*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Mary-Kate (MK) is an assistant working at a media company she doesn’t love her job in the sport network, but it a step closer to get to where she really wants to work at her dream job in the Beautiful Homes network. MK is creative, independent, and down to earth with a great attitude albeit a little clumsy at times. She knows what she wants in life, unlike the other women in her family she wants a career and is not fussed about having a relationship.
William Cumberland is the British media mogul, who has just bought out the company. William is charming, rich, sexy, and definitely has some alpha male qualities. They are not over the top, but they are there. He is not afraid to say what wants or what he is thinking.
After William catches Mk fighting with the binding machine, sparks fly, and William likes what he sees, and to MK’s surprise he makes her his personal assistant while he is in the US. A relationship develops that is flirty and fun, and as they spend more time together their relationship starts to change and grows into something more.
MK is not bothered about William’s money or who he is, William likes that she treats him like a normal person, and that she’s not afraid to tell him what she is thinking, which is very different to how everybody else treats him. William puts Mk first and lets her see that she could have both love, and a career.
This was such a sweet storyline about two people falling in love and the up and downs that go with it. It had the right amount of sweet, romantic, funny and touching moments and wasn’t too high on the angst. I liked both MK and William as characters. I loved the romance, their texts, the way they supported each other, and the banter between them was very funny at times
Told from MK’s POV you get to see what she was thinking, and feeling about William and her future. I liked that it wasn’t insta love. Mk and William have great chemistry together, but they really get to know each other before they take it to the next level. It was refreshing to see that they didn’t just jump into bed with each other. Mk wanted to wait until she was ready and sure of her feelings for him, and William completely respected that.
I do usually like smexy scenes in my books, and even though this book didn’t have any, I didn’t mind, as it didn’t take away my enjoyment from the storyline. It had some lovely secondary characters such as William’s brother and his wife, but also a few that I wanted to punch. I loved the epilogue it left me with a big smile on my face, and it will go down as one of my favourites.
Overall, I really enjoyed Connectivity, Aven Ellis’ début book. I like her writing style, I found it engaging and easy to read from the start. I liked the character development, the pace and flow of the story. The way she pointed out the differences between the English, and the Americans made me laugh. I’m looking forward to reading any of her future books.
If you are looking for a cute, funny, lighthearted read with a sweet HEA, then I would recommend that you one click this book today.
“Yes, I am attracted to William Cumberland. I didn’t realize it because I have never felt this way before, had this kind of attraction to a man like this.”
"It scares me, I find myself reevaluating all my previous thoughts on love and relationships because of him. I'm risking my heart- which I have never wanted to do"
“Oh dear God. The calm current of our relationship just changed in this very moment. Which is exciting and scary and I have never felt more confused about anything in my entire life.”
“William stares back at me, but I already know what he is thinking. That I get him like nobody else does. I can’t explain it, but it is a feeling I have, one that is so strong and so powerful I know I’m right”
“The one thing I am certain of is that for the first time in my life, my heart is alive. My heart is telling me what it wants, what it needs, to be happy”
“I am in shock, because I didn’t think he could laugh, and when he did . . . oh God, it was very attractive”