This is the first book in the Tear Asunder series. Each book is a companion novel about each of the band members. With You is the Novella that should be read before this book. It’s the beginning of Emily and Sculpt’s relationship (Review Here). This book, Torn From You, is a continuation of that story which includes the main topic of which Emily gets kidnapped. She is abused, starved and stripped of her dignity. When she hear’s Sculpt’s voice in the basement she thinks that he is there to save her. Well, she was definitely wrong because he watched her get beatings, assaulted sexually and even a gun put to her head. He was her master and she was to submit to him. She was to fear him. Emily doesn’t understand why he would be letting these things happen to her. Didn’t he love her?
Emily manages to escape her hell and with the help of her friends she moves to a horse ranch where she rescues horses and takes care of them – her dream job. With no word on Sculpt, she is able to start to heal herself. Going to a therapist and taking care of her horses is her way of healing until two years later and Sculpt returns wanting to start things over with her. Broken and afraid, she doesn’t know how to feel. All of her memories of him – good and bad are coming back to her, but she still feels that gravitational pull towards him. She loved him at one time.. Does she still love him now?
Sculpt is definitely still alpha male in this book. When he was Emily’s master he was demanding and strict. Now, two years later, he has Emily on his mind and determined to get her back. Emily on the other hand, was broken and abused. Now, she is stronger with somewhat of a backbone. She’s not letting Sculpt off the hook so easy as it was him who made her that way to begin with. Even though she still loves him, she can’t forget what she has worked so hard for in the last two years without him.
I absolutely loved that this book was set in Toronto. I live very close to there and so I recognized places mentioned and it made it more relatable to me. I got excited when I read about a certain restaurant they went to or even the highway they drove on. I haven’t really read many books at all that are located in Canada, let alone a place an hour away from me.
This series is definitely New Adult. It’s dark and erotic with violence that isn’t suitable for young readers. I am interested to read about the other band members. You get a small glimpse of them and I find them to be funny as well as brooding and dominate at the same time. They all know what they want with their women and they’re not afraid to get it. I definitely recommend this series and even the author for her other books. I’m sure they are just as good as these ones.