Series: Connections Series Book #3
Author: Kim Karr
Blurb: Music has the power to heal, but not all broken hearts can be mended. Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the band’s 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 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 to reclaim the powerful love they thought they had lost forever….
Thoughts: I have not read any prior books in this series, but that didn’t really bother me too much in the overall vibe of the story. However, for those of you who hate first person books, let me be the first to warn you. This one is not only told in first person, but largely from Xander’s point of view. I have read very few with the male POV, and something about this one just didn’t ring true, so for me there was a bit of a disconnect for me when it came to this book. First person is not really my favorite either, although I have been surprised lately with the number of authors that I have fallen in love with than can really render this type of writing justice. Having not read a book by Karr before, I’m at a loss as to whether it was the male POV that just didn’t work for me – or if it was the first person style.
The story itself was good, but wasn’t stand out enough to really have me wanting more from the series. The author herself, however, I am open to reading more of – although her style struck me as somewhat along the lines of H.M Ward, Rachal Van Dyken, Roni Loren, etc.