Torn by Kim Karr
Series: Connections #2
Published by InterMix, Penguin
Pub Date: October 1st 2013
Format: ARC | Source: Blog Tour, NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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?
So, I knew Torn would have loads of drama in it from the way Connected ended…but oh, man, I was not prepared for the reactions of these characters. It’s safe to say they all surprised me. Somewhere good surprises, some bad.
Dahlia is one of the people that surprised me in a good way. I thought FOR SURE she would be the most conflicted in this story, but she solid in her feelings. I liked her more in this book than the last. River…oh, River. He actually let me down in this one. He had such an opportunity to be this rock for Dahlia, but instead, he was insecure and so overly pissy. I get his reasons for acting the way he did through most of the book, but I didn’t like it at all. He does redeem himself by the end of the book, but for me, it was too late and too much damage was done. Sorry, River. :( The person who resurfaces from the past was another one who I wanted to punch in the face. He was just deluded.
So it’s safe to say the ladies in this book rocked it. From Dahlia to Aerie, to Bell…loved them! Kinda awesome to see the women be the amazing ones in a story. They didn’t need the dudes to save them, they saved one another. Way to go, ladies!
Torn was definitely emotional for these characters, and there is high drama throughout, but the sexytimes didn’t waver. In fact, the sexytimes are even sexier if that’s possible. I once again loved the musical aspects of this book. These characters revolve around music, so it was fun to see all the song and band name drops, some of which I love. It does include a playlist at the beginning too. And you’ll also get to see one below. ;)
So even though Dahlia and River’s story has wrapped, I look forward to reading the happy endings of the other characters I’ve met because I feel like I know them now, and I want to see what will happen with them.
Playlist for Torn