Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Tormented by Mia Natal

When Yasmine Cardoza loses her family in a tragic accident, she becomes trapped by grief, and life seems pointless. She is forever tormented—tormented by memories and haunted by dreams. Her overwhelming sense of guilt prevents her from living a happy life. She doesn’t allow herself to feel joy, laughter, or intimacy—and never becomes emotionally attached for fear of losing yet another person she loves. Confined on all sides by memories, anger, and guilt, she loses focus on relationships of any kind. 

When Yasmine comes face to face with Drake Steele—renowned playboy of the club scene—she’s instantly attracted to him. He has the most brilliant sapphire eyes she’s ever seen, and they call to her.

Drake Steele is rocked by the beautiful Yasmine. He is intrigued by her demeanor and enamored by her determination to deny the chemistry between them. He boldly pursues her even though she rebuffs him at every turn. He is determined to break through her sadness and find love with her.

Will Yasmine finally come to terms with her loss and allow herself to live and love again? Can Drake break through her defenses and bring joy back into her life? Or will they head down a path that will forever torment them both?
Published April 26th 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
I did not like "Tormented" at all.  Even though I could understand a lot of the emotional trauma and baggage that comes with the loss of an entire family and feeling like it's your fault, I could not get myself to fully sympathize with Yasmine at times.

I felt that Yasmine was a coward and would often frustrate me.  I, too, have dealt with a tragic loss this year and have not let it bring me down.  Yeah, I get that she lost her ENTIRE FAMILY while I just my little brother BUT I do not let it dictate my everyday life to which I'm a catatonic robot!  I get sad, of course, that's a given but I know at the end of the day that I need to carry on since that person [who happens to be  my little bro] would not like me in that state AND life goes on whether you want it to or not.

Aside from my ranting, Yasmine's best friend Lacey and love interest Drake are gems.  I liked them.  Especially Lacey.  Lacey would tell Yasmine off when she needed to and was a true friend through like and thin.  You don't come across those often in life.

And Drake, well, Drake is one of those guys who go through women like they do underwear but once they get a hold of that one special girl they are loyal and charming to a fault.

Over all, a read I could live without.

My Rating:

-Overall : 6
-Plot : 6
-Writing : 7
-Characters : 6
-Cover : 7

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