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`Read Pdf ⚢ Before We Were Strangers ñ 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 CityTo 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 HouseYou Called Us Fast Friends I Like To Think It WasWe 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 OtherYet, 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 HelloAfter 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 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, and misunderstanding brought an end to their relationship Their break up had far reaching implication on both of them While they moved on with other people, they never really got over each other.Fifteen years later, Matt saw Grace and everything came rushing back But picking up the pieces of their relationship was harder said than done And both Matt and Grace had to deal with secrets and resentments and a whole slew of other issues Before We Were Strangers was told in dual POV and is set in the past and the present Renee Carlino slowly unravel the threads for her readers in her trademark prose, which I find really engaging Grace was a free spirit and Matt is desperate to prove to his father that he didn t make a mistake in choosing photography instead of law.The first part was a bit slow but since I don t mind slow, it wasn t an issue for me The only issue for me was the plot device used to break them up I truly loathe view spoiler the big misunderstanding miscommunication hide spoiler 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 starsTo 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 easily been a 5 star read for me I m sorry, but Grace I m not buying that you couldn t get ahold of him for 15 years I know you tried, but you knew his mom s name, number, and address And his father and brother were attorneys with their own practice With news that dire, there would ALWAYS be a way to get info to him And I felt like he was robbed and it hurt my heart Rant over LOL hide spoiler she was perfect poetry in motion the evidence of a life burning well and brightI 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, which is one of it s best qualities Second in my opinion it should be filed under New Adult It does straddle the line of Ya and Na, but to me it falls into the latter This is also a plus for this book BWWS is a novel following two main characters Matt who is a photography student and Grace who is a music major Matt is really starting to discover who he is as an artist when Grace falls into his life Matt is perfection when it comes to leading males He is everything we want in a lead while bring something new to a protagonist He is confident, charismatic, and so sarcastic Completely loved everything about his character I liked his charm and was consumed by his thoughts I loved how he never second guessed who he is as a person He has easily became one of my all time favorite leading males Grace however was his opposite She is confident, but is so clearly closed off She is broken and lost The way Matt knows who he is, is the way Grace struggles to feel herself out As their relationship grows so does both their personalities They re relationship y all, is perfection It feels so real You will really feel like you re going through everything with them They re ups and downs will feel like yours You will be experiencing all the emotions and pain right along with them, and it s flipping fantastic The way these two feed off each other is amazing They had me laughing, grinning, blushing, and breaking my heart Sometimes all those feelings were happening at the same time I probably cried ten times while reading this book I wasn t even half way through and I had cried at least four These two are a couple from the moment they meet you ll want to have a happy ending I m a sucker for books that the couple are friends first legit friends then turn into something Carlino makes this process seem effortless Like she was born with a laptop in hand to deliver us friend first romance The plot is as I said above, steady It s not a book where something is just going to jump out at you This is 100% okay The pacing was completely fine for me I usually hate the mild speed of contemporary books, but not with BWWS. Their journey is sweet and perfectly timed I was super worried reading because the first half the book was so strong, I feared the last half wouldn t live up I thought the jump from past to present would do the same I was taken back when neither of these things turned me off I wont however lie to you YOU WILL KNOW WHAT IS COMING I saw it coming the moment it was winked at, I thought this would in the long run make me lower my rating NOPE When it happens and everything comes to light I was still continued to be a big blubbering mess Not exaggerating at all mess like sitting in the middle of my bed, wrapped up like a burrito, using the bottom of my shirt as a tissue with no shame mess Before We Were Strangers was a very pleasant surprise I definitely under estimated how much this book was going to effect me A book I simply thought would be a fill in read till I figured out what I wanted to really dive into next Turned out to be a huge punch to my heart Anything that might be considered a flaw is wiped away by the pure beauty of Carlino s writing and by the way she will pull you into this love storyA book where the romance scenes are soul warming and the love feels authentic Carlino takes us on an emotional rollercoaster of a read, and doesn t miss a chance at pulling at our heartstrings Before We Were Strangers is the definition of all the feels READ THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS OVER ON OUR BLOG SBSR SBSR SBSR SBSR SBSR SBSR SBSR SBSR SBSR Just a little side note too, I thought the cover and title of this book were gorgeous but after reading it realize just how amazing they really are.