Book Review – Connected (Twists of Fate) by Jolyn Palliata

by Maryse on April 23, 2012 · 10 comments

in Bad Boys & Rock Stars

Connected (Twists of Fate Book 1)
Another rock star book! Loved this!! Woooo hoooo!! I was made aware of it by both Jessica and Jane when I was searching for another bad boy book:

Jessica: Jolyn Palliata’s Connected (Twist of Fate Series) Dead rock star’s soul stuck in your body and mind, yes please!

Maryse’s Book Blog: OHHHHHH Jessica!! You said the magic word! Rock Star. HOT!!!

Jane: Something lighter, funnier, shorter. Something Rock Star-y perhaps? I have just the thing :-) … It’s a novella, so it’s a quick – but hot – read. You should read it. Seriously :-)

Thank YOU girls!!! It was GREAT! While I would have loved  a little more “rock star” action, this one had enough of everything else to keep me plenty happy. So far, my favorite “short story” of the year. Short, sweet and just a touch of “fluffy” but had a surprising amount of intensity and emotion for such a quick read, to give it a slightly serious edge too.

The perfect story for in-between reads, or when you need something that won’t completely consume you, but still explores certain *issues* to make you feel all sorts of emotion. And I mean allll sorts, ’cause while there is plenty of sarcastic humor, and a friendship in bloom, this book IS on the steamy side. The author even managed to make it steamy when the “hero” was nowhere to be seen. Quite an impressive feat!

Oh. And I cried. No sobbing, but the tears were too many to simply dab them away and blame them on “eye strain”. LOL! I won’t tell you what made me cry though. Happy or sad tears… that’s up to you to find out.

When I first started it, I wondered if I’d be able to get into it. The first chapter (or was it the “prologue”) had a weird “feeling” and the wording… all very dream-like. Hard to get a grasp of. But I realized this was simply because we were in another “state” (another dimension), and as soon as the actual story started, I was right there with them. Everything was normal. Well, normal until the heroine (Addison) realizes, after coming out of an operation, that she is hearing voices. Actually, one male voice (Rhys).

That voice didn’t come from somewhere in the room. It was definitely in her head.

Panic seized every cell in her body. “I’m going insane. They broke my brain. I have brain damage. Holy crap. They’ll have to commit me.”

She soon realizes that she died on the operating table, and wherever she “went” he was there too. When the doctors restarted her heart, and she came back to her own body, he piggybacked down with her. Into her body!!

Yeeaah. Sorry about that, Addison. What can I say? Staying there alone freaked me the f*&% out so I grabbed onto you. Next thing I know, here I am. And there you are. Here we are.

“I’m not dreaming.”

I think we covered that already.

And now he’s an OBNOXIOUS part of her. A hugely famous, drop-dead sexy and newly dead rock star, has come back to figure out just why he’s back in this way, and he is using her body to do it.

“What exactly are we hoping to find?”

I want to find out what’s all happened. I’m thinking that if I can see everyone’s cool, I can move on, or whatever it is I’m supposed to be doing. Other than possessing you, that is.

“So… closure.”

Yeah. Closure.

What a wild ride it is, sharing two minds, trying to live her own life, and constantly getting feedback from the peanut gallery. How she dresses, who she dates…

I feel like I’m kissing him… and enjoying it! That’s wrong on so many different levels that I don’t even know where to f*&%ing begin!

… her own aches and pains. Her worries. He’s aware of it all. An unavoidable emotional connection is made, and well… now what?

The author worked some magic here, and I know this is a book I will never forget! Can’t wait for more in the series, and I believe it will be a long run from what she seems to have planned! There can never be too many rock star books, if you ask me. ;)

4 stars! Short but, like I said… there was plenty of everything to be an absolutely fulfilling read. Would I have liked it to be longer? YES! It was so good and so fun and affecting that I didn’t want it to end. But the author did a great job in the 159 pages that kicked off the series.

Here’s the old cover! Loved it!


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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Virginia April 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Sounds very interesting. Downlioaded.

Jolyn Palliata April 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Thank you so much for the fab review! I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as you did! :)

Kimberly B April 23, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Yes, I loved this book too! A very good, fun read with all the emotions. It held my interest and I did not put the book down till I was done. Plus, its a rock star book. Gotta love a rock star happy ending!

Mint April 24, 2012 at 3:55 AM

I just checked out the sample version. tense. interesting. Thanks Fifty for bringing me to your blog. And thanks for the review and suggestions :)

Jane April 24, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Hurrah! I knew you’d love it * happy dance *

And girls, for a short time (until the end of April), it’s available FREE on Goodreads, as our Book of the Month, when you join our Group:

I’m really looking forward to more in the series. i can NEVER get enough rock star books :-)

Mint April 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Oh no. Just bought the e-book before i saw this comment.
Not as intense as thought. But, oh well, it’s just short.
Started reading after work and finished it before bed.
Not bad for just something to read. :)

Sandra April 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I’m definately reading this!

Maryse April 30, 2012 at 6:57 PM

So cool! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. I was needing a rock star read. I love that she’s going to write a whole series about two rock bands…

Jessica June 21, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I’m glad you liked it!

Maryse April 23, 2015 at 11:36 AM

I was just looking back to this day… 2012, and here’s a book I reviewed this very day. I loved it, and it’s one of the ones I was thinking about in a few days ago… in regards to falling in love with a “ghost”… IT WAS SO GOOD! But for some reason, the author has taken down all of her ebooks?!! GAH! I have to investigate why… now I can’t find out where this author went. EVERYTHING is missing in action, including her web page. GAH!!! Maybe a new pen name? If anyone knows, I’d love to find out. She was really good.

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