December 22, 2013

Review of Connectivity by Aven Ellis


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.

Reviewed by Dawn~

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a fun, quirky, romantic story. I loved the banter and flirting between the two main characters.  So much so that it had me laughing out loud.

Twenty-four year old Mary Kate Grant (MK) had her eye set on a job she wanted and decided that she'd get her foot in the door and take whatever position she was offered. She works at Collective Media as an assistant to the General Manager of a sports network. She hates sports. Her eye is on a job in the Beautiful Homes Network division. Then she finds out someone has bought the company and she begins to worry about her job.

William Cumberland (32) is a British billionaire who made his money building up Connectivity, a social media site. He also just bought out the company MK works for. William was intrigued by MK, so he made her his personal assistant. Along with the job, he made her an offer she couldn't refuse.

At first MK was starting to not like William, but then they got to know one another and her feelings started to change. The conversations between the two were heated at times, but also very funny. The sarcasm used was quite entertaining.  MK knew it was wrong to like her boss, but what was she to do?  It's not like you can turn your feelings off. Will MK keep things platonic between them and just remain friends or does she say "screw it" and possibly risk losing the only job she's ever dreamed of?

I love William and MK when they are together. She's clumsy and she snorts when she laughs, but William loves it. He treats her well and enjoys doting on her. Both of them are career oriented and old souls.They are good for each other. 

There were many ups and downs throughout this story. It was beautiful, but also heart breaking. A couple characters were a royal pain in the butt, enough to the point where I wanted to smack some sense into them. I loved how the story ended as I got to see what MK was up to a few years  later. If you want a funny, sweet, loving story, then check out Connectivity. I am looking forward to seeing what Aven Ellis comes up with next.

4 stars

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