Blind Kiss

Blind Kiss

A powerful story of two people who spend years denying their scientifically-proven chemistry. Penny spends her afternoons sitting outside a sandwich shop, surrounded by ghosts. Fourteen years ago, this shop was her childhood dance studio... Now she?s a suburban housewife, dreading the moment her son departs for MIT, leaving her with an impeccably decorated McMansion and a f A powerful story of two people who spend years denying their scientifically-proven chemistry. Penny spends her a...

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Title:Blind Kiss
Author:Renee Carlino
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:150118962X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Blind Kiss Reviews

  • Jamie
    Aug 14, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

    Since I stumbled upon Before We Were Strangers, Carlino has become a must read author for me. The minute her books make their way to me, I must devour them immediately. Three years after reading Strangers, I?m still quick to recommend it to friends! Unfortunately, this was not tho...

  • AJ
    Aug 11, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Aug 22, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

  • Betul
    Aug 12, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    Jul 31, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

    Since I stumbled upon Before We Were Strangers, Carlino has become a must read author for me. The minute her books make their way to me, I must devour them immediately. Three years after reading Strangers, I?m still quick to recommend it to friends! Unfortunately, this was not tho...

    ?? 4.5 Forever Stars ?? Reactions while reading... Okay sorry for the overload but seriously as I type this I am an emotional wreck. I should know not to read this trope by now and I literally asked for it (holla at ya, NetGalley ?), but I'm barely...

    ?I wish it were you, Penny.? I don?t even know where to begin. I don?t think I?ve stopped crying since I hit about 40% of this book. I couldn?t put it down. I couldn?t stop turning the pages and feeling everything. This book has certainly put my heart and soul thro...

    4.5 "oh how I love me some angst" STARS! I love the heart palpitations that come from high-angst situations and Blind Kiss nearly KILLED ME but in an oh so delicious way! You see our hero and heroine met in the most unlikely of situations?being in a blind kiss experiment testin...

  • RentasticReads
    Aug 14, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

    Since I stumbled upon Before We Were Strangers, Carlino has become a must read author for me. The minute her books make their way to me, I must devour them immediately. Three years after reading Strangers, I?m still quick to recommend it to friends! Unfortunately, this was not tho...

    ?? 4.5 Forever Stars ?? Reactions while reading... Okay sorry for the overload but seriously as I type this I am an emotional wreck. I should know not to read this trope by now and I literally asked for it (holla at ya, NetGalley ?), but I'm barely...

    ?I wish it were you, Penny.? I don?t even know where to begin. I don?t think I?ve stopped crying since I hit about 40% of this book. I couldn?t put it down. I couldn?t stop turning the pages and feeling everything. This book has certainly put my heart and soul thro...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Jun 05, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

  • Halime   Yazıcı Mimaroğlu
    Aug 17, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

  • Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    Jun 17, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    Jul 26, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    Aug 12, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

    Since I stumbled upon Before We Were Strangers, Carlino has become a must read author for me. The minute her books make their way to me, I must devour them immediately. Three years after reading Strangers, I?m still quick to recommend it to friends! Unfortunately, this was not tho...

    ?? 4.5 Forever Stars ?? Reactions while reading... Okay sorry for the overload but seriously as I type this I am an emotional wreck. I should know not to read this trope by now and I literally asked for it (holla at ya, NetGalley ?), but I'm barely...

    ?I wish it were you, Penny.? I don?t even know where to begin. I don?t think I?ve stopped crying since I hit about 40% of this book. I couldn?t put it down. I couldn?t stop turning the pages and feeling everything. This book has certainly put my heart and soul thro...

    4.5 "oh how I love me some angst" STARS! I love the heart palpitations that come from high-angst situations and Blind Kiss nearly KILLED ME but in an oh so delicious way! You see our hero and heroine met in the most unlikely of situations?being in a blind kiss experiment testin...

    "What might have been? I thought. What could still be?" I ended up loving this one but the angst factor is absolutely OFF THE CHARTS!! 'Blind Kiss' is a fabulous, emotion-filled, slow-burn romance with an incredible Epilogue. Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study i...

    If I had to choose two words to describe the plot of Blind Kiss, it would be a massive case of bad timing. I?d add a side of stubbornness and stupidity but that?s me being picky about the heroine. I?d noticed prior to reading this book, that readers were really frustrated wi...

  • Jennifer Kyle
    Aug 17, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

  • Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
    Jul 29, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

    Since I stumbled upon Before We Were Strangers, Carlino has become a must read author for me. The minute her books make their way to me, I must devour them immediately. Three years after reading Strangers, I?m still quick to recommend it to friends! Unfortunately, this was not tho...

    ?? 4.5 Forever Stars ?? Reactions while reading... Okay sorry for the overload but seriously as I type this I am an emotional wreck. I should know not to read this trope by now and I literally asked for it (holla at ya, NetGalley ?), but I'm barely...

    ?I wish it were you, Penny.? I don?t even know where to begin. I don?t think I?ve stopped crying since I hit about 40% of this book. I couldn?t put it down. I couldn?t stop turning the pages and feeling everything. This book has certainly put my heart and soul thro...

    4.5 "oh how I love me some angst" STARS! I love the heart palpitations that come from high-angst situations and Blind Kiss nearly KILLED ME but in an oh so delicious way! You see our hero and heroine met in the most unlikely of situations?being in a blind kiss experiment testin...

    "What might have been? I thought. What could still be?" I ended up loving this one but the angst factor is absolutely OFF THE CHARTS!! 'Blind Kiss' is a fabulous, emotion-filled, slow-burn romance with an incredible Epilogue. Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study i...

  • jessica
    Sep 13, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

  • Jiana
    Sep 20, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

  • Christy
    Aug 02, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Jul 20, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    Aug 17, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    Aug 15, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

  • KAS
    Aug 26, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

  • Ashley
    May 20, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

  • Gabby
    Aug 11, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

  • Grey
    Aug 09, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

  • Malene
    Jun 25, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

  • Sarah/DragonflyReads
    Jun 07, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    Jul 31, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    Aug 10, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

  • Dilek VT
    Apr 18, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

  • Liber_Lady
    Jul 07, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

  • Madeline ❤️ Romance Bibliophile ❤️
    May 26, 2018

    4 stars!!! I'm not sure if I've ever read a book so frustrating before. Seriously, this one messed me up. I finished it days ago and I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I have no idea how I felt about the story or the characters. Renee Carlino is one hell of a writer, thou...

    ***Now Available*** Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then ...

    this is, without a doubt, the most emotionally draining and painfully frustrating book i have ever read. but goodness me, i am so in awe of how a story could be so imperfectly perfect. yes, the characters had their flaws, but neither of them were unlikable. they were real and hones...

    Talk about squirm in my seat angsty-ness!! So, Me and Angst are bosom buddies! The more angst the better. A friend of mine told me if I liked angst, this one was for me, so of course, I pounced. By chapter two, the heaviness in my chest started. I was on pins and needles wonde...

    ?It?s been this way forever. I?ve always been your lover...for a lifetime in my mind.? This a frustrating story yet I loved it even though so much pain and distance was self inflicted by the main characters. I was glued to every word and every scene. Well done what a ride...

    4.5 Stars THIS BOOK. THIS FREAKING BOOK. What a whirlwind! Wow! You?re either going to LOVE it or HATE it. These characters are infuriating, undeniably flawed and frustrating and addicting and compelling and beautiful. THE FEELS. I don't even know what to say, what to think, where...

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} Penny and I still had a spark that couldn?t be snuffed out. All the plans I?d drawn for the life I thought we?d have together were playing out in some parallel universe. Even if I was stuck in this stupid version of us...

    Talk about angst galore. My heart is beating overtime after finishing Blind Kiss. Holy moly I?m exhausted emotionally after have experienced Penny and Gavin?s story. Their story is one emotional roller coaster. My primary emotion while reading Blind Kiss was frustration. I was frus...

    Holy shit I didn?t expect to love this as much as I did. Before We Were Strangers is one of my all time favorite books but Wish You Were Here was one of my least favorite books I've ever read, so I was torn whether or not I should read this one! I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this...

    I'm not going to lie to you, THIS. BOOK. KILLS. As I sit here writing this review, my heart is still pounding out of my chest. I'm a burning pile of fiery rage and shaky nerves and conflicting thoughts and intense feelings at this very moment and I dont even know how to turn all of tha...

    I don't favor second chance romance and fourteen years' separation is such a waste of time. Her son is going to college and her marriage is falling apart. Nope, too late for me to be interested in their HEA. I would be frustrated at their stupid choices, decisions and the loss of time....

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "I loved women, especially the weird ones. But Penny was more unique and talented and beautiful than any girl I had ever met." The blurb is the perfect summary of this book. It all started with the bl...

    3.5 Own Worst Enemy Stars * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free Think About it...You are blindfolded, standing in front of a man or woman and you will be kissing them without seeing what they look like. There will be a quick hello, your senses will take in the scents around you, the intensity of wh...

    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog. ARC was generously provided through a Facebook giveaway in Renee?s fan group. If you have been an avid reader for any length of time, you?re sure to have experienced the dreaded (possibly at times, coveted) book hangov...

    The premise of Blind Kiss is intriguing, and I confess I expected there to be some angst. What I didn?t expect was for the book to leave me mentally exhausted and exasperated. The book opens with high intensity in the present day. There?s so much raw emotion and crazy behavior t...

    2 ?self-inflicted-angstfest? stars This story is a hot mess. An angst-ridden ?romance? riddled with bad decisions, unnecessary heartache and a whole lot of frustration. There are readers out there who will love it, for me, it was hours of my life spent mostly eye-rolling and...

    I?m so angry. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! I love Renee Carlino's books. They remind me of CoHo's. However, this one was a disaster. The reason this book is 2 stars and not 1 is because Carlino's writing is still amazing and easy and because Gavin was a beautiful soul who deserved w...

    Buckle up, friends. You realize it's 2 a.m. here on the East Coast, right? I finished this book almost an hour ago, but can't sleep... So now, you all are going to be the lucky recipients of a Goodreads rant/review, because my feelings are *ALL* over the map here. First, the good.....

    4 stars What a refreshing and intense story.From the first pages I was hooked and intrigued.Blind Kiss was another fantastic read from Renee Carliino, if you love angst and slow burn them this is for you! Gavin and Penny meet during an experimental study in college where they...

    I dont want to mention lots of things about this book. Conclusion if you want to see how a writer can write a novel you will hate just read it!!! Yani kitab? bitirdim hala öfkem geçmedi. Bir yazar nas?l olur da berbat bir kitap yazabilirim diye u?ra?m?? olmal? ki ba?arm?...

    *** ARC WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** Let me start by saying that this was my first Renee Carlino book. Yes. Shocking. I have heard a lot about this author and I had pretty high hopes from this one. But, I am definitely with the unpopular o...

    4.5 ?'s ?No, Penny, you?re not my Carissa or Lottie or Kimber. You?re my everything.? Angst lovers you don?t want to miss this book! Let's start with the rating...for me it?s always hard to rate a book that?s four, four point five or five stars. I sometimes g...

    I went into this blind and didn't even read the blurb. Well, I got the full effect of this emotional second chance romance. I'll be honest, I struggled with how to rate this book because I didn't know how I felt about the sequence of events. I still don't even know if I like the main c...

    EVERY SINGLE STAR FOREVER AND EVER! ?A decade?s worth of secrets and half-truths were crashing down on me as I stood in the cold, facing my husband of fourteen years and standing next to the love of my life. Who was I willing to hurt for more? Who was I willing to hurt mo...

    Since I stumbled upon Before We Were Strangers, Carlino has become a must read author for me. The minute her books make their way to me, I must devour them immediately. Three years after reading Strangers, I?m still quick to recommend it to friends! Unfortunately, this was not tho...

    ?? 4.5 Forever Stars ?? Reactions while reading... Okay sorry for the overload but seriously as I type this I am an emotional wreck. I should know not to read this trope by now and I literally asked for it (holla at ya, NetGalley ?), but I'm barely...