A Connection Series Novella featuring Ben Covington
The story before the love story….
When he lost the only woman he’d ever loved, it seemed there was nothing left to live for.
Even as a boy, all Ben Covington ever wanted was to spend forever with Dahlia London, the beautiful girl next door…then one life-altering decision tore them apart and he was forced to leave her.
Now, despite having returned to win her back, he’s still alone. She’s with someone else—someone she’s never going to leave.
Resigned to a future without his former girlfriend, Ben numbs his broken heart in a haze of liquor and women. But then the only woman who ever even turned his head while he was with his girl reappears unexpectedly. And he’s never forgotten their one incredible night together. But will Ben’s destructive behavior destroy his future with her before it even begins?
Oh Ben… By now if you have come this far in the series, you know who Ben is and what happened between him and Dahlia… But in this novella, I learned so much more about him. I read as he hit bottom, I mean the lowest moment of his life. Everything he lost, everything he walked away from and still it pulls at my heart.
He may not feel worthy of a second chance, but in life you have to take what you have been given and go with it. Ben has to learn to live again without the hope of Dahl. She is happy and she is in love. The same love that Ben ripped away from her. He needs to move beyond his grief and loss and learn to live again. But everything in Ben’s life has been a series of choices, some good, some bad. Some to protect those he loved the most and some to protect himself.
What captured me about this novella was Ben’s honesty. He had such a hard time letting go and that just broke my heart for him. But when he finally realizes that he has one chance at life and it is time to live again, he has to make some serious decisions and they don’t live at the bottom of the bottle.
This was a powerful short read in the series and just begged for more. I wanted more, I wanted to know that Ben was not only going to be the man he was destined to be, but that he was going to do it with the right woman at his side.
This series stole my heart from the very beginning and this novella is just one more way of showcasing Kim Karr’s amazing talent as a writer. I have loved and lived each moment of these books with the characters and Ben is no different. Everyone needs a do over every now and then, this is just a great reminder of what a little love and faith can do to a soul, without it, we flail with it and with it, all things are possible.
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