Music Has The Power To Heal, But Not All Broken Hearts Can Be Mended Always In Control, Xander Wilde Considered Life On The Road 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 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 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 I think this one might just be my absolute favorite one so far So much emotion and the Connection between Xander and Ivy is Incredible 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, when a tragedy strikes and they were left heartbroken and confused They both went their separate ways She s not just a girl I used to dateshe 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 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 getof this series If you love someone, set them free If they come back, they re yours ARC Provided by PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL Signet Romance, DAWCOVER REVEAL and EXCERPT Excerpt from MendedConnections 3 by Kim Karr 2013 by Kim KarrPublished by the Penguin GroupRelease date June 3, 2014Xander Wilde The magic of rock and roll it casts a spell on you I m no exception I m a bandmanager and I m living the dream, touring with The Wilde Ones, helping them securetheir well deserved place in the music industry I love being a part of it all, especiallywatching the band perform live the crowds, the cheers, the music It s a high and a lowall at once and I wouldn t trade it for anything Every step of the way with this band hasbeen fun, exciting, stressful every possible emotion Obviously we ve had some breaksbut mostly we all put in a lot of hard work myself, Garrett Flynn, Phoenix Harper,River Wilde, and now Zane Perry Can you hear me now he bellows.I nod my head as my heart pounds in my chest My hands feel cold and clammy anda nervousness that makes me weak and shaky takes over Doubts race through my headand I m questioning if he s going to make it through this A vague awareness thatsomething bad could happen kicks around in my mind and I can t shake it The WildeOnes are doing a sound check on stage and Zane s not on his game.It s July and the weather has been brutally hot But today it seems cooler Maybe it sthe California weather maybe it s the excitement of being home The Beautiful Lies Tourbus finally rolled back into our home state of California after six months away When wepulled into the amphitheater, we could see tanned kids in board shorts and bikini topsalready lined up at the will call window Security guards in polo shirts directed us to theartist parking lot, and we were officially home Tonight we ll be headlining our biggestshow to date We re on tour without my brother, River, and stillthan half of theshows are sold out, including tonight s River quit the band touring just wasn t for himbut even so the album is on its way up the charts Who knows it may even hit gold status. ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review Reviewed on Behalf of Give Me Books4.5 Mended Stars Roses are so clich I couldn t agreeXander Wilde Mended by Kim Karr is by far my favorite of The Connections Series As a big fan of second chance romance, I loved that Mended revolved on mending the past and welcoming the future Mended had a perfect balance of love, angst, drama, suspense, and sexiness Second chances and forgiveness was the biggest element of the storyline as it chronicles Xander Wilde and his first and only love, Ivy Taylor Mended was a perfect reminder second chances are given so we can get it right this time around and true love exists Xander and Ivy s story was a testament that true love always finds a way to come back For twelve years, Ivy was led to believe that Xander cheated on her but that was not the case A young Xander was dealing with his father s death and he didn t want to stop Ivy from going to college and fulfilling her dreams His love for Ivy was so real and heartfelt that he set his love free so she can find her happiness For 12 years, the only person who remained in his heart was Ivy As if they were destined to meet, fate intervened and Ivy and Xander were reunited but the only problem is that old wounds and unresolved misunderstanding still remained Xander and Ivy s romance was a slow burnthe sexual tension and chemistry was felt throughout the book Talk about sexual tension, for 40% into the book I was screaming at my kindle, begging Xander to say something I just wanted him so badly to tell Ivy the truth on why he ended things the way he did And when he finally told the truth, I was like Hallelujah The sexual chemistry and love Xander and Ivy was a blazing inferno It seemed that 12 years didn t extinguish any love but only proved that their love was REAL When things seem to be finally mended between them, Ms Karr had to turn up the heat and add so much twist and turns in their relationship Family secrets and ex lovers seem to come at full force testing the bonds of Xander and Ivy Will Xander have to set his love for Ivy free once again Mended was an absolute joy to read I love the slow burn, flashbacks, and the second chance theme that was prominent throughout the book Second Chances not only in love but at life The transformation and growth of Xander s character was an amazing thing to witness from his first love, the death of his father and getting that second chance at love All I got to say is move over River, Xander Wilde is now my favorite Wilde brother I adore Xander s strength to forgive his father and himself I absolutely adore the connections of Ivy and Xander and I must applaud Kim Karr for another great installment to the series Kim Karr 4.5 I heart Xander stars As much as I love musicians, there s something about a band manager that gets me all WORKED UP Review There s just something about Xander that I love I think he s my favorite in the Connection series He s just so sexy, attractive and lickable Xander and Ivy have a past, but it didn t work out Years later, she s a Pop star and is engaged to one of the most ruthless people in town, Damon Wolf.Xander doesn t understand why Ivy and him aren t together, but there s something that is drawing him back to her and he wants her badly Mended is a bit different from the previous two books There ssexual tension andcharacter and relationship build up than steam I really liked this As much as I love my kinky steam, I loved the tension between Xander and Ivy I m a fan of characters having past issues because there s that layer of build up that has already been established Also, I love it when the Heroine is with a villain, just makes me want to root for Xander evenXander and Ivy struggle for a bit, trying to figure out how to work together and not let past pains get in the way of their professional relationship There are some glimpses from the other band members, so don t worry, they do not go away fully You want to root for Xander and Ivy to be together and for Damon to get into an accident It s a roller coaster of a read, but one I enjoyed a lot Ivy doesn t want anything to do with Xander because of the way he treated her years ago She hasn t forgiven him and she s doing everything she can to stay away Xander wants Ivy to be happy, but he can t see her happy with Damon or with any guy He wants her badly, but doesn t know how mend for his past mistakes.Mended is about second chances, true love and following your heart An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review REVIEWREVIEW 3.5 Stars After the stories of a hot band leader River and a hot actor Jagger now it is the time to get behind the hard exterior of the band s manager This is Xander and Ivy s story It s a cute and interesting but I didn t like it as much as liked the previous ones However let me tell you this these guys are seriously likableIf you love someone, set them free If they come back, they re yoursThe story We know Xander Wilde from the previous books he is the manager of the band and River s brother He has been following Ivy Taylor s career but definitely didn t intent to actually meet her again He had broken her heart years ago when they were both young She believes he cheated He believes he made the right choice But only Xander knows what happened and how he felt Years after their painful breakup, Xander and Ivy meet again She wants to convince herself she hates him but she simply can t He will always be special to her Ivy has followed her dream to become a singer but she is not performing exactly what she wants to So when the opportunity to join Xander s band presents itself she wants in The problem is that she will be close to Xander again Sometimes just too close Xander on the other hand is determined to get Ivy back But after some time he is unsure if that is even possibleHis love broke me, and music was my only refugeMy thoughts Well I didn t quite get into this one Maybe I just couldn t connect to the characters or the idea behind the story but yeah I didn t love it as I did the previous books in the series Don t get me wrong, it is definitely an entertaining and sweet story but something was definitely missing Or maybe no one from the next books will ever top River I like Kim Karr s writing style and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Reader Chocolate Lover Writer Coffee Lover Romantic Beach Lover Yoga BeginnerKim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life Her romances are raw, real, and explosive Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.And her happily ever
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- Kim Karr
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