Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers 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
  • Title: Before We Were Strangers
  • Author: Renee Carlino
  • ISBN: 9781501105777
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before We Were Strangers
    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.To the Green eyed Lovebird We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at SFrom 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.To the Green eyed Lovebird We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.You called us fast friends I like to think it was .We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves 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 about myself that year than any other.Yet, somehow, it all fell apart We lost touch the summer 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 I didn t see you again until a month ago It was a 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.After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories 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 M
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  • Renee Carlino

    Ren e 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 Cosmopolitan Magazine, InStyle Magazine, USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, Publisher s Weekly, Redbook, Sunset Magazine, Coastal Living and the Union Tribune She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet puppy, John Snow Cash 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 at reneecarlino

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  • I got a chance to read an ARC of this book I had never read anything by Renee Carlino before, but I have admired her from afar and had heard nothing but good things I LOVED this book And it made me cry That rarely happens to me I read with half my brain in critique mode I can t help it It must come from writing novels myself, but I can t ever turn off that part of my brain when I read any But my brain was quiet and my heart was heavy in a lovely fat way I highly recommend.


  • 4 stars To the Green eyed Lovebird We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House I love stories about first loves I love stories that go from past to present And we all know I love Renee Carlino s writing I read Sweet Thing when it first came out and have been a huge fan ever since This book had so many elements that I loved view spoiler and if it wasn t for my HUGE issue with one bit of miscommunication it could have easi [...]


  • she was perfect poetry in motion the evidence of a life burning well and bright I do not say this lightly This is one of the best contemporary books I ve ever read If you know me, then you know contemporary is my least favorite genre There are some thing I d like to clear up right away though BWWS isn t an action packed book with a massive slap you plot twist, and for some reason it is classified in the YA section of the book store This novel is simply what it says it is, a sweet feel good read, [...]


  • From the time you re born, you have no control you can t choose your parents, and, unless you re suicidal, you can t choose your death The only thing you can do is choose the person you love, be kind to others, and make your brutally short stint on earth as pleasant as possible After this first Renee Carlino read, I m an instant fan Grace and Matt first met as senior university students best friends turned lovers Each a perfect half of one perfect heart, torn apart by time and fate but chanced u [...]


  • 3.5 Stars Before We Were Strangers is a sweet, emotional story about two individuals who fall for each other two times It s a story about falling in love for the first time finding second chance at love Intense and heartwarming, but also heartbreaking at times, this story is told both in the past and in the present from both MC characters perspective You certainly will enjoy this story if you re a fan of missed connections listings To the Green eyed Lovebird We met fifteen years ago, almost to t [...]


  • The End and I m crying so bad My God, It was phenomenal This book gave me a lot things to think about 3 I felt every sad and happy moment while I was reading it I loved it so much Please just read this amazing book and don t forget to listen Jeff Buckley s Grace album while you re reading it Link is below youtube watch v Bawbk And Renee, thank you so much for this story You can t re create the first time you promise to love someone or the first time you feel loved by another You cannot relive th [...]


  • IT S LIVE t kIjeEcUqA6BN t 7GjkrjEVR85 BEAUTIFUL STARSSuch a beautiful,sweet,heartbroken,intense and emotional story I didn t want to finish it It felt so realistic and unique and I had so many feelings while I was reading it This story touched me in so many ways that there are moments that I was crying and other moments where I was smiling and swooning because I was so happy The story is told both in the present and in the past and this made me feel so inside the story,like I was with Grace and [...]


  • This book sort of sneaked up on me Despite the fact that it used one of my least favorite plot devices in romance ever, I still ended up liking this a lot Matt and Grace met during their senior year at NYU Grace is a music major while Matt is photography They immediately bonded from the moment they met through their mutual love of the arts and Jeff Buckley Slowly but surely their friendship evolved from friendship into something They became inseparable but the end of college, miscommunication, [...]


  • I need a good hour to sit down and vent everything that was wrong with this book That fucking pathetic excuse for a hero that I would have loved to punch in the nuts Ugh don t even get me startedI had fallen in love with him at the beginning only for everything to go completely downhill after 25% The book starts out in his POV and for the first 20 some oddd % into the book I was thinking omg finally a 5 star read I was so sure that this was going to be an epic love story but it all went down hil [...]


  • This blurb was probably one of the most intriguing and captivating blurbs I ve stumbled across The moment I read it, this book became an obsession I needed to read it, I had to Matt has the career most photographers would kill for Fifteen years, an esteemed position working for National Geographic and a Pulitzer Prize photo adorning his wall But a career isn t everything Divorced and standing still in a city that moves at the speed of light, Matt is lost Then one day it happens He sees her Grace [...]


  • 4.5 over the moon with swoon stars 2015 Honorable Mention Read I cannot believe how much I cried and smiled with this sweet contemporary romance.This book came in my e mail box last week from my first love when I was sixteen She wrote some very sweet words and ended by saying that this book made her feel so young and in love which we were for the year she was visiting from Czechoslovakia We are still the best of friends and have been there for each other through severe illnesses, divorces and ot [...]


  • 4 Second Chance Stars To the Green eyed Lovebird We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior HouseBefore We Were Strangers had a book blurb that captured my attention immediately What a unique spin on a second chance romanceMissed Connections on Craigslist Couple that with the fact that this is written by Renee Carlino, the author of one of my favorite NA romance novels, Sweet Thing, I couldn t wait to dive into it Before We W [...]


  • JUST AMAZING This book had me feeling all kinds of emotions totally captivated me.Just a wonderful piece of writing.It s a story of the beautiful thing that is first love and second chances.First lovel the tangled emotions that come with it.The hopes,the dreams,the insecurities but because you love so hard you firmly believe in the futureSecond chances mistakes and misunderstanding can shape the pattern of your livesThe story starts in the present day where Matt is evaluating his life.One day on [...]


  • 4 Second Chance Stars Matt and Grace fell in love during college and they thought it would be forever Unfortunately life got in the way and for the next 15 years they didn t see each other and their lives moved on in different directions In only took one random morning for them to see each other again in the NY subway in a way and life bring them together again But 15 years change a lot of things, so can this be their second change of re kindle their love or sometimes life is too different to fa [...]


  • Once there was a you and meWe were loversWe were friendsBefore life changedBefore we were strangersDo you still think of me This is a book that grabs your attention from the first few pages There s an air of excitement to it the twist of fate, the second chance, the luck that reunites these two lovers after a fifteen year separation It s a feeling that makes your heart race and your palms tingle, it begs you to turn the page, and Renee Carlino s beautiful writing keeps you lost in the story from [...]



  • 4.5 To Reclaim What Was Lost Stars 1 2There are times in our lives we wish we could do overhave different outcomesBut to do them over would mean other, wonderful other things would not exist So, we think about the past and then put it away and appreciate all the good we have now Because the past is the past, rightBut what if you had the opportunity to reconnect with the one who meant the most to youThe one who showed you the best of yourself and you truly lovedThe one who was not where she said [...]


  • I m late to the party on this one.Keeping it short This book tugged me in different directions I loved it, I liked it, and I wanted to throw the book This book starts in the present, Matt Grace seeing each other for the first time in 15 years It s a glimpse of each other that ignited unresolved feelings From there the book goes back to relive their past up until the current future So many regrets, so many lost opportunities, so much lost love, the amount of hurt, so much unresolved I have always [...]


  • Renee Carlino where have you ve been all my life This was my first book from her and I loved it to pieces What an original and sweet book it wasThe plot runs throughout a long period of time, beginning with Matt s and Grace senior year at NYU Grace is a talented musician and Matt a photographer From the moment they met, a lot of things binds them, like the passion for art and music Around each other they could be themselves and be happy, despite having difficulties in other aspects of their live [...]


  • Sometimes time is just something, no matter how hard we try, we can t get right We meet this person They re peculiar in their own way, having this uniqueness to them that we can t help but befriend This person that s able to bring out the very best in your overly complicated and dynamic personality Who s able to see through all the BS, who understands you, and not in that superficial kind of way, but the very core of your essence And sometimes that friendship turns into something so much They r [...]


  • Es la historia de Grace y Matt, los cuales est n destinados a estar juntos, pero no se encuentran en el momento correcto Captura la magia del primer amor y de c mo puede superarlo todo Encontr un pedazo de mi alma en este libro y lo termin con lagrimas de felicidad A veces necesitamos un recordatorio de que el verdadero amor lo puede todo Definitivamente uno de los mejores libros que he le do This is Grace and Matt s story, destinated to be together, but the time is not right Didn t find each ot [...]


  • Loved it This book wasBeautifulAmazingHeart WarmingLovelyAdorablePerfect The authors writing style is so beautiful, simple and yet amazing at the same time I loved the story.A must read.


  • A ONCE IN A LIFETIME LOVE, AND AN AMAZING STORY OF RECONNECTION.5 ALL THE FEELS STARSI loved this book It features two of my favourite kinds of stories a gorgeously sweet NA romance, and then an amazingly beautiful reconnection between two people years after they parted but who have never been able to let each other go This story is written so beautifully, I was immediately sucked in, I went on an absolute rollercoaster of emotions and my heart was pounding the whole way through So standby for l [...]


  • I FELL IN WUV WITH THIS BOOK Let me introduce you to.Graceland Marie Starr Matthias William Shore aka, Matt Grace Their s is a love story that was interrupted by lies and deception Regret, manipulation, and raw pain tore them apart in the past and threatens to keep them apart in the present.Let me begin with The Present, after Their Past.Matt is thirty six, divorced and his life is stuck in neutral He works for National Geographic and for years traveled the globe as one of their top photographer [...]


  • FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED You were always with me, Grace I never found a way to let you go It only takes one visit to New York City to understand why so many timeless works of fiction happen to take place here, why so many unforgettable love stories are inspired by this city, and just how many recognizable icons of this great metropolis are now reminders of some of the greatest books we ve ever read And we can now add another one to that list of greats A love story spanning over than a decade, thi [...]


  • This book has been on my TBR for a very, very long time I kept on postponing reading it for no reason I only decided to read it now because I m in a very strong slump and I think I needed a contemporary NA binge to get out of it And you guys, I binged it alright I read it in one sitting It took me 3 hours Never in my life have I read an entire book in one sitting and never in my life have I read a book in 3 hours That s how addictive and amazing this book was On top of that, giving contemporary [...]


  • 4 STARSThis book is so perfectly sweet.I absolutely adored the way this book started, with a missed connection I ve always loved reading missed connection ads something about them just makes me feel like there s hope for love and second chances I love second chance romances this one was no exception.Ms Carlino does a wonderful job of taking the reader back to witness the development of the sweet friends to lovers tale of Matt Grace Their playful banter and youthful optimism is authentic and fres [...]


  • 4 4.5 StarsTime passes, life goes on, places change, people change And still, I couldn t get Grace off my mind after seeing her Fifteen years is too long to be holding on to a few heart pounding moments from college.This story, the heartbreak and utter devastation I felt for these characters For real, my heart just broke for them The story is told in three parts Present, Past, Present.The first present shows where Matt is now, he is working for National Geogaphic, divorced and pretty miserable f [...]


  • This one s for you AJ Happy Birthday, darling 3All love that has no friendship for its base is like a mansion built on sand.Matt and Grace meet in their senior year and become fast friends Matt as a passionate photographer and Grace as an ardent musician They play and photograph their friendship into strong bonds until they realize that their friendship has started to build a strong castle of love It s real It is passionate until Life happens.At the age of 21, both are young and enslaved by the [...]


  • Let me just cut to the chase I freaking loved this book The synopsis sounded unique and, given my weakness for second chance love stories, I knew I had a potential winner on my hands Well, it delivered all that and a bag of chips I absolutely devoured it Before We Were Strangers is easily one of my favorite books of 2015.The book is divided into two sections Then 15 years ago and Now.Then Matt, a transfer student from California, meets Grace, a gifted cellist, when he moves into her dorm their s [...]


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