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Missed Connection

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Twenty years weren’t enough for either of them to forget.

A chance encounter, a missed connection.

Two wayward stars that collided in a turbulent sky, at the right place, but at the wrong time in both of their lives.

What happens when they meet again? Do the same unforgettable sparks still fly?

Titan Jennings and Jesenia Van Buren may come from two different worlds but the
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published January 5th 2016
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~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~


2 STARS!

Something is definitely wrong with me because it seems that everybody loved this book.

But I’m always honest in my reviews so I’m going to write an honest review. I’m not trying to diminish the book’s value, my review just reflects my own opinion and my feelings about the book.



Please don't take this review personally, especially if you loved this book.



So why 2 stars?

The story. It’s not that I hated the story, it’s the execution that I didn’t like. The story is meant to be emotional and
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Jennifer Kyle
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cry-baby-books
4.5 STARS

”Maybe I want to rekindle hope.”

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This book came highly recommended to me and so I one clicked trusting my wonderful book friends, Jenny and Donna. Turns out, this story had a huge trigger for me that they weren’t aware of since I rarely talk about the circumstances of the loss. I then proceeded to panic and message them frantically. Time difference and all, they were both sound asleep an ocean away. I had to reevaluate on my own: Should I DNF even though the writing is fantastic? Shoul
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!

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“Missed Connection” was like nothing I had expected, with a unique premise that I found very intriguing and refreshing. This book tells the story of two individuals who are soulmates, who are separated by fate and who eventually after many, many years find each other again. Romantic and though-provoking “Missed Connection” was heartwarming as much as it was heartbreaking. It was a gripping emotional roller-coaster that I really enjoyed, a story that moved me at times to my core, a story
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Judith
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
***4 Stars***

"Where have you been my whole life?"

"Right here,waiting for you to turn up again."




This is a really hard book to review.I went from no rating straight up to 5stars.I loved the premise...I like nothing more than second chance love and books that span over many years,it's totally my thing.

Ty is in a really bad place when on New Year's Eve 1995 he meets a beautiful young woman,Jess who is sheltering from a snow storm.They have coffee and really connect,probably more than a lot of pe
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Lo Bookfrantic
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lo Bookfrantic by: Jennifer Kyle
4.5* STARS FULL REVIEW TO COME...




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Twenty years weren’t enough for either of them to forget.

A chance encounter, a missed connection.

Two wayward stars that collided in a turbulent sky, at the right place, but at the wrong time in both of their lives.

What happens when they meet again? Do the same unforgettable sparks still fly?

Titan Jennings and Jesenia Van Buren may come from two different worlds but their hearts are open to second chances. No matter who or what may stand against the
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★ 2.5 Stars ★★

This book was hard to rate because whilst it wasn't a bad book in terms of storyline, engagement and character development, I was unable to connect to it on the level that I am sure the authors intended me to.

The blurb I felt was misleading because the story I read was completely opposite to what I was expecting.

Based on a true story, Titan Jennings and Jesenia Van Buren meet one day at a coffee shop when they are both feeling very down and at a pivotal point in their lives. Aft
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
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✯✯✯✯✯ ++++ heartbreakingly beautiful stars!

“Where have you been my whole life?”

“Right here, waiting for you to turn up again.”


You know one of those stories that grips you from page one and never lets’ go until you’ve turned the last page? Well Missed Connection is that kind of story. It was everything and more – it was absolutely flawless – it was perfection. It had everything that gets our book hearts completely invested – falling in love whilst devouring every single beautiful word and sentenc
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Paige
5+ "Oh My Word. Brilliant. Devastating. Beyond Beautiful" Stars

My first book of the new year and I already have a new favorite. Having read both Mara White and K. Larsen, I knew that I should expect something that would twist me in a pretzel emotionally and plot twists would most likely abound, but I was still not quite prepared for impact Missed Connection had on me. I finished this book several days ago and have yet been able to pick up another book. Titan and Jesenia wrapped me up in their st
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Missed Connection by K Larsen and Mara White
4.5 stars!!

“A serendipitous encounter, an unforgettable bind, a gift of pure solace, when the universe reached out and connected Titan to me, and me to him for a moment.”


This was my first read of either authors so I really did go into this book not knowing what to expect, but this synopsis ticked all the boxes that I love in a book so I dived in. This book is about one of my favourite subjects…second chance love, add into the mix forty somethings
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Michelle
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What happens when the person that owns your soul is someone you only met for mere minutes, twenty years ago? When that person was the one that saved your life? For Titan Jennings, that’s when you lay it all out there via craigslist and hope that she’ll read it. But sadly she doesn’t. Not right away at least.

Jesenia was lost and running scared when she ran into him that rainy day outside of Hope’s Diner twenty years ago. Unhappy in her marriage, unloved and disconnected from happiness, she’s gett
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TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
This book sadly fell victim to my DNF streak.

The basic premise of this story is Titan and Jesenia unexpectedly meet one day at a coffee shop. They both are currently having a tough time in their lives, and feel a connection to the other. After spending a few hours together, Jesenia leaves, leaving only a matchbook for Titan with no clue as to where she went or who she was.

Fast forward 20 years, both still wonder about the other, which causes Titan to put out a Craig's list ad searching for her.
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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5 heartbreakingly beautiful stars!

“Where have you been my whole life?”

“Right here, waiting for you to turn up again.”


You know one of those stories that grips you from page one and never lets’ go until you’ve turned the last page? Well Missed Connection is that kind of story. It was everything and more – it was absolutely flawless – it was perfection. It had everything that gets our book hearts completely invested – falling in love whilst devouring every single beautiful word and sentence written
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Grace
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The ultimate second chance love story that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Going into this book, I had a feeling that I was in for an emotional ride. Michelle (one of our blog reviewers) read this book about a week before me, and then she went on and on about her book hangover. So I held onto this book for a while, until I knew I had the time to read this in private, with tissues and alcohol on standby.

One New Year's Eve, Titan and Jesenia meet for the first time under the awning of the a
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
5 STUNNING STARS!!

MISSED CONNECTION had me at hello! Something about 40-something main characters gets me EVERY time. Put this fantastic, second-chance romance on your must-read list for 2016! When I finished this book, I was a sobbing mess and felt compelled to finish my bottle of wine…yes, it’s THAT kind of emotional, yet very satisfying and ultimately uplifting kind of story,

I am a HUGE fan of Mara White but have never read anything by K. Larsen although JEZEBEL has been on my Kindle since it
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Liz
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
My first reaction to reading the prologue... Wait?!? I feel deja vu strongly... I read this story before. Well, I was right, here's the link:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/c...

I understand the introduction states this Craigslist ad inspired this storyline... BUT there was no creativity of writing the ad with THEIR words. Which to me was a bad sign of how the foundation was built...The details were eerily similar.

I pushed through and thought it would get better.
It did at some point along
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Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
Son: Mom what's wrong? Why are you crying?
Me: It’s because of this book I just finished.
Son: It was so bad it made you cry?
Me: NO. It was incredible! I LOVE this book!
Son: Is this book by a writer you talk about on your blog?
Me: Yes, it's by two writers Mara White and K. Larsen- Author.
Son: Ok. After you are finished crying can you make me dinner?

Yes, this convo happened two hours ago. After I found a huge box of tissues, I finally made dinner. I knew I should have ordered in a pizza half way
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Loz
Jan 05, 2016 added it
no rating.

i finished the book earlier and yet i just can't explain why this story as a whole didn't work for me. explaining anymore would spoil the story line so i'll leave it there. for other readers this one seems to be a heartfelt and gut wrenching tale of love and reconnection and i can absolutely see why that is the case but at the same time i felt rather disconnected from both the H/h. i think it's more a case of 'it's not you, it's me.' rating low because of that would be unfair as it is
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Lise *friends don't flag*
Beautifully written, Luke and Angie are great kids but I did not like the last 1/3 of the story
K. Webster
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book...was everything.

I went into this book not ever having read anything by either author before. Immediately, from the prologue, I was sucked in--completely enthralled by their detailed scene setting and emotional story telling. There wouldn't be any setting the book down until I'd devoured every single word.

Titan, such a big man, with a big heart. An incredible soul.
"If I have my way--it means you and me forever, whatever that my look like."

Jess, a flawed woman with an uncanny ability
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Sunny
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Mara White asked me to beta read for her, I said YES immediately. No questions asked. When she told me it was about "old people" (apparently 40 is old), and that it was a sweet, feel good story, I internally cringed a little bit... because let's be real- I like angsty, gritty stories. And I don't do hearts and flowers. BUT, I was still eager to get my hands on it, because I love her words, and I have total faith in her ability to make me fall in love with people/ideas/subjects that aren't w ...more
Alissa
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought Missed connection was going to be a story about a second chance romance, but it turns out it was so, so much more. Missed Connection was the story of Jess & Titan - two people who met for one brief moment in time and yet they left a mark on each other for decades. I loved both of their characters (it was an absolute pleasure to read a story about people my own age!) and the story of their second chance at love. What I didn't expect was to fall in love with Jess & Ty, and to hur ...more
Sammy ⭐️
Well I totally feel like the odd one out right now.

My poor kindle only just survived that journey, my sanity, not so much.

I can't review this, Jesus, I can't even rate it. It really didn't work for me and I can't even tell you why because that would spoil your experience.

It's not that it's a bad story or that it's written poorly because it's not. It's that age old saying it's not you its me :(
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Beautiful and heart-warming.
Review to come!


****4 Stars****

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
Julie
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Boy oh Boy oh Boy......I started off the New Year with a bang reading this 4.5 stars heart wrenching book!!!

Pick this book up.....you won't be disappointed.It is a touching story of love and loss,and how people come into our lives for a reason,whether it be for a fleeting moment or a life time.Connections can be made at the most inopportune time,but Love can find its way and conquer all.

I loved all of the characters in this book.They made me laugh,they made me cry.

Every one deserves a second cha
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Lorie
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jan-2016
I can’t believe it! Really, I cannot believe it. This book had…. *gasp* ADULTS in it. OMG! Yes, I said it. Adults. I will even spell it so I am not misunderstood: a-d-u-l-t-s. It was so nice to read a book where the characters are on the other is side of the age line where the “old” people hang out.

Argh. Ty & Jess’s story is heart-crushingly sexy, sweet, swoony, and downright emotional. As much as I loved Ty and Jess, it’s the daughter, Angie, that stood out for me. I love that girl.
Michelle Rodriguez
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't form words at this juncture. Review to follow in the blog. Don't read this at work is my only advice. These two authors need to work on another book together!

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.
Alexis
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a hard book to do a review for. Why? Well, I was a complete hot mess after reading it. I’m talking swollen eyelids, mascara streaks, flushed cheeks. Yep...pretty much a disaster. So I slept on it to gather my thoughts and to make myself sound a bit more coherent. I also really want to shy away from giving any sort of spoiler because I really think this book is one you need to go into blind.

Titan and Jesenia meet on New Year’s Eve twenty years ago and make quite the impact on each other i
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Serena
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Emotionally Unforgettable Stars

I’ve put off writing this review. I needed time. Well, my battered heart needed time. So now, here I sit trying to come up with the words to do this beautiful love story justice. I don’t think I can. I was entranced from prologue to epilogue. I couldn’t stop. My heart? It swelled, ached and shattered. My mind? It was consumed, overwhelmed and taken over by this stunning love story.

Ty owned me right from beginning to end. He is an incredibly noble and generous so
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Katie
Jan 01, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
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Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love may be infinite but time is not; Missed Connection is a novel about making the very best you can with what little you’ve got.

When I first started reading Missed Connection, the Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes was running through my head (sing it with me now)

… If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes of the cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for, write to me and escape…


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