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.
Review by Candy:
This is a short read but worth it. It’s interesting how the world works without an open mind. Dan and Sophia have an attraction that has just currently come about and will they give in?
This is a taboo story in which Dan and Sophia would be considered siblings for the fact that his dad is with her mom but not married. Dan and Sophia give in one day and then Dan totally disappears afterwords. Sophia unsure of what happened between them and not being able to have Dan answer any questions she had, she must wait to see where the will truly lead. Dan feels the same way but can’t face Sophia yet since that day they were together. Days later Dan comes back and the two talk and become a couple. It’s a secret though that no one, no one can know except those outside the common circle of friends. Will the secret remain a secret or will cyber bullying and high school bullying destroy Sophia and Dan and Sophia’s plans for Stanford? read to see what may happen.
V.K. I enjoyed this taboo story. I have an open mind about this kind of thing and to me if your not blood, you’re not doing anything wrong but there are those who do not have an open mind in real life or fiction. You give your characters passion in what they want and want to do in life. Sophia wanted to go off to college and Dan wanted Sophia finally. I love how you titled each chapter as a flower that is explained at the end of the story. Your writing flows and is easy to follow and keep the reader wanting to know more. 5 Stars!
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.