How I missed reading Ms. Weaver's Torn Canvas for two years is quite beyond me as I'm a fan of her work.
Her novel, A Change of Plans, is one of my all time favorite romance novels, and that's high praise.
Ms. Weaver maintains her excellent level of writing in Torn Canvas. The characters are well developed, complex, and appropriately bleed their emotional tumult all over the page. I enjoyed revisiting beloved characters and going in depth into Jori's journey. It's heart tugging to watch Jori rebuild his life. So, GOOD! She really works the relationship structuring with masterful skill. It made me want to stay up late reading it.
The related novellas are worth picking up as well. You wouldn't want to miss any of her writing or reading from other character's points of view.
A note, there is a smattering of language.
**Winner of the prestigious 2015 RONE Award for best New Adult fiction**
Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Up-and-coming talk show host Olivia Howard wants an interview. She, like the rest of the press, expects a hero, but Jori knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.
In seclusion and evading the press, Jori struggles to make a new life as an artist. But he can’t hide from himself; more than his face is damaged. How can Jori possibly make amends for all that he’s broken? When Olivia finally tracks him down, he must decide if he can trust her. Could this unlikely woman be a key to freeing his heart and healing the beast?