Waiting On Wednesday (143) Sway by Kat Spears

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: September 16th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In Kat Spears’s hilarious and often poignant debut, high school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want---term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions.

But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget’s belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?

A Cyrano de Bergerac story with a modern twist, Sway is told from Jesse’s point of view with unapologetic truth and biting humor, his observations about the world around him untempered by empathy or compassion---until Bridget’s presence in his life forces him to confront his quiet devastation over a life-changing event a year earlier and maybe, just maybe, feel something again.

There are SO many reasons why I want to read this book- contemporary, standalone, bad boy, male POV.... and did you read that synopsis? I'm so glad for the cover change too. Give this to me now please.

What are you waiting on this week?

34 comments:

  1. That's new to me! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but still hope you thoroughly enjoy it!

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  2. Aww, this book sounds amazing. I don't know why but this one seems like a heartbreak waiting to happen. Plus, that mini-blurb on the cover is well-done. Thank you sharing, Sandra. I would definitely look out for this.

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    1. It does sound like it could be an emotional read. I can't wait for it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I haven't heard of this one! It doesn't sound like it's really my style, but I hope you love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I've never heard of this one, Sandra! Interesting... I'll wait for your review, when you get a copy and read this one :D Hope you love it!!

    Have a fabulous Wednesday!

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  5. Jesse and Bridget sound like they are going to be a great pair to read about. Great pick.

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  6. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing and enjoy!

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  7. Sway sounds brilliant - thanks for bringing it to my attention. Great pick :)
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  8. A friend of mine WoW-d this one last week and I think it sounds great!

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  9. I started this a couple weeks ago but got distracted by other shiny objects (aka Opposition and Ugly Love), but I want to get back to it soon!

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    1. I hope we both enjoy reading it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I've seen this book around and I'm definitely up for a fun contemporary read when this comes out! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read this one. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Yay Sway! I'm really excited for this, too! I love Cyrano de Bergerac retellings. I don't think I've seen the cover before, but I definitely like the one now,haha. Great pick, Sandra. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This sounds really good. I've not heard of it before, but it sounds really like something I might like. Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  14. Aww what a pretty cover! I haven't heard of this one but male POV yes to that. I really hope you'll enjoy this one, Sandra. Great pick and thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. Sounds good and hope that you get to read it soon.

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  16. Yes to everything you said! Sounds like a good read to get into! Thanks for the rec :)

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