Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour Review: TORN by Kim Karr

TORN (The Connection series #1)

by: Kim Karr


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 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.


Star Rating: 4 stars

Heat Rating: HOT!

*If you have not read Connected yet, you MUST read it before you read Torn*

Wow!  I don't think a book has made me feel this many conflicted emotions all at once in a while, Kim Karr really knows how to write a story that takes your heart and twists it in knots!  Torn picks up right where Connected left us and the intensity is non-stop throughout this book (my poor heart almost couldn't take all the drama at first).  Torn reveals so many complex layers and connections in this book, that it feels like my head is still spinning but my heart is sighing because I got the story that I was hoping for in the end.

I had a feeling this book would be one you need to sit down and read in one gulp, and I was right!  I secluded myself with tea and snacks and dove right in, I was hooked on Torn's emotional roller coaster immediately, not coming up for air until I read the last page.  I hate to say too much about the plot of this story, this is really something you have to read and experience fresh and unspoiled.  Torn gives you what you are expecting and then delivers twists and surprises that you never expected too.  I went through a gamut of emotions reading this, I laughed, sighed, gasped out loud, got angry, cried and was left wanting a River of my very own (but we all feel that way, right?).

Kim Karr does a great job delivering a story that has such intense subjects without blowing things out of the "realistic" realm, she keeps the drama teetering on that edge of just enough without taking to it too far.  Torn's pacing was different that Connected, it was a bit slower, but I think the reader really needed the slower pace to absorb all of the details of this story.  I love how involved the reader gets to be in the characters and secondary characters lives, you find yourself invested and left rooting for certain things to happen but then concerned about the fall out at the same time.

River and Dahlia's story pulled on my heartstrings, I really enjoyed their connection and watching them fall in love during Connected, but getting to see their relationship tested by all the revelations and watching how they dealt with all the obstacles in their path to happiness in Torn was an amazing journey.  The Connection series is a series you will WANT to read; it is passionate, romantic and beautifully written.  Kim Karr delivers a powerful and moving story and I can't wait to see what she has in store for future books in this series, she is definitely one of my must read authors!   A definite 1-click!

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Meet the Author:

I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I've always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing. 

I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outings use to be taking my kids to the bookstore or the library. Today, my oldest child is in college and my twins are juniors so they no longer go with me on these outings. And although I don't need to go to the actual store anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented—a Kindle, I still do. There's nothing like a paperback. So now my four year old and I make dates out of going to the bookstore--it's time I love and cherish.

I like to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I love to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart. <3 span="">

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