Title: Nowhere But Here
Author: Renée Carlino
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Nowhere But Here:
A Chicago reporter in her mid-twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius.
Kate Corbin has lost her spark. From the outside, her life seems charmed. She has a handsome, long-term boyfriend and a budding journalism career at a popular Chicago newspaper. But in reality, her relationship is going nowhere, and she’s quickly losing motivation for what she once believed was her dream job. When her boyfriend dumps her unceremoniously, Kate loses all hope of finding love.
With no living family and few friends, Kate confides in her boss. Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, he gives Kate the opportunity to jumpstart her career. The assignment: to interview the famously reclusive R.J. Lawson, a wealthy tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as a Napa Valley vintner. The week takes an unexpected turn, however, when Lawson refuses to divulge any information. Desperate for a lead, Kate turns to Jamie, a vineyard hand who shows her the romance of wine country—and stirs her aching heart. But his connection to Lawson is ambiguous, and when Jamie disappears before the end of the week, Kate is left to investigate another story: the truth behind the man who stole her heart.
USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino explored love and heartbreak in her beautifully written debut Sweet Thing, and her newest novel does not disappoint. For fans of Colleen Hoover, K.A. Tucker, and Katja Millay, Nowhere But Here is a stirring and satisfying romance that you won’t want to put down.
Review by SAM
Book: Nowhere But Here by Renee Carlino
Renee Carlino captured my heart with her debut Sweet Thing; however this book was even better. Her writing is paced beautifully and makes you feel so relaxed and takes you on this magic ride of love romance and emotion.
“I’ll be a different man if I can’t have you. I will never breathe as deeply as I did when I was with you. I’ll never see the range of colour on a perfectly cloudless sky. I will never smell anything as sweet as you or hear a voice that fills my heart up as much as yours does.”
Ok....so let me start by saying the reason I rated this story a 4.5. It was predictable. But never the less, it still so swoony and romantic that I fell in love with it. I loved the lead female Kate, she lived a pretty dull life with a boyfriend who didn’t appreciate her. She lacked motivation for her job, until this new project came up enabling her to shine for the newspaper she worked for.
All of this changed the minute she arrived at the vineyard, she is there to interview some asshat called RJ who is a complete and utter douche....or so she thinks. She has this vacation on this beautiful vineyard meeting new people that show her how to appreciate life more. I’m so glad she got rid of that idiot boyfriend because he really was a self centred ass. So back to life on the vineyard, Kate eats amazing food and drinks beautiful wine and *cough cough* JAMIE...............WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MAN HE IS, SO FREAKING ADORABLE, KIND, SEXY AND JUST WOW WOW WOW. DID I MENTION SEXY??? He gives the word romance a whole new meaning. The things he says, well they could swoon the panties off any living thing. He has such a way with words *sigh* I WANT ONE!!!!!
All of the supporting characters were very realistic and hard working. I really engaged in the friendships and trusts of those.
There is a little heart ache, down to mistrust and the miscommunication, but this is what I had predicted, and really, I am glad I was right.
This story is so heart warming and beautifully written, the romance is stunning and gave me that real fuzzy happy feeling inside, I can imagine this novel as a movie, a real beautiful chick-flick. A round of applause to you Renee Carlino, oh and um......hook me up with a Jamie yeah?? Thanks beautiful!!!
“4.5 ROMANTIC, BEAUTIFUL, HEART-WARMING, TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH JAMIE STARS”
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About Renée Carlino:
Renee's first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven't gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she's a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80's movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.