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Nowhere but Here: A Novel

Nowhere but Here: A Novel

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Nowhere but Here: A Novel

ratings:
4/5 (185 ratings)
Length:
328 pages
5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 5, 2014
ISBN:
9781476763972
Format:
Book

Description

A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius in this rich and deeply satisfying contemporary romance by the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing.

Kate Corbin has lost her spark. A year ago, she had a handsome boyfriend and a budding career as a reporter at a popular Chicago newspaper. But after the woman who raised her passed away, leaving her lost and alone, she fell into a rut—and never got out. Now she’s stuck writing fluff pieces about lipstick and wine, and feeling trapped in a relationship that’s going nowhere.

Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, Kate’s boss and mentor gives her the opportunity to jump-start her career. The assignment: spend a week interviewing R. J. Lawson, a famously reclusive tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as the owner of a well-respected Napa Valley winery.

Kate jumps at the chance, but the trip begins in disaster, both personally and professionally. After alienating R.J., her only saving grace is Jamie, a charming vineyard hand who shows her the beauty of wine country—and stirs her aching heart. It doesn’t take long for Kate and Jamie to fall hard, and for Kate to rethink her life in the city. But the week ends with a heartbreaking journey back to Chicago that sends Kate reeling, wondering what went wrong in those four perfect days.
Publisher:
Released:
May 5, 2014
ISBN:
9781476763972
Format:
Book

About the author

Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and the bestselling author of Sweet Thing, Nowhere But Here, After the Rain, Before We Were Strangers, Swear on This Life, and Wish You Were Here. She grew up in Southern California and lives in the San Diego area with her husband and two sons. To learn more, visit ReneeCarlino.com.


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  • It was amazing how lonely I could feel when I wasn’t alone.

  • There’s no one to take care of me, no matter how many people surround me. I’m all I’ve got.

  • I wondered what hurt more: the kind of loneliness you feel when no one is around, or the kind of loneliness you feel when the person who is supposed to love you doesn’t care at all, not even enough to fight with you, let alone fight for you.

  • See, this is the life. Nobody gives a shit about me and that’s okay, because I give a shit about me.

  • He stood up and lowered my bed. “Close your eyes, baby. You don’t need to think about anything right now.” I felt him gently climb up next to me and lay on his side. He draped his arm across my waist. I dozed off, feeling safe and protected.

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  • (4/5)
    Love this author. She really knows how to tell a story. My only issue was some of the crazy things Kate did when she was having a rough time. Seemed out of charecter for her. But other than that, would recommend!
  • (4/5)
    The story is great. The character progression was well written.
  • (5/5)
    Yet another lovely, sweet, sexy and draw-you-in kind of story by this author - one that makes you grow fond of the characters, especially the male lead/love interest. Jamie is swoon worthy like all her other male protagonists. It was a sweet surprise to have her tie in some characters from a previous novel to make a cameo in this one. I actually started out reading some of her most recent books and have gone backwards in time to read her earliest works - I continue to be pleasantly surprised that her early writing is still as enjoyable to digest as her more recent ones. I’m almost a bit sad that I am nearly finished reading all the books that she has out there. Each one has been memorable in a positive way and hard to put down once you start.
  • (2/5)
    This story is just too sweet. I’m off to my dentist now. Bye!
  • (5/5)
    I love this book. I knew from the start that Jamie is R.J. Lawson. I think that there's a lot of dead giveaway with that but I still love this book. It reminds me a lot of myself. I believe in fate, in whispers, in soulmates, in happily ever after. I also believe in the sparks that each of us have. This book makes me believe more, that the Universe will give us the best love stories of our lives.

    Reading towards the ending of the book gave me so much anxiety because I felt that Jamie could die from diabetes. I'm glad it didn't happen and I got my happy ending. Katy's accident was unexpected because I really expected that if there's a bad thing that's going to happen, it would happen with Jamie.

    Atria Books publishes great stories. I highly recommend this one.
  • (2/5)
    I’m usually a big fan of Renee Carlino’s books - but I found this story too predictable.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful story!!
  • (5/5)
    Well written and great romance
  • (5/5)
    love it
  • (5/5)
    beautiful
  • (5/5)
    love it everything!! Jamie is a sneaky bastard but loveable....great book
  • (4/5)
    Maxie

    Thouroughly enjoyed this book...look forward to reading more of this author.
  • (5/5)
    Seriously cute.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing book...it takes you in, and it feals like your hart will explode
  • (5/5)
    ❤️?
  • (5/5)
    I love this book, it took me half a day to finish this book,
  • (5/5)
    i love it
  • (5/5)
    This book was too good. I laughed and boo hooed. I have not read anything this good in a long time. Great Job! Yvonne
  • (5/5)
    Lovely book, I loved this story it made me laugh , cry and yearn for more.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I loved her first book with a passion but I couldn't help but feel like this one was a lazy version of her first. I did connect more with this book on a personal life journey level, but at times it felt rushed and that I was re reading parts of the first.

    1 person found this helpful

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I Love it! Their story is a beautiful one, made me smile. Great read

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I love this author. Worth checking her out.

    1 person found this helpful