Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 27: Love & Other Train Wrecks, by Leah Konen

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 Love & Other Train Wrecks
Leah Konen
Hardcover,  368 pages
Katherine Tegen Books
January 2, 2018     
Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, 
Young Adult Fiction

A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstorm

One train ride. Two strangers.

Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college.

Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—her parents being prime examples. She’s escaping from a mom who can’t take care of her to a dad who may not even want her. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York.

After a train-wreck first encounter between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down due to a snowstorm. Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the whirlwind journey of a lifetime, and over the course of the night they fall in love. But come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever?

Why I can't wait for this one!

OMG!! I can't believe it!! I've come across another romance with a snowy setting! LOVE it!! And of course I MUST have this one, as well!! Having lived in South Florida most of my life, I've been yearning to experience snow at least ONCE in this life! I think there's just something very magical and beautiful about snow and romance! Yeah, I know....I'm a starry-eyed romantic....and I wouldn't want to be any different! This book is MINE. ABSOLUTELY!!!

Leah Konen grew up in a two-stoplight farming town in Washington State before moving to suburban North Carolina, where there were many more stoplights and lots of sweet tea. After studying journalism at the University of North Carolina, she headed to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not working on novels and articles or writing for fashion brands, she enjoys devouring new books, spoiling her dog, Farley, biking around Brooklyn, checking out live music, and binge-watching TV. 

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  1. Oh my gosh this sounds like such a delicious, fun romance!! Snow??!! Yes please!!! Two teens stuck together??!! Yes please!! You're right, snow always makes romances so magical, and this looks especially amazing.
    Amazing choice!! Hope you get to read it soon and love it!! HUGS!! :) :) <3 <3
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      It CERTAINLY does!!! And I guess we both have a thing for snow and romance, right? Lol. But heck, tropical heat and the beach just don't do it for me! Same for you, right? Ha! It just hit me! "Fun in the sun" romances don't appeal to me because I equate the heat and the beach with shallow, casual relationships. On the other hand, romance novels with a snowy setting mean commitment and deep love. At least they do, to me. AMAZING, huh? Look what I've discovered!! Lol.

      I won't be able to even get this book until the beginning of next year.....:( But it certainly has a Christmasy feeling, doesn't it? I KNOW I'll LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

      Thanks for the GREAT comment!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. I love this cover! It speaks of something lovely, fun and emotional too.

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      I don't love it myself, but I do like it. And yes, all those things are there; I agree!

      I'm SO looking forward to reading this!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. This sounds like a perfect holiday read!! I'm definitely adding this one to my Wishlist, so thanks for putting it on my radar :)

    1. Hi, Darlene!

      Yes, it does!! Unfortunately, it comes out next January.... I would have loved to be able to read it around Christmas.... Oh, well! I will DEFINITELY grab it, though!!

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

  4. I'll be honest, the snowy setting does a lot in convincing me to read this book. I agree it sounds like a great holiday read but it comes out 1/2/18 - which is technically still the holiday season but I'd rather have it before Christmas. Still, it's going on the wishlist.

    Both Boxer Boys are saying "WOOF" this morning and want to let you know they hijacked Mom's post today!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yes, the snowy setting is just PERFECT. I LOVE the combination of snow and romance!!! Read my reply to Amy Nikita above, and you'll see why. It never hit me before, but now I know. Lol.

      It's really too bad this book won't be out until after Christmas. It's just not the same.... I LOVE to read Christmas-themed romance novels when the season kicks off, right after Thanksgiving! I just don't want to read anything else during that special time! But, of course, I'm still getting this book. I just NEED it! Lol.

      Those Boxer Boys are SO funny! "WOOF" back to them! And they've hijacked your blog AGAIN?! LOLZ!!!! I gotta go take a look! :) :)

      Thanks for the GREAT comment!! HUGGLES TO YOU & THE BOYS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  5. The snow settings do something to make romance more swoony, don't know why either. This sounds really good, nice pick!

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can't-Wait Wednesday

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      You know, I think it's just the coziness of being somewhere warm with the one you love, while it snows outside....sigh.... But yes, romance novels with a snowy setting are just more swoony.

      It hit me, just a few minutes ago, that these romance novels speak to me of deep love and commitment. See my reply to Amy Nikita, above. "Fun in the sun" romances just don't do it for me!

      Glad you like my pick! Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  6. Oh my gosh this sounds soo adorable! At first I thought it was the same one you mentioned last week, but realized it wasn't once I read the synopsis all the way through. I like the sound of this even more! I hope you absolutely love it! <3

    Here is my WoW!!

    1. Hi, Gennifer!

      Yeah, "adorable" is a GREAT word for this romance novel! Like the one from last week, this one has a snowy setting, too. I have a thing for romance novels with snowy settings. Lol. I think it's the coziness of being somewhere warm with your one true love! Sigh....

      Like "Kiss Me In New York" (the one from last week), this one is a DEFINITE read for me! They both sound SO cute!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  7. I'm not too much of a contemporary YA reader, but I love that cover! Hope you get this one soon.
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    1. Hi, Lisa!

      Yeah, I'm not much of one, either. However, from time to time, I come across gems like this one, and the book from my last CWW, "Kiss Me In New York", and I'm TOTALLY smitten!! :) :)

      Romance novels with snowy settings REALLY pull me in!! It's that Christmasy feeling, plus the coziness of being close to the one you love while snow gently falls outside..... Sigh....

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  8. This is the first time I'm hearing about this one! It sounds super cute though, I'll definitely have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Hi, Brittany!

      I'm SO glad you found out about this book here!! Yes, it SURE sounds super cute!! I literally CAN'T wait!!

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

  9. Ohhh, I had not heard of this one until now, Maria! I LOVE it! The title, cover, and summary have me adding this to my list as well. Thanks so much for putting this book on my radar. I hope you get to read it soon and that you will absolutely adore it. *GIANT SMOOSHY HUGS* Love you to Vulcan and back xo

    1. Hi, Michele!

      I'm SO glad you're adding this book to your TBR!! It does look WONDERFUL, doesn't it? I just LOVE romance novels with snowy settings!! I KNOW I will totally LOVE this book!! But I have to wait until January....sigh.... Lol.

      You're very welcome for the sharing!! Thank you so much for another lovely comment!! Love you to Vulcan and back, too!! GIANT SMOOSHY HUGS TO YOU & MCKENZIE!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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