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Waiting on Wednesday: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

From Goodreads:
When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction? 
I loved Renee's last release, Before We Were Strangers, and this one sounds great, too!  Swear on This Life is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2016, and I can't wait to read it!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. Ooh, I'm always half-excited, half-nervous about books with authors/readers in them for some reason but I hope you love this one. Carino's other book was super hyped when it came out so I must check it out before this one releases.

  2. Nice pick! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but hope you positively love it!

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  3. How did I miss this??? I LOVED Before We Were Strangers so much. So excited for this now!

  4. I like this cover, and it sounds like an excellent plot.

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

  5. I just added this book to my TBR yesterday. It sounds really good and unique!

  6. I wasn't a huge fan of Before We Were Strangers but I have to admit this summary is so intriguing and I want to know all the things! I'm giving this author a second chance for sure!
    Thanks for sharing, Eva!

  7. Nice pick! I recently ran across this one on Goodreads, and thought it to be interesting.
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  8. I've seen a few people wait for this one. :)

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  9. Ooh, love the sound of this one! To see one's own life portrayed in a book, when her writing career is going nowhere? That would hurt! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy.

    Here's mine: “WILDE LAKE”

  10. New to me but hope that you get a chance to read it soon! Happy wednesday and reading!

  11. It sounds great a little longer wait but if turns out good as it sounds then worth it!
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  12. I've not heard of this one! Awww, August 9th? I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it, Eva!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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  13. What!!! This sounds awesome! How have I never heard of this one? Definitely adding this to my TBR stat. :) hope you enjoy it!
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  14. I haven't heard of this one. It sounds good!! Great pick!

  15. Oh wow, this one sounds very interesting. I hope you enjoy it :D

  16. This sounds so interesting!! Definitely not my usual read, but I might have to give this one a chance. Thanks for sharing :D

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  17. This really does sound like a good one, great pick!

  18. I didn't realize Renee Carlino has a new book coming out. I still have Sweet Thing to read from a few years ago when she was indie (indie cover and all). I need to catch up!

  19. Yes, yes, YESSSSSS!!! I adore Renee Carlino, and I can't wait for this one to come out!!! :)

  20. I can't believe I never heard of this one before this sounds freaking amazing. Great Pick!

  21. Oh wow! I hadn't heard of this until now! Thank you SO much for spotlighting - I have something new to add to my TBR. :D

    And thank you for visiting! <3

  22. This is my first time coming across this book, but it has caught my attention already! Before We Were Strangers is actually on my TBR, so I think I'll read that first before deciding on this. Great pick, and thanks for stopping by at The Regal Critiques! :))

  23. Wow! This one sounds great!! I hope you love it :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  24. This sounds amazing! love the cover :) Great pick♥

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

  25. I'm embarrassed to say that have no fewer than FOUR books by Carlino on my shelves and have not picked one up yet. And some I am so excited about that I just had to have them but now I don't read them because I like to prolong the anticipation. Ridiculous but true. LOL I love the sound of this one, though. Maybe by the time this one is released in August I will have read at least one of her books. :)

  26. Ooo, that sounds interesting. I'll wait for it too ;-)

  27. This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I cannot wait to read it!!


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