Torn (Lords of the City – Book One)

Noah Stafford wants me. All of me.

Sleek and formidable, Chicago is an empire, controlled by the men and women who rule from the upper floors. Beneath grey skies, there’s an order to the city, but when office hours are over, a scorching heat pulses within its walls that has nothing to do with the sun.

An adventurous and quirky graduate from Milwaukee, I’m unexpectedly offered a job interview at Stafford Scientific after a sabbatical in the jungle steals my heart. I never expected to meet Noah Stafford, the billionaire founder. Dressed in a sharp designer suit that flaunts his ripped muscles, Noah draws me to him with a power I’m unable to control. But there’s a problem.

With his sandy blond hair and impossibly bright green eyes, Noah has a face I can love… because I already have. I’ve fallen for his twin brother, Corey, a rebel who lives on the edge. Torn between the two, I must decide to follow one brother’s rules, or run wild with the other.

When I’m looking into the same face, the same eyes… same heart… how can I choose?

*** This is a full-sized STANDALONE novel with an HEA and NO CLIFFHANGERS.


I have read many books by this talented author Alice Ward and i think this one might be by far one of the better ones. I received this book as an ARC for my honest opinion and review. With out trying to give to much away i will try to some it up. This story involves Corey, Noah and Imogene. Imogene meets a man named Corey on a trip to Thailand and there is some sparks between them. He is promises to reach out to her when he gets back to the States. Imogene is ready for her job interview in Chicago at Stafford Scientific where she meets Noah. She also finds that she has feeling for him too. What will Imogene do? Who will see pick? This story has everything you could possibly want to keep you entertained and waiting to read more. These two brothers couldn’t be more different from each other. I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed.


I was given this as an ARC copy. I loved it! Alice Ward has done it again! The story between Corey, Imogen & Noah was well written. It brought Imogen from Thailand to Chicago for a job with Noah. What started out as a job turned into so much more! If you love a good love story then this is the book. You won’t be disappointed! Can’t wait to see if there is a part 2!

Donna Morehead