Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Book Review Torn Canvas by Donna Weaver

Ever wish you could find out what happens to other characters from a book you love? I'm so glad Weaver wrote a story about Jori from the Cruise ship story in A Change of Plans.

Here's what the book says about itself: 

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. Jori struggles to make a new life for himself as an artist while evading the press. They expect a hero, but he knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast. Olivia Howard’s given up a normal life for her job, and the sacrifices are finally paying off. The twenty-six-year-old talk-show host’s ratings are heading to the top of the charts. Her dream is to make a difference in people’s lives, but the studio wants mind fluff—like interviewing hot model Jori Virtanen. When Olivia learns the guy helped rescue passengers on a cruise excursion from kidnappers, she knows this is the story she needs to make her case. The only problem is the hero was injured, and now he’s disappeared. The more Olivia learns about the man behind the scar, the more intrigued she becomes. But Jori is no girl’s happily ever after. Once she finds him, Olivia has to free his heart and help heal the beast.

Here's what I have to say about it. 

Jori is a hot model and total ladies man, but he has a hard and sad past he's trying to overcome. And Jori struggles with it. His reactions to things and responses to live are totally believable. Loved his character. When he's injured in the attack from book one, his face is scarred too bad for him to be able to continue modeling. Not sure he would even want to go back to that life after having a taste of real friendship on the cruise, he returns to his passion of art.

Olivia is an up and coming Television Host that wants to do stories that matter, and not just mindless fluff shows. When she learns Jori was a hero on the ship, she wants to interview him on her show. And though we've met both of these characters in book one: A Change of Plans, this story about Jori and Olivia is so real and emotional, I loved it. 

 Though they communicate through phone calls, emails, and chats and have a few almost meetings, the romantic tension is still there. It's a wonderful story showing how people deal with troubling events and overcome very trying pasts.

I highly recommend this book.

For other books by Donna, check out her Amazon Author profile here


  1. Oh how wonderful is this review?! So much! Thanks for hosting and we hope you find more awesome reads through Lady Reader's Blog Tour. :)