Tamie Reviews: Torn (The Connected Series #2) by Kim Karr

The synopsis: 

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?

My review:

Peeps! You have no idea what torture it’s been for me waiting to get my hands on this sequel. Kim Karr left us hanging off of a cliff at the end of Connected. It was devastating. I felt like this…

I was so afraid of what would happen to River and Dahlia once Ben came back into the picture. It’s not very nice to wish a character who you thought was dead but isn’t to remain in the land of the departed, but that’s exactly what my wish was.

Let’s do a quick recap of sorts from book one. I didn’t dislike Ben in Connected, but other than feeling bad for Dahlia I didn’t really feel much for him on a personal level. No, my feelings were all about River Wilde who was the guy she connected with years ago but walked away from. He’s also the guy that made her feel alive again after Ben’s “death”. These two didn’t have an easy road to love and a happy ever after, but when they finally had their fairytale just within their grasp…BAM! Ben comes back from the dead.

Ok, obviously he wasn’t really dead these past few years…nope…he was in a witness protection plan. His death was faked to protect not only his life, but Dahlia’s as well. You can imagine the utter shock and confusion she feels when she finds out he’s alive. I really believed that she truly loved River with all her heart and soul, but I have to admit I was scared what would happen when Ben came back. Obviously, River had the same questions and concerns as I did. This story isn’t just about true love winning in the end. It’s a story of trust and belief.

River and Dahlia battle secrets, and lies, half-truths and insecurities to reach an ending that is all I ever wanted for them. I think Kim Karr did an amazing job with this book. The story is fabulous, the characters are rich and full of emotion, and the romance, passion and sexy are wonderfully balanced with the angst and heartbreak. I was beyond satisfied at the end of this book. It was complete and I was one happy reader.

I also have to say how much I enjoyed getting to know many of the secondary characters from book one in a much deeper way. I was worried about how Grace and Dahlia would be able to stay close, and whether Grace would try to exert pressure on Dahlia to get back together with Ben. Xander was someone I wasn’t really sure about but I grew to appreciate him in Torn. As for River’s sister, Bell…my heart hurt for her after something really huge was revealed. I had a feeling about it in the first book but I was hoping I was wrong…

Sometimes you meet characters in a book that stay with you long after you finish the last page. They work their way into your heart, and you find yourself thinking about them, remembering scenes and conversations. That is what a great author is able to accomplish, and Kim Karr is that kind of author. River and Dahlia’s story may be complete now, but there are 4 other books in the Connected series to look forward to. Hells to the YES for that!

This book gets the highest of recommendations from me. If you haven’t read the first book please do yourself a favor and buy it immediately. Then you can experience the joy of Torn.

My rating for Torn by Kim Karr:

A heartbursting 5!

Later on today you’ll have a chance to enter a giveaway from Kim, as well as a post with some fun extra’s for you 🙂

You can read my review of Connected here

**This book was furnished to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I honestly adore it!**

Tamie Xo

2 thoughts on “Tamie Reviews: Torn (The Connected Series #2) by Kim Karr

  1. Mary Jo Toth says:

    Love the review, I have been waiting for Torn, I didn’t want to be left on that cliff!


  2. Keisha says:

    Great review!
    I finished Torn yesterday and absolutely LOVED it! I’d been waiting anxiously for this book since Connected and it didn’t disappoint. River & Dahlia are one of my top fave couples I won’t soon forget. I could feel their love and connection with each other with each turning page. Through the good & the bad. River Wilde is sooo swoon & remains at the top of my seemingly endless book boyfriend list! I agree that Kim Karr did and amazing job in writing this wonderful series! I can’t to read the rest of the books in the series 🙂


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