on August 15th, 2017
Published by Atria an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite finding it. All she knows is that she won’t discover it working as a waitress at a pies-and-fries joint in Los Angeles or living with her fun but aimless best friend in a tiny apartment in the Arts District.
Then Charlotte collides with Adam, a gorgeous and soulful painter who seems just as lost as she feels. Their instant connection turns into a midnight drink… and a whirlwind night of champagne, Chinese food, and the kind of conversation that only happens in romantic comedies. But the next morning, Adam gives Charlotte the cold shoulder, leaving her confused and hurt—and wondering if the few odd moments between them the night before were red flags in disguise.
Months later, Charlotte hasn’t been able to shake Adam, so she decides to find out what happened the morning after their magical night together. This fateful decision rewrites their wild love story, but what Charlotte doesn’t know yet is that the ending has already been written.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝Love is a wordless secret; it’s an inside joke. Only the two of you have to understand it.❞
Absolutely stunning and tragically beautiful, ‘Wish You Were Here’, is an emotion-filled love story that will hold your heart captive and make you question your thoughts on life!
This is by far, my favorite Renee Carlino book. It was poignant, it was daring and it was beautiful! I cried buckets of tears, my heart ached and I laughed a little, too.
THIS is what true love is; finding your soul mate and caring for and loving them while you live your life to its fullest.
❝The world came to life around me. I could see people for who they were, not what they had. And when I was with you, I felt more alive than ever before.❞ When we reached the car, he wiped tears from my face. ❝Because you are good, Charlotte. You’re a good person and you see the good in other people. You care. You brightened the darkest time of my life.❞
Two soul mates meeting by chance. Sparks instantly fly and a connection is made – a match made in heaven. We never know what life will throw at us, but the question is, what do we do with the hand we are dealt?
Can there be second chances?
This story had so much heart and love and held so much promise despite its sadness. The lessons learned were to trust others, to love others, to lean on others while learning to trust, love and lean on yourself. But above all, being grateful for having had love.
Adam and Charlotte’s story was touching and certainly not one I will forget for a very long time. Wish You Were Here is a top favorite of the year!