Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

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Waiting On Wednesday (WOW) is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating at A Bookish Escape.

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #2)Expected Publishing Date:  August 6, 2013

Goodreads Summary:

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.

Why I Can't Wait For The Redemption of Callie & Kayden:

It seems like I have been waiting forever for this book to come out!  I LOVED The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden, by Jessica Sorenson, and devoured that book!  The cliffhanger just about killed me!  I was like "No, No, No, she couldn't have ended it like this, and kept flipping the pages, as if words would magically appear, so I could get my HEA!!!!"  Talk about torture!!!!  I fell deeply in love with both of these broken characters, and their amazing love story.  I must have cried a million tears as I read about all that Callie, and Kayden had gone through.  I wanted to reach inside the book and help them.  I hated both of the antagonists in this story with a passion!  I will be dropping whatever I am reading, and picking this book immediately, the moment it is released!!!!

(I got this teaser from Jessica Sorenson's Blog.  To Visit her blog click HERE.)

A teaser from The Redemption of Callie and Kayden :) This is actually one of my favorite parts for various different reasons. And please excuse any errors.

Just as quickly as I found him again he’s walking out of my life. I watch him weave around the tables and then he’s out the door, leaving me. I need do to something. I need to make him understand that I understand him. I need to make him see that he deserves to be happy and that he doesn’t ruin me. I get up and hurry around the tables, not caring that everyone is looking at me like I’m crazy. I slam my hand against the glass door and throw myself out into the cold, completely vulnerable without my jacket on.
“I sometimes make myself throw up,” I stammer as I run up to the bike with my feet slipping against the snow.
He freezes with one foot on the ground on one foot off and turns his head. His eyes scroll across my body and I feel naked and exposed. “You what?”
I press my fingertips to my eyes and shake my head because I can’t look at him when I say it again. “I sometimes make myself throw up.” I give him a moment and then I drop my hands to my side. “And not because I think I’m fat. It’s because…” I take a step toward him and angle my head back, looking up into his emerald eyes. I can see the reflection of myself in them and I look as terrified as I feel. “It’s because I’m trying to get rid of all the vile foul feeling inside me. The ones I can’t deal with.”
He’s looking at me and I mean really looking at me and there’s this connection, this understanding that we are two people who have been fractured, not by ourselves, but by someone else and we’re doing everything we can not to shatter to pieces.
I wait for him to react and when he doesn’t move I decide to do it for him. I walk up to him, getting close enough that I can feel the heat emitting off his body. Then I throw my arms around his neck, and hug him, praying to God he’ll hug me back, because even though it’s a simple gesture in theory, sometimes hugging is complex. 
His arms stay slack to his side as his chest rises and falls. I’m about to give up, back away, and allow myself to cry, when his arms wrap around my waist. He grips me tightly and it gives me hope that maybe there might be some hope left.
He holds me forever with his face nuzzled into my hair. Somewhere along the line it starts to snow, but we don’t move. We are frozen in a moment neither of us wants to leave.
“For how long?” he finally asks, his breath warm against my cheek.
I shut my eyes and bask in the feel of him. “Since it happened.”
His arms tighten around me and he presses my body against his. “I’m sorry.”
“It’s not your fault.” I run my fingertips up and down his back, working up the courage to ask. “Kayden?”
“Since I was twelve.” He reads my mind and trusts me enough to answer.
I constrict my arms around him, sealing us together in every way possible. Maybe if I try hard enough, we’ll fall into each other and become one single person and we can share our pain instead of caring it ourselves.

What Are You Waiting On This Wednesday?


  1. Great pick! That cover is truly gorgeous, and I loved the first book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank Andrea! I loved the first book, and am dying to get my hands on this sequel!!!

  3. Awesome choice! I have this book waiting for me on my ereader :)

    The only reason I still have not read it, CLIFFHANGER!!!!! I hate them!!! :\

    My WOW of this week is ABEL from my fave author in the whole world ... E. Reyes :)

    With the cover reveal yesterday, I got even more excited for it to come out. I'll be watching out for that release date!!!!

    I just know that Abel is going to be my favorite in the 5th street series ... Psst!!! Make sure Noah, Gio and Hector don't see this post :P

    1. Yay! Reyes! Good Pick Mikki :) Well once Redemption comes out, you have to read both of them!!!! I think he's going to be my favorite too! I won't tell if you don't! LOL

  4. I've read the first, but plan to. Since you warned me about the cliffhanger, I'll wait until this is released to read it.

    My WOW

    1. That's a good idea! Thanks for stopping by my WOW post! I appreciate it :)

  5. What a fantastic choice! I have the first book, but haven't gotten around to reading it. Hopefully I love them! And I;ll definitely be checking out the rest of Jessica's books :D

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. I'm confident that you will like this story! The good part for you is hopefully you'll be able to read the two books back to back, and won't have to deal with the cliffhanger!

  6. This was almost my pick too! But of course my covers have to match for my WOW picks so I ended up picking other ones.
    OMG, the first book killed me! I really like this cover although I’m bummed the same couple is not on this cover too, great pick!

    1. Yeah, I was bummed that they didn't use the same couple either. That was the first thing I noticed when I saw the book cover. I can't wait to see how the story turns out, especially after the cliffhanger from the first book!

  7. OH MAN, Lindy! I have Coincidence waiting for me to read it, but I'm been holding off because I knew it would be an emotional read! I've heard great things about them though!

    My WOW

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    1. Oh test, this book deals wit some really tough stuff, and was a pretty emotional read for me too! It was such a great story, that even though I read it a while back, it's still fresh in my mind. I highly recommend it!

  8. I still need to read the first one! I've heard from many sources how amazing it is so I'm hoping I can get to it this summer and be waiting on this sequel too! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  9. Your Welcome! It is an amazing story! You have to tell me what you think once you're able to get to it :)

  10. I have the first book. I should probably read it before this one comes out.

  11. Want to read the first book but yeah this one too.



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