Friday, March 29, 2013

Connected by Kim Karr: Review & Giveaway

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?

"Parting my lips, I think I hear a groan from the back of his throat, and I know I hear a small moan of my own as his mouth presses against mine. I’m frozen, unable to move, not even able to lace my arms around him because I’m wrapped up in a different emotion. It’s happiness growing, overshadowing the sorrow. I feel all of my darkest days slipping away, right here, right now, with him—and I’m paralyzed.
My body starts to tremble, and I put my hands on his chest for support. He’s gently kissing me, sucking my bottom lip before he suddenly presses his mouth harder to my lips, his tongue colliding against mine. As soon as I start sliding my hands down his chest, he groans again, louder this time but then draws back. And just like that, our first real kiss is over."

My Review
3~Stars and future inductee into the 3~Star Hall of Fame

It's like a double chocolate fudge pop with no stick, Dom Perignon with no bottle opener, a condom with no penis. All the things you love and sometimes crave, but if they're missing that one tiny thing, they can't fully be enjoyed. You know they're great, but sometimes that's all it takes. One. Thing.

The beginning is what kept me from one hundred percent falling in love with Connected, the foundation of the story. That one thing.

I wanted more development of Ben and Dahlia’s relationship. More time to get attached to Ben. I wanted to feel it, feel it…more. I wanted to feel greater loss, more emotion, more…more everything.

Speaking of more, I needed more from the first time River and Dahlia meet. Another key to the foundation of the book, the foundation of their relationship. It fell flat. The first few hours? The instant love? I didn’t understand the connection. It was rushed, it was unrealistic. It was love at first sight on crack. For me, it just didn’t justify their strong emotions for each other when they meet later on. It was underdeveloped. However, I'm a love at first sight cynic so this was more about me than the book.
Once I got through my foundation issues, the rest of the book was four strong stars, easy!! The storyline, the twist. By the end I was hooked. Yes, we are cliffhangered, but I honestly didn’t mind being pushed over the edge. I thought it was unique, hot, entertaining. It has some far fetched situations, but the author embraces the idea of fiction and uses it to her favor. I just wish the beginning would have been developed a little better. It was the one thing that kept a really good book from being great. I’ll definitely be reaching for the sequel.


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The amazing Kim Karr has allowed TCBR to giveaway a free signed copy of Connected along with a free Kindle copy. Just enter using rafflecopter below. Can't wait for the sequel.

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