Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Finished Date: February 22, 2012
Source: Review Copy from Entangled Publishing
From Goodreads:Wow, I definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as I did. I usually don't love novellas much as I feel like I can't get into the story as much with it being so short. This is definitely an exception to that. I loved this book and couldn't put it down.
Lia McEvil is back in town, and Max is in trouble.
Max Sheraton and Lia McEvers have been rivals since childhood. Not even the kiss that chased Lia away could make them stop fighting. Now, five years later, Lia's back in her hometown of Grant to open a new branch of her matchmaking business, True Connections--and Max finds himself in the line of fire when their families conspire for Max to make a connection of his own. Under pressure from both their grandmothers, Lia and Max embark on a scheme to find Max a suitable match, but it doesn't take a compatibility profile to tell the real connection is between Max and Lia. Between sizzlingly hot kisses that turn into tempestuous fights, their attraction turns explosive enough to break down the antagonism between them.
But Lia has a secret that's chased her home...and that may be the one thing that can stop Lia and Max from making the true connection they so desperately crave.
Lia and Max have always hated each other since they were kids. They continuously made each other lives hell. But what if they are really hiding their feeling for each other? When they have to work together to please their families sparks fly and they have to come to terms with the fact that the person they have spent their whole lives hating just might be the right one for them.
One word that would describe this novella is 'hot'. It was definitely hot and I couldn't stop reading. I loved the relationship between Max and Lia and could tell deep sown that they really loved each other. All I wanted to do was keep reading to see if they would finally admit it and end up together. I loved seeing the love-hate relationship between them and seeing the jokes that they would play on each other.
I think this is a great novella for anyone who just wants a good quick read and I really loved reading it.
A great short contemporary romance that simply blew me away and had me hooked from the first page.
As you can see from the review I really liked True Connections so I am so excited to be featured on the blog tour.
I have a special surprise for you now with a guest post from the author herself Clarissa Yip.
They say love appears when you least expect it. Yeah, it’s a little cliché, but I say very true.
I’m sure you can remember the first time you realized that boys were not always the enemy and your idea of showing your affection is pushing them at the playground or running away from them because you were told they have some boy disease.
And then as you grow up and experience your first kiss, you realize how wonderful love can be by the butterflies in your stomach, or the erratic pulsing in your heart, or the breathlessness you encounter by his one touch.
Then you start envisioning marriage and babies and living happily ever after.
Well…it didn’t quite work out that way for Lia McEvers…aka Lia McEvil as known to my hero Max Sheraton.
Lia saw Max as the devil—the one boy who made her life miserable as she grew up, the one she had to stay alert and on top of her game if she wanted to survive the war zone.
Until that one kiss.
Yes, kissing is obviously dangerous as is falling in love with the enemy.
Who knew cupid would pierce its arrow on the very last person she’d tried to avoid and had blamed for every mishap in her life? Now that Lia is back into town, managing her own matchmaking business and helping the unfortunate seek their soul mates, she finds herself in a tough dilemma…all because their grandmothers wanted her to help Max find a date to the party.
Maybe love isn’t the dangerous one after all. It must be relatives instead!
Lia’s grandmothers force her to work close to her nemesis…until past truths are unfolded and Lia sees Max in a whole new light…or does she see the truth of love instead?
Well, in my opinion, it’s the most wonderful emotion in the world, but seeing it through Lia and Max’s eyes, it’s definitely the most dangerous….
How did you find love? And was it as you had expected?
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