Series Book Review: The Connected Series by KA Hobbs


(The Connected Series Book 1)


Sophie and Doug have the perfect life. Both have respectable careers and their relationship is growing stronger every day. With work requiring Doug to travel, they spend many nights apart. Late night calls, feelings of secrets hanging in the air; will their relationship survive a ‘blast from the past’? Hurt, betrayal, love. Will Doug be forced to choose? Can Sophie see past the hurt and give Doug a chance to explain, for her to understand? Is their relationship strong enough to cope with the changes life has in store for them? Will they be able to move forward?

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(The Connected Series Book 2)
KA Hobbs


Life was changing for Sophie and Doug. Their relationship has been tried and tested in ways they never would have imagined. Adapting to how their life was now takes time and patience – a lot of patience. Are Sophie’s dreams of a happily ever after realistic? Could she be the person Doug needed her to be? And can Doug balance life in his new role and maintain his old one? Does love really conquer all? Find out where life takes Doug and Sophie in book two of The Connected Series.
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My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

Book 1 – Doubt

“Since our worlds collided, it’s always been you, Sophie.  Every breath, every beat of my heart, it’s all been for you.  Without you, each breath is a struggle, my heart beats that little bit slower.  I need you like I’ve never needed anyone or anything before.”

 “The sun, the stars, this place, it all pales in comparison to you.”

 Book 2 – Assured

 “Let’s go have a shower and get into bed, I want to worship you like the Goddess you are.”

“My mum told me soon after she met Doug, that soul mates will eventually run into each other as they have the same hiding places… I guess she was right.”

 “God only lets us grow till we are perfect, it doesn’t take as long for some.”

 “You are everything I ever want in life.  Your smile makes me smile, and your laugh makes me whole.”


My Review:

Oh swoon, that Doug is a sweet talker and is my newest BBF!  He sounds divine and appears to be multi-talented and more than worth the effort.  This is my first time reading KA Hobbs and eagerly admit that she is obviously a talented wordsmith.  I am happy to have stumbled upon her works.  Her writing is entertaining, absorbing, and highly sensual.  I knew I was invested in the story when I found myself losing patience with the female lead – Sophie.  I wanted to smack her more than a few times for her selfish and immature behavior, which had become increasingly tedious… but thankfully she came around and the world was sunny and bright again.  But then… heartbreak and tragedy, and end of part one.  Sigh.  Lucky for me I already had book 2 – Assured – to start right away, or I would be in a world of hurt.

I tend to avoid reading series until they are complete, as I am too impatient and also a bit forgetful… it’s okay – I have no trouble owning my flaws.   Knowing these truths, I am happy I took the plunge as I am loving this series!  I am already anxiously awaiting the next book.  Ms. Hobb’s characters are so memorable that I doubt I will have a problem recalling them by the time the subsequent books arrive… it is just matter of biding my time until that happy day occurs.  KA Hobbs is an exceptional writer and has mad skills!  I am enjoying the storyline as much as the characters.  And there is also the fact that her sensual scenes sizzle and crack, and have me gasping.  And I love to gasp…
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About the Author
KA Hobbs lives with her husband in Essex. When she isn’t lost in a book or creating one, she loves to cook, swim and shop. Her happiest times are always when she is surrounded by family and friends. She is a little obsessed with the Tudors and would love to go back to that period in time. 

One day, while watching TV, a scene came to her, completely out of the blue. She could see the scene unfolding, could picture the characters so clearly. She couldn’t get to her laptop quick enough and spent hours writing not only that scene, but lots of others too.
She will happily admit to being grumpy when she doesn’t get to write, she loves her characters and spending time listening to what they have to say. KA Hobbs is currently working on other books in The Connected Series.Keep up to date with new releases from the connection series on Facebook and Twitter.
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