Friday, October 11, 2013

Review of Connected and Torn by Kim Karr


Connected and Torn
Author: Kim Karr
Series: Connections books 1 & 2

Rating: 5 stars for Connected & 4 stars for Torn

Buy Connected here:  Amazon Link

             Buy Torn here:   Amazon Link      



What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice?

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate.

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her.
But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?


Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entangled history is about to test the strength of their relationship

Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her "Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.
River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain. But how many times can one broken heart be mended?  Will River and Dahlia be able to stay together or will they be torn apart?


I know that I gave 5 stars for the first book and only 4 for the second book, but I promise I will explain why!!  Kim Karr wrote an amazing, heart breaking story that took me to the highest mountain and then plummeted me to the bottom of the ocean and that was just in chapter!!  Dahlia is in love with Ben, has been since forever.  He was her happily ever after, or so she thought.  A chance encounter with famous River Wilde made her question love, but not enough to change her course. However, life has a way of disagreeing with you and punching you in the face when you least expect it!!  Dahlia is faced with a horrific, life altering situation.  She doesn't deal well with it and ends up in mourning, being depressed, and basically living life in a fog for years. She has a great support system through Aerie her best friend and family, but they can't give her what she wants or needs.  In comes River Wilde, she met him by chance several years ago, but since then her life has changed drastically.  She is no longer the happy, content woman he met all those years ago, but a lost, sad, soul. River is not your typical rocker.  Don't get me wrong he loves to sing, produce music, and perform, but it is not his passion to be out on the stage.  He has not forgotten about Dahlia and his feeling for her when he sees her again are just as strong.  Dahlia and River's relationship is filled with sorrow, love, and healing.  Then Kim Karr has to drop the BIGGEST BOMB of my life at the end of Connected!!  AAHHHH!!!!  I had to wait 5 months, 5 long months to read the rest of their story!!  Shoot me now!! But, that is not why I gave Torn only 4 stars.  I felt that the connection between Dahlia and River was not felt as strong as the first one and her inability to discuss her feelings and constantly running away from everything was tiring.  Don't get me wrong, I am so glad that there wasn't a love triangle (tridick as I call it)!  But the encounters between Dahlia and Ben (spoiler) seemed unnatural and forced.  I know they had history but it just didn't seem to flow the way I thought it should.   River was the loving, unwavering boyfriend and Dahlia was the irritating, can't seem to get her act together girl, that everyone loves to hate. Needless to say, I still loved River and Dahlia and can't wait for the next Connections book.  Though I think Aerie needs her story like YESTERDAY, I think I can wait and am super excited about Xander!!  But no more bombs Kim!!!!

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