Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway
Before We Were Strangers
Renee Carlino
Release Date: August 18, 2015
~Synopsis ~
From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City.

To the Green-eyed Lovebird:

We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.
You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.
We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.
Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding…
I didn’t see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn’t know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello.
After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I’ve spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half?

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~ Review ~
A new book from Renee Carlino makes me a happy reader. Her books are always engaging and heart felt.  I was quickly consumed by Matt and Grace's story....hoping that they would get their happy ever after even if it took a hiatus for many years.

Riveted to my kindle and caught up on the fun loving ways of Matt and Grace's relationship, I couldn't put this book down.  I enjoyed the getting to know you, "undefined" relationship that they experienced during college. We all know that long distance relationships are hard but add an ocean to the mix and it becomes almost impossible.  

Miscommunication, deceit and disappointment are the basis for many of the decisions that Matt and Grace make in going their own way.  Gone but not forgotten.  I think my heart stood still when Grace and Matt reconnected.  I felt it drop to the floor right along with Matt's on that train platform.

Second chances....don't we all wish we had them?  I was pulling for Matt and Grace all along.  Hoping that all of the stars would finally align and give them both what they had been missing all this time......each other. 

If you are looking for a second chance romance that will make you "feel" then go #1click this book now and get ready for an amazing read! 

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~ About the Author ~ 
RenĂ©e Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of romantic women's novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.  
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