelings with, the other she feels safe!
The one she chooses Simon, he always has to run right when they get down to business. His phone conveniently rings. Beth chalk's it up to being a photographer. However I had a different feeling. Simon would always text Beth saying just remember I love you.
Spencer a millionaire, playboy, had his eyes on Beth the
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC given by author for a honest review..
The synopsis sounded pretty interesting.. so I gave it a shot.. I enjoyed the book.. Not a top fav but defiantly a good read.. and I would be interested in reading more… I really liked both Spencer and Simon.. Not sure even now who I would choose.. and Elizabeth.. well she was just beautiful… and I was sooo happy that she wasn’t a size 2.. A lot of books you read they say oh she has these curves but yet she is a size 2 .. No Elizabeth was a bigger girl (
Neilliza Swaffar
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
**ARC provided by author, in return for an honest review.**

It was a little hard for me to get through this book. The characters were all over the place. The main characters, plus the supporting characters were all wishy washy. As soon as I'm starting to get attached to a character, something happens..then I'm lost again. This book gave me whiplash and the ending wasn't really an ending. I'm sorry I just cannot recommend this book.
Lori Byrd
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't help but love this book. Your heroine is a sz 12 and has 2 men wanting her. You can still be beautiful and wanted if you are not a sz. 2. I loved the choice she made at the end and can't wait for the 2nd book to continue the journey. Everyone that is not a sz. 2 would love this book and even all the tiny women out there would love this book.
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M.E. Gordon, was born and raised in Maryland, where she still resides with her husband. She is a stay at home mom to four children, three boys and one very, spoiled, little girl, all under the age of five. Growing up M.E.G. was an avid journal writer. She wrote her first romance novel at the age of 14, and it was pretty bad, but over the years and through all the kids she honed her craft. When M.E ...more

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