Thursday, November 16, 2017

Release Blitz Review - Defiant Attraction by V.K. Torston

About the Book

Title: Defiant Attraction Author: V.K. Torston Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance Release Date: November 16th

  Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…

  Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country. The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).

 Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common. Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents. Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.

  Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here. My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around. I know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future). So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…
Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.
But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.

Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.



A debut novel? Yes, yes it is! Defiant Attraction is both fun and sexy as hell. Sophia and Dan are thrust together when their parents get together and then decide to move in. Making the popular trope of step-siblings read as something you may find at times, predictable, but still all the same something new. Because the facts are they aren't technically step anything since their parents aren't married to each other. Details. I'd much rather see it as something forbidden and sexy!

Dan and Sophie's story is one that pulled at my heartstrings and made me swoon. He is one of my favorite types of heroes because he isn't at all what he seems. On the outside, he's this manwhore whose both arrogant and smirks a bunch. On the inside though, is another story. It was initially what kept me engaged. Sophie was a great character to root for as well.

If you're looking for a book where the hero and heroine have a scorching hot connection that burns deep, this is perfect for you.The plot and pacing of the book was good too. By the end of the last page, I already wanted to start the book over again!

About the Author


V.K. Torston is a millennial and ‘cool aunt’ to a brood of nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in San Francisco, attended university in New York City, and aspires to one day live in London. A veteran of the independent music scene, she began writing nonfiction in her late teens. Then she realized that making up stories was way more fun than coming up with endless synonyms for ‘frenetic’ and ‘danceable.’ Her hobbies include drinking too much coffee, making up stupid songs, and ranting about current events. Defiant Attraction is her first novel.

Follow V.K. Torston Twitter: @VKTorston Facebook: @VKTorston Goodreads: /VKTorston


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