I enjoyed Karr’s first two books but I did not finish Mended. I got about forty percent through it and was so disappointed. There wasn’t any real conflict. Sure, Ivy and Xander were lovers and now they are back in a bus together but they are polite and the main question was “Are you okay?”. After Garrett asked Xander if he was okay in the bar, I shut the book. What happened? Karr has no real story line and if she does end up with one in the story after 40 percent in, it is way too late in the game.
We learn that Ivy’s fiance is abusive and hits her and then he is gone. We could have had a good story with that. The bus is boring, the shows are busy. We get it… But where is the passion or the meaningful moments? I could not relate at all to any of the characters. Xander was such a hot head in the first two and now he really seems like a mellow bored guy. Even River’s character felt one dimensional to me. SO SAD.
The rest of the story is mundane everyday conversation. How are you? Thank you. Are you okay? I don’t know. Maybe I will try it again sometime but I think I have lost interest in this series. I really wish I could have given it more than two stars.
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