Publication date: 2nd September 2014
Paperback edition: 304 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: 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 when he sees Bell Wilde, he’s so deeply drawn to her, that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting this spark between them...or maybe it’s his second chance at love.
Bell has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up for the challenge of Ben Covington. But once they’re reunited, there’s no holding back—even if a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.
I was really excited to read this book after I read the novella that accompanies it! I really enjoyed the novella and it was a brilliant introduction to the characters story in this book! I have to admit though that I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other books in this series! I just felt that it was missing that punch to make me love it! It stayed on the same level as it progressed and nothing big really happened in it too! I mean, there was a big secret, but I felt it didn't actually make as big an impact as I thought it would have when it was revealed! It was really big though, and the reaction from both of the main characters was what I expected! Because of the secret, the plot started going in a different direction to what I expected! I enjoyed the direction it did go in though! The plot of this book was okay and amazing at the same time! I loved the sexual tension in it, but it didn't really have any twists and turns in it, apart from when the secret was revealed! I enjoyed it though and there were plenty of sexy scenes in it too, which I also loved! The plot was also developed on brilliantly from the novella and did the main characters story justice! I really enjoyed it and I loved it even more as it developed! The characters were again amazing! Ben was the main male character and he was introduced in the first book in this series, but he was a secondary character! He then got to start his story with the novella before this book and then sort of finish it off with this book! Ben has come such a long way since he was first introduced in this series! He really found himself in this book and he knew who he wanted to spend the rest of his life with! I was really happy with Ben's development! He was seriously hot too and I could see that he had deep feelings for his love interest! Bell was the main female character and love interest of Ben! Bell was first introduced in the novella for this book! I don't think she was briefly in any of the others book in the series! I loved Bell! She was loving, had a really supportive family... and was a bit of a vixen too lol! I just loved Bell's character! She took caution before she started something with Ben, which was the right thing to do considering the secret she held! I had a lot of respect for her and she came a long way in this book too! I also loved that this book was written from both Ben and Bell's point of views! It made the plot even better! Even though this book wasn't my favourite of the series, I will definitely be reading the next book in this series! I know that it's not going to be about Ben and Bell and that it's going to Caleb's story! It also says that it's going to be a romantic suspense book, so I can't wait to read it! I hope that Ben and Bell will maybe make appearances in it too! The cover for this book is so hot! I fell in love with as soon as I saw it and I love how well it suits the novella's cover that goes with this book too! I also love that it has the same models on it! Big thank you to Kim for an ARC of Frayed and for having me on the Review Tour!
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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.