Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (61)

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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.


by Jasinda Wilder

Expected Release Date:
April 29th, 2014



The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?

I did.

The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."

A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."

The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.

And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."

Would you have gotten in?

I did.

It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.

Why I Can't Wait:

Ouuuuuuuuuuu my God!!!! Did you read that blurb?!?!? I got SHIVERS when I read the last note ... Eeeeep!!! I am sooooo excited to read this!!! 

What Are You Waiting On?


  1. I haven't read any Jasinda Wilder yet, but OMG that synopsis sounds amazing and so different. Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. Oh now this sounds like something my girl Glass will read as soon as it's out. I must say that I'm really intrigued as well. Great pick! :)

    Here is our WOW pick

  3. This one looks SO good!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  4. Ooh, sizzling cover and blurb. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Nice pick!!! It sounds good.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  6. I have never read a synopsis like that, but it has me so intrigued! I now want to check it out :) Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  7. Oh my..you have me curious and the synopsis sold it!

  8. Sounds twisty! That cover us really pretty.


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