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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.



My Review

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

This is my first book by V.K. Torston and I have to say - it DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

She has mixed a tale of dysfunctional families & opposites attracting into an epic tale of forbidden love.  This book is gritty, emotional, unstable and in the end a beautifully crafted love story.  It gives the hope that in the end - love is all you need to overcome the harshness life throws at you.

Sophie is a good girl - she's studious and determined to make something of herself.  Dan however is has already been labeled by everyone - he's simple TROUBLE.  Their lives are thrown together when their parents meet and decide to live together - forcing Sophie & Dan into a living situation neither one wants.  Together under one roof, their parents are locked in a destructive relationship cycle that neither one wants to break, leaving Sophie and Dan with no real out. 

Overtime, Sophie and Dan find a mutual attraction - but how do they act on it when the world perceives them to be siblings?   How can they stand against a judgmental world that really does not understand?  This is the ultimate tale of the strength of love - of one's self and another - whether young love just starting or old loves dying out.

V.K. Torston has created your not so ordinary romantic tale - these characters are deliciously flawed and imperfect.   The intimate moments between the characters are both graphic and intense, and leave you in a constant state of flux. However, the romance of the love story shines beautifully through and one can't help but root for these two throughout. 

I didn't want it to end!

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.
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