Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #207: When We Were Strangers by Alex Richards and XOXO by Axie Oh



Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

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This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:


When We Were Strangers

By: Alex Richards

Expected Publication Date: July 13th, 2021

Buy on:   Bookshop

Seventeen-year-old Evie Parker is devastated in the wake of her father’s sudden death. But she knows something her mother doesn’t: the day of his heart attack, her dad was planning to move out. After finding his packed bags, an impulsive Evie puts everything away, desperate to spare her mom more heartache.

To make matters worse, Evie soon learns the reason her father was going to leave: he had been dating his twenty-two-year-old receptionist, Bree, who is now six months pregnant. Desperate to distract herself, Evie signs up for a summer photography class where she meets a motley crew of students, including quirky and adorable Declan. Still, Evie can’t stop thinking about her father’s mistress. Armed with a telephoto lens, she caves to her curiosity, and what starts as a little bit of spying on Bree quickly becomes full-blown stalking. And when an emergency forces Evie to help Bree, she learns there’s more to the story than she ever knew…

Alex Richards crafts an addicting and compelling new story about betrayal, complicated family secrets, and getting to the heart of what matters — ultimately asking readers how far they’d be willing to go to unravel the truth.

Oooh! A mystery about betrayal and secrets!  Can't wait to see what secrets the main protagonist will have to face!


By: Axie Oh

Expected Publication Date: July 13th, 2021

Buy on:  Bookshop

Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.

Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.

When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love.

Wow!  A romance novel about possibility giving up your future in the name of love!  I would love to see where this goes!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!




  1. When We Were Strangers sounds really good!! I hope you enjoy it!!!

  2. I love the sound of both of these! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. When We Were Strangers appeals to me a little more than XOXO. They both sound interesting though. I hope you enjoy them when you read them!

  4. I saw XOXO on another blog and I think it sounds great! Thanks for sharing:-)

  5. These sound really good, Ronyell. I hope you enjoy them! I will definitely be checking out When We Were Strangers.

  6. These both sound so good and yay for not having too long to wait for them. :)

  7. Thank you for including WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS!