With You (Tear Asunder #0.5)

This is a very interesting Novella, which is set before the actual first book called Torn From You. The synopsis sounded so interesting to me. I love a good story with a badass alpha male and Sculpt definitely fits the bill. Sculpt – terrible name in all, is a underground fighter as well as the singer in a band. He’s mysterious and closed off, he doesn’t like to talk about his past or even his first name. Emily is your average girl, she doesn’t have much confidence in herself but she wants to learn to fight. She asks Sculpt if he will teach her to defend herself and he agrees only if she doesn’t cry, whine or complain.

Five weeks of training and Sculpt admits his feelings for Emily. He knows she has feelings for him as well and tells her that if they are to see each other, it’s them and them only. He doesn’t like to share. So, they spend more time together and eventually have sex. Sculpt is set to go on tour with his band soon but Emily doesn’t think she’ll be going with, so she has sex with him to reassure him that she’s his. A couple nights before he leaves, Emily finally gets to see him preform onstage at her best friends bar. Just before they are about to go on, she goes to the bathroom but before she opens the door, there is a cloth put over her mouth and then there is only darkness.

I didn’t really know what I was expecting with this Novella. I have an idea of what the first book is about because I already had read the synopsis for it and then was informed I should read this first. I’m definitely intrigued on whats going to happen in the actual full length book. I enjoyed the writing. It’s simple and descriptive. The dialog is decent and the character development I believe is coming. I was super excited to see that the setting of this book is in Toronto. I live about two hours away from there and I have never read a book where the setting is anywhere near me so I feel like I can relate to it just a little bit more as I know where the author is in her head.

This is definitely a New Adult novel. Language and sexual content throughout is not appropriate for younger readers.

With You Book Cover With You
Nashoda Rose
Man-woman relationships

Sculpt is an illegal fighter.

He’s also the lead singer of a local rock band.

No one knows his real name.

And from the moment I met him, he made me forget mine.

In order to convince Sculpt to give me self-defense lessons, I had to follow his one rule—no complaining or he’d walk. I didn’t think it would be a problem. I could handle a few bruises. What I hadn’t anticipated was landing on my back with Sculpt on top of me and my entire body burning up for him.

I tried to ignore it.

I failed of course. And having a hot, tattooed badass on top of me week after week, acting completely immune to what he was doing to my body—it was frustrating as hell, so I broke his rule—I complained.

Then he kissed me.

Author’s Note: This novella is Sculpt and Emily’s beginning and how they met. It is an extra and not required to be read before “Torn from You”. Their story and what happens to them is the novel “Torn from You”.

*Warning* Huge cliff-hanger. Like huge! But “With You” and “Torn from You” are released on the same day.*

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