Hello my loves!!! I’ve read so many great books this year, but Defiant Attraction really stood out from some of the others. This was a book that was just so complete. I can’t wait for you guys to see more. Make sure to check out my review below ♥
About the Book
Title: Defiant Attraction
Author: V.K. Torston
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 16th
Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…
Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country.
The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).
Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common.
Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents.
Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.
Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object
Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here.
My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around.
I know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future).
So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…
Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.
But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.
Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.
The story of Dan and Sophie is such a heartfelt one. From the moment I started this book I was hooked, only took me a few hours to read! The story was so sweet, but also so sad. The life that these two lived was so tragic; they had the two worst parents. I was so happy that they had each other though, it made the story that much more sweet. I also love how there “love story” started, how they went from “hating” each other to not being able to stay away from each other. Although Dan and Sophie are so different as people, they compliment each other so well and in so many ways.
I love how music played such a strong roll in this book. The music really seemed to compliment their lives in so many different ways. Another I loved is that there were so many moments where I thought “this was just meant to be.” That being said, there were so many things about how they interacted that was so comforting. Knowing these two were going through such a hard time, but that they also had each other was such a relief. There were moments there were haunting, beautiful, romantic, sad, funny, I really felt every emotion and I loved every minute. I don’t know that I’ve felt so satisfied when a book ended either, VK did a tremendous job with the ending!
About the Author
V.K. Torston is a millennial and ‘cool aunt’ to a brood of nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in San Francisco, attended university in New York City, and aspires to one day live in London. A veteran of the independent music scene, she began writing nonfiction in her late teens. Then she realized that making up stories was way more fun than coming up with endless synonyms for ‘frenetic’ and ‘danceable.’ Her hobbies include drinking too much coffee, making up stupid songs, and ranting about current events. Defiant Attraction is her first novel.