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When I was five years old I told Toren Grace I was going to marry him when I grew up.

When I turned eighteen I made it clear I still felt the same. The problem? He's fifteen years older than me and he's my father's best friend.

Toren Grace. My father's best friend. My pseudo-uncle.
He's always been my rock. The one I should never, ever want.
But I do want him, and I love
Kindle Edition, 422 pages
Published August 28th 2016 by Carian Cole
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 27%



I just can't finish this thing.


And I'm about to get snarky here.

I apologize beforehand.


Okay, not really.

But anyblatantlie, I knew the writing was on the wall for me and this book when I read this:

"My brother Tanner usually opens up the shop and I close, because he's a morning person and I'm usually up late at night, saving lost pets and stalking bad guys...."


...You think I'm kidding? I'm not."

Oh...oh boy.


Well, thanks for the clarification.

That bomb of ridic
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"I don't want him to be any sort of uncle to me or be my dad's best friend. I want him to be MINE."

*DEEP BREATH* Since this is a taboo romance I want to I start this review by answering all of the questions I had myself prior to reading it.

Age gap? YES, 15 years. ✔

Blood relatives? NO. ✘

Underage sex? NO.✘


➦I have to applaud Carian Cole for creating a unique, unconventional and delicate situation and shaping it into such a beautiful friends to lovers romance. O
Jeannine Allison
This is gonna be a long one (like maybe the longest I've ever written)... so, get comfy ;)


This book was unfreakingbelievably AMAZING ... and that's putting it mildly.


It had everything I could want in a book: engaging characters, one of which is an AWESOME book boyfriend ;), terrific writing, and a well developed plot line. I highlighted so many parts of this book because of all the perfect moments there were. I know this book seems controversial, and if everything is taken out of context, it
chan ☆
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to chan ☆ by: Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
basically renesmee/jacob non-paranormal.

(have kind of rethought some of my thoughts post-read/review so have deleted my review. leaving rating)
3.5 Stars

Why is it acceptable to get involved with a total stranger, who could do any number of things to hurt you or betray you, but not get involved with someone who has cared about you since the day you were born?
Is it all a matter of social perspective?

Once again I picked up a book based on its controversial theme more than anything else.

I was a little afraid the events would creep me out in some way but luckily that didn’t happen. The subject matter is skillfully handled so t
DNF @ 36%

“The line between Tor and I is somewhat unique, because it criss-crosses between family and friend, and just now it blurred into something I can't quite describe.”

This was pitched to me as a romance where a young woman falls in love with her father’s best friend. And like, I was looking for something taboo and smutty, so I was ready for it. But I didn’t know that: 1.) The girl was going to be seventeen, which I get is legal in some states, but it still skeezes me the fuck o
Sarah Toussaint
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: meh
I truly wanted to enjoy this one and yeah, there were some good parts, hence my three-stars rating. But when it came down to it, it was all anticlimactic and the sexual chemistry was lacking.

This is my first book by this author, I think and I'm kind of doubting her other books.

This story dragged too much and I felt like I was waiting for something big that never actually came.

Get it...?



No? Okay... lol
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Author's Note: ** Please note: there is NO underage sex in this book. There is NO incest or blood relation in this book. This is NOT an MC Club story. This is NOT erotica. This is a slow burn romance. This book is intended for readers 18 years and older **

"I want you to be my first. I want you to be my last. I want you to be all the in-betweens. I want you. Just you. Only you”

WOW!!! *handsdown* This is one of the sweetiest but also the sexiest book I ever read. I really, really loved Tor&Kenzi
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: I liked this one much more than I thought I would! I wasn't the biggest fan of the only book I've read from this author, Storm, so when I realized that it was a spin-off (after I was already reading it) -- I was a little worried. But...I loved Tor! He was amazingly sweet, and I so wanted him to get a HEA! This didn't feel dirty at all to me. When some readers might see that whole "He’s loved me since the day I was born" line in the blurb, it might come off as gross or u
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Storm won me right away, Vandal had me on my knees, Lukas gave me hopes and feelings and Talon took my heart and breath away. So as you can easily tell I have high hopes every time I open a book written by Carian Cole because 1)she is one of my favorite authors in this whole wide world and 2) I always end up in love with her stories no matter what.

So how about Torn, you ask? I 'll let you know immediately. Tor and Kenzi are winners like the ones before them. Since the very first book I read by C
Chantal ❤️
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I had to think long and hard on this review because I really wasn't sure how I even felt about the book, so I definitely didn't know what to say about it. But after having it on my mind throughout the day this is what I've come up with...

I'm indifferent.
It wasn't a bad book, but when I think back on it I can't really say my reading experience was a good one. And I feel like I need to say that the age difference and "uncle" factor had no affect on me not enjoying the book. I know that most people
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I'm torn (hah, GET IT? TORN????) over this one bc I had a blast reading the first half of this book, but the second half dragged pretty hard for me. Also y'all know I love me a good taboo age gap but this one included a handful of underage kisses and that doesn't really sit well with me sooooooooo idk if I would necessarily recommend this one unless you think you can handle that. Overall this book definitely delivered on da smutz but I wouldn't call it a new favorite.

ALSO x2: Does anyone know wh
Olga therebelreader
I loved this book on so many levels. First and foremost, it's really well written. The story is captivating and very intense. I admire Ms CC for deciding to touch the controversial topic of a big age difference in a relationship. The author had found the perfect combination of sexual tension, heat and angst to keep you turning the pages. The cover draws you in from the start, and once you read those first few pages, it's hard to stop.

Kenzi and Tor share a special connection. Tor is her father’s
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Reread August 2017. I still love their story. Some issues with the writing and thus the 4 and not 5 star rating.

This is one of those stlries that can't be rushed, you need to savor every moment, to slowly take in Kenzi and Tor's journey, the turn from friends to lovers. While it took me til about 25% to really get into the story, when I did it almost felt sensual, slow, delicate, raw and real. Not once did it seem seedy or wrong.

"My mom has said a hundred times, sometimes God puts the right peop
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SERIES: (Devils Wolves, #1)
AUTHOR: Carian Cole
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 37 | Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: August 29th 2016



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A taboo forbidden love story between a godfather and his niece. I've not read anything by this author before, but I have stalked the hell out of this book, and am keen to see w
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
★★★★4 Stars★★★★

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You know the saying "You can't help who you love?" That quote has never been more real for this story. Sometimes in life we have this ideal outlook on what we want for our futures and whether we like it or not, we cave to what we think is socially acceptable.

Who we fall in love with shouldn't come with any type of disgrace or pain and for Kenzi and Toran, their love story was one in the making. They just didn't know it yet.

"I think all relationships start with an invisi

Sooweeeeet, sweet sweet!

I almost could not believe my eyes. A romance where the protagonists don't just fall into bed in the first chapter spurred by an unthinking lust-filled haze, only to deal with consequences later.

Where they have a deep friendship built for years beforehand, and they can have just as good a time (well okay almost as good a time) having a freaking conversation than having a marathon in the bedsheets.

Where they care and respect each other and not afraid to say the "L" word
Libby Harrison
Not reading because of this...

"I held her the day she was born, and I never let go."

Whilst I absolutely loved Tor and Kenzi’s story for the most part I was so damn pissed by the last 5% or so. The story up until then was a sweet, gentle journey of love between Kenzi and Tor and I inhaled every word. I fell so hard for Tor, he is exactly what I want in a hero - perfection. And Kenzi, for being a lot younger is an "old soul", and I think this is why their romance just worked for me. So why the hell at 96% she started seeing other blokes I will never know. Her heart was totally To ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers
Somehow, this author's books are never 5 star reads for me. Who knows, I could still be surprised.

It's a good book. But in some ways, it's kinda pedestrian. There are moments when it's deep and moving and other moments when it's kinda like bad poetry. Someone trying for greatness but falling a little short.

The story is about a 15 year-older man with a young woman. When they get together she's 18, he's 33. He's basically been like her 2nd dad and best friend since she was a baby. She was "born fo
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Okay... this review is for the parts that DIDN'T involve the MC Club/Pet Rescue aspect. While cute and amazingly altruistic, those details were absurd and I just couldn't take them seriously.

"I'm just waiting for the one that makes me feel like forever wouldn't be long enough." - Tor

I'm apparently one messed up sonofa-. Seriously, because I would have to be after reading this story and loving its theme. Toren and Asher are BFFs. So when Asher and his lady love, Ember, have a baby at the rip
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

Ok… so I have to apologise, I read Torn quite a while ago, but I just got busy and forgot to post a review… oops, my bad. That is not to say I didn’t enjoy it because I absolutely did. Forbidden love stories are my kryptonite.

If there ever was a case of forbidden love stories, then falling for your dad’s best friend would definitely be up there for me. I didn’t really know much about this story prior to reading it, so I had images of a balding, pudgy fifty something year old man and a young sev
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

This book is the best, I loved whatever I have read so far from Carian and omg she doesn't stop to surprise me!Every time I pick a book from her I fall in love and I just can't leave her characters!I wish I had more from this one I loved so much Tor and Kenzi!

Their love story is epic, it's emotional,intense,sweet,romantic,passionate and heartwarming!I cannot get over these two!They goes to my all time favorite couples!
Dilek VT
Nov 29, 2018 marked it as not-my-cuppa
Shelves: older-hero
1. He's fifteen years older than her.
2. He's also her father's best friend.

Nope, not my cuppa!
Truth - I love books with big age gaps, especially when the hero is much older than the heroine but I was a little hesitant to read this book. I wasn't sure how I would like this one because the hero, Tor, was such a big part of Kenzi's life and watched her grow up. I am so glad I didn't let that stop me from reading this one because it was fantastic. There was a lot of build up to a relationship between Tor and Kenzi, the book doesn't start with them in love or having feelings for each other. R ...more
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars – Love the cover!

What a beautiful love story. The story was paced just right that you experience the progression of their relationship. This was not only all about physical chemistry but a deep love and bond the MCs felt for each other.

By reading the blurb, you already know this is a taboo read and some may feel uncomfortable about their relationship but the author did a wonderful job in bringing out their connection with the past and present flashbacks. You really get to understand ho
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

Well this book was certainly a good surprise! When I read the blurb it definitely caught my attention after all there's nothing I enjoy more than a good taboo book. We have our young h Kenzi, she's the daughter of our H Toren's best friend and has known her since the day she was born.

So when I started this book I thought it was going to be one of those books where the H would be all cave man and possessive and the h would go along and be all in love and that would be the end. Nope! T
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“You Are My Forever."

Oh my aching heart!!!!! TORN, a forbidden love story about a hot, hard bodied biker and the sweet, innocent young woman whose spirits have been tethered together ever since he cradled her in his arms as a newborn babe, gave me so many shivery, fluttery feels I may never recover!!

This is my first novel by the extraordinarily gifted Carian Cole but she is now officially on my immediate 1-click author list! She writes with such a stunning depth of raw emotion and crafts her cha
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