Connected series by Bethany Daniel 3 Stars
Whiny characters, weak writing and domineering male leads – this series seriously needs a good editor. I love Audible. However, if you’re going to do Audible be sure to get a good reader. Some readers I would happily listen to them read the phone book. I finish an eight hour book most days during the day. Disconnected is six hours long and took me two days to complete. Not a good sign! What happened to good strong characters? Liam Warren is a controlling, domineering man. Be aware that Disconnected and Reconnected are telling the same story from two different points of view. Katy has some interesting depths but on the downside she seems pretty whiny – not to mention needs to gain a stronger backbone with her domineering/controlling husband. Through Katy’s point of view the story is more likable – not a fan however.
Audible length: 4 hours and 7 minutes
Reconnected, Volume 1 by Bethany Daniel and Melissa Goldberg(Dec 16, 2013) – Unabridged
A fast paced love story! Four years ago Kate Parker was Katy Warren, wife to Hollywood’s newest star, Liam Warren. She thought everything would stay the same even when they were moved into an L.A mansion, but she was wrong, Liam changed. One night after a particularly crazy party, she threatens to leave if things don’t change, but Liam doesn’t believe her until she’s gone. Katy leaves Liam and Hollywood behind but doesn’t ever officially end their marriage.
And now, Katy is just Kate and she’s living in college dorms with her best friend Krista working towards her psychology degree. As far as she’s concerned, Liam is out of sight and out of mind – that is until he shows up on campus getting a tour from the Dean because he’s there filming his latest movie. Sparks fly, both good and bad, and Katy has to step back and decide if she can handle Liam and his world again, and more importantly, if she can trust him with her heart again.
©2013 Amanda Nicole Bethany Hessong; (P)2013 Amanda Hessong
Publication Date:January 15, 2014
Four years ago, Kate Parker was Katy Warren. Wife to Hollywood’s newest star, Liam Warren, she thought her marriage would stay the same when she and her new husband moved to L.A., but she was wrong. One night after a particularly crazy party, she threatened to leave if Liam could no longer be the man she married. Unfortunately, he didn’t believe her until she was gone. Katy left Liam and Hollywood behind, disappearing without a trace, but couldn’t bring herself to ever officially end their marriage. Now, Katy is just Kate. She’s living in college dorms with her best friend Krista, working towards a psychology degree. As far as she’s concerned, Liam is out of sight and out of mind. That is, until he shows up on campus while he’s in town filming his latest movie. Sparks fly, both good and bad, and Katy has to decide if she can handle Liam and his world again… and more importantly, if she can trust him with her heart again. Now has a Christmas bonus and a preview of Disconnected!
Audible length: 6 hours and 4 minutes
Disconnected: Book Description
Publication Date: November 13, 2013
Another fast-paced love story from author Bethany Daniel! This is the retelling of Reconnected from Liam’s POV. Four years ago, Liam Warren was on top of the world. He was a newlywed, he was discovered by Excite Entertainment, and he finally got to leave the small Nevada town where he grew up with his wife, Katy. But when they moved to L.A., Liam got too caught up in the Hollywood life. Parties, drinking, and girls clouded his mind. His marriage was no longer his priority, and he pushed Katy away. One night, Katy came home to find their mansion filled with half-clothed women and Hollywood’s partying elite. She told Liam she would leave if things didn’t get better, but he was so wrapped up in his new life that he didn’t believe her… at least, not until she was gone, and all he had left of her was a note that tore him apart. But, although she disappeared, Katy never officially divorced him. And when a movie brings him to Georgia, a tour of a local college campus unexpectedly brings him face to face with his wife again. Four years apart has changed a lot of things for the both of them, but when it comes down to it, their connection is still there. Liam sets out to show Katy that their love is worth fighting for, hoping he can regain her trust and prove to her that he has no intention of ever letting her go again. Disconnected can be read as a stand-alone, but reading both Connected novels offers fans a deeper understanding of the characters in the series.
Disclosure: These books were provided to A Little Turtle’s World free of charge through the author Bethany Daniel for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
Romance, Kindle, Audible, Bethany Daniel, 2 Stars, New Adult