Blog Tour: Torn | Annie Brewer | Review | Excerpt | Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on the TORN blog tour for author Annie Brewer. This tour is hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

Torn Heart #1
Author: Annie Brewer
Reading Level: New Adult | Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: November 28th 2013
Amazon: US | CA | UK

Skylar McKenzie is a serious artist with a plan. She'll graduate high school, travel around Europe, then leave her life in Texas and move to New York. She'll also leave her feelings for the boy she's known her whole life, behind and move on. Or so she hopes.

Jackson Cruz is ready for a future as a star quarterback once he graduates high school. It's the path he's been leading for years now. But when his cheerleader girlfriend cheats on him, and a teammate causes a lot of drama, he wonders if this is really the life he's wanted, or if there's something more.

They thought they had it all figured out-their futures. But life doesn't always go as planned. With feelings revealed, their dreams on the line, this is a year for changes, choices, and a love that might or might not overcome all obstacles.

Told in Jackson and Skylar’s POV, this is a story about acceptance, first love, embracing your passions and finding your way, even if it’s not the way you had planned.

A new Young Adult novel, with adult content coming late November 2013.

I don't know where to begin with this book. I loved it from the beginning to the very end. Have you ever read a book that you can't stop thinking about. Your at work or just running errands and you are counting down the time until your at home and in bed reading that book again. I thought about this book for hours and hours. Finally when I read it again I just didn't want to ever put it down. I had to stay up later then usual to try and finish the book and when I reached the very end I was so upset because of the way it ended. Then ending wants you to look forward to the sequel to this book.

Torn was written so well then when your reading it you feel like your part of that book. Sometimes it's really hard to imagine yourself in some of the books that I read or I just hate the characters so much that I can't get into the book. Well with this book I was cheering on the characters until the end of the book. The main characters of this story are madly in love with each other but they don't want to tell each other. Skyler is a artist at school and she is hoping to get into an art school in New York and she's looking forward to traveling Europe with her mother in the summer after she graduates. She lost her father in a accident and she still mourns him throughout the whole story. 

The one thing that is bothering her is seeing one of her old best friends that she use to hang out with all the time when she was little, be with another girl in school and outside of school all the time. Plus her best friend is with a girl that is always picking on her and causing her life to be a living hell. Jackson is the old best friend that she is madly in love with. The thing is Skylar hangs out with his brother Jared all the time. She is usually over at Jared and Jacksons house eating dinner and Jared helps her with her homework. But deep down both of these characters are struggling with their feelings for each other. Jackson is this handsome bad boy that is the high school Quarterback, but his feelings are only for Skylar. He is dating the cheerleader Ambur which makes Skylar life a living hell. Jackson is always sticking up for her when he sees Ambur treating her like that and Ambur keeps saying that Jackson loves Skylar and he is always denying it. 

Throughout this story both of these characters go through so much that most of us probably witness or even have happen to us in High school. I know a lot of it happen to me. The author wrote about things that you see today in schools. So if a high school girl picked up this book they would feel like they are Sklyar and some boy might feel like Jackson. The best part of this book was the way the author wrote it. She wrote it from both of their views. You will be reading the book and you could be reading about what Skylar is thinking and saying and then the next chapter could be about Jackson and what he is thinking about and doing. I would really recommend this book to for anybody to read. It's a great book with a great theme to it along with awesome characters. It's a fast book to read and is definitely a page turner from the beginning to the very end. This will be the book that you will remember for a long time and you will be counting down the days until you get to read the sequel. Hope she comes out with a sequel. If she does then I am all for it and can't wait to read it.


“Jackson?” Skylar’s voice is a breath of air.


“Do you think your dad will ever date again?” Her question surprises me, but I’ve wondered that myself. He just makes an excuse that he’s too busy.

I move my head so I can look at her, “I’d like to think he’ll meet someone. But he doesn’t seem interested.”

“My mom’s the same way. She works too much so she claims she’s too tired.” Absentmindedly, I run my fingers up and down her arm. “I think she’s still scared of the idea.” I can relate. “Sometimes I can still hear my dad’s voice, telling me what to do.” Her voice takes on a haunted tone. My hand reaches her fingertips, slowly tracing the length of her newly manicured fingers. “Does the pain ever go away?”

I stop moving; wracking my brain for an answer but come up short. “I don’t know, honestly. We've both lost a parent in a different way. I imagine it’ll get easier. You know why?”

She pivots her body so she’s on her side, facing me. “Why?”

I lean close to her, reach out to touch her face and say, “Because I’m gonna remind you of all the memories I have of him, to make you smile, laugh and feel grateful for the time you got to spend with him. Because that’s what he’d want.” A tear falls from her eye. My head dips slightly, kissing it away.

She wraps her arm around my waist. “That would really help, Jackson. And I’m sure he’s watching us from wherever he is, smiling and happy that his daughter is happy with such an incredible guy.”

It brings a smile to my face and I hope her dad knows how grateful I am to him for bringing such an amazing girl into the world. I’ll do my best to show her how special she is. I can be that guy for her. I will be. I hold her tight against me, massaging her back. Our legs are tangled together. There’s no such thing as perfect; in a perfect world, maybe. But this is anything but a perfect world. However; this night, this moment, is as close to perfect as you can get. I close my eyes, soaking up the warmth emanating from her body, listening to her steady heartbeat.

Author Bio:

Annie Brewer leads several lives. At home she's a caring mother of two with a heart of gold. Online,
she's a best friend to several and puts a smile on her many fans every time she utters a word. In her own world, she's a dreamer. But the biggest part of her is made of books, books, and more books. It's not a surprise she's turned out to be such a talented young author. Some of her many hobbies include reading, drooling over Ian Somerhalder, Channing Tatum,and Christian Grey (etc.), reading, reviewing, reading, watching Vampire Diaries, reading, and last but not least WRITING like a maniac. She currently resides in Texas, where she dies of heat-strokes every few seconds, with her many books and book-boyfriends, and her two adorable little girls.



  1. Great review, I love how it's so obvious how much you loved this one!

  2. Thank you so much for participating in the tour! I'm so glad you enjoyed Sky and Jackson's story! You can read an ARC of their next book if you'd like as well. :)


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