Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Review: "Reconnected" by Bethany Daniel

This is the cover of Reconnected

(Connected, Book 1)


Katy Warren had it all. A new husband, who was a successful theater actor and their whole lives ahead of them. But then Liam got discovered and once whisked off to Hollywood, he changed. After a night of being ignored for "business", Katy decides she can't handle it and leaves. Taking back her maiden name, and deciding to go for a Psychology degree she leaves Liam Warren and his celebrity behind, but she never got a divorce and Liam hasn't stopped looking for her. When their paths cross again, Liam does all he can to fight for their love even with Katy fighting against him.


 "Give me another chance, baby, please." 

I'm a HUGE sucker for second chance romance, which is the main reason this book grabbed me.  Katy and Liam went from being childhood friends to high school sweethearts. They even  ended up eloping in Vegas at just 19. Liam, whom I absolutely LOVED, worked as a theater actor and one night he gets "discovered" by a Hollywood talent agent. Quickly, we see how he lets this "Hollywood life" come between him and Katy. Feeling hurt and just fed up, Katy walks away from Liam's life. 

Four years later, Katy has moved across the country and is attending college, studying to get a psychology degree. She's now living in a dorm with her best friend Krista and is in a relationship with Lucas. But, none of them know of her little secret. You see, Liam and Katy never got legally divorced. In fact, Liam never saw her again....until fate stepped in.

Now a big time actor, Liam finds himself in Katy's new "home town" filming his latest movie. Just her luck, while walking from class with Lucas, Liam happened to see her. This brought them face to face for the very first time since the night she walked out. It's in that moment that Lucas finds out the truth and eventually, so does Krista. 

"Love is supposed to stand up to anything right?"

Finally finding Katy, Liam wasn't about to let her walk away again, so he decides to show her how much he's always loved her. 

"No divorce, I refuse to give you a divorce. I'm not dating anyone. Never gotten even close to serious, and I still love you Katy. You don't get to just sign the dotted line and be rid of me. I refuse it!" He steps closer and I gulp. "You are mine, Katy Warren."

" are my greatest accomplishment, Katy."

What Liam nor Katy ever expected was Liam's psycho "ex" and co-star, Alexia, to cause drama and heartache. Alexia caused something to happen in the story line that actually got me all teary. Ugh! Damn PSYCHO! 

"...nice to see you again too Katy. We get to shoot a very hot love scene to day...I have to go to wardrobe and get my lingerie. Black silk, Liam's favorite."

Lovely, isn't she? HA! Well you just wait.....
Anyway, in this book, other than having Liam and Katy's reconnection, we see Krista and Scott, Liam's best friend and fellow actor, develop a relationship. Even though I really liked Krista and Scott's story, I feel that it was sort of rushed... but mind you, that wasn't a deal breaker for me. I still really liked reading about them. 

I honestly enjoyed the general story line and all the characters in this book, but I feel like there were moments where the story lacked proper development. Also, I don't know if this was the final version of the book (I got a review copy), but there were a lot of grammatical errors. I don't like mentioning grammar issues in reviews because mine is FAR from perfect, but this was a pretty big deal in this book. :( 

All this said, I think it's an enjoyable read that you should pick up. Like I mentioned in the beginning, I LOVED Liam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He definitely made my book boyfriends list, so I'm looking forward to his PoV in Disconnected which is book two. 

"Here's to new beginnings, letting go of the past and making new memories."

*** I received a review copy of "Reconnected" when I signed up for the blog tour for "Disconnected" (Connected, Book 2) which is "Reconnected" but in Liam's PoV. 


About the Author:
Bethany Daniel

Bethany Daniel

Bethany Daniel lives in Texas with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys reading, photography and, of course, writing. Bethany really found the passion for writing again this last year and came up with the idea for Reconnected after years of following Hollywood gossip and reading books about girls always chasing the guys and thought it would be nice for it to be the other way around. She is currently writing Disconnected, the story of Reconnected from Liam's POV.


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