Blog Tour: ARC Review~ Toxic: Logan's Story by K.A Robinson +Excerpt & Giveaway

 
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***Toxic: Logan's Story is Book Four of the Torn Series, but it can be read as a standalone if desired.*** 

True love is forever. After years of chasing his best friend, Chloe, Logan finally managed to win her heart—or so he thought. His world crashes down around him when she confesses to cheating on him with a local rock star, Drake. Unable to let her go completely from his life, Logan reassumes his role of best friend while he watches Chloe find her happily ever after with another man. Each day, he sinks further and further into his depression, and the kind, caring Logan he once was dies. When Jade, a member of Drake’s band, inserts herself into his life, Logan never expects to fall for her. He’s too broken, too damaged.

Jade ran away from home when she was seventeen, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather and her controlling boyfriend, Mikey. The only regret she has is that she left behind her little sister, Bethaney. When Jade’s band, Breaking the Hunger, hits it big, she vows to go back to her hometown not only to reconnect with her little sister, but also to show her stepfather that she’s not worthless like he said.

The moment Jade saw Logan, she knew she wanted him. Unfortunately, he was with Chloe at the time. After his world falls apart, Jade steps in to comfort him, determined to bring back the Logan she once knew.

Sometimes, you find true love with the person you never least expect. Can Logan and Jade heal each other? Or will they forever be changed by their toxic pasts?

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As much as I wanted to read the first books in the series, I just couldn’t find the time. So I had to read Logan’s story without the complete backstory. It does give you an overview of what has happened, but it would be beneficial to read the others in order to really get into the full story line. 

The story begins with Logan getting shattered to pieces by his girlfriend, Chloe. This girl has been his everything since he first laid eyes on her in high school. He was convinced she was the girl of his dreams, but unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards for them. She’s been taken over by the chemistry she has with the rock star, Drake. The only good thing that has been linked to Drake’s band is the drummer, Jade. 

Jade gives him solace in his time of need. The desperation is constantly trying to take over him in the first half of this book, but she’s there to balance him out. Even without reading the prior books, I got just what Logan was feeling. Since this book is in his POV, all of his thoughts and pain were out in the open. My own heart broke for the guy and I wanted him to find the strength to move on. He deserved so much better than Chloe and the better option is constantly dangling in front of him. Another thing that was being shoved in his face was Chloe and Drake's relationship. Those moments were the most heartbreaking.

“This was only the beginning of their new life, but it was the end of mine.”
Jade acts as nothing but a friend, and while there’s a hint of something more, the right time never reveals itself. Her priority is to get back him back to the smiling, happy-go-luck guy she first met. It’s certainly a tough feat, because Logan is encased in depression and destructive behavior. 
“I didn’t want to be the girl you passed your time with while you waited for her. I wanted to be the girl you thought about all the time, the one you couldn’t wait to see. So, I did what I do best. I ran from you.”
Jade was my favorite character in this book. She’s strong, resilient and independent. She’s had a rough past that has led her to where she is now. She knows just how to handle pain and loss well and that’s part of the reason that she’s good for Logan.

Toxic was an emotional whirlwind. There was pain, romance, redemption and hope. When all seemed lost for our dear Logan, he was able to rise up from the heartbreak and find true love.

*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review. This has in no way affected my review/opinion.
4 kisses 
 

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.
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 Breaking Alexandria:

I raised an eyebrow. “Why are you so determined to make sure that Jade and I end up together?” 


       “Because I want you both to be happy, and after all of this sorted out, I think you two could be really happy with each other. You both care a lot about each other. I’ve never seen Jade act the way she did when Drake called her. She was really upset. And you’ve been Mopey McMoperpants since you came home. It’s obvious that you’re both miserable without one another.” 


      “Do you really think that we’d be happy together? Honestly, I’m not so sure. I don’t exactly fit in with the rest of her world.” 

 
      “Why do you think that?” 


      “She’s a rock star, Chloe, and I’m just…I’m not into that scene. I don’t like the same things you guys do. I don’t look like any of the other guys she hangs out with. I’m not pierced or tattooed. I’m not…I don’t know what the fuck I’m trying to say here.”


     Chloe started to say something, but Drake cut her off, “Look, Logan, I’ve known Jade for a long time. I’ve watched her get hit on by tons of guys, and she’s never paid attention to any of them. She didn’t care that they were part of our scene. Truthfully, most of the guys we hang out with are womanizing assholes.” 


      “True story,” Chloe cut in, giving Drake a dirty look.


     “Hey, I haven’t been that way in a long time. Don’t glare at me like that. Anyway, my point is, just because she lives a certain way and has a certain profession doesn’t mean that she’s going to want a certain type of guy. She obviously likes you, so just go with it.” 


      “He’s right. Don’t doubt yourself because you two have different lives. You’re a good-looking guy, Logan. You don’t need tattoos or piercings for girls to notice you. Jade obviously likes you just the way you are.” 


      “I feel like I should pull the car over, so we can all hug. This is getting awkward,” Drake muttered. 


      Chloe laughed. “Don’t be jealous, Drake. I think you’re a goodlooking guy, too.”


     He rolled his eyes. “Thanks. I feel much more secure about our marriage now that you’ve admitted you’re attracted to me.
 
 

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