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text 2017-07-26 13:05
Blog Tour: Feeble Connections by Meghana Sarathy with Excerpt and Giveaway

 

 

Today’s stop is for Meghana Sarathy’s Feeble Connections . We will have info about the book and author, and a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.

Happy Reading :) 


 

 

A charming Casanova- Brandon A beautiful, sassy woman in search of true love- Jennifer A cocky basketball player- Linden Three lives, two best friends and one unique love story.   Feeble Connection spins the tale of two friends- Jennifer and Brandon, who meet in college. They were opposite on many grounds and yet perfect for one another. More so as best friends. The love that blossomed in their hearts never made it to their lips. It was Jennifer's lost hope or perhaps Brandon's ignorance to understand his own feelings that made him pave the way for Jennifer to meet Linden . He was very different from Brandon and yet he managed to steal her heart.  

Can first love be truly forgotten? Is second love truly that strong? Is it even possible to love two people at same time?  

Feeble Connections mark the beginning of The Love Connection Series. The series can be started with this book. Love Connection and Love Reconnection which follow this book are already published and available for purchase.   *NOT a menage.

*Due to sexual content and profanity, recommended for readers 18 +

 

 

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Brandon

 

“Gem,” I call but not too loud and knock her window glass again. Coming here was a hard ascent. Though it’s not too high, climbing pipes was never my forte and this was the first time I tried it. Currently I am on her window aisle, shivering in the cold , waiting for her to open the damn window. I can squeeze in easily once she opens it. “Gem,” I call again. I finally here scrambling footsteps approaching the window sil. “Brandon?” she calls out, sliding the window open. “Hey,” I wave and she stumbles back letting out a chuckle. “It’s really you. I thought I was dreaming!” “Nice to hear I visit your dream as well,” I wink and her cheeks turn red. I am always rewarded with her blush when I catch her unguarded like this. She crosses her arms across her chest and puffs. I can’t help but notice her chest rising higher, together with her boobs. The grey satin night gown she is donning is a treat to my eyes. It reaches just up to her mid-thighs with the netted-coat draping on either sides, but it still gives a good view of her long naked legs that I had missed out in her party gown. “What do I actually do in these dreams of yours?” I ask, propping my elbows on the window sill. “I am sure you will be more than happy to do the same if I let you in,” She tells boldly, leaning forward. So I suppose I was right in guessing she has dirty dreams about me. I am one lucky guy. “That’s exactly what I had in mind. I will take you up on your offer. Demonstration is more gratifying, right?” She looks at me mortified, but steps away to let me enter. I hop into her room and inhale the scent which smells solely and exclusively of Gem. “Sorry, but unfortunately I don’t keep condoms in my room. I hope you have come prepared,” she tells with her back to me. She has got to be fucking kidding me. When Gem resorts to flirting there is no stopping her. “I don’t mind fathering your kids. In fact it would be my pleasure, especially if they go after you in looks and brains. I would be a proud dad.” Do I mean it? I do, I think. That family picture looks perfect. She gasps and turns to me with wide eyes. I am not sure if she is shocked or amazed. Her mouth tics up and I get my answer. She is definitely happy. “I would want them to have your hair. I love the color.” Gem always has a problem with her hair color. She has dark brown hair which complements her skin tone, but she wanted a lighter color. But I am against her dying it. I rub my chin in speculation. “If you say so…but I do like your hair.” “And hazel eyes,” she continues stepping forward. “Your eyes are so beautiful.” “No,” I argue. “Your eyes are enchanting. Definitely emerald green.” “Hazel,” she steps closer. “No. Green,” I refute, covering the gap. When she is just an inch away she mutters, “Let’s just have twins. One with green eyes and blone hair and the other with hazel eyes and brown hair. Perfect combination of both?” “Awesome idea.” I clasp both her hands. “For that to happen, don’t you suppose we should get down to some action?” She looks deep into my eyes, her face basking in the glow of the two bedside lamps. “You are not serious,” she says softly. “You want me to be?” I ask, pushing her back towards her bed. Uncertainty flickers in her eyes before she slowly shakes her head. “No.” If she had said yes, I would have definitely taken her up on her offer this time and would not even hold back. Her answer is a sad no and I should just suck it. “What are you doing here, again?” All I see in her eyes is twirling confusion. She wants me, but she doesn’t want to want me. Maybe she is annoyed at herself for wanting this. Either way, it’s funny. “Well, the night is not over yet. And I want to make the best of the hours left.” “How do you plan on doing that?” Now she wants me to want what she wants but can’t admit to. “By sleeping with you,” I whisper huskily in her ears. Her throat bobs and her lips part. “Show me how.” Smart girl. She is leaving the choice to me. I hop onto her bed and settle comfortably on her bedspread. I stretch my arm on her pillow and raise my brows at her. “My hand will be your pillow for the night. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss it.” Her face glows with pure happiness this time and she follows suit, and lands on her back with her head on my arms and her body curved towards mine. “This is a good idea.” She bites her plump lips. “What brought this on?” “I should have done this the last time I had got such a chance. But I fucked up, and now I want to correct my fault.” “You are doing it just for me?” Her doubt lingers in her tone. “It’s never just for you, Gem. It’s as much for me as its for you. I need this. I need the proximity. I need you.” “Me too.” Her hands rest on my chest while my other arm curves around her waist. “If dad finds out he will kick us out of the house.” “I will leave by then,” I assure. “Will use the same route.” She chuckles but doesn’t object. “There is one slight problem, though.” “What?” she jerks her head up and looks down on me. “You will wake up to my boner. You can’t complain about it.” She snorts and falls back on my arm. “I would be disappointed if you didn’t have one. I would think that I am losing my effect on you.” That’s my Girl. Always frank. My Girl. I love the sound of that. Will make her mine…One fine day.

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Meghana V writes with the pen name Sagarika. She is from Bangalore, India. She is an avid reader. She mainly reads Adult and New Adult romance as well as dark and psychological thrillers. She plans on writing mainly for these Genres. She spends most of her free time reading, writing or watching anime. Depending on her mood, she tends to write two to three books at a time. She is a crazy fan of Dragonball Z and can be seen watching the episodes in repeat. Vegeta is her all time favourite character.

 

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review 2017-06-12 17:09
With a Prince: Missed Connections #2 - Jeffe Kennedy

I was very surprised here.  Once I got past the first 5 chapters.. I liked it :)

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review 2017-05-22 14:00
The Wrong Woman by Cass Lennox - My Thoughts
The Wrong Woman - Cass Lennox

I am totally the wrong person for this book.  I read it as a Riptide Advance Read and didn't realise that it was SO New Adult.  I was hoping for a good lesbian romance but that's not what I felt I got.  

 

I did not like either of the main characters, I thought they were totally self-absorbed, arrogant, and completely clued out about how to go about having any kind of relationship.  And the inner dialogue.  It was constant.  CONSTANT.  And irritating.  I wish I had a dollar for every time one or the other thought "UGH".  I could have a good shop for books, let me tell you.  

 

I don't know, if I hadn't been reading it for Riptide, I would have DNFed it by the end of the 3rd chapter.  

 

But that being said... I'm fairly sure the fault lies mainly with me and not the book itself.  Maybe the young people out there will like it?  I really hope they're not all like the ones in the book - even the secondary and tertiary characters.  I honestly didn't find anything romancey about it (I still don't know why the MCs are together other than that they're hot) at all and as for the mystery at the centre of the plot, well, it was more an afterthought than anything else, it seemed to me. Sadly. 

 

This just re-affirmed that New Adult romances are not for me one little bit.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-01 04:52
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Finding Your Feet (Toronto Connections B... Finding Your Feet (Toronto Connections Book 2) - Cass Lennox

A Toronto Connections Novel While on holiday in Toronto, Evie Whitmore planned to sightsee and meet other asexuals, not audition for a dance competition. Now she’s representing Toronto’s newest queer dance studio, despite never having danced before. Not only does she have to spend hours learning her routine, she has to do it with one of the grumpiest men she’s ever met. Tyler turns out to be more than a dedicated dancer, though — he might be the kind of man who can sweep her off her feet, literally and figuratively. Tyler Davis has spent the last year recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship. So he doesn’t need to be pushed into a rushed routine for a dumb competition. Ticking major representation boxes for being trans and biracial isn’t why he went into dance. But Evie turns out to be a dream student. In fact, she helps him remember just how good partnering can be, in all senses of the word. Teaching her the routine, however, raises ghosts for him, ones he’s not sure he can handle. Plans change, and people change with them. Learning a few steps is one thing; learning to trust again is another entirely.

Review:

Dear Cass Lennox,

I reviewed the first book in this series here at DA and I really liked it. As blurb tells you the second book features a completely new couple - straight transgender guy and an asexual woman who is not completely straight since she dated both men and women before the beginning of this story. Evie came to Toronto because she was going to be doing a graduate program here, but the program starts in the fall and she ended up doing a two week vacation in Toronto while staying with the Internet friend Sarah who was also asexual. 

Evie is the kind of person who plans things ahead, so she is surprised that not only she is not on holiday which was not really planned, but she also auditioned and won a part to be in the Pride dance competition as an amateur to be paired with one of the dance teacher from the two rival queer dance studios. Basically three teachers from each dance school would be paired with the three amateurs and the teachers were supposed to teach the amateur a dance routine in a week and to have a competition during Toronto Pride. Toronto Pride is a major part of why Evie decided to spend couple of weeks here anyway, so while she is initially reluctant to commit she decides to participate in the competition.

Tyler is a dancing teacher who is paired with Evie. We are shown that Tyler was also initially reluctant to participate in the competition, but he changed his mind with a little push from his boss Derek. Evie and Tyler’s first meeting may have been a little bit contentious, but they click pretty well when they start rehearsing the dance and they only have one week to do it.

I have read Amazon reviews before buying this book and one of the reviewers seemed to feel that a lot of time was spent on the description of the dancing rehearsals and dancing in general. I agree that there was a lot of dancing in this book and I liked it very much. The start of Evie and Tyler’s relationship is set against their dancing training and dancing is what Tyler loves and is passionate about. It is not just his career, it is his life. I really thought it was cleverly done how they communicated while dancing and it was clear that they enjoyed each other’s company when they may not have realized it themselves yet.

I thought the tension between Evie and Tyler was nicely done too – Tyler’s insecurities made perfect sense to me because his ex fucked with his head and made him doubt himself at every turn, but somehow I did not find the book very angsty probably because dancing was such an important part of his life and no matter what Tyler’s doubts were about pursuing the relationship, he never thought about stopping the dancing? I don’t know, I just know that I really liked how Tyler’s issues were portrayed and how he dealt with them. Evie also had her own issues to deal with. It was said that not all her partners in the past were okay with her asexuality (sex is not very important to her, but she did not mind sex with the right person and at the last time – was the word demisexual appropriate here? I was not sure, it seemed so, but I am not asexual and the word was not used in the book). But once again, somehow the romance was playing off against Evie and Tyler rehearsing and their issues felt very real, but did not feel very angsty to me. Opinions may differ of course.

There was couple of things in the story I did not like. While in general Tyler’s insecurities made perfect sense to me (as an outsider! I never was in the abusive relationship), there was also a smaller reason why he was reluctant to think about something more than casual with Evie and I found this incredibly annoying and I have to mention a SPOILER.

When they first meet during Evie’s audition for the competition she is mentioning in her “audition interview” of the sorts that she is here in Toronto for couple of weeks and then she is going to leave for few months and come back to start school. Tyler is conveniently spacing out at the very moment Evie says that she will come back to go to school and then worries about starting something with Evie because she is going to leave anyway. I *hate* this when something so artificial is used as the reason for the conflict. Now, as I said here this was not the main issue, this was just a fake barrier that Tyler put in his mind while the real reasons were his insecurities because of the past abusive relationship, so overall it worked out for me, but I was still annoyed. I wanted to tell Tyler to just ask Evie about her leaving. Just ask her – so easily done.

I also thought that brief appearance of Vaughn from the first book was awkwardly done. I mean, he is part of the group of the asexual friends, so his cameo in itself would not have been bad, but attempt to make Tyler jealous was also based on miscommunication. Evie learned that he was exclusively attracted to men almost right away, why could not have she shared that with Tyler it was not clear to me at all.

These miscommunications issues were not my favorite parts, but overall I still really liked the book and the main characters.

Time wise the book only covers a week. However author managed to convince me that these two have a good chance to make their relationship work.

Grade B.

 

 

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review 2016-11-28 00:00
Missed Connections
Missed Connections - Tamara Mataya Friends to lovers is a classic troupe that I never tire of exploring. The fear of change, the risk of following one's heart and the discovery that something special is just around the corner is what draws me to these type of romances. Missed Connections gave me all these aspects and much more with Sarah and Jack.
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