Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (9/18/13) - Wide Open (Wide Awake #2) by Shelly Crane

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 Wide Open (Wide Awake #2) by Shelly Crane.
Wide Open (Wide Awake #2)
by Shelly Crane
Coming December 2013

Milo is trouble. 

He lives it, breathes it. He embraces anything that numbs and takes his mind somewhere else, a world where his mother is herself and not just a shell, and his brother didn't almost kill her, severing any relationship they had. But more importantly, Milo drowns out the guilt for leaving his mother and not being able to forgive his brother. He drowns his pride and moves on to another girl and another party, pretending that life isn't moving on around him and he's stuck in the same place. He's stuck in the past and doesn't know how to let go.

Maya is trouble.

She's done the party scene and has had her fair share of close calls and handcuffs. Not the kinky kind. She's so over it all and fought like hell for that life to let go so she could move on. She now works as a teen counselor. Her life is better, but her life is empty. She has no one but her brother in the whole world left and he's sick with a disease that no medicine can cure. 

When they meet, a romance that scares them both emerges, but the love you fight for is the love that can mend bridges, heal scars, and open closed hearts. They'll need each other, they'll want each other, they'll have each other. 

But will it all come too late? 

About the Author
Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She loves paperbacks, coffee, and candy corn, and to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants and site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.



  1. Ooo great pick! I agree, this is a must have!

  2. Great pick! I still haven't read the first book, but I've heard good things. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I still have Wide Awake on my Kindle waiting patiently for me to get to it. I see I'll have to read it soon so I can get ready for book 2! :) Great pick!

  4. Haven't read the first one or even actually heard of it! But it sounds good! So thanks for letting me know :)

    My Waiting on Wendesday

  5. I haven't read Wide Awake but I definitely love a good bad boy romance, great pick!

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  6. Awesome pick this week. Thanks for reminding me I need to start this series :)

  7. I met Shelley at an Indie Conference and she seems pretty cool. I've read her Significance series, and I liked that enough, so I might give this series a try. I just hate waiting for the next book in the series.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  8. I haven't heard of this series before but It sounds pretty good! I really like the cover, thanks for sharing the back too, haha!
    Thanks stopping by Bookmunchies (:

  9. Oooo, Shelly Crane! I haven't read any of her books yet. BUT, I know she's really popular. Isn't that one series, the Significance series, really popular? It's becoming a movie, right? That's cool. I hope you read and enjoy this book!

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  10. I haven't read the first book in the series so I don't know how connected they are but I really like the sound of this one and I'll check it out when it comes out. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my WOW post.


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