I received this book for free from ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Connectivity by Aven Ellis
Published by Self Pub on October 16th, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Overachiever Mary-Kate Grant (who is indeed named after an Olsen Twin) has followed every rule to the letter to pursue her dream of working in TV programming. Ripping a page from the “hard work pays off” playbook, she takes an assistant level job at a Chicago sports network to break into the industry.
MK has no time or desire for a relationship right now—she is totally focused on her career and being independent, unlike the other women in her family.
But MK’s plans are run through the shredder when she finds herself working for William Cumberland, a British media mogul who made his fortune with Connectivity, a social media site. William blows into Chicago just like the winds off Lake Michigan and purchases the group of networks MK works for—and makes her his personal assistant in the process.
Suddenly MK finds her career plans in jeopardy. William makes her question everything she has ever thought and has the uncanny ability to see right through her. And for the first time in her life, MK finds herself not only questioning what she wants for her career but for her personal life as well…
Happy Friday guys! Today’s Reading After Dark review is tad different. It’s not my normal sex drive, decapitating R.A.D review but something sweeter. Something different. Something absolutely adorable! And while Connectivity is indeed written by a friend my review is as unbiased as all my other reviews.
Our story starts with Mary-Kate learning that the company she works for has just been purchased by this gorgeous, innovator, multibillionaire, BRITISH piece of man candy, better known as William. Obviously she freaks out because take overs usually equal job loss, and MK is one hard-working cookie. I think this is what appealed to me most about MK. I love anyone that is willing to work, and I especially love someone who is willing to start at the bottom to get to their top. But she wasn’t just “work work work”! She was funny and sweet and sassy! In fact she meet William while cursing like a sailor at the copy machine (which so deserved it!). It doesn’t get more sassy than that, in my oh so humble opinion. But, like any character, she had her moments that made me want to wring her neck. It didn’t happen often, I give her credit for that, but as strong as she was I felt like she occasionally lost her backbone. Never with William, so two points there, but when it came to her girlfriends or even her family (bitch sister made me want to slap someone) I felt like she became this completely different and spineless woman. One that made me equal parts sad and annoyed.
In fact I think this can be said for the story overall. It was funny, it was sweet it had its feisty moments, but it also had its part’s that got under my skin in not the best ways. I loved how fun it was, I enjoyed the flow and the writing and I really did enjoy all the characters, even the bitchy ones (cough Michelle-cough-Arabella). To be quite frank the entire character line up was well-rounded and extremely enjoyable with all those lovely dynamics running around. The only thing robbing it of a solid 4 star rating was the plot. Even though it was enjoyable it was very predictable, and I would give my right arm to experience a contemporary novel that didn’t go the very well-traveled path of break up to make up.