03 October 2013

Torn Blog Tour Stop!!

Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entwined history is about to test the strength of that love…

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 face the turmoil together or will they be torn apart?

My brain is a bit hazy from the drinks I’ve had tonight but it’s not in the least bit clouded when it comes to this—I know what I want. And I know he wants the same. At the covered archway with the sign poolroom above it, he looks around then lifts the sheet of plastic and motions to me to slip under it. He quickly follows.
Once we’re on the other side he takes my hand and leads me down the hallway. It’s pitch-black and he has to hold his phone up to guide the way. Once we enter the room, I look around, but the only thing in here is the pool table covered by a white sheet. He sets his phone on it, and quickly hoists me up onto the table.
“You sure about this?” he asks with his heavily lidded eyes studying me.
Pulling in a shaky breath at the smoldering look in his eyes, I lean in to kiss the corner of his mouth and purr, “Absolutely.”
With a soft groan he slides between my legs and the feel of him pressed against me makes me tremble. My breath hitches and my pulse quickens. Cupping my face in one hand, he traces the seam of my lips with the other. Not wanting to wait another minute, I wrap my hands around his neck and our lips move against each other with fervent need, and a soft moan escapes my throat. I can hear the band playing “Feel This Moment” and I lose myself in the music.
Something almost primal overcomes me. I moan in his ear loud enough that he can hear me. Sliding my mouth back to his, we consume each other as our lips move faster, harder, deeper against each other’s. I don’t care if I fuck him on the floor, the pool table, or against the wall when he rocks against me. I squeeze my eyes shut, just needing to feel his skin against mine; trying not to dig my fingernails into him, I want him so badly.

Well, this book could not have come out soon enough.  “Connected” left me hanging for months, and I had to find out what happened with River and Dahlia.  This book was filled with so much angst; it kind of stressed me out.  It’s a total page turner because you just HAVE to know!!!!

So, this story picks up right where “Connected” left off.  If you haven’t read “Connected” I don’t want to ruin any plot surprises, so I’ll just say that River and Dahlia find out something right as they are going to elope in Las Vegas that not only pushes back the wedding, but puts into question whether they will be getting married at all.  GAH!  River is like the most perfect man on the face of the planet, so Dahlia really needs to pull her stuff together!

Just as in the first book, this book is written very well, with well-developed characters and plot.  I do think that this book had a bit more of a nerve-wracking quality to it.  You know that River and Dahlia have a once-in-a-lifetime connection, but Kim Karr sets up the reader to really have no idea where the plot may go.  I was on the edge of my seat for about 90% of this book…I may have a few more gray hairs now, so thanks for that!  I’ll admit it was worth it.

I can’t express enough how much I really loved this book, and it was the perfect conclusion to this story.  Read this series, you will not be disappointed.  4.5 stars!

What if a “Once in a Lifetime” could happen twice?
In Dahlia London’s world, happily ever after is a far cry from reality. Her soul has been left completely shattered by tragedy. But a surprising reunion with someone from her past is about to give her a reason to love again…

When rock star River Wilde comes back into Dahlia’s life, their super-charged connection runs deeper than either of them ever expected. The more time they spend together, the more intense their relationship becomes, and Dahlia believes at last she has found her soul mate.

But as old bonds fade and Dahlia’s grief begins to lift, her guilt and confusion remain. River desperately wants to be the one who mends what’s been broken—but with a past that refuses to stay buried, is it possible for their future to begin?

This book is a real heartbreaker.  Seriously, it ripped my heart out a bit on a few levels, and I totally didn’t see it coming.

This is the story of Dahlia London.  She’s a sweet person, with a bit of a tragic past.  She lost her parents and is now alone, except for her fiancé Ben.  They’ve known each other their whole lives, and everything seems to be falling into place.  A chance, albeit brief, encounter in a bar with River Wilde has an impact on both of them…but she is engaged to another man, so she leaves the bar and goes back home to Ben.  When tragedy strikes, it takes her some time to pull herself out of her funk, but she does.  In doing so, she meets up with River again, who is by this time a famous rock star.  Their connection is still there, and it pulls them both in…and this time, they are free to pursue it.

This is really a very multi-faceted story.  It’s not just a story about a girl who falls in love with a rock star; it goes ways deeper than that.  It’s about choices, and how those choices impact not only your own life, but the lives of those around you.  Needless to say, I really enjoyed this book.  And while it does have a cliffhanger ending, it’s a whopper of a cliffhanger and includes a twist that I absolutely did not see coming.  Wowza.  The writing is great, the character and plot development are great, the pacing of the story is fantastic and River…he’s everything you could ask for in a book boyfriend.  I highly recommend this book, and I give it 4.5 stars!

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