Torn by Kim Karr
Series: Connections #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: October 1, 2013
Format: eBook, 288 pages
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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 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?
If you’ve not yet read Connected, DO NOT read any more of this review. Seriously. You’ll totally spoil the first book for yourself if you continue. You’ve been warned.
Torn starts off with a very happy Dahlia and River. They’ve survived the events of the last book and are stronger together than ever. They’re well on their way to their happily-ever-after when they get news that will shake them both to the core. Because I read Connected, I knew what news was coming, but I had no idea what to expect when Dahlia learns Ben isn’t dead after all. I wasn’t ready to deal with a love triangle and I was so upset to think Dahlia and River might not get their happily-ever-after after all. I mean, how do you move on past your first love?
Well. Let me just tell you, without getting all spoilery, that Dahlia is a far stronger woman than I would be in the same situation. I adored her in Connected, but I fell head-over-heels for her in Torn. She’s dealt with so much and she’s so, so strong and determined. There might have been doubt in my mind about what would happen, but there never was in hers. River was far more insecure, and really, who can blame him? It wasn’t easy to compete with a ghost and it’s even more difficult to compete with the real thing.
Ben? Let me just tell you something… Ben won’t be hitting my favorite book boyfriends list anytime soon. I wasn’t a fan. I didn’t trust him. I couldn’t believe a thing he said. And, honestly, he was downright creepy at times. Oh, and once ALL the truth came out? I liked him even less. I have to say, I guessed the first “twist,” but I was in no way prepared for the second part of that particular truth. W.O.W.
Torn was everything I wanted Connected to be. It was emotional and raw. I felt everything the characters did. I was completely hooked on these characters, their story and this book. Torn was solid and well-written. It makes me even more excited to continue on with this series.