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Publisher's Summary

What if a "Once in a Lifetime" could happen twice? Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable. When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia's life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soul mate. Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift - but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?
©2013 Kim Karr (P)2013 Tantor
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"Emotional, unpredictable, and downright hot." (K. A Tucker)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Katheryne on 10-08-13

I Loved it!!!

Dahlia had two great loves of her life. Ben, her first love, the man she grew up with and who helped her through tragedy. River, the man she had an instant connection with. It was “love at first sight” for both of them. Due to another tragedy in her life she has crossed paths again with River. Their connection is still strong and undeniable.

I loved both Ben and River in this book and I felt Dahlia was one very lucky girl to have had two amazing love stories. Then wham – the ending came and it hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s a shocker of an ending with a HUGE cliffhanger. Despite my disdain for cliffhangers I still LOVED this book and can’t wait for the 2nd one to come out. It will be an instant download for me.

Definitely a credit worthy listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 09-20-13

Oh.My.God....This book was so good! Sinfully good!

Kim Karr has created a deliciously juicy book that will leave you saying Oh. My. God. Please I need more!!! There are lots of little twists & turns that happen throughout this book. It’s one of those storys that you have to pay attention to while listening. It’s got juicy romance, extreme hotness, love, heart ache. suspense, and even some mystery. This is an incredibly addicting story. This is another one of those books that's almost impossible to review without giving away important events that take place. I will try my best not to spoil anything for anyone. I will say, I pretty much figured out the plot line 30% in. I don’t know why but my intuition just told me there were a several things that didn’t add up which made me start to suspect that there was more going on. Regardless of all the plot twists & turns, I was still completely pulled in and captivated. In the beginning, we learn that Dahlia has had tragedy marked her path in life from a very young age, but she’s always had her best friend Ben by her side. After the death of her parents, he was the only family she could come to rely on. As time progressed, their friendship grew into love and their plans for a perfect happily ever after. Except for the one night during a college fraternity party, Dahlia leaves Ben behind to hit the local bar with her best friend. That night she crosses paths with River and an undeniable chemistry explodes between them making them well aware of the attraction that can’t be denied. When Dahlia agrees to meet River after his performance, she decides that the best thing is for her to leave the scene before she makes a mistake that will cost her more than she’s willing to sacrifice. (So, I can only guess that by now your probably thinking this book just sounds like your typical new adult romance BUT its so much more. In time, little random things start to have more significance than you originally think.) The story fast forwards about five years and Dahlia's life is hit by tragedy once again. When she finally begins to pick herself back up and put her life back together, her first job assignment happens to bring her face to face with River Wilde once more. And even though years have pasted since that one night, the connection is still strong, palpable and magnetic.... like they were soul mates.This book was a love story told so beautifully that it completely entrances you. I absolutely loved the chemistry between River and Dahlia.Their shared moments, conversations, and off the charts chemistry made their attraction for one another feel very real. The sex scenes were OFF THE CHARTS sinfully sexy. River is SO in love with Dahlia it melts your heart. River is sweet, sensitive and just gets Dahlia. He’s very in-tune to her needs, as she is to him. It’s kind of a insta-love story but with layer after layer of dimensions. It was captivating to see into both of their minds and hearts. The narrative was perfect for this book. Also, I adored the band and lyric references, both real and fictional, were one of my very favorite parts of the story. I loved the old concert t-shirts which were a huge part of Dahlia's wardrobe. I found myself looking forward to which one she would be wearing next! On a side note, I did wish that aspects of River's musical career were explored more in the story rather than used as a backdrop.
This was by far one of the best "cliffhanger" endings I have heard in a very long time. When this book finished demanding to know more. I know everyone has a different opinion on these type of endings but I absolutely loved it and now cannot wait until the second book, TORN comes out. I know it will definitely be worth the wait.

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