CONNECTED (Connections #1) by Kim Karr-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Released May 7, 2013
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?
REVIEW: CONNECTED is the first storyline in the contemporary romance duet series Connections by Kim Karr. Connected focuses on Dahlia London, a twenty something woman who has suffered terrible loss and heartache. When she is finally able to take those first tentative steps back into the real world she will come face to face with the man she felt a connection to several years before. He is her soulmate and the man to whom she will forever be connected.
River Wilde is NOT the epitome of the bad boy/rocker dude: he has eyes for only one woman and that woman disappeared from his life; she is his muse and the woman who stole his heart. Their first meeting was quick but emotionally powerful and one that neither River nor Dahlia has ever forgotten. River is the perfect mate-he is strong, protective, loving, romantic and for a musician, he is a one-woman man. Almost too good to be true, but in Connected, he is the ideal boyfriend, fiancé and friend.
The novel flash forwards in several spots to move the storyline along, which can be disconcerting for some readers but was required to show the passage of time. The attraction between River and Dahlia is instant and the sexual tension is strong. The relationship is loving; there is never any thoughts of betrayal or mistrust, but you know that in the end something will go wrong and the story epilogue ends on a cliffhanger that I for one suspected. There were a few hints throughout the story that led me to believe that the couple’s happily ever after was too good to be true, and the ending will bring the storyline full circle.
Kim Karr has written an emotional and engaging love story that at times will break your heart and put a smile on your face. Book 2 TORN is set for release in October 2013. Let’s hope she can bring happiness to everyone concerned because I for one do not like to see anyone walk away with a broken heart.
Copy supplied by the publisher.
Reviewed by Sandy