Blurred (Connections 3.5) by Kim Karr

Posted August 4, 2014 by admin in Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blurred (Connections 3.5) by Kim KarrBlurred by Kim Karr
Published by Berkley, Penguin on August 5, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
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A Connection Series Novella featuring Ben Covington

The story before the love story….

When he lost the only woman he’d ever loved, it seemed there was nothing left to live for.

Even as a boy, all Ben Covington ever wanted was to spend forever with Dahlia London, the beautiful girl next door...then one life-altering decision tore them apart and he was forced to leave her.

Now, despite having returned to win her back, he’s still alone. She’s with someone else—someone she’s never going to leave.

Resigned to a future without his former girlfriend, Ben numbs his broken heart in a haze of liquor and women. But then the only woman who ever even turned his head while he was with his girl reappears unexpectedly. And he’s never forgotten their one incredible night together. But will Ben’s destructive behavior destroy his future with her before it even begins?

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Blurred is a novella that links the Ben from Torn (Connections #2) to the Ben in Frayed (Connections #4) which is expected to be released in September.  This is not a standalone.  You really need to read the first books in the series prior to picking this one up.

Blurred is written entirely from Ben’s pov.  He’s suffering the loss of Dahlia to River.  He doesn’t know who he is anymore.  This novella does a good job of showing us the journey that Ben has to go through in order to be ready for his story with Bell in Frayed.  He had to hit rock bottom before he could figure out how to move on.  The poor guy didn’t even know what he wanted anymore.

 This was not my favorite though.  I’m sorry to say that I wish that parts of this novella would have just been woven into Frayed.  The story for me, was choppy and it felt forced.  Even confusing at times.  For instance, the encounter with his ex from New York, in my opinion was unnecessary and didn’t add to the story.  Even the scene with his sister at his mothers could have been handled differently.  I understand what the author was trying to do.  It just didn’t work for me.

None of this should deter you if you love this series already, you’ll be happy with Blurred.  It was nice to see Ben work through his demons, make amends, and find forgiveness, not only in others but in himself.

*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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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.

Connected was my debut novel and is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble , iTunes and Kobo.

Torn is the sequel to Connected and will be released on October 1st, 2013. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

~ Kim

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