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New Release & Review: Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino

Posted on 18 August, 2017 by in Renee Carlino, Review / 2 comments

New Release & Review: Wish You Were Here by Renee CarlinoWish You Were Here by Renée Carlino
on August 15, 2017
Pages: 320
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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.

Another Carlino masterpiece! Emotional and heartbreaking comes to mind when I think of Wish You Were Here.

While I enjoyed a lot of this book, the characters, the relationships—unfortunately this was not my favorite of hers though I loved the relationships and support between all the characters. This one hit close to home for me as I recently experienced this with a dear friend and it really tore at my heartstrings because I couldn’t get her out of my mind.

There were some things that didn’t work for me including some of the insta-love and how Charlotte treated Seth.

Overall this book and story grabbed my attention from the get-go and I couldn’t stop reading, addicted to the words and frantically trying to finish to see how it would all end.

Carlino is one of my faves of all time and I look forward to what she has in store for us next.


About Renée Carlino

Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. 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. Learn more at

2 Responses to “New Release & Review: Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    oh I just love those authors that just pull you into a story. Not many authors do that for me, so I always look for more of those. Will be reading this one soon.

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