Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Review { Before We Were Strangers }

Need a feel good romantic book to read, this is the book for you! Such a wonderful love story between two people!

Synopsis: From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing andNowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City.

To the Green-eyed Lovebird:

We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.

You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.

We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.

Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding…

I didn’t see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn’t know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello.

After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I’ve spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half?


Talk about a wonderful love story!! Romance novels are my absolute favorite to read and this a great book! I especially love reading love stories about first loves and a second chance for love. The book went from past to present and I love books like that because it gives me a better connection with the characters. I love reading the present and looking back at the past and thinking, oh that is why he said that in the beginning, etc. Matt and Grace's story broke my heart, but in a good way!

The writing was so easy and her words really felt genuine; you really could feel the love between Matt and Grace through Carlino's writing.

If you are looking for a feel good read, I would definitely recommend it. You may cry a little but it will be happy tears!

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