Missed Connections mainly revolves around a woman named Sarah. She dreams of finding a romantic entry about her online and she knows that who she wants, her best friend and regular hookup Jack, but he's not the commitment type. However, when an online-only relationship begins to build, there's only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can't keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are torn for two different men and two different relationships....or are they?
I adored the plot and story line. It grabs your attention and draws you into the novel (it also helps that the cover is amazing to look at). The romance was such a delight to read, especially when things started to unfold and bring to light the whole situation. And Jack (sigh), oh Jack. He was alpha-male at his finest. Tempting, teasing, and calling you "his".
That being said, I did have some issues with the novel. Even though I do believe that Sarah and Jack had a romance that was hot to read, I did have a few issues with Sarah. Even though she wanted Jack she wouldn't stop complaining about him and/or some aspect of his life (i.e. Jack's job as a DJ, how he doesn't seem to grow up, etc.). She only focuses on Jack's flaws and that could be because one of two things, (1) she is afraid to let a "bad boy" into her heart - fully - so she built up walls around it or (2) she doesn't truly want true/real Jack, she wants to change his ways and mold him into something that is adequate for herself.
The only other issue I had was that the build up for the novel was slow. Besides the issues listed, this novel was a delight to read.
June 7 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
Sarah spends her nights cruising Craigslist personal ads, dreaming of finding a romantic entry all about her. She knows who she wants, but best friend and regular hookup Jack is not the serious commitment type. Sarah's stung feelings are soothed when she begins an online-only relationship, but there's only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can't keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are in two very different relationships… or are they?
ARC was kindly provided by publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
About The Author:
Tamara Mataya is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a librarian, and a musician with synesthesia. Armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility, she takes great delight in recommending books and shushing people. She puts the 'she' in TWSS and the B in LGBTQIA+. She’s the co-creator of Pitchmas, a bi-annual pitch contest for writers, and as a freelance editor, has worked with NYT Bestselling authors.