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Torn

(Whiskey Sharp #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  430 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
Sometimes what you find isn’t what you were searching for...

Beau Petty has been searching his whole life. Searching for a place that fills all the empty spaces in him. Searching for a way to tame the restlessness. Searching for answers to the secret he’s never stopped trying to solve. What he wasn’t searching for was a woman to claim all of him, but when Cora Silvera walks
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Mass Market Paperback, 322 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Harlequin Books
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DJ Sakata
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Beau’s had quite the colorful life. I mean. Wow. Also the modeling shots alone might have made me pregnant.

Naked, he’s like one of those magical things you’re not supposed to look at directly or you get ensorcelled.

I guess I need to make an honest man out of you or people might think you were easy… You must really love me to want my crazy mixing up with your crazy. You do realize we might have just bred the Kwisatz Haderach, right?

People take pictures of you. You’re not just a pr
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Jennifer
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

They met years ago when she was a teenager and he was twenty something. When they meet again, sparks fly. They are hot together, really hot. He's a keeper for anyone even with a slightly messed up past. It's a very sweet romance with a little angst and lots of hot sex. Got to see all the old gang again.

Why three stars you ask if it sounds like I like it and them? There's no resolution to her and her mother. I didn't feel like there was a resolution with him and his past.
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Kayla Brunson
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Received an ARC through a blog tour hosted by TLC Tours for an honest review.

"She felt like home to him in a way that he couldn't really put into words. And he really needed home after drifting for far too long."

This was a cute second chance romance!

I liked Cora and Beau! The chemistry was there and I loved the interactions between them. They knew each other before but haven't seen each other in almost two decades, so it was more of like a second chance romance which is one of my favorite tr
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3.5 stars

Whiskey Sharp: Torn, the third and final book in the Whiskey Sharp series was a quick, entertaining read. Cora and Beau are charming, funny, practically perfect characters. For me, they were a little too perfect. Even though they knew each other briefly, and not romantically, twenty years before, their relationship progressed at light speed. I did feel a connection between the two, but Ms. Dane spent a lot of words telling the reader about that connection, which is almost always an issu
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Tina Christopher
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
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Jess
Jul 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Weird as fuck and I had to make myself read it since I bought it. Definitely one of the bad dialogue books.
Jackie
Book Info
Mass Market Paperback
Published June 26th 2018 by Harlequin Books
ISBN 037379942X (ISBN13: 9780373799428)
Edition Language English
Series Whiskey Sharp #3
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Source:Netgalley EARC

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Sometimes what you find isn’t what you were searching for

Beau Petty has been searching his whole life. Searching for a place that fills all the empty spaces in him. Searching for a way to tame the restlessness. Searching for answers to the secret he’s
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
I have been a huge fan of the Whiskey Sharp series as all the books are just wonderful, heartfelt and sexy romances. I was so looking forward to Cora's romance with Beau after that brief glimpse at the end of Vic and Rachel's story. This story was absolutely beautiful and full of swoons. I never wanted it to end!

When Beau and Cora reconnect after almost two decades, sparks fly and their friendship picks up right where it left off. I loved this story. It was a very low-angst romantic story filled
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Torn intrigued me right away because it was a little like a second chance in that the characters knew each other before, but not totally a second chance since they weren't dating before. Its a low angst story which I adore; however, I think it was a little slow because not much happens. Its more of a chronicle of their relationship; again, I appreciated the low angst since both of them have had enough angst in their past, but readers may find this a bit of a slow pace.

Cora and Beau are total #re
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Jessica
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

In the first two Whiskey Sharp novels, we met the Doran sisters, Maybe and Rachel, as they got their happy-ever-afters. In this, we get their friend Cora's story (I'm not entirely sure how Cora fits into the social scene but okay).

Like Maybe and Rachel, Cora has issues with her family. But instead of estrangement, Cora's been at her mother's beck and call for years, supporting her in her career as an acclaimed composer by doing e
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Friends reunited into a second chance love is always sweet. This series is well named. As a fan of Whiskey, I feel as though I'm enjoy different bottles of Whiskeys. This one is a sweeter than the others. The chemistry between Cora and Beau is smooth. If I had to pick a brand of Whiskey to describe this relationship, I would pick the Glenmorangie Sherry Cask. That hint of sweetness with a smooth burn works for them. This would be in contrast to Maybe's story in Unraveled which I would consider a ...more
Eva Millien
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finally returned to Whiskey Sharp and the wonderful characters that surround the place. On this visit, Beau and Cora who are two very strong and vibrant characters, renew their acquaintance and find themselves embarking on a delightful romance. The relationship is strong and full of flirty fun, especially since Cora is a feisty woman full of exuberance, and the chemistry and passion between these two are full of electricity and heat. That’s not to say that the relationship is all fun and games ...more
Shay Williams
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am totally in love with this series! It is based in Seattle which is local to me so picking up a book in this series is similar to slipping on a comfy pair of jeans before heading off to hang out with your best friends. Now Cora hadn't been a character that I was familiar with but I looked forward to getting to know her simply because she was friends with Maybe and the rest of the gang. And getting to know her and Beau was a real pleasure.

Ms. Dane has penned another winner with TORN. Characte
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Kari
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, for-review, kindle
Torn is the third book in the Whiskey Sharp series. This is Cora and Beau's story. Picking up about two years after the events of Jagged, Cora is back from an extended business trip with her mother. Tired of traveling, she is finally ready to settle down and plant some roots. Running into an old friend may help make part of that plan a reality.

I liked this one, just didn't love it. It wasn't my favorite of the series. Cora and Beau were cute together, but I kind of wanted more. It was almost to
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Cathy Geha
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Whiskey Sharp: Torn
By Lauren Dane
Whiskey Sharp #3

Looking for an easy to read uncomplicated love story? If so, this is a good bet. Beau and Cora lived near one another when she was underage and she had a crush on him but she was definitely not on his radar till she reappeared in his live seventeen years later. And, when she appeared…she was instantly on his radar and her old crush was brought out, dusted off and quickly acted upon. Yes, they were a couple that fell into one another’s arms rapidl
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Darcy
How nice to read a romance without drama, instead it was a slow getting to know each other between Beau and Cora. I really liked how they knew each other in the past, how that connection in the past allowed the spark to go forward in the present. The comfortable way that the eased into a relationship was nice, the shared time spent with each other and their mutual friends was great! The only real issues were their family's. Cora's was mostly her mom, who is a little bit high strung. I liked how ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cora is a very honest woman, “unless the person getting effed against a wall very much wanted you to eff them against a wall. In which case, it was very romantic. Some women like roses—I like getting effed against a wall. But to be fair, I like roses too.” Sometimes Beau's woman is too much for him, “you look effing gorgeous. Sexy and curvy and da*n it I don’t want to leave the house now.” I liked this book, I fell in love with Beau.
ms bookjunkie
I enjoyed the relationship buildup, and that both main characters were confident and competent in the life paths they were on, and that they were emotionally adults, but. But. I'm not sure I saw enough toll taken by the issues they had. Then again, I'm not sure I wanted them facing those issues too realistically? I wanted something more, something je ne sais quoi that would engage my emotions. It might be my Hollywood brainwashing that demands this…? Dunno. Must reread.
Amanda
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Want to know what I love about this book, this series, this author? Her characters are badass and relatable. They are flawed and unique. They tell it like it is and make no excuses. They are grown ass adults that SURPRISE act like grown ass adults. They don't hide crap and get angsty about it-- they let it all out and and deal with what's going on.
Larri
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Cait
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I was not into this. I can't even really put a finger on why, but nothing in it grabbed me, so I never connected with the story & then I just got bored.
Monique
Review written: July 6, 2018
Star Rating: ★★★☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☀☼☼

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.

After the trainwrecks that were Unraveled and Jagged (see my reviews here and here), I wasn't too sure how much I was going to like Torn. But Cora isn't a Dolan and she sure isn't living the Dolan trainwreck life. She's put together and has it going on, at least she is in the first 2 books where she features as Maybe and Rachel's
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Marlene
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

On the one hand, this was a terrific airplane book. I mean that literally, as I read most of it while on an airplane between New Orleans and Atlanta. (And it’s GREAT to be home!)

On that other hand, I feel a bit like I got into this story in the middle. Torn is the third book in the Whiskey Sharp series, after Unraveled and Jagged. And while I have both of those books, I haven’t found the round tuit to actually read them – at least not yet.

As the first two b
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Olivia Farr
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Torn" is the third book in the Whiskey Sharp series, which began with workers in the unique bar plus men's shaving/haircut place. In this third book, we follow the best friend of the women from the first two books, Cora, as she finds love with a newer character, Beau. Cora has appeared relatively often in the first two books, despite her long travels with her artistic mother, Walda. Cora is Walda's keeper, no easy task, but is getting tired of the nomadic life and wants to settle down and get a ...more
Romantic Reads and Such
(minor spoilers ahead, maybe, I don’t know – details aren’t in the blurb but I think they are told pretty early on)

I started this series here (no surprise!) so I came into it with no preconceived notion of the characters. And I really enjoyed myself. Beau and Cora together are cute and sexy and pretty much melodrama free. But that doesn’t apply to the rest of their lives.

Cora has spent the last who-knows-how-many years being at her mom’s beck & call and she’s done. She’s ready to stay in one
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Gmr
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was beyond perfect! Don't believe me? Well, I'm entitled to my opinion and I'm about to share it with you, so sit back, relax, and...wait no, scratch that. Grab your WISH LIST and make room for this puppy (oh...PUPPY! Wait, focus...) because you're not gonna want to miss this!

Truth be told...I was constantly waiting on the other shoe to drop. Really, who's life could be THIS perfect? Yes, there were histories to deal with (some rather scarring too!), and parental units to battle, but h
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Loraine Oliver
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
This is the third book in the Whiskey Sharp Series and I loved it so much! There are so many different characters from the last two books in it again, so not only do we get to read about the newest romance in Whiskey Sharp -Beau Petty and Cora Silvera, we also get to see Rachel and Maybe and the men in their lives. I loved seeing Alexei's Aunt, who works at their family bakery and thinks nothing of getting into everyone's business-in a nice way.He is a celebrity chef and has had two cooking show ...more
Sara Strand
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me just start by saying this book was refreshing to read because unlike 99% of other romance novels this one doesn't have major angst or drama starting the book and leading towards the characters having an unrealistically difficult relationship. In this book Beau and Cora meet up in an every day way, start dating like normal people, have a normal relationship without unrealistic expectations. It was just so nice to read a book that wasn't drama filled and ridiculous.

On the other hand, the s
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Lisa
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: earc, kindle
Cora is a people pleaser. She's spent a lot of her life taking care of her mother and trying to keep everyone happy. She's had enough and is determined to live for herself now and pursue her own happiness. Beau was a guy she used to know when she was to young for him. He walks back into her life with baggage of his own. Beau grew up in a cult and was forced to marry and had twin boys. He got out and has not seen his twin boys since. Wildly successful as a chef, model and TV show host he's got al ...more
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