Torn Between Two (The Torn Duet #1) – Mia Kayla

torn between two
3 star

Genre: Romance
Publisher: MAM Books LLC

I believe in fairy tales — the kind where a knight in shining armor sweeps me off my feet. Coming from a broken home, fairy tales housed the hope I clung to. Never in my life did I imagine two knights coming into my life— two knights that wore very different armor.

A rockstar versus a lawyer.
Fast and furious versus deliberate and calculated.
Intense and passionate versus strong and devoted.
Chaos versus stability.

I fell in love with one in the craziness of a concert.
I fell in love with the other in the silence of his compassion.

And now I am Torn Between Two.

Torn Between Two is supposed to be an angsty love triangle between a rock star and a lawyer. Unfortunately, it’s a poorly constructed romance novel that tries too hard to be a love triangle without putting in the time to develop the relationships.

Torn Between Two follows Samantha as she crashes an after party for her favourite band. There she meets the leader singer and a connection is instantly formed. Samantha and Hawke’s relationship is that of a typical rock star romance, full of other women, anger, angst, and drugs. Kayla does a decent job of setting up their connection, but does little to develop it into anything believable, especially when the third point of the love triangle is introduced.
Enter Josh, a lawyer in training who’s doing everything in his power to forge a different path than what his grandfather is expecting of him. Unfortunately for Josh, he doesn’t hold a candle to Hawke. Josh’s introduction is the least manly experience I’ve ever read and his pickup lines are cringe worthy at best. On the other hand, Kayla spends a lot more time developing Samantha and Josh’s relationship. They have actual conversations and interactions despite how forced it feels.

Torn Between Two is a failed love triangle that would have been better had Kayla focused solely on Samantha and Hawke’s relationship. There are genuinely great moments between the two that are hot and angsty, but are overshadowed by the poorly developed love triangle.

Torn Between Two is the first of the duet that I will not be continuing.


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