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Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

Giveaway ends April 07, 2017.

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27 March 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review: Connected, Kim Karr

Reading Level:Contemporary Romance/New Adult


Ebook (ARC)


Self Pubbed 3/20/2013



I was contacted by Kim Karr on Facebook asking me if I'd be willing to read her debut novel. I jumped at the chance because I was excited that I would be reading something new and fresh. I've managed to chat with Kim a bit and I hope that I've become a friend to her during our conversations.

I read CONNECTED a few weeks ago and I instantly fell in love with it because it was different. It wasn't anything I'd read recently or even ever. Kim takes you on a roller coaster ride that doesn't want to let you off. At first when it starts, you think, 'oh I've read this'. but then it goes into uncharted territories that you'll be clamoring for the end to see where it's all leading up!

The story starts with Dahlia dating Ben Covington while they're at Stanford. It's Halloween and Dahlia is not one to celebrate the holiday (I'm with her!). Her reason is more doable than mine. I hate it, she lost her parents and a beloved aunt in a horrific plane crash on that day. So yeah, she's not dressing up. However, she does promise a friend that she'll head to the local bar to listen to an up-and-coming band.

So leaving her inebriated boyfriend behind, she heads to the local bar and there she meets an enigmatic stranger who practically begs her to stay. When she finds out that he's the lead singer of the band performing and she knows that she's about to make a big mistake, she bails.

We flash forward a few years later. Ben and Dahlia are living together and engaged. She's a photographer and he's a hard-hitting journalist who is about to win a prestigious award for a story that he's been working of for a few years. En route to the banquet, the car holding Ben and Dahlia is carjacked and Ben is killed. Leaving Dahlia broken and brokenhearted.

Two years go by before she's able to go back to work and even function. When her best friend Aerie, offers her a job in Vegas to interview a rock star and grab some photos. Her surprise is complete when she's told its River Wilde that she'll be meeting in Vegas. See this is the same person she met oh so long ago and never acted on it.

Kim tells a tightly knit story that will break your heart, have you cheering and pretty much leaving your panties in a bunch. She sucker punches you just when you think Dahlia and River will finally live their happily ever after. I fell in love with River. He's a guy who pulls no punches, he knows what he wants and he goes after it. Dahlia is broken. Afraid to open her heart because whenever she does the person she has opened it to leaves.

With the influx of new adult/contemporary romance/self-published authors, this book is highly recommended. I could read it over and over again because it's just that good.

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  1. I would ♥ the Paperback. I am really looking forward to reading this!

  2. Would love to win the kindle copy! Thanks for the give-away!

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  4. I would love to have the paperback!

  5. I would prefer Kindle copy! (But I would be thrilled with either!). Thank you for the chance!

  6. I would love to win the paperback! But I would be happy with either. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  7. I would love the Kindle copy, but happy with either, too :)

  8. I would appreciate either form, but for portability sake I would prefer the kindle version:)


  9. i would love the paperback! just loved kim karr's book connected! it was truly amazing! i would love to add it to my collection of books! :) thank you!

  10. I'd love to win the paperback!

  11. Sounds interesting.

  12. I'd love to win the paperback!

  13. Great story! I was starting to get tired of the same story being told over and over about the "rock singer/Guy in band" and boy was this different! Couldn't put this book down and was so happy I bought it! The only thing I hate is the wait for torn to come out so I can figure out what happens!!!


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