Blog Tour/Review: MENDED (Connections #3) by Kim Karr
MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO HEAL ALL…BUT NOT ALL BROKEN HEARTS CAN BE MENDED.
Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the Wilde Ones’ latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.
After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in pop music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.
Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all.
When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance at reclaiming the powerful love they thought they had lost forever….
Dawn’s Review 4 Stars
I started the Connections series with River and Dahlia’s story in Connected and Torn and now I’m blissfully happy that I had the opportunity to read Xander and Ivy’s story. In Kim Karr fashion, the story moved at a very good pace and the dialogue and characters were well-written. While it’s not necessary to have read the first books in the series, I would recommend it. There are storylines that blend together and would make the experience better for readers if the series is read in order.
My fave type of male lead is a musician. While Xander is not a musician per se, he is the Wilde Ones’ manager so the musician life is part of the story, which definitely works for me! Oh and did I mention that he’s extremely hot and sexy with some broody moments that tugged on my heartstrings.
I love the moments between him and Ivy, even the painful ones. The multiple POV used for Ivy and Xander worked fairly well, although I wished we could have had just a little more of Ivy. Kim Karr gives just enough of Ivy’s POV to draw me in and connect with her. There are also some excellent secondary characters, including a glimpse into River and Dahlia’s lives now, Garrett and Nix, Leif, Bell, and Aerie. The story is richer for having all of them in the story, and again, I think it helps to have read the previous books in the series to understand all of the characters.
Overall, a solid story of love, forgiveness, heartbreak, betrayal, and music! I loved the inclusion of intrigue as to what happened years ago that impacted present day. Xander is definitely a book boyfriend to keep you warm at night reading and I loved seeing Ivy find her place in the world.
About the Author
Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance, including her sexy New Adult romance series, Connections. She describes herself as wearing a lot of hats–writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all-around go-to person of the family. However, she always finds the time to read. She believes in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends and Happily-Ever-Afters, and loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart. Kim lives in Florida with her husband and four kids.
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Other books in the Connections series…
➜ Connected – http://amzn.to/1rZwn2l
➜ Torn – http://amzn.to/1kbJXFX
➜ Dazed –http://amzn.to/1hxU3X3
➜ Mended – http://amzn.to/1ptqZAe
➜ Blurred – http://amzn.to/1ntz4nL
➜ Frayed – http://amzn.to/1kYVIzL