Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Review: Torn by Kim Karr

By Kim Karr
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Source: Publisher
Summary: 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?

Review: Ever since I read that ending of Connected, I have been dying to get my hands on Torn. With such a huge twist thrown into the plot, I really wanted to see how Dahlia and River were going to deal with the real world crashing in on their passionate love for each other. 

Dahlia has finally moved on from the loss of her fiancé and into the arms of River Wilde, someone she's been in love with for years but never acted on it. Now that they're finally together, they never want to let each other go. But when someone from Dahlia's past shows up, Dahlia and River's relationship is put to the test as they have to find the strength to completely trust each other while dealing with a world that only seems to want to tear them apart. 

I loved Connected, but I'm so happy we finally see Dahlia and River in the real world. They spent a lot of the second book secluded, falling for each other. Now, they really have to learn to trust each other as secrets they've kept (really huge, plot twisting secrets) from each other are slowly revealed. And as soon as they move past one road bump, an even bigger bump is thrown in their way that they have to work through next. Their lives are such an emotional roller coaster in this book and you don't know how they're going to make it to the end. 

Not only do Dahlia and River have to deal with real problems and the real people in their lives, but they have to learn to be able to talk to each other, and not just use their intense physical relationship to fix things. Also, the people in their lives play a much bigger role in this book. River's family and Dahlia's old fiancés family are very prominent in this book, and both River and Dahlia have to learn how to balance all of their relationships as they decide what's important in their lives and learn secrets about one another that have been kept from them for so long. 

Kim Karr pulls no punches in this next book, giving us the couple we fell in love with in Connected and pushing them to their limits. We learn much more about Dahlia and River as they're forced to overcome trials that could very well tear their relationship apart for good. And River was still adorable as ever when he sang the cutest songs just for Dahlia. I fell even more in love with Dahlia and River in this one and can't wait to see what's in store for them next in Mended, which comes out in June. The anticipation will probably kill me, but I know it's going to be worth the wait.

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