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Paperback  ✓ Mended PDF á 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 Xander Wilde has been a bit of a mystery in this seriesalways brooding, pushing others and giving orders I knew there wasto him than just that typical big brother bravo Yep, Xander is a just a man who has loved and lost He spends his time immersed in work and family all while keeping his past, miss Ivy Taylor, locked tight in his heart and mind They were young kids in love They had promises made with forever in mind, but family drama shaped their young relationship and ultimately ri Xander Wilde has been a bit of a mystery in this seriesalways brooding, pushing others and giving orders I knew there wasto him than just that typical big brother bravo Yep, Xander is a just a man who has loved and lost He spends his time immersed in work and family all while keeping his past, miss Ivy Taylor, locked tight in his heart and mind They were young kids in love They had promises made with forever in mind, but family drama shaped their young relationship and ultimately ripped them apart.I am not sure whose heart broke It is no surprise that Xander and Ivy come face to face with both immersed in the music industry While that attraction and magnetic chemistry is still present, Ivy belongs to someone elsewell, at least in appearance With Ivy having the pipes needed to fill in with Xander s band there is only so much space on a tour bus to hide from one another Past and present be damnedXander and Ivy OWN each otherBut what if everything you think you know or think you see is false Can two people who never stopped loving one another find a way to be finally be together or will they continue their self sacrificing ways in hopes to give each other a better future This was a bit of a nail biterI feel like there was always as sense that something bad was about to happen or someone was lying There are a lot of twists and turns for Xander and Ivy to deal with as well as continued family drama I can say that these two had a great long lost love kinda feel to them, but I still feel like River Wilde is the hotter brother, lol 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 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 One of the things I loved about the first 2 books was the originality This book lacked that, majorly It follows the same NA checklist that I ve read over and over High School sweethearts Big misunderstanding that leads to break up because he thinks she deserves better Meet years later and still always loved each other Get back together for like 2 days Big ex shows up and one of them leave for the other one s sakeBlah blah blah You see where this is going I didn t like Lily at all I foun One of the things I loved about the first 2 books was the originality This book lacked that, majorly It follows the same NA checklist that I ve read over and over High School sweethearts Big misunderstanding that leads to break up because he thinks she deserves better Meet years later and still always loved each other Get back together for like 2 days Big ex shows up and one of them leave for the other one s sakeBlah blah blah You see where this is going I didn t like Lily at all I found her to be a doormat Coupled with the fact that her ex was a guy 30 years older than her, she came off as a gold digger to pay for her family s needs Did she really love the guy Either way it was gross I wish I could have said it was good to see River and Dahlia but it wasn t Their story line in this one sucked and really went a way where it came off as just being thrown in there.I deducted.5 stars in the first few chapters for the him using the R word as an insult to someone I find it to be highly offensive and didn t reflect well on his character Over all it was decent but in no where near the same caliber as the first 2 3,5 STARS REVIEW TO COME 3,5 STARS REVIEW TO COME Here s the cover reveal for MENDED Music has the power to heal all, but not all broken hearts can be mended The Connections series continues with this spin off novel about Xander Wilde.BLURBAlways 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 Xande Here s the cover reveal for MENDED Music has the power to heal all, but not all broken hearts can be mended The Connections series continues with this spin off novel about Xander Wilde.BLURBAlways 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. 5 My Mended Heart StarsA second chance love story with none other than Xander and his perpetual bad attitude and dark, brooding demeanor HELL YES That s it, Kim Karr has secured herself a spot as one of my very fave New Adult authors Why didn t I payattention to Xander during the earlier books of the Connections series Oh yeah, River was cock blocking him, and that just can t be helped but WOW His sexy older brother has stolen the show in this third installment of thi 5 My Mended Heart StarsA second chance love story with none other than Xander and his perpetual bad attitude and dark, brooding demeanor HELL YES That s it, Kim Karr has secured herself a spot as one of my very fave New Adult authors Why didn t I payattention to Xander during the earlier books of the Connections series Oh yeah, River was cock blocking him, and that just can t be helped but WOW His sexy older brother has stolen the show in this third installment of this delectable series With his first grin in my direction I melted When he first played his guitar for me he scored my mind When he first kissed me he stole my heart IvyI will be the first to admit, Xander was kind of a prick in the first two books and he was kind of non existent in the ole personality department too I could not figure him out It just seemed like he was all business at the expense of pretty much everything else It slowly became apparent why Xander was like this, and the fact that his heart has had a piece missing from it for a while She still looks like that eighteen year old girl I once knew, but now she has the body of a woman lean and toned and full of curves The sight of her is so familiar it doesn t seem like a day has passed since I last saw her and everything I ever felt for her, it s all still inside me XanderXander and Ivy were high school sweethearts, impossibly, head over heals in love with each other When they were pulled apart abruptly, they continued existing but weren t really living Although completely apart, they both proceeded with life in pretty much the same way by pouring everything they had into their careers One bitter and confused while the other was full of regret Years later, when their lives collide unexpectedly, they slowly begin to mend the pieces back together This series just makes my heart happy I devoured it in a day and a half But talk about a slow burn The sexual tension between Xander and Ivy was so impossibly high when they met again that I swear I was ready to jump into the book and give the guy a mercy bang myself I hated it but I loved it I was screaming at Xander to tell Ivy the truth about things but then, at the same time, my heart was melting at getting to see this new found tender and protective side of him Look, we could play the game pretend we both didn t feel what we felt the minute we saw each other at the pool, but I d rather not I loved you when I was fourteen I loved you when I was eighteen and had to let you go I ve loved you for the last twelve years And I love you now Ivy I love you XanderAfter that, an angst roller coaster follows as old family secrets, jealous exes, and life forces all compete to stand in Xander and Ivy s way to finally getting this right My Xander The second chance theme here didn t just apply to the love story, but at life in general for Xander The transformation and growth of his character was an amazing thing to witness from watching him really deal with the death of his father to getting that second chance at his first love We also got to check in and spend some time with the other beloved characters in the series like Dahlia, River, Aerie, and Jagger This book had everything that I need in my 5 star reads great writing, lovably flawed characters, an engaging story line, oh and plenty of hot sex to go around I absolutely adore this series and applaud Kim Karr for keeping it fresh and adding another great installment to it And in the end view spoiler Xander Wilde the boy may have broken my heart once upon a timebut Xander Wilde the man, is the one who mended it Ivy hide spoiler And rubs hands together I AM SO EXCITED FOR BEN S STORY NEXT Bring it, Kim BRING IT Blog tour date with Rebel Book Chicks 5 29 14 Forhonest reviews, book updates, giveaways, and other complete craziness, visit our blog at Follow us on FB us Twitter 5 Mended Fated Destined Stars ARC provided by the author for an honest review Review on behalf of Give Me Books Can I just say that this book is by far my favorite in the Connections series Well, it is No baby, this is not a dream This is real I undeniably love Xander Wilde and Ivy Taylor Almost everything I enjoy in my books, Mended has nailed Childhood romance, second chance love story, rockstars, steamy, fan yourself scenes, there was also a touch of mystery, suspense and drama, and of 5 Mended Fated Destined Stars ARC provided by the author for an honest review Review on behalf of Give Me Books Can I just say that this book is by far my favorite in the Connections series Well, it is No baby, this is not a dream This is real I undeniably love Xander Wilde and Ivy Taylor Almost everything I enjoy in my books, Mended has nailed Childhood romance, second chance love story, rockstars, steamy, fan yourself scenes, there was also a touch of mystery, suspense and drama, and of course, a sweet, lovable male character and good chemistry And let s not forget about Miss Kim Karr s storytelling.Mended is the story of River s brother, Xander, and Xander s first love and ex, Ivy Their love story started when they were in high school and heartbreakingly ended that fateful summer More than a decade of being apart didn t lessen the chemistry and the love they have for each other When The Wilde Ones needed a vocalist, Ivy, stepped in and volunteered her talent with the band They were excited to have her on board except for River who has doubts and I m guessing is just uneasy on having her so near him again.I love how Kim Karr wrote their story with flashbacks, not just summarizing their story in a prologue or in a chapter or two, but really mixing their past with the present For me, I felton their story that way It was engaging, touching and a total passionate read that didn t let me put it down until I read the last word and even then, Xander and Ivy left me wantingI think all relationships are different and each one has its own dynamics There are no rules to follow So yes, I think if we both want this bad enough there s no reason we can t have it But Mended is not solely about those two, we also get to see River and Dahlia and the life that they re having now I think the title suit them too A lot of things happened challenges and trials that each couple faced head on and needed healing from There was a particular part in this book that I couldn t help but askOhmygosh is this really necessary My heart is breaking for River and DahliaThough I see that happening as a way for things to fall into place, as much as I wish that sad tragedy didn t happen, it made all of them closer,open with each other.This book is a wonderful addition to the Connection series, because yes, okay, I will never get tired of saying this is my favorite book in the series and one of my favorite love stories to read this year Xander is just irresistible dreamy sigh Stars 5 stars Recommended to Fans of the Connections series POV First person Dual POV.Series Yes But standalone.Cliffhanger No.EXTRA COMMENT I needXander and Ivy 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 somet 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 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 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.

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