Book Review: Nowhere but Here by Renee Carlino

Nowhere but HereTitle: Nowhere But Here
Author: Renee Carlino
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 320
Source: ARC/Publisher
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

      
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 RenĂ©e 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.
After I read Sweet Thing, which is the first book by Renee that I read, I knew that I needed to read every single book she released after that.  She is an amazing writer and honestly, her books have a special place in heart. The characters are real and I connected with each and every single one.  So I knew that once I began reading Nowhere But Here, I was going to fall in love with them as well, and I couldn't have been more right. Nowhere But Here was simply perfect.  The characters were sweet, funny and anything but perfect, which is why I fell in love with them more.  

Kate lives in Chicago as a journalist and has been offered the opportunity of a life time.  A story that might jump start her career. She has to interview and find out everything she can about the reclusive R.J. Lawson. R.J. Lawson is a wealthy tech genius who walked out at the peak of his career.  A few years later, he reappears and has become a successful vintner in Napa Valley. What Kate doesn't know is that instead of pursuing the story, she will get distracted by the hot and sweet Jamie who pretty much does everything in the vineyard.  There is something really sexy about a man who is good with his hands. (hehe ;)) I mean can you blame Kate?  Here she is living in a real life fairy tale, surrounded by the beautiful landscape that Napa Valley has to offer, a sweet and sexy guy is REALLY into her, why wouldn't she go for it?  It's not like the so called "boyfriend" she has back in Chicago is anything serious. As you can tell, I really don't like that guy. Jamie on the other hand, is perfect in every way.  

As a huge Renee Carlino fan, I strongly suggest you read Nowhere But Here.  Believe me, you will not be disappointed.  But I warn you, you might get a sudden urge to drink a glass or two of wine while reading it. Hehe.  




2 comments :

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book. I had not seen it before today, so I am glad to have read your review.
    -Flirting with Fiction

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    1. Stephanie, I absolutely love Renee's books! You have to read them they are soooo good!

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