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She can escape her past but can she ever escape herself ?

Life is not a fairy tale; it can be confusing and difficult. Sex is not always awesome; it can be awkward and embarrassing, and it has consequences. You don't always fall for Mr Right, even if he falls for you. And realising you're in love is not always good news. It can make the future look daunting.
Jess has made a series of bad choices. Job, relationships and life-style have all let her down. By escaping the turmoil of her London life, she is putting her young child first. This time she wants to get it right, to devote herself to being a mother. But the country does not offer the i ‘good life ’idyll she pictured. The landscape she looks out on is under threat, new friends have hidden agendas, two very different men pull her in opposing directions.

In the face of temptation old habits die hard. She is torn between the suitable man and the unsuitable boy.

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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:466 pages

    Torn Reviews

  • Cathy Speight
    Oct 06, 2013

    I’m often teased for my dogged determination to finish every book I start, regardless of its quality. Had I been the sort of person to discard a book at the early stages because it wasn’t grabbing...

  • Susan Anderson
    Dec 15, 2012

    TORN pulled me into the story of Jess from the very first paragraph. The book is a wonderful piece of prose from a gifted author with a unique voice. It is a romance with a twist, a slice from the lif...

  • Joanna Lambert
    Oct 23, 2012

    When I first started reading this book the central character had been tracked down by her ex-partner and was being publicly abused in the street. When she was rescued by a scruffy young man and his fr...

  • Natasza Waters
    Oct 31, 2012

    This story is about a seemingly together, contemporary woman with a lot of doubt on the inside. Isn't that "oh so human." When Jess moves to the country to start new she's pursued by two men. (Insert ...

  • Jae
    Nov 16, 2012

    Sometimes you read a book and the characters stay with you no matter how many books you read in its wake. Torn is such a book. I found myself liking and disliking Jess by turn as Allan's strong prose ...

  • Peach
    Jan 04, 2013

    I simply could not put this book down. The writing was kind of different perhaps it reflected countryside British colloquium (for example I barely understood what Danny's brother was saying) but I fou...

  • Lindsay Townsend
    Aug 22, 2013

    'Torn' is a story about the complexities of modern relationships. Gill Allan writes with great power about characters who are flawed yet sympathetic. The language and reactions of her people are alway...

  • Kim Person
    Oct 25, 2012

    Free on Amazon 10/25/12 looks really good!!...

  • Kimmi Bailey
    Oct 25, 2012

    Wonderful read...good story and great characters. Loved it!...

  • Jana
    Nov 01, 2012

    I loved this book. not your typical romance. the characters were well developed and quirky. well worth the read!...