Blog Tour: Frayed by Kim Karr +Review & Giveaway

He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.What she wanted, she took—without regard.
It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancée, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love.

Bell Wilde has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up the challenge of Ben Covington coming back into it. However, once the spark is reignited…there’s no stopping it. But even if they both manage to pull together their frayed hearts, a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

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"For a minute I can’t help thinking about how damn lucky I am to have gotten a second chance at life. I was a dead man, a man who then lost sight of what mattered and then fell over the edge. But somehow after everything I went through, I was tugged back up by life and able to land on my feet.”

Ben Covington crashed and burned since he came back to his real life. One thing after another was thrown against him, but he slowly started to put himself back together into a better Ben. He may not be ready for a relationship, especially with the fiery red head that never leaves his thoughts, but it’s impossible not to think of more when it comes to her.

Bell Wilde is an independent woman. She’s moved out of her family home and is trying to make a name for herself in the business world, trying to prove herself worthy. Problem is, her focus keeps getting blurred with Ben showing up left and right. The idea of being Ben’s girl brings her bliss, but she knows it’s impossible. Especially with the secret she has to keep from him. The one she can never tell him.

"Thinking past wrongs and forbidden fruit-none of that matters when I remember the night we shared."

This novel was just so beautifully written. Plain and simple. The two most damaged characters in my opinion, now have an outlet for their story to be heard. Kim has written a forbidden and struggle-filled love that transcends all other romances. Each emotion from the characters managed to evoke the same feeling in me with each word I read. I could feel Bell’s indecision and Ben’s confusion. I felt it all.

What I really liked about this book was the moderation of the outside characters input. At first when I heard Ben and Bell were getting a book of their own, I figured it was going to be all about the awkwardness of their relationship in connection to River and Dahlia and everyone being against the idea of them.
Instead it took a deeper focus on Ben and Bell. The struggles they went through individually and together. It shows that before all else, they needed to be honest and forgive each other.
Under all the lust and passion—which there was a good amount of—I couldn’t help seeing how perfect they were for each other. Maybe it was due to their crazy and difficult past or perhaps it was the off-the-charts chemistry, but I saw it and I loved it! 

"What I feel when I look at her winds me. It's more than just lust and  desire-it's a need to make her part of me."

This has been my favorite book in the series. If someone would’ve told me that when I first picked up Connected, I would laughed in their face. As much as everyone hated Ben at the beginning, I understood where he was coming from and I didn’t necessarily hate him, but I did toss him aside to some small, dark corner of my brain. However, after reading his story in both Blurred and Frayed, he has been one of my favorite characters overall. His complexity and time of deep despair brought out a vulnerability I don’t often see in male characters.
I in no way want to take anything away from the two lovebirds that started it all, but Ben and Bell are hands down my favorite couple of the series. What they had to go through wasn’t easy and their journey toward happily ever after was a wilde one [see what I did there (;].

I of course recommend reading the entire series, but definitely read Frayed! Come on, you know you want to jump on the #BenandBellTrain

*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

❤︎Rating: 5 “four-leaf clover” kisses

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