Friday, September 5, 2014

Book Review: Frayed (Connections #4) by: Kim Karr

Release Date: September 2, 2014
from NAL Trade
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley/edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.
What she wanted, she took—without regard.
It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancĂ©e, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But when he sees Bell Wilde, he’s so deeply drawn to her, that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting this spark between them...or maybe it’s his second chance at love.

Bell has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up for the challenge of Ben Covington. But once they’re reunited, there’s no holding back—even if a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both."

My Thoughts:

I’m not going to lie, I had a lot of trepidation going into this book. I really like this series, but Ben was never my favorite and even after reading Blurred I wasn’t entirely sold on him. However, I am really glad I ended up giving this book a shot because I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. It was enjoyable and I thought it was a good addition to the series.

Ben will never be my favorite and even after Frayed I have my reservations with him, I’m sorry but I just cannot fully forgive him for the cheating on Dahlia and just everything with him and Dahlia and River. However, I do like him more now and I think I understand him too. He has come a very long way and he is truly trying to pull his life together. At the end of the day, he really isn’t a bad guy and he is willing to acknowledge when he acts like an ass. He is also capable of being charming and cute and romantic. He is very different when it comes to Bell and it is a good different.

I have always liked Bell and I was glad she was getting her own story. I love how quirky she is but also how determined and hardworking she is. At points I really wanted her to put certain people in their place but I still really liked her. At the end of the day I was just really happy to see her get the ending she deserved.

What I love about this series is how all the books tie together, but that they can also be read as stand alones. Every story has its own beginning, middle, and end but there is also stuff that carries over. Each book leaves hints for a storyline that may pop up again in another book and I always enjoy when I get to discover what that hint was for. I can especially sense something coming in regards to Caleb and I cannot wait to find out what it is. It’s nice to know that the stories intertwine and the characters’ lives are connected but at the same time still have the separate storylines.

Frayed was another enjoyable addition to the Connections series. I really was surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this one and I’m very glad I read it. I can’t wait to see what else this series has in store for us readers.


  1. It is hard to forgive a character if they cheat

  2. I was really excited for this one, but just couldn't get into. I'm not sure if it was bc I'd just read Blurred so it felt repetitive, or my mood. Glad you enjoyed!

  3. I'm with you a hundred percent. I don't think I could forgive a character if he/she cheated... I'm glad you did like him, despite your reservations. I do need to get into this series. I've had the first book forever now!

    Lovely review!! Miss you!!!*muggle huggles*

  4. The hints from the previous books reminds me of the Dark Hunter series. I haven't read these books, but the guy on the cover (Ben, I'm assuming) is gorgeous! Haha! I might have to give this one a try sometime soon!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  5. I'm glad to hear this. I want to like Ben but I don't. I've read half of Blurred and I want to read Frayed. I feel better about doing that now.

  6. I'm glad Karr was able to help you to at least maybe understand Ben a little, even if you still didn't really like him all that much. Great review, Teresa. I just ordered Connected. :)

  7. You were nervous about this one, and I am SO elated that you enjoyed it so much! I liked it, too, and I definitely intend to read the books that came before this one. I want to know more about River ;)


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