Title: With You (Tear Asunder, #0.5)
Author: Nashoda Rose
Published: December 20th, 2013
WPage Count: 72 pages
Genre: Adult, Romance
Content Warning: Sexual content and strong language
Recommended Age: 18+
Sculpt is an illegal fighter.
He’s also the lead singer of a local rock band.
No one knows his real name.
And from the moment I met him, he made me forget mine.
In order to convince Sculpt to give me self-defense lessons, I had to follow his one rule—no complaining or he’d walk. I didn’t think it would be a problem. I could handle a few bruises. What I hadn’t anticipated was landing on my back with Sculpt on top of me and my entire body burning up for him.
I tried to ignore it.
I failed of course. And having a hot, tattooed badass on top of me week after week, acting completely immune to what he was doing to my body—it was frustrating as hell, so I broke his rule—I complained.
About the Author:
Nashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary (NA) romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novella “With You” is the first in the Tear Asunder series, followed by the novel “Torn from You”.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.
With You gives a short backstory of how Emily and Sculpt came to know each other. While it is not mandatory but it is highly recommended. Torn from You jumps right into the story and without this, it’s possible to miss the love connection.
It’s a novella so I can’t complain that it was short, but I wished we had more on how the relationship evolved. I’m not a hater of insta-love but it went from 0 to 60 in no time flat. Sculpt went from flat out disregard to head over heels in love. While I can see this happening over time, it’s a little unbelievable when they only see each other a couple hours a week for a few weeks. But then again it is fiction, so anything can happen.
Then again, there’s the lack of any type of background on Sculpt. Now, I’m all for people who do one-night stands, no-strings attached, I don’t need to know your name relationships. But with Emily and Sculpt actually wanting to have some type of relationship, I think it should have progressed further than ‘Hey, my name is Sculpt. Let’s do this thang!’
Just warning you that there is a major freaking cliffhanger. Do not attempt to read without Torn from You ready and waiting nearby. I really tried not to jump right into the next book, so I could let my thoughts simmer. I lasted about 3 minutes before I caved.