ARC Review: Connected by Kim Karr

Posted June 12, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Connected by Kim Karr
Connected
by Kim Karr

2.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 7, 2013
Series: Connections #1
Published by Penguin
Format: ARC
 

 

The ending is a good one, but getting there was just a rough ride for me. ~ Under the Covers

This is a book that has quite a lot of buzz. It had all the elements that pique my curiosity – A rock star hero, a vulnerable heroine and a Contemporary setting. However, I found it very hard to connect with the characters. And I’m still not sure why.

Dahlia London has experienced something that had drastically changed her life. It should have made me feel for her, but for some reason, I didn’t hold that connection with her character. When she meets River Wilde, the singer for The Wilde Ones again, that ember from the past burns into a flame.

Again, River had all the smooth moves but they completely flew by me. I think for me, it was the dialogue that threw me off. It failed to hold my attention. Sometimes I thought the lines were cheesy making me roll my eyes instead of making me swoon. I have no question that there is chemistry between characters, but in some cases, I thought it was focused on too much. I didn’t feel it bloom into something greater. It was always just there, stagnant and never moving.

Also, there was too much inner monologue, going over the same details again and again. I find it very difficult to read a POV from a character that you have no connection to.

That being said, it took me awhile to read this book. I heard that the ending was amazing so I kept at it until I got there. People were right. The ending is a good one, but getting there was just a rough ride for me.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Kim Karr

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.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Thanks Ann.