Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday No. 187: By Your Side, by Kasie West

Welcome to "Waiting On Wednesday"!!
This is a weekly event that 
used to be hosted by
Jill @ Breaking the Spine, until 
very recently.
I have continued to publish these
posts on my own, as I reall
like this meme, which
showcases future releases we book  bloggers are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

 By Your Side   
Trade Paperback, 352 pages 
Harper Teen
January 31, 2017
Contemporary Romance,
Young Adult Fiction

In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

Why I'm waiting on this one!

I don't usually read this type of romance, preferring fantasy and paranormal love stories instead. Besides, the concept of two people who get  to know and fall in love with each other after being accidentally locked up somewhere is nothing new. However, something about this book caught my attention. Crazy as it might sound, I guess it was a sense of nostalgia for what I never had in high school -- a boyfriend. Especially a boyfriend I would never have expected to fall for. Besides, the fact that this story takes place inside a library makes it even more appealing! I sure hope these two lovebirds will discuss favorite books, among other things!

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. I am so excited about this book! Kasie West's other six book are really, really good. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic week, Maria. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. Hi, Alyssa!

      Oh, I'm glad you're excited about this one, too! I've never heard of this author before, but when I came across the book, I was immediately attracted to it. I know I'll love it when I get to it!!

      Hope you have a fantastic week, too!! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! <3 :)

  2. Oh, I hear you -- nostalgia is powerful and wonderful, and lead you to the best things, I think. I hope this is going to be a GODO read!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Yeah, it sure is!! How I wish I had had a boyfriend in high school...I feel like I really missed out! Well, I AM married now, but still....heck it would have been SO nice! And I wish I had gotten accidentally locked in a library with a

      This is DEFINITELY going to be a TERRIFIC read!!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! <3 :)

  3. I don't read many books like these so I doubt this is one I'll pick up. However, I've heard really good things about Kasie West so I'm sure you'll love it.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Not everyone likes this type of read. Me, I'm a HUGE sucker for romance!! Lol. I had never heard of Kasie West before, but when I read the synopsis of this book, I KNEW I had to feature it for my WOW this week! I only wish I had accidentally gotten locked in a library with a guy when I was in high school! Sigh....

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!! <3 :)

  4. This looks great and I love the cover :) Hope you enjoy and thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yeah, it SURE does!! I'm not a big fan of the cover, but I love the synopsis! I KNOW I'll really enjoy this one!

      You're very welcome for the share! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. I absolutely adored The Distance between Us by this author so I am definitely putting By Your Side on my list! Great pick, and thank you so much for sharing! Also thank you for that precious comment you left us; you touched our hearts. We hope that you had an amazing Thanksgiving, and we are wishing you the very Merriest Christmas! Huge squishy hugs for you xoxo <3<3<3


    1. Hi, Michele!

      You know, I had never heard of this author before, but when I came across this book on Amazon, I KNEW I had to feature it for my WOW this week! I LOVE the synopsis! You're very welcome for the share!

      You're very welcome for my comment on your blog. You're so sweet to say that I touched your hearts! You and Mckenzie are very special for me, so I was happy to leave an extra nice comment for you guys!!

      My Thanksgiving was really nice! I'm sure yours was, too!!

      Thank you for the Christmas wishes!! I'm wishing you, Mckenzie, and your whole family the very Merriest Christmas, as well!!

      Huge squishy hugs right back at you!!!!! Thank you so much for such a WONDERFUL comment!!! XOXOXO <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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