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.
stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.
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.
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…
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.
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?
About the author :
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.
Before We Were Strangers is the kind of book that leaves its marks, and stays on your mind for a long time. I was absorbed and consumed by Renee Carlino’s prose; through a missed connection love story.
This book reminded me how much I love reading and how can words be so powerful and how they can impact you like you can’t even imagine. I was caught into this melancholic and poetic mood, just flowed by Grace and Matthias’ story and how they get a second chance at love with one another.
The blurb was just brilliant and settled the tone of the story and you knew that their love is gonna be EPIC!
I loved the intensity of their relationship; they became quickly friends; always together, just transported by the overwhelming feelings, like they couldn’t stay away.
Of course, there’s an incredible chemistry and attraction, but there’s also the risk to jeopardize their friendship. If taking a step forward, getting things to another level could ruin everything? These two felt deeply and they’re so young when they met. Is their love can be enough?
The lines between friends and lover are quickly blurred, there were so many beautiful moments, gathered by the ambiance of New York City and some awesome background music! I was hanging to every words, and wanted to highlight so many parts of it that it seemed like I could just highlight it all!