Book Review – Mended (Connected #3) by Kim Karr



Always 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….


4.5 stars

Kim Karr has done it again. When I first read Connected from a new indie author I couldn’t believe this was her debut novel. It literally blew me away. Quickly her talents were recognized and signed and now is a published author and her work is continuing to blow me away.

Mended is the story of Xander and Ivy. Once young loves that grew up and apart are thrown together when Ivy joins The Wilde Ones on tour everything from their past is thrown into their present and questioned. Lies and hurts are questioned and feelings that were buried deep start to resurface.

Xander wants Ivy but knowing that she is currently unavailable to Damon doesn’t truly stop him. He knows they are meant to be and he vows that during the tour he will earn Ivy’s trust back and show her just how truly he loves her. He will let her know once and for all the reasoning behind the hurts that he caused her in their past and prove to her that his love for her was very much true and still exists today.

Can Xander earn Ivy’s trust and love back? Will Ivy stay strong and keep her relationship with Xander professional guarding her heart from being broken again? Or will the sparks that started so long ago reignite, setting a blaze of passion between the two leaving their love mended?

Kim Karr has a way of pulling you into a story and keeping your attention the entire time. Her characters are so well thought out they come to life on paper. Her storyline is flawless. Mended was a true love story. It contained everything that I love. Young love, true love, passion, sexual tension, heartache, lies, steam, and characters who are easy to fall in love with.

I don’t think Kim will ever write anything that I will not devour and utterly enjoy reading. She has a way with words and it’s refreshing that her writing and storylines have stayed consistent from her debut novel. Xander was a strong lead character that was easy to feel passion for and want the best for. Ivy was a strong female character whom I wanted to wrap my arms around and tell her that everything will be okay. For me she was the girl who just wanted to be loved but didn’t trust easily and would make anyone work for her heart. She had strength that made my heart swell.

Kim I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us in the Connected Series and when the series is all said and done I can’t wait to see what other types of novels you bring us. I will forever be a fan of your work. If you haven’t read the Connected Series you are truly missing out and you need to grab them all and start today. Connected (Connected #1), Torn (Connected #2), Dazed (Connected #2.5), and Mended (Connected #3)! Grab them and fall in love with all the characters and fall in love with Kim.