on August 15, 2017
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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.