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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Giveaway, Review & Tour: Connected (Second Chances #1) by Kim Karr
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?
**ARC provided by author for an honest review**
I had a long review typed up ready to go for this book, but scrapped most of it after speaking with the author. I contacted her right when I finished reading Connected because I was a bit irked at the ending. I felt we were left with a huge cliffhanger and if you follow my reviews, then you know i ALWAYS disclose this info to you guys. I did not want to tell you about this and then have to follow it up with "the next book doesn't come out until Fall 2013".
So, after voicing my concerns with Ms. Karr, she has decided to provide us with the first two chapters of the next book, Torn. While it still leaves us with a cliffhanger type ending, the extra chapters make it much easier to walk away and wait patiently for the next book (which doesn't come out until Fall 2013 *dodging tomatoes") SORRY!!
Alright, now that i have that out of the way, let me move on to the things that made me fall in love with this book!
First up, would be all the music references. I am not one who is big into making playlist or even remembering who sings what (well, with the exception of a handful of artists!). Usually, i turn on the radio and just flip until i find something i like, which could be anything from rap to country. But all the songs listed in this book had me going to Slacker and playing them while I read. And needless to say, it has turned me on to some music I would may never have listened to on my own.
And then we have River and Dahlia.
When Dahlia meets River for the first time, you know there is an instant connection between them. It lights a fire in her like no one else ever has. But despite this draw she feels to him, circumstances are such that she is in no position to explore the possibility of what might be.
Fast forward five years. A lot has changed in Dahlia's life in that timeframe. But the one thing that hasn't is the feeling she had for the guy she met in the bar all those years ago. So, when fate brings them together again, she decides to explore if what they are both are feeling is real. But while fate might have decided to reunite them, real life is waiting in the wings to tear them apart. Can they withstand the past and all the doubts it will bring? Well, I sure as heck hope so cause I am Team Dahlver! (Corny, I know, but just go with it!)
River will quickly steal your heart. He is the guy every girl dreams about. The one who loves you with his whole heart. *sighs* And he is fuc...I mean freakin' hot!
Then add in the fact he personally knows Kellan Kyle AND Jake Wethers (hehe), and you have probably the dreamiest, coolest guy out there ( next to Kellan of course!!). Seriously, I LOVED that Ms. Karr incorporated two characters we all know and love (and if you don't, well you better get on that!!) into her book!
In closing, I would say this book is 100% worth the read. As a matter of fact, i can tell you, had it not been for the ending, this would have been added to by 2013 Faves shelf. I take that back, it IS going on my faves shelf, due to the simple fact it is an A-FREAKIN'-MAZING book!! There is plenty of smexy heat, a couple of hotties and even a bit of mystery.
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