Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Lonesome Young

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Lucy Connors
Contemporary Young Adult
Releases from Razorbill on April 8th, 2014

From Goodreads:

Get swept away in the first book of the sensational romantic drama that is Romeo & Juliet meets Justified.

WHAT HAPPENS when the teenage heirs of two bitterly FEUDING FAMILIES can’t stay away from each other?

The Rhodales and the Whitfields have been sworn enemies for close on a hundred years, with a whole slew of adulterous affairs, financial backstabbing, and blackmailing that’s escalated the rivalry to its current state of tense ceasefire.

IT’S TIME TO LIGHT THE FUSE . . .

And now a meth lab explosion in rural Whitfield County is set to reignite the feud more viciously than ever before. Especially when the toxic fire that results throws together two unlikely spectators—proper good girl Victoria Whitfield, exiled from boarding school after her father’s real estate business melts down in disgrace, and town motorcycle rebel Mickey Rhodale, too late as always to thwart his older brothers’ dangerous drug deals.

Victoria and Mickey are about to find out the most passionate romances are the forbidden ones.

. . . ON A POWDER KEG FULL OF PENT-UP DESIRE, risk-taking daredevilry, and the desperate actions that erupt when a generation of teens inherits nothing but hate.


This book checks several of the boxes on my list of criteria when looking for my next can't-live-another-minute-without-this read, and I really need to suddenly develop the ability to control time so I can jump forward into April and snatch this book up. Here are just a few of the things I'm excited about with The Lonesome Young:

1. Romance - Shocking that I would be pumped about a romance storyline, I know ;-)

2. Forbidden romance - This is even better than just plain old sexy romance. There's so much more tension when feuding families are involved!

3. A motorcycle-riding rebel hero - Um. Yes please. Can he wear a leather jacket? That would work for me.

4. A good girl/bad boy setup - Some of you will roll your eyes on this one since it's been done again and again, but I will pick up a book with this type of relationship every time. Don't judge me!

49 comments:

  1. I love that cover! Book sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing!
    My WoW

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    1. You're welcome:) Can't wait for this one!

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  2. This was my pick for a few weeks ago. I can't wait!
    Yes to a leather jacket.

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  3. Haha!! yes this book seems like it's made for us right????
    but.. can we talk a minute about the cover? It doesn't look like YA for me, but rather Adult romance, am I the only on? But yes, I am dying to read this too!!!!

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    1. YES! This is our book Danny! The cover does make it seem a bit older, but I don't even care. I need this book asap.

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  4. Ooh I hadn't heard of this one until now, but I have to admit that I totally eye-rolled at the cliche good girl/bad boy! And I'm not sure I can take the book seriously with a motorcycle-riding boy named MICKEY. Haha I hope you get this one soon!

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    1. In my head I shall call him Mick:) That's sexier.

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  5. Okay, love the cover! I love all Romeo and Juliet themed reads so I think this will be a must!! I haven't seen this one around yet so I am so glad you posted it and I didn't miss out on it. :D

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  6. There is no eye rolling from me, Jenny! Your list ticks all the boxes for me as well!

    Did I ever tell you we had to watch the 60s version of Romeo & Juliet in my middle grade English class? I, of course, cried!!! I would like to re-write that ending every time!

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    1. Somehow that doesn't surprise me Rachel :) *massive hugs* And we had to watch the 60's version of R&J too! I remember we were all absurdly immature because there was brief nudity. Hehe.

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  7. Never heard of this one! Hope you will enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. Hahahaha! I love your sarcasm with you reading romance :D LOL. Very shocking indeed :D I don't know what it is with me and this cover, but I'm not a fan. It's too.. adult romance for a YA lit. Too Harlequin for a Razorbill book lol. Bad boys FTW! I love hot guys in leather jackes, too, yay! Also, starcrossed romance is one of the best kind. I love 'em like puppies and kittens, thehee. Other than the cover, I'm all for this baby!

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    1. It's hit or miss with most people. I do think it feels a bit older, but I like it. It's all patriotic and dramatic and what not:) Bring on the forbidden romance and the leather Siiri!

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  9. Hahahahaha all your reasons for wanting to read this one is basically why I want to read it to, especially the Romance. Sigh.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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  10. LOL Jenny! Good luck with this one I'm fed up with good girl/bad boy stories. Honestly I'm surprised this your pick :D I hope he'll wear leather jacket ;)

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    1. I never tire of them Tanja. I don't know what it is, but I never do:)

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  11. I don't think this is for me and good girl/bad boy rarely work out for me, but I'm hoping this lives up to your expectations, Jenny! I know how muh you love your romance!(:

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    1. ME TOO KEERTANA! I have high hopes:)

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  12. Oooh yes! I'd heard about this one, but I hadn't seen the cover until now. I like the sound of this one a lot! :)

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    1. So do I Leanna, so do I. It's perfect for us romance girls:)

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  13. This sounds like an interesting one. I'm not huge on the bad boy, but often they do have a heart of gold and I love that. So, yea... I can totally see me enjoying this one!

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    1. I'm a sucker for the bad boy Melissa. I can't help it! They get me every time.

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  14. Oh, Jenny! HELL, YES!!! When I saw this on Goodreads, I wanted to keep clicking the "to read" button and wished there was a "right now" button, too! CAN'T WAIT!(Another April release? *dies*)

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    1. MARY WE NEED TO READ THIS! *stares at calendar and curses all the months between now and April*

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  15. Forbidden romance was just the word to make me add this book to my wish-list, Jenny! :)
    I'm definitely not rolling my eyes! This book is written for readers like us who will never tire of such books! :D
    Great pick, Jenny!

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    1. Yesssss Nick! *high five* I'm so ready for the love and the feuds and the passion and whatever else this book wants to throw at me.

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  16. April? *gasps* Now that is just too darn cruel. The forbidden romance/motorcycle boy combo is a guaranteed success and it would be perfect for my afternoon at the beach like, right now! April? *cries*

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    1. Right? I'd like to petition for an August or September release:)

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  17. Dunno what to make of the cover, very dramatic and cool

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  18. Love this cover! (Pssst, this book I son Edelweiss.)

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    1. Oooo I didn't know that! But it's a Penguin book and Penguin pretty much universally rejects me on Edelweiss and NetGalley so I'm not even going to try and request there:) Fail.

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  19. I also picked this book for my WoW as well. I love the premise and the whole good girl/bad guy story line too. I am such a sucker for that kind of thing. Great pick, Jenny! Oh, and yes to the leather jacket- haha! :)

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    1. Great minds Christina! Please let there be leather...

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  20. Awesome choice! I want to read this. It has a Montague/Capulet feel to it. I agree to loving forbidden romances and motorcycles!

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  21. I would never judge you! You need to find the gems among the cliches.

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  22. Oh yes, this book has a lot of potential. I'm always down for a story with forbidden romance. And a motorcycle-riding rebel. That's always a bonus :)

    Fabulous WOW choice!

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  23. Sounds like an awesome book! Love that cover too!

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  24. Oh...oh...I'm speechless. I need this one. I'm not judging at all. Does anyone have a time machine? Think they have ARC's yet. I am not above a little B and E for a copy of this. Oh where did you find this????

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  25. I love the cover and you had me at motorcycle rebel!!

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  26. What a romantic cover. I love it.

    And seriously motorcycles never get old.

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  27. Romeo & Juliet meets Justified?! Love and LOVE. This is sooooo going in my TBR pile. I hadn't heard of this yet, so thanks for introducing me to it! (And I would never roll my eyes at you for good girl/bad boy love, or I'd be a huge hypocrite! :D)

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  28. This doesn't look like my usual kind of book but the talk of romance is really swaying me and I hope it's got some good steamy scenes ;)

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