Connected by Kim Karr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had the privilege to receive an ARC of Connected from Kim for the blog that I am part of Books, Babes, and Cheap Cabernet.
This book is one of those books that long after you have finished you catch yourself still thinking about the story and trying to figure out how it will end. Having said that yes there is a MAJOR cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more.
Kim did an awesome job telling the story of River and Dahlia. From their first encounter at a bar the connection that they shared was a once in a lifetime kind of thing that seemed to link their souls together forever.
"When our eyes connected it felt like minutes, in reality it was mere seconds. At that moment, something happened inside of me. The connection was like nothing I'd ever felt before. It was an electric pull that willed me in and forced me to keep looking at him."
So what's problem ? Dahlia had been with her boyfriend Ben since she can remember. Although she knows that she shares an incredible connection to River she knows she needs to walk away.
"For a moment there, I felt as though I believed in love at first sight, which I didn't. And how could love at first sight even exist when you were already in love with someone else?"
Through some unbelievable twists and turns five years later River and Dahlia reconnect and their connection is just as strong if not stronger as that first encounter at the bar.
"Those lyrics tell the story Dahlia, our story. I wrote that song five years ago and even now when I song it, your face is the face I see. You are unforgettable Dahlia. You're perfect really."
There are some really STEAMY scenes that seem to last forever while you are reading yet you don't want them to end.
One of the best parts of the book for me was how Kim incorporated Jake Wethers from The Mighty Storm as well as Kellen Kyle from the D-Bags!
But more than that was how Kim used music to amplify feelings within the books it really was extraordinary.
So lets go back to the cliffhanger.
I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers, and this one was no exception. I wanted to throw my iPad but it also made me want to go stalk Kim to get her to write faster because I can't wait until Fall 2013!
*Review by Yari*
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