Korena’s Netgalley Review – 4.5 Stars for Missed Connections by Tamara Mataya



Book Title: Pennies
Series: Summer Love #1

Author: Tamara Mataya
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Start Read Date: 7/1/2016
End Read Date: 7/4/2016
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review Submitted By: Korena for Alpha Book Review



Sarah spends her nights cruising Craigslist personal ads, dreaming of finding a romantic entry all about her. She knows who she wants, but best friend and regular hookup Jack is not the serious commitment type. Sarah’s stung feelings are soothed when she begins an online-only relationship, but there’s only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can’t keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are in two very different relationships… or are they?





(Received ARC from Netgalley in exchange for our honest review.)

Missed Connections is a posting of people who want to meet other people they see throughout their day. Sarah reads it just to see if a complete stranger is talking about her.

Sarah’s best friend has a twin brother, Jack, who she considers to be a manwhore. Sarah is friends with Jack but she wants a long lasting relationship that she believes Jack can’t give her.

Sarah has drama. Between her job, and now she has a relationship with somebody she thinks is Blake, a coworker, online. She sees Jack physically and talks with the person online. Until one day the person online wants a monogamous relationship. Sarah is torn between the guys.

This story is fun to read. Sarah has a lot of comical moments with her bosses. I enjoyed this easy breezy story.

Reviewer’s Note:
I loved how Sarah was protective of Jack’s brother, her best friend. He was gay but she didn’t want anybody messing with him. She took care of him when he got drunk and somebody tried to mess with him. And he knew nothing of it!!



Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)

How is the author’s writing? Good
Is there violence? No Violence
Is there sexual content? Some sexual content
How is the story narrated? Third person
How would you describe the plot of this book? Some twists
What best describes the mood? Hopeful
How would you describe the pace? Steady
How would you describe the characters? Developed


Tamara Mataya

Tamara Mataya

Tamara Mataya is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a librarian, and a musician with synesthesia. Armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility, she takes great delight in recommending books and shushing people. She puts the ‘she’ in TWSS and the B in LGBTQIA+. She’s the co-creator of Pitchmas, a bi-annual pitch contest for writers, and as a freelance editor, has worked with NYT Bestselling authors.



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