Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6//27/12)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. It's just a quick look at the books we're all looking forward to. 

This week I am looking forward to Freeing Carter by Nyrae Dawn, author of What a Boy Wants and What a Boy Needs.  I really loved Sebastian and Jaden, and I can't wait to read about Carter. 

Freeing Carter
by Nyrae Dawn
Coming Summer 2012

His whole life Carter’s fought to hold it together: To help Mom run their store. To be there for his special needs sister, Sara, and be the perfect boyfriend Mel wants. To dominate on the basketball court—the only place he ever feels free. And to carry Mom up the stairs when she’s too smashed to make it on her own. 

It isn't like she has a problem. Mom loves them. If she doesn't drink every day, she's not really an alcoholic, right? 


Then Kira Dawson, a girl with a bipolar wardrobe and rotating hairstyles comes to town. Somehow, she sees the truths he hides from the world. “You have skeletons, too, Carter Shaw. Don’t think I don’t know it.” For the first time, he wants someone to see his inner scars—to really know him. 

When his mom finally goes too far, will Carter be able to man-up, even if it means turning his back on her and stepping out from behind the fa├žade he’s fought so hard to keep in place?

You can read an excerpt from Freeing Carter on Nyrae's blog.  


  1. Great pick! I haven't heard of this book yet but it sounds really interesting and like an intense story.

    My WOW
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  2. Wow, this sounds really intense! Great pick!

    My WOW

  3. Great pick! I was a beta reader for this one and I can say for sure it is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This book sounds so great, and I love that the MC is male. Thanks for the heads-up on this title :-)

    Also, thanks for stopping by earlier! <3

  5. Sounds like a good coming of age story, and hurrah a male main character. Great pick!

  6. Great choice! Love the blog! I followed on GFC.

    my WOW

  7. I'll read anything Nyrae writes so great pick, can't wait for this one either. Although I'll miss Sebastian, Jaden and the gang.

  8. This looks SO good. Just added it to my to-read list! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  9. I haven't heard of this novel before but it looks like a great pick! Thanks for introducing me =D

  10. Ahhhh! A new Nyrae Dawn novel! I must add to my TBR, thanks! :)


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