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This book is so terrible. Maybe it's me, seeing the rest of these reviews, but I feel this one all around sucked. The narration made Dahlia sound so fake when she had dialogue with River, and I didn't feel that her character's thoughts and dialogue belonged to the same person. The plot made her fiancé seem douchy, despite all his redeeming qualities, which I felt cheapened the story. And if I hear the adjective "adorable" again... Well, let's just say Kim Karr should invest in a thesaurus. No masculine hero of a book should be called adorable all the time, or adorably hot, adorably funny, adorably gag me! Not worth the credit. Can't even finish it.
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
This book was so heart breaking especially when you can somewhat relate to the pain. KK did a great job of keeping you wanting to know more and more about the characters, while thinking it really is too good to be true. River not answering his phone made me wonder if he was trying to hide something which kept me guessing....... and the comment he made about wondering if Caleb knew what River knew did about Ben.......
Veronica and Christian both did a great job!
Well spent credit!
NO! The narration was so bad I could barely finish this. I bought the e-book version of the second book of this series to find out what happens. I couldn't stand to hear another book by these two narrators.
Yes, not ever listen to these narrators again.
The story was ok, not great but worth reading if you have nothing else in line. I wouldn't buy this in audio though.
Yes, but will read all reviews first.
More details in the beginning. This was the slowest book in history. I almost gave up numerous times, just frustrating. Had I not already paid for it, I would have just deleted the book.
The very last couple of chapters..
If you start in the middle of the book first.
Why am I always late to the party? I knew that Connected had great reviews, my friends loved it, so why the hell did I wait so long to finally read it? I am kicking myself but so glad that I finally found the time to show up.
The narration was done well, I really liked the voice of Dahlia, I think it matched the characters personality perfectly. River's narration while good made him sound a bit older than I pictured him in my head (maybe it was the deep voice) but I still liked that there were the dual voices. Anyway.... as I briefly mentioned above the story was awesome, the characters well thought out, the emotions described perfectly (I may have shed a tear or two), the steam factor was HOT! and the plot which I originally thought would be your typical broken girl fixed by sexy soulful rocker turned out to have so much more depth, heart and one crazy twist.
Excellent book - this was an audio book for me. I really enjoyed this one. Dahlia's relationship with Ben, Dahlia's tragic past, River's and Dahlia's instant, soul deep attraction.
Started out great, ended even better. Loved it!
Captivating, sexy, and sweet
I really enjoyed the male and female narration. Overall, this was a very sweet story. It was well worth my credit.
I certainly would not recommend it to anyone.
This story went from boring to boring and pornographic.
Will do anything for books!
This book was AWESOME!! Okay, so I was crying my eyes out through the first third, and honestly, wanted to quit several times or skip ahead because it was so painful, but hold on!!! Redemption awaits! Dahlia is an amazing woman, she grows and matures right before our eyes. River is just what she needs when she needs him. I don't want to say too much because though I searched for spoilers just to get through the first few chapters to know it would all be okay, I won't do that to you! My heart broke and was put back together, then shocked at the end. This is a HUGE cliffhanger, but thankfully the second book is already out so just buy both at the same time and save yourself the five minutes of sheer stress at the end trying to buy it and download it while you are freaking out.
There are amazing sub-characters in this book, and as we will see in future this will be a series involving some of these other characters. The first two books that are out now do bring us to the conclusion of this couple, so don't despair. The next books to come are about other couples. I personally can not handle a cliffhanger, so I wait until the conclusions are released (usually).
The first part of the book is from Dahlia's POV and the second part (maybe last third?) is from River's POV, then we get an epilogue from Ben.
I LOVE to get both POV's in a book, doesn't always happen and I'm okay with that, but I do love it. Though honestly, Christian Foxes' female voices always sound a bit strange to me, but I deal because his male voice is good.
About the narrator: Okay, so I thought she did well, her voice was good, inflections were good and all that, this seems a bit petty to me and I hate that but I noticed so I will mention it. I could hear her breaths, strange I know, but a few times I was distracted wondering if she had asthma. I mean no disrespect in that, I just thought that the breaths were louder than they should have been and I think that is probably usually dealt with in production and editing so not her fault as much as an editing issue.
Just loved it! Pulls you in and takes you on an emotional ride. Such a great story with all the steamy stuff too, perfect balance. I also really liked that we are able to listen through different character points of view.