Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entangled history is about to test the strength of their relationship
Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her "Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.
River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain. But how many times can one broken heart be mended? Will River and Dahlia be able to stay together or will they be torn apart?
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Torn picks up right where Connected ended. River and Dahlia have decided to get married and are minutes away from heading to the airport when Grace calls. She tells her Dahlia that she needs to come to the house so they head over. When they arrive, Dahlia's world gets ripped apart. Ben is alive. Shock, confusion, happiness, love and anger all hit Dahlia as she tries to cope with the fact that her first love, the man she was supposed to marry, lied and faked his own death.
As Dahlia attempts to process all this, River is terrified of losing her. He knows that Dahlia is meant for him but Ben's return has shaken their whole relationship. Jealousy, and insecurity cause River to lose his temper on more the one occasion causing him to put his relationship at risk. He's also been keeping some secrets from Dahlia, and when those come out, Dahlia doesn't know who to trust. Not to mention the smoking hot tour promoter who seems to always be around trying to get herself a piece of him.
I hate Ben. I couldn't muster up an ounce of sympathy for him or the consequences of his decision. He's selfish and continues to show it throughout the story. I really had to resist the urge to punch my iPad when he would speak.
Rivers secrets didn't seem like much to be mad about. I know I wouldn't be mad. I always thought his secret was that he knew Ben was alive. That one I would have been mad about (maybe) but the real secrets... Eh, I don't blame him for those. In fact, he deserves a blow job.
Overall this book was exactly what I wanted and needed it to be. The end of Connected had me so nervous but I loved how Torn came together and gave me the HEA I needed.