MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO HEAL ALL…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 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….
Mended is Xander’s story–and it’s also where we learn all about Ivy Taylor. The story starts in the past, when Xander and Ivy are in high school, and so very much in love.
Fast forward to the present. And it’s been about 12 years since they’ve seen each other. Xander has lived a rather miserable existence since Ivy–always harboring his feelings for her, never over the mistake he made in letting her go–and Ivy is engaged to a big-shot music exec.
Suddenly, though, they’re about to spend a whole lot of time together. Ivy is going to tour with The Wilde Ones, and Xander is going to have to deal with the feelings he’s not dealt with for the last twelve years. In the same regard, Ivy, who ends up dumping the scum bag, Damon Wolfe, has her own feelings to work through.
The sexual tension between Xander and Ivy was well-written. And though I typically get annoyed with back and forth feelings where one won’t tell the other how he/she feels, this didn’t get to me. I liked the push and pull, and I was able to ride the wave with them.
As is the case with all the other books in this series, there were definitely ups and downs, but there were also uncovered secrets. Some I saw coming, but it worked. I also enjoyed keeping up with the other characters–seeing Dahlia and River, as well as the rest of the band.
This series is chugging along, and though this is the fourth book (there’s a novella in there), we still have quite a few characters to learn about, so there’s plenty left to read. If you’ve not picked up this series, I do recommend it. If you like rock stars, music, music references, angsty love stories, you’ll definitely dig these books!
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance, including her sexy New Adult romance series, Connections. She describes herself as wearing a lot of hats–writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all-around go-to person of the family. However, she always finds the time to read. She believes in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends and Happily-Ever-Afters, and loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart. Kim lives in Florida with her husband and four kids.
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