Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Review: Connected by Jolyn Palliata

Title: Connected
Series: Twists of Fate, Book 1
Author: Jolyn Palliata
Publisher: Jolyn Palliate
Publication Date: October 14, 2011
Reviewed Format: Free ePub
Source: Read for Free at Goodreads
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Get it @: Amazon | Book Depository

Book Description:
Addison wakes from surgery to discover that the doctors have removed the mass that she had, unfortunately she had a reaction to the anesthetics and she died on the operation table, but only for a moment and they obviously succeeded in bringing her back. However, she didn’t come back alone.

Rhys Alexander had it all, money, fame, looks to die for, and more women he cared about. Such is the life a rock star, but Fate is one girl that likes to mess with people, will he be capable of handling the curve ball thrown his way?

I am a sucker for a good love story and that is exactly what one gets out if this short novella.

The book is short enough that it took me about 4, maybe 5 hours total to read. Yet it is exactly the type of story I was in the mood for. A sweet, good, well written tale that had me rooting for the characters and completely interested on their story.

I like how it feels like Rhys seems to be the main character even though the story is told from Addison’s POV. The story only shifts POV whenever Rhys himself is shifting, and it is his character the one that has the most growth within the pages.

But enough with the spoilers; the bottom line is that it’s very enjoyable story, easy and fast to read. It is a great beginning to a new series.

The story is currently free to read in Goodreads, how long that will last? I honestly don’t know. Still, I recommend you guys to check it out. In truth, no one loves every book and not every book is for everyone; try the prologue and the first chapter (since it’s free). I believe that they are strong enough to pull you in, and if they don’t, then maybe the story is not for you.

These are two quotes from the book that i really like, so I'm sharing them with you:
" Johnathan kissed her, his tongue dipping in and sweeping against hers. His contact was firm and she felt the purpose behind it; he was testing the waters, checking her receptiveness. She would have been a helluva lot more into it if it hadn't been for asshat rock star in her head." 
–Addison, Chapter 8
"Her last thoughts before drifting to sleep were of their conversation. His last words whispered through her head: I always loved a good challenge in life. 
It seemed that inclination hadn’t changed in his death.” 
–Addison, Chapter 9 

PS: if you do choose to read the novella, stick to it until after it ends. The letter shown at the end is written by none other than Fate himself (yes, you read that correctly, Fate); I was smiling through the whole thing, which is not too long, but still.


  • The author read my review and clarified a minor detailed that I got wrong; Fate is a MAN! Yeap, he is. When I read the intro for book 2 it sounded to me like a girl was talking; however, this throws a new an interesting curve ball ^.^
  • (June 21, 2012) - The book is no longer available for free at Goodreads.

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  1. Hi Mel! Stopping by to say hi. Lovely site...

    1. Thank you two times ^.^ and welcome. Feel free to stop by whenever you want and comment on your favorite topics.

  2. I loved this book because it was a beautifully told story about the journey between two people as they get to know each other and find that, though they didn't know anything was previously missing, they've found someone and something it would difficult to live without.
    Jolyn weaves a tale that starts off with the perfect balance of fun mixed subtle emotions. I laughed out loud more than once at the situations Addison's unique predicament gets her into. Addison is a wonderful character we can identify with and root for while Rhys' intoxicating blend of sexy with a side of vulnerability make him irresistible.

    1. I couldn't agree more. Love your comment!


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