Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is Trish Doller's Something Like Normal, coming June 19, 2012 from Bloomsbury.

Summary: A powerful debut novel about a young Marine's return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.


My Thoughts: Okay, I have been excited about this book since last year. Yes. Last year as in 2010. And I was thinking crap, 2012 is SO far away. I am STILL thinking that it is SO far away. But. Male POV... obviously going to hit on some tear your heart out rough stuff... a little romance... some anger, pain and frustration thrown in... oh yes. Perfect Kari book. This is one of those books that I don't read any excerpts, etc for because it will only drive me crazy wanting it. Like, Belltrix Lestrange level crazy. And no one wants that. But seriously. I absolutely cannot wait for this book, and will drop everything to read it, probably straight through, the day I get it. I have no doubt I am going to fall in love with Travis, even if I might want to hit him a few times along the way. Broken boys are my weakness, so bring it on,Travis and Trish. Too bad I've now set off the high level of yearning agony again...

21 comments:

  1. I have seen a lot of people feature this book. It sounds pretty good. I know this is going to be a great read. Don't you think? The cover looks nice too. :) Great pick. Thank you for sharing!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  2. i am DYING to read this book. love the cover and the male POV and premise. guh, can't wait. <3

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  3. I was so excited when the cover for this book was revealed a few days ago! The book's been on my Goodreads list for quite some time now and I love how emotional it sounds. Great pick, Kari!

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  4. I keep seeing this around and it sounds really interesting.

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  5. How did you end up here about this so early?? I just heard of it only weeks ago and I can't imagine having to wait THAT long. I'm so excited to read this! I love contemp fics almost as much as I love paranormal romance books.

    Have an amazing reading week, Kari!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  6. This sounds fantastic! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. I will have to order a copy for my library. Great pick!

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  7. It's the first I hear of this one! Sounds interesting!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  8. Seeing this one around a lot lately! Hope you enjoy it once it releases!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. I hadn't heard of this one before. Sounds really good, thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my WoW!

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  10. This sounds *fantastic*! I've not heard of this one before either (I haven't heard of any of the books mentioned in the WoW posts so far!) but I've made a note of it. If it's going to drive you Bellatrix Lestrange crazy then I want it!

    Books of Amber

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  11. Sounds like a good read, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  12. I have been seeing this book around a lot these days. It sounds really good. Great pick!
    Em
    My WOW
    A Beautiful Madness

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  14. Yes! I have been seriously pining for this book. It sounds completely amazing and 2012 can't come soon enough! Wonderful choice :0)

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  15. Haven't heard of this but it really sounds good!

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  16. Awesome pick this week! Putting it on my TBR list!

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  17. Ooooo! I want this one too now Kari. It sounds FAN-TAS-TIC!

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  18. Sounds like a good book! I'm a new follower from the Waiting On Wednesday meme. I love your blog title, and your tag line! Here's my post: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-darkness-falls.html

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  19. ooh this looks so good...definitely a tear-jerker... good pick!

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  20. I *know* this will be great. I cannot wait any longer.

    Contemps and male pov are my weakness D:

    My WoW post this week: Red Heads Edition

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