Tuesday 5 January 2016

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway ~ Missed Connection by K Larsen and Mara White

Missed Connection by K. Larsen & Mara White
Designed by Cover Me Darling
Release Date: January 5, 2016

Book Description:

Twenty years weren’t enough for either of them to forget.

A chance encounter, a missed connection.

Two wayward stars that collided in a turbulent sky, at the right place, but at the wrong time in both of their lives.

What happens when they meet again? Do the same unforgettable sparks still fly?

Titan Jennings and Jesenia Van Buren may come from two different worlds but their hearts are open to second chances. No matter who or what may stand against them, love is what anchors their lives together.

Love may be infinite but time is not, Missed Connection is a novel about making the very best you can with what little you’ve got.

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Our Review:
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“A serendipitous encounter, an unforgettable bind, a gift of pure solace, when the universe reached out and connected Titan to me, and me to him for a moment.”

This was my first read of either authors so I really did go into this book not knowing what to expect, but this synopsis ticked all the boxes that I love in a book so I dived in. This book is about one of my favourite subjects…second chance love, add into the mix forty somethings and I am officially hooked. I am always saying that there are not enough books that cover the forty pluses, after all, we do have a love life too!

I have to say that the writing was beautiful, lyrical and mesmerising. This was one of those books that captured my attention from the very beginning and didn’t let go until the very end. Sometimes you just know that you are going to gel with a book and that was the impression I got from the very start…me and this book were going on a journey and what a journey it was. Emotional, thought provoking, soul searching, heart breaking at times, but most of all uplifting in so many different ways.

“…fate has a strong arm and we’re blind to its intentions…”

I understand that this book was borne from a social media post of a real life Craigslist ad and having found this out after the fact really added further depth to this story. Even though the characters probably have not connected or lived out their lives like Jess and Ty you cannot help but associate this story to someone’s real life knowing that someone out there was seeking their own “Missed Connection.”

“The ghost of this woman kept alive only by a matchbook, a tattoo and now, a post, just hanging out somewhere online.”

Ty was a single dad having lost his wife five years prior. He was a perfect father and the relationship he had with his son was heart-warming and inspiring. These two really were the best of friends and were making the most of the hard hand they had been dealt. Ty had spent time reflecting on his past and especially the woman that he owed his current life to.

“I let go of his hand and walk back toward the life I was so eager to run away from.”

One night when Ty was at the lowest of the low he met a woman in a green dress at Hope’s Diner, it was snowing, freezing and she looked like a duck out of water with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Over a cup of coffee, they talked, they off loaded, but most of all they gave each other hope. He goes to the restroom and she disappears, but she left behind a piece of her, a piece that had been firmly lodged in Ty’s heart for the past twenty years.

Jess too had her issues and one being a loveless marriage to a Senator, but out of that marriage was borne a beautiful daughter that was Jess’s champion and best friend. The relationship that these too had was once again amazing, they were each other’s confidantes, they worked together and they bounced off each other, in short they kept one another going with one incredible bond.

And so Ty’s son persuades him to try to find the girl in the green dress…but is it twenty years too late?

“I hope you know, that if I could, I would give you the stars. But instead, all I can give you is everything I have in my heart.”

Jesenia and Titan’s story was epic. I lived and breathed this story and was frantically page turning as I desperately wanted these two to reunite. They had each left a piece of their hearts with each other that night, the intense feelings and recurring dreams were forever present with both of them. Twenty years of what if’s but neither would change the journey they had both been on. K Larsen and Mara White really captured the yearning, the exasperation, that soul mate connection with a flourish. I believed every word, I believed in their story…how just a few minutes in another’s company can truly change the path your life takes. How a chance meeting with a stranger can give you that hope, that sense of worth when you really think that you are worth nothing. Sometimes people are meant to meet, call it fate, kismet, destiny or whatever…sometimes it is your time, sometimes it isn’t but fate has a way of making its voice heard…will this forever be a Missed Connection or were they just twenty years too soon?

“But as I cast this proverbial coin into the wishing well of the universe, it occurs to me, after a thousand what-ifs and years of lost sleep, that our connection wasn’t missed at all.”

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About the Authors:

K Larsen
K. Larsen is an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. She received her B.A.from Simmons College- a while ago. She currently lives and works in Maine. She writes steamy romantic suspense novels when no one's looking.

 Connect with K.

Facebook Author Page: http://on.fb.me/1JQhOT5
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.ly/1NXXFOD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/klarsen_author
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mistressosnark/
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1mwtN2u

Mara White

Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she's not writing you can find her on the playground.

 Connect with Mara

 Facebook Author Page: http://on.fb.me/1YXx7QK
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.ly/1P8Ee3A
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authormarawhite
Instagram: http://instagram.com/authormarawhite
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1P8EfV2

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