Published by Self-Published on January 5th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
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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 them, love is what anchors their lives together.
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.
Reviewed by Joanne
*An E-ARC was supplied to me in exchange for review*
Whilst I’ve never read a K Larsen book, I have read Mara White, so I when I heard about this collaboration and then read the blurb, I was very intrigued. Based on a actual Craigslist post that went viral (I had never heard of it so I Googled it) it tells the tale of two people who met one day, and then never saw each other again. Only that wasn’t the end of it. The meeting had such an impact that they never stopped thinking of each other, and wondering what the other was up to. Were they living a good life? Were they happy? Did they think of that day they met, or was it something they never thought about again? All those questions are answered in this Missed Connection tale, and Titan and Jesenia’s story is one that left me thinking for a long time after I finished.
Your heart is part of me, it’s the most precious possession that I own. You entrusted it to me and I will guard it and honor it with my life. I won’t cheat on you, ever. I shudder at the thought of you thinking I’d want anyone else. We are way beyond dating. This isn’t about the sex or hooking up. Twenty years ago, you walked out of a blizzard and into my arms. You were a vision to behold in that green dress. In a little under an hour, you’d captured my whole heart.
Titan is a widowed father of a teenage boy who never forgot the day he met Jess, the mysterious girl who saved him from despair. He has never hidden the story of the day he met Jess, and after much prompting by his son Luke he posts his story in the Missed Connections section but doesn’t really hold much hope. Unknown to him, Jesenia has never forgotten Ty either. She is married with a grown up daughter, although her marriage isn’t a happy one, and is more of an arrangement for appearances only. Her daughter Angie knows all about the mysterious man, and when the advert goes viral she is very insistent that her mother respond.
I loved the characters, both main and supporting. Ty and Jess were perfect together and I loved how they were able to reconnect as though it was yesterday and not twenty something years since they has last met. They were truly soul mates made for each other. I also adored Luke and Angie. Luke was mature beyond his years and had known heartbreak after losing his mother, but he was so encouraging and welcoming towards Jess and just wanted to see his father find happiness. I loved how he and Angie conspired together to get their parents to meet and spend some uninterrupted time together, and it was heart warming seeing their friendship develop too.
The resulting story is a whirlwind of emotions, but the resounding message throughout is to embrace life, don’t waste it, grab it with both hands because you never know what’s around the corner.
So long as my heart beats, you’ll be able to feel its presence in the world. And if it stops, your love will live in my spirit and in my soul. We are eternal and I will always be near. You haven’t, nor will you ever, truly lose me. Jess, I am forever a part of you.