Blog Tour: TORN (Connections #2) by Kim Karr
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?
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With so much pain and anger welling up inside me, I know I can’t have this conversation with him right now. Feeling strangled, out of breath, I take a step back and free my hand from his. I trusted him completely—and he kept this from me. I have to calm down and figure out what that means. At the same time I can’t help looking into his mesmerizing green eyes. I can’t handle seeing my own fear and anger reflected in his eyes any longer. His stare intensifies and he’s looking at me, and I mean really looking at me, as if willing our connection to fix all of this.
I swallow a few times before forcing myself to look away. “No River, I can’t talk to you when we’re like this. I know we will both say things we don’t mean. We need time to figure our anger out before we sit down and have a conversation.”
He tries to yank me flush to his body. His voice shakes with fury. “I don’t need time to figure anything out. I get it. You left me a note. You ran here the first chance you got to see him! Was it a happy reunion or were things just getting started?”
I have never heard this kind of furious tone from him before, and, without any control, I pull back and slap him. “I told you I’m not having this conversation right now. Listen to yourself!”
Dawn’s Review 4 Stars
I absolutely loved this sequel to Connected! After the way the first book ended, I was definitely ready to read more about River and Dahlia…and Ben. There is so much turmoil and so many secrets and stories behind stories. But above all, Torn is a story of deep and true love, forgiveness, and family.
In Connected, the connection between River and Dahlia was strong and one of being destiny. Even then, though, there were questions that went unanswered and I eagerly awaited their resolution in Torn. And I was not disappointed. Kim Karr ran my emotions from making my girlie parts swoon to heartbreaking grief and every point in between!
“When he plays for me, he bares his soul, and it feels like the most intimate moment two people can share without touching one another.”
River is this sexy, strong rock star (my fave!) that is heads over heels for Dahlia. But he holds back some things from Dahlia that have the potential to break them apart. Seeing him through Dahlia’s eyes, all I could do was sigh so many times. And damn, his alpha side that shows up in Torn – HOT!
I have to applaud Kim Karr for the way she depicted all that Dahlia faced in Torn. Her writing captivated me and I felt I was Dahlia and going through every emotion and reaction with her. Dahlia’s growth through Torn had me rooting for her and at times crossing my fingers that she didn’t screw things up.
“…Please. I don’t want to talk about what a mess we made out of everything right now.” “Okay baby, okay. But a beautiful thing is never perfect,” he whispers as he kisses the top of my head and clings to me as tightly as I cling to him.
And I loved how a few of my other favorite characters from other authors were woven into both stories (hello, Kellan Kyle and Jake Wethers!). Those cameos definitely added some fun to the story for me!
Overall, I loved Torn and the way Kim Karr tells the story through both Dahlia as well as Ben’s journals. This is a series that I would definitely recommend if you love a steamy, romantic story with more to it than meets the eye.
Review copy provided for honest review.
About the Author
I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I’ve always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.
I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outings use to be taking my kids to the bookstore or the library. Today, my oldest child is in college and my twins are juniors so they no longer go with me on these outings. And although I don’t need to go to the actual store anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented—a Kindle, I still do. There’s nothing like a paperback. So now my four year old and I make dates out of going to the bookstore–it’s time I love and cherish.
I like to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I love to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart. <3
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