Summary on Goodreads
Aven graciously gifted me the ebook Connectivity and I could’t be more grateful! There was no review required for this book, but obviously since I love it so much I have to talk about it. All this gushing about this novel is strictly what I truly felt about this book because This book is SO good! I read her other novel Waiting for Prince Harry several months back and can I just say how much I love Aven and her writing?! Her books are the perfect true life romance books. It’s not all roses-the characters still have to face conflicts, and you can relate to the characters and their relationships. Aven has been added to my list of “auto-buy” authors….if I even see her name on another book in the future I will buy it-I don’t even have to read a synopsis!
In Connectivity the main character is Mary-Kate, or MK. She is a career-driven, fashionable woman who will do anything for her dream of working in the Beautiful Homes Network. She’s currently working for a Sports network under Collective Media Enterprises, which has just been purchased by British mogul William Cumberland. William is also married to his career. Neither of them have time for trivial things like love…
MK is SO klutzy, she blogs, bakes, doesn’t like the party/bar scene her roomies like, SHE HAS RED HAIR, and, like I felt with Kylie in Waiting for Prince Harry, I feel like MK is me. While trying to bind some copies for her boss, MK inadvertenly gets stuck in the binder machine, only to have Mr. Cumberland come to rescue her. She then starts rambling about how she is named after THE Mary-Kate Olsen, which peaks William’s interest and he gives her his credit card to purchase the Full House DVD! I really enjoyed seeing the relationship form between William and MK. William is British, and handsome. He has “strong cheekbones” he’s “tall and thin,” with “dark,wavy hair” and intense blue eyes. Take a moment to bask in this picture, of whom I picture as William:
While we’re at it, this is who I would cast as MK in a movie of this novel!
MK thinks that she’s ruining every chance at her job, until William makes her his assistant. They start flirting relentlessly, and her best friends and roommates start to get annoying and tell her she is going to ruin her life and career by falling for her boss. I really hated Renee and Emily, MK’s “friends” because they literally had no support for her at all. Her sister was the spawn of Satan too! Aven did an excellent job developing the supporting characters, like she did with the main characters. As MK and William’s relationship grows, he takes her to London for business. MK acts exactly how I would if I got to go to my dream city of London!! She is swooning over everything there and I loved it! On their last night in London William gives MK a Tiffany & CO charm bracelet and the moment was just perfect. I love how I can relate to every female main character in Aven’s novels. My *only* issue with MK is that sometimes I felt she was TOO clumsy and I almost got annoyed with her!
William was the perfect handsome, British, male romantic. He helps MK and supports the fact that she loves her career and encourages her to pursue her dream of writing for BHN. He respects MK, for her beauty and her brains. The love and chemistry between William and Mary-Kate was so real; while reading nothing felt forced or like it didn’t flow. I really liked the sweet joking/flirting between MK and William. Even though MK and William were opposed to falling in love because it would stand in the way of their careers and dreams, they realized that together, they were even better at pursuing goals to reach their dreams.
This novel made me laugh, swoon, and beg for more of William and MK’s story! Thank you Aven! 🙂