Cover Reveal: Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

Renee first took us to New York, where we fell in love with Will, Mia, and music. Then, she took us from Napa to Chicago, where every part of my heart and soul just melted for Kate and Jamie. We even went all the way out to a Montana ranch for Avelina and Nate. And now, Renee is taking us back to New York to meet her newest couple, MATT AND GRACE!

Although the release date is still a few months away, in the meantime, THE NEW COVER is here to make us all ooh and aah! :D The image. The colors. The style!  I love love LOVE everything about it! It just screams, "EPIC RENEE CARLINO LOVE STORY ALERT!" And I can't wait to see what unique journey she has in store for us!

Check out the full cover, blurb, and pre-order links!

Release Date: August 4, 2015
For fans of Jojo Moyes and the movie Before Sunrise, a sweeping love story inspired by a real-life missed connections story, from the USA Today bestselling author of the romantic women’s novels Sweet Thing, Nowhere But Here, and After the Rain.

During their senior year of college, in an NYU dorm tucked into the heart of the East Village, Grace and Matt struck up a friendship over Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, and the Ramones. She was going to be a world-class cellist and he was going to be a famous photographer, their paths destined to diverge after graduation.

Even after an afternoon pub crawl ended in their drunken, spontaneous wedding, their visions for the future never overlapped enough for them to be together. The summer after college, he left his “ex-wife” on good terms and went to Brazil to work for National Geographic. They vowed to stay in touch and see each other soon.

They never did.

Fifteen years later, back in New York City, Matt sees Grace as she boards the J train. They’re both different in a hundred ways, and yet they’re still the same. But just as they recognize each other, just as he understands what he left behind all those years ago, the train pulls away. His only recourse is to send a missed connections letter out in the world, and hope she remembers where to look.


| Sweet Thing | My Review + Playlist  |

| Sweet Little Thing | My Review + Playlist |

| After Sweet Little Thing: Author Interview |

| Nowhere But Here | My Review + Playlist |

| Will & Jamie, from Sweet Thing & Nowhere but Here | Interview |

| After the Rain | Author's Playlist | Author Q&A |


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Renee's first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven't gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she's a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80's movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. 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 the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.