Torn (Dare You #2) by Ashlyn Mathews


I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Lucy thinks of herself as torn and broken. Not worthy enough for anyone to love completely. She’s had a run of bad luck in the past concerning relationships. Now, she is in a relationship with Bryce Morgan and has been with him for four months. Things are ok. She doesn’t let him spend the night with her at her place and she doesn’t spend the night with him at his, even though they are next door neighbors. She also sleeps with the lights on and has multiple nightmares each day.

Lucy is flying home to Palm Springs. Levi, her stepfather, lets her know that his assistant will pick her up from the airport. Turns out, the assistant is really her bodyguard for the duration of this new threat. And she’s not happy about it. She doesn’t need or want anyone to protect her. One of her ex’s Eric is in prison for assaulting her. He’ll be out in two months time and she’s not looking forward to it and neither are anyone else in the family.

Bryce ends up flying out to Palm Springs after Lucy. When he realizes she isn’t staying at a hotel but at one of Levi’s properties, he knows that something is wrong. Lucy has already been questioned by police about some things and hasn’t told Bryce of anything really concerning her past, other than the ordeal with Eric. She opens up to him and Tristan, the bodyguard, about everything. They think of people it could be on who is trying to break them up. They realize the reporter who likes Bryce is the one who had started everything in motion with the note but who gave her the information? And who beat the daylights out of Eric’s father?

Turns out, it wasn’t someone I was expecting it to be. I was seriously shocked when I realized who the assaulter was and that the person wanted Lucy dead for something she really hadn’t had a part in, in my opinion.


There is so much going on in this book. Lucy loves Bryce but yet she flirts with Tristan as well. Bryce brings forth the truth on why Tristan likes Lucy and it was an ah-ha moment for me when I read it. It seriously clicked and then some other things clicked into place. The only thing that surprised me was the attacker.

This is a good book. It might be the second part in a series but it can be read as a standalone. I am looking forward to getting the first book in the series and reading it. I would recommend this book to fans of romance with a little bit of mystery thrown in.


163 pages

$2.99 on Amazon