Frayed (Connections #4) by Kim Karr
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 know. I’m horribly late to the party with this installment in the Connections series.
But, in my defense, I have never liked Ben and I finally had to force myself to pick this one up and see if maybe I was being too harsh in my judgment of him.
I wasn’t. He’s still pretty much a dick. And Bell, well she’s not one of my favorite people.
I had to get past the fact that both of them are cheaters. That both of them chose to betray Dahlia. Not that Bell knew Dalia at that point, but she definitely knew Ben had a girlfriend and just didn’t care.
And I did. I got past that part of their history. Some people are just not meant to be together and Dahlia definitely traded up. But the constant dance Ben did between, “I want her” to “I’m not ready for this” got frustrating.
This book does have its place in the series. You need it to get the whole picture. But, I found it was one that I did not look forward to and that I knew was going to be hard to like. I can say that these two do have a ton of chemistry and the story pulled me in, even if it was kicking and whining.