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(Connections #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,857 ratings  ·  220 reviews
The Connections series continues with this spin-off novel.

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
ebook, 304 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by NAL Trade
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For the love of reading... Please do NOT center this novel around Bell & Ben. Having these two end up together would, in effect, ruin this series for me. After suffering from "Ben-overload" in Book #2, I wouldn't mind if we never heard from him again.
Oct 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
Seriously, how awkward would family dinners be?
ARC provided by author/publisher in exchange for honest review

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 "Rosebud" Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

“I don’t even have to see those otherworldly emerald eyes to know its her, I can tell by the way she moves. She’s S’belle Wilde. We shared only one unbelievable night together, but it’s seared in my mind forever.”


Exposed. Raw. Vulnerable. These three words could simply define BEN CONVINGTON. In Blurred, we got a taste of what lies behind the eyes of Ben. Simply, he was a lost man trying to find himself. A man searching for re☆☆☆☆☆
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It is very difficult to look past the past and move toward a prosperous future. Is it even possible when all the secrets are not revealed?
I understand Bell's decision to wanted to stay away from Ben.
There’s just too much in our past to ever make this work. Two wrongs will never, ever make a right.

Can two people who feel lust, fire, desire for one another can be just friends?
They can try to be friends. And I even liked them to be friendly with each other.
Bell is very adora
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Title: Frayed
Series:Connections #4
Author:Kim Karr
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Rating:2.5 stars
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Kim Karr
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Are you ready to met Ben and Bell?
I hope so.
Frayed brings the Connections Series full circle!

Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
well...i did it again...lost my entire review! UGH!!!!

3.5 Frayed Stars

So lets abbreviate...this is Ben Covington's story...his journey to happiness. If you have read the previous books, as you should, then you know that Ben and Belle Wilde have a connection, a past, a memorable history. It was just a matter of time before they would reconnect.

So I will start with the fact that I am shocked that I liked Ben, alot. Yes, he was unfaithful to Dahlia. Yes, he lied to her and wr/>3.5
Mar 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Ehhh I'm still not convinced they are not 2 selfish people with a strong sexual attraction to each other.

Not redeemed in my eyes.
Aug 04, 2014 marked it as no-thank-you
A book about Ben and Bell?

Chris- Bookaddict
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Frayed Stars !!!!! Review to come during blog tour. I will say this This was one hell of a ride on the Ben and Bell Train and I LOVED every minute of it!!!!!

It is true, I was not a fan Of Ben’s after River and Dahlia’s story. I mean come on he created a sin in my book.. He cheated. Simple as that. I am not a fan of cheaters at ALL.

When I read Blurred I changed my tune about Ben and Bell. I got the WHOLE picture. I FINALLY Understood EVERYTHING…. I then became a fan of Ben’s
Mrs Wilson
Feb 21, 2014 marked it as to-read
I've been reading a few of the comments and agree. Although very awkward, Ben and Bell should end up together. There was a line in book 2 that suggested there is still something unfinished between them. River and Dahlia are loved up and happy, so why not help Bell and Ben find peace with each other.
Nancy's Romance Reads
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites


I just finished this book and I feel elated! I LOVED everything about this story and when I said that I mean everything. The scorching chemistry between the characters, their strong connection, the intense anticipation I felt for the story to unfold, and the ending all captivated me to no end. Frayed is definitely now my favo
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 though, I was tugged back up by life and able to land on my feet.

We have seen Ben and Bell throughout all of the books in this series. We have been given pieces of their past all throughout the series and a bit more with them in the novella Blurred. They have had a convoluted history: one night of forbidden passion in college, a re-start to a friendship that ended badly, and
Jacqueline's Reads
Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Second Chance Stars

I love the Connections series, Karr is known for her slightly steamy reads with well-developed and somewhat damaged characters. Ben is not my favorite Hero and there were some ups and downs with Frayed.

Ben and Bell have a past. A steamy short lived past. Years later, they both meet up and form a no string attached relationship. Of course it’s hard for both of them to move forward.


We know Ben from the previous books and I have my issues with cheaters. It was nice to see his side of the sto
Red Cheeks Reads
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“I Cursed that ability after the night I spent with him, Cursed him for everything, but especially for leaving an impact on my soul that felt as if it would last forever.”

After reading Blurred I was not sure what to expect going into this book. I knew that I would like it because I have yet not to like a book by Kim but I never expected to fall in love with it or with Ben and Bell. I can honestly tell you that Ben stole my heart and I am head over heals in love with him. We saw in Blurred that after a
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews


Ben Covington is sure he'll never love again. Circumstances beyond his control took him away from her and by the time he returned, she'd moved on. He's just living to work until Bell Wilde floats back into his life. He's attraction to her reignites instantly. He never forgot their college fling and now he is determined to get another shot with her. Bell is determined to never give him that shot. Their history is more
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Oh yes ladies and gents its happened again! I cannot get enough of these characters!! I just love love love this whole gang! Frayed was beyond words! Ms. Karr knocks another one out of the park. This is Ben and Bell’s story though if you’ve read the previous books you know plenty about them. Ben has messed up his life pretty badly and it took him a long while to pull himself out of the darkness. With the memory of his mother and the love and support of his family he does. Ben is give
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad both ben and bell got redeemed in this book and the ending made me lowkey really emotional
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Arc received from author in exchange for an honest review

Frayed is the passionate love story of Ben Covington and Bell Wilde. It seems as if I waited an eternity for this tale. It was well worth the wait. To fully appreciate their saga, I would recommend first reading Connected, Torn and Blurred. Their beginnings are laced within these novels and you will have a better understanding of this couples’ history. This is not a flowery romance about a knight in shining armor saving a virtuous damsel
TWSS Book Review and Blog
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kim-karr
Redemption....Second Chance.....New Beginning....Life.....Love....Live

We all have had that one life altering event and Ben has his in Connected & Torn. We get to know a little bit about Ben and Bell throughout the Connected Series but never getting the whole story. We heard his side of the story in Blurred. Now we get Ben and Bell's story in Frayed.

Ben though I will admit pissed me off him in Torn when he tried to get Dahlia back even though she was happy with R
Sandy S
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 2, 2014

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.<
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

I have been following the Connections Series, by Kim Karr, ever since I fell in love with the very first book in the series, Connected. This series is absolutely amazing; from the rich and colorful cast of characters, to the crazy and surprising plot twists, and the all consuming blazing hot passion that is imbedded in each and every book in this series. Wow! I adore Kim Karr's writing style. She is an amazing author, and if she writes a book, I will read it. She is at th
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Ben Covington has become my favorite character in The Connections series by Kim Karr. The man has died, resurrected, hit rock bottom, climbed out of the rubble, and began to build a meaningful and productive new life. He has suffered the loss of a fiance, the loss of his mother, the loss of the career he gave his life up for, and the loss of his true sense of self. It took hitting rock bottom to realize that there is more to life than loss. Life is what you make of it. The one thing that has b
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, arc
**I received an ARC copy via Goodreads First reads**

Let me first say this book is the 4th book in this series. It can be read as a stand alone, however, I recommend reading the other books first!

After reading the first books in this series, my mind was made up. I did not like Ben Covington. Not even a little bit. Not at all. I felt sorry for him. I did. I just felt like his misery was of his own making. I think he acted like a selfish, spoiled child. While he is still not my favori
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

First I want to say that this has been a beautiful series. I absolutely loved every single book from this series and I couldn't be more pleased with the way it has ended. At least I think this is it for the Connected series.

Every single one of these wonderful people that were intertwined in this series has had a story to tell and every single one has had their happily ever after.

At first I thought I disliked Ben becau
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Title: Frayed (Connections #4)
Author: Kim Karr
Series: Yes.
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Rating: 4.50 - 5.00 stars
Cliffhanger: No
Spoiler-free review

They are all Connected and ended up Torn and Dazed. They Mended, but life is full of so many twists and turns and lines Blurred, and relationships Frayed. This incredible series is all about their connections.

I have been hooked on this series since reading River & Dahlia’s story in Connected (Connections Book #1). Frayed picks up where Blurred left off. Onc
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am sad that this series is over. This story was not what I thought it would be. Ben and Bell have a history that was not an easy one. I knew from the start that these two were supposed to be together. I had my times when reading Connected and Torn that I wanted Dahila and Been to work it out. I know, I know that was never supposed to be. There was now way that could happen. I blame Kim's mad writing skills. She knows how to just write these words that really truly make you feel all the emotion ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! Loved! Loved Ben and S'belle! Full review during blog tour!

Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben Covington! Who knew he was so hot and domineering! I love his story. It truly is a story about second chances and redemption. And I'm so happy that Ben found his HEA.

We all know Ben's story and what happened between his one-time love, Dahlia, back in Connected and Torn (and shame on you if you haven't read those!). But in Frayed, it was finally great to get inside Ben's head and how much stress
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kim ended this amazing series with a BANG!! I have been following this series since Connected first came out and I was instantly hooked by Kim's writing. Frayed was scary for me to think about. Like most people who follow this series, Ben wasn't my favorite person. But knowing Kim's writing ability, I knew I had to give him a chance. I'm so glad I gave him a chance. I got to see a completely different side of him. I can now say that I am thrilled for Ben and he totally deserves this book!! Bell ...more
Carmel Gagnon
Feb 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I really did not enjoy this book. I did not think Ben deserved his own book, I really thought after Dahlia made it clear she didn't want him anymore he would just be out of the series. Would have been nice for Bell to find someone else to have a happily ever after with even if I didn't particularly like her character that much either. I loved this series and I feel like this spoiled the fantasy and beautiful story lines. I had to skip through a lot of this book as it simply just made me feel une ...more
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.

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Connections (6 books)
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  • Torn (Connections, #2)
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