Blog Tour, My Review, Excerpt & Giveaway for Mended (Connections #3) by Kim Karr
Mended (Connections #3)
by Kim Karr
Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the Wilde Ones’ latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.
After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in pop music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.
Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all.
When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance at reclaiming the powerful love they thought they had lost forever...
MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO HEAL ALL…BUT NOT ALL BROKEN HEARTS CAN BE MENDED.
We First met Ivy and Xander ( who is River’s brother) in Connected and Torn. Now it is time for their story. Although I thought Xander was a total ass in the previous books, I knew Kim would redeem him in this one and by God she did for sure. I absolutely LOVED Mended. I can honestly say this is my favorite one thus far in the series.
Ivy and Xander first met and dated in High School, they planned to attend college together as well. When things happened that change the course of their future together.
She's not just a girl I used to date...she's the only girl I ever really loved. She's also the girl whose heart I broke.
Now 12 years later a chance encounter has given Xander another chance to redeem himself with Ivy. Secrets come to the surface and Ivy must work through what she thought she knew and what she is learning now to be truth. One thing though she is engaged and her future hubby is not the nicest person in the world. When truths are finally revealed will Ivy and Xander be able to move forward and live happily ever after???
I love how Much LOVE shined through between Ivy and Xander. I saw that connection from 12 years ago the second they saw each other and felt it right down to my bones. Kim truly did an amazing job with these two characters.
Xander showed true emotion and I loved every single minute of this story.
We get a lot of twists and turns with this story. There were times my anxiety was out of control because I was dying to know what was going to happen next and I just could not read fast enough. Also when all of a sudden I got another curve ball thrown at me and I was like OMG!!!!!
Ivy had struggles to, after all Xander had broken her heart once before and she was very guarded now. Xander had to work hard to break down that barrier to her heart. These two working together try to let the past stay in the past, but it is not an easy thing to do. Sometimes you just have to work through the past to get to the future.
I also loved that we were given more of River and Dahlia as well ....
I loved every single minute of this book. Kim has written one hell of a story that will stay with you for a very long time. I cannot wait to get more of this series
"If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, they're yours."
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